The region of Cantabria is a very popular area in Spain, but still very far from being crowded.
Cantabria has a wet and moderate climate, which has created all its rich vegetation, giving its name to the North of Spain, also known as: “ the green coast”.
Cantabria’s landscape is very varied. The mountains are inhabited by bears, wolves and eagles and the coast is home to beautiful bays, long beaches and romantic fishing towns. Because of the landscape being that varied, you can practice a wide range of sports; such as sailing, rafting, canoeing, hunting, trekking, fishing…pretty much anything you can imagine!
One of the most defining features of this area is its cultural heritage. Its monuments, buildings and architecture bring together much of the history of this region and its traditions.
People from Cantabria, so called “Cántabros”, are reserved individuals, with a strong character which does not make them to be the easiest people to engage with at the beginning, but once you get to know them, you realize they are very noble, dignified and elegant people who live in an atmosphere that reminds us of the good old times.
Cantabria’s cuisine is based in the fishing in the coast and in meat in the countryside; two winner wonderful choices. But we must above all highlight the “cocido montañés” (literally translated as mountain stew), which is one of the typical dishes of the region. Furthermore, it is worth noting the region’s wide variety of cheese; among the best in Spain.
Cantabria is full of colorful traditions, which make this area an all-year-round unforgettable holiday destination.