Discover Cantabria

October 14th, 2015 Posted in News

Spanish Cantabria is a mountainous and coastal region of humid oceanic climate, moderate temperatures (mild winters and summers) and influences of the winds from the Atlantic Ocean colliding against the mountains. It has an area of 5321 km2 of which 40% is above 700 meters. And has an important natural and cultural heritage. Cantabria's climate favors the development of the flora, rainfall characteristics of the area and the average temperature (14U C) contribute to the growth of lush vegetation. Among the characteristic species are the Mediterranean and Atlantic. There are also significant areas of pasture and meadow are the food of cattle. The privileged geographical situation in the region, supports the variety, quantity and uniqueness of some species that are part of the fauna.

Bears, wolves, grouse, black woodpecker, wallcreeper and golden eagles are examples. Salmon and trout inhabit the rivers Cantabrian. is the capital of Cantabria, is located in a beautiful bay with a major shipping port and offers excellent options for recreation and tourism. It has a wide range of cultural, museums, fairs, games, and sports facilities of all kinds. One of the most important natural attractions of Cantabria are its beautiful beaches, located in key locations, some of which were awarded by the water quality, safety and infrastructure, with the blue flag granted by the European Foundation Environmental Education. Some of these include: West Coast of Cantabria, Beaches of Santander Bay, East Coast Beaches.

Also noteworthy among the natural environments of interest, the park's Nature Cabarceno, a picturesque place where animals from around the world live free semi, the Collados del Ason Natural Park, Natural Park of Oyambre, etc. Cantabria has a rich cultural heritage. In Santillana del Mar, a beautiful place of medieval style few kilometers from the city are the famous prehistoric caves of Altamira declared a UNESCO Heritage Site. There are also other prehistoric caves and places like Valley Cave, Cave of the Currency, the Rock Church of Santa Maria de Valverde, Santa Cruz de Castaneda, Cantabrian Maritime Museum, Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, the palace Magdalena, Elsedo Palace, and more. The are an excellent choice when it comes to enjoy the most extensive and varied range of services for leisure and tourism. There are multiple hotels, restaurants, rural tourism, visits to rural and coastal villages, good food, interesting traditional festivals and rich architectural and cultural heritage that is worth knowing.

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