Santander Journals

Superbien in Santander

A May 2004 trip to Santander by dj_canela

Silken Coliseum Photo, Santander, Spain More Photos
Quote: The cliff-lined capital of Cantabria is a true summer resort with a nightlife that rivals Madrid. Hop on a ferry and cross the bay to watch surfers tackle the waves in Somo, or explore the crystal-clear beaches surrounding the Palacio Real.

Silken Coliseum

Hotel | "Silken Coliseum Hotel"

Silken Coliseum Photo, Santander, Spain
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I booked this hotel online with Orbitz a few days before arriving into Santander. The online rate was about $100/night. We walked about 10 minutes from the train station. This is a new hotel, very modern in decor, with a prime location in the city center. Upon entering the lobby, modern white sofas sit among a checkerboard floor and dramatic red walls. Dining options include Cafe Bambalinas, which is conveniently open till midnight, and á la carte dining at La Platea. All rooms feature comfortable accommodations, with an emphasis on an elegant ambience. Everything from the lighting to the color scheme to the selection of contemporary furniture makes for a relaxing, luxurious stay....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2005

Silken Coliseum
PLAZA DE LOS REMEDIOS 1
Santander, Spain 39001
34 942 318081

Somo Beach

Attraction

Somo Beach Photo, Santander, Spain
Quote:
While not exactly in Santander, Somo is across the bay accessible by a 15 minute ferry ride. The beach is 3km long, perfect for long walks, and far less crowded than Santander's beaches. Kind of like a small, sleepy Santa Cruz,CA with some hostels, apartments and restaurants. Bring a beach blanket and binoculars to watch the surfers and kite surfers tackle the waves.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 28, 2005

Somo Beach
Across the bay
Santander, Spain

Playa de Bikinis

Attraction

Playa de Bikinis Photo, Santander, Spain
Quote:
Located in the bay of Santander, it is not a beach full of women in bikinis! Protected from big waves, this beach offers calm waters and soft sand for swimming. It is very popular with families. There is also a restaurant/cafe located oceanfront. We walked from the Palacio Real through the beach, but the tide came in as we were crossing the water below the restaurant. The beach will be crowded, and remember that in Europe they do sunbathe topless.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 28, 2005

Playa de Bikinis
Real de la Magdalena
Santander, Spain 39005
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dj_canela

dj_canela
San Jose, California