Beach Cantabria

Cantabria Beach Break 7 days Spain

Cantabria is one of the four Provinces that make up Green Spain”and our destination is the small resort of Isla about 25 miles east of Santander. This outstandingly scenic and unspoilt Province boasts golden beaches interspersed by rocky crags and behind the coastline is a land of meadows and rolling hills which ascend to the Picos de Europa mountains. Fishing, dairy farming and tourism are the main staples of the local economy.

Our hotel, the 4* Olimpo, sits on a small cliff overlooking the bay, has pleasant gardens, a small outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Good food, and plenty of it, is a feature of this friendly hotel

 

Cantabria is one of the four Provinces that make up Green Spain”and our destination is the small resort of Isla about 25 miles east of Santander. This outstandingly scenic and unspoilt Province boasts golden beaches interspersed by rocky crags and behind the coastline is a land of meadows and rolling hills which ascend to the Picos de Europa mountains. Fishing, dairy farming and tourism are the main staples of the local economy.

Our hotel, the 4* Olimpo, sits on a small cliff overlooking the bay, has pleasant gardens, a small outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. Good food, and plenty of it, is a feature of this friendly hotel.

 

We sail from Plymouth at 1545 on Wednesday and a cabin is provided. The ship has many diversions to keep you occupied such as live entertainment, swimming pool, cinema amongst others and fine dining or self-service restaurants.

Arriving in Santander on Thursday at 1315 we leave town and travel eastwards about 25 miles to Isla and the Hotel Olimpo . The hotel  faces a large sandy beach  and there is a small outdoor swimming pool at the hotel.  There is also a tennis court and gardens leading down to the beach. We stay for four nights with breakfast and dinner with wine included. 

After check in you’ll have plenty of time to explore this pleasant coastal village. Relax around the garden area, stroll to the town centre or just sit back and have a glass of something on the terrace overlooking the ocean. 

Friday - Today we’re travelling eastwards to the charming fishing port and popular resort of Castro Urdiales. We spend the morning here. We’ll leave in the mid afternoon and return to Isla for some  free time before dinner.

Saturday _This morning we head off for the foothills of the Picos de Europa mountain range. Our drive takes us along the Pas Valley to Reinosa, a small town at the entrance to the ski slopes.After a short sightseeing stop we now drive along the side of the Ebro Dam to the Escudo Pass where we begin a stunning descent down the Besaya Valley. We’ll pause  at the pleasant  spa village of Puente Viesgo for sightseeing and refreshment. We recommend a little walk along the river bank.  Then it’s back to Isla and the hotel. Dinner is at 2030.

On Sunday morning we drive to the port and resort of Santoña for a stroll along the promenade and some sightseeing. We’ll return to the hotel for lunch and a free afternoon.

On Monday morning we drive to Santander stopping  at the Hypermarket  en route to pick up essential supplies .  Then it’s  time for sightseeing in Santander before we board the “Pont Aven” for the sailing to England at 1830.

We arrive in Plymouth at 1530 on Tuesday and after disembarkation the coach returns to the original pick up points.

(The cost includes: all travel by executive coach; ferry crossing with cabin; four nights half-board at the 4* hotel; one lunch at hoel;excursions; Tour Guide. )

Departure date

July 3rd : Sept 18thJuly 3rd £595 : Sept 18th £565
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(The cost includes: all travel by executive coach; ferry crossing with cabin; four nights half-board; one lunch at the 4* hotel; excursions; Tour Guide. )

Single supplement- £175

Pick up points : -Exeter-Newton Abbot-Plymouth.