La Casona de Hermosa
What to do and see
Santanderis one of the most beautiful cities on the north coast of Spain. Both the sea and the mountain are present in this city that conquers the visitors for its stately atmosphere, its nineteenth century buildings, its charming terraces or its spectacular bay, recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world. The city is organized around To a large natural harbor, used since before the Roman Empire. The landscape is privileged, with wide green spaces and beaches, highlighting the area of Mataleñas, Sardinero and La Magdalena, where he had his summer residence Alfonso XIII.
Parque de CabárcenoLocated 9 kms from our hotel. It is not a conventional zoo or a natural park. It is a place naturalized by the hand of man, starting from the primitive beauty of its karstic landscape, on 750 hectares of an old open-pit mining operation. In the Cabárceno Park life is developed in the most natural environment possible for the animals that inhabit it. Except for the food that is provided to them, the rest of the activities are marked by their almost total freedom and instinct. Recently the park inaugurated a gondola that runs all over the grounds.
LiérganesRecently declared one of the "most beautiful villages in Spain". 3 kms from La Casona. Its urban complex, declared of national historical-artistic interest in 1978, concentrates a valuable classicist architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The urban core is seated at the foot of two small elevations: The Peaks of Busampiro (popularly known as "The Tetas de Liérganes"). Lérganes and its history are linked to Legend of the fish man, Undeniable is also the duality existing between Liérganes and its Spa of Liérganes that confers a nineteenth-century air.
SolaresOnly 2 kms away from our hotel. In these lands were born illustrious men like Marques de Valdecilla, or Jose Ramon de las Cuestas, initiator of the medical use of the waters of the spring of Fuencaliente in Solares. Promoter in 1827 of the construction of a bath house to take advantage of the waters of the spring, which today are marketed bottled as "Agua de Solares" and whose qualities can be enjoyed in the Spa of Solares. The Marqueses de Valbuena Palace is one of the most outstanding constructions of the municipality.
Somo beach15 min. by car you will arrive to Somo, a family tourist destination and of surf fans The main attraction is it long beach, with one end in the sand of the Puntal, enormous tongue of dunes that goes into the bay. Somo has a promenade from which you have beautiful views of the Bay of Santander. The town offers a wide variety of services and tourist facilities. It is communicated with Santander by means of motorboats.
Golf in PedreñaThis municipality is located in a small peninsula about 20 km by road from Santander (about 5 km by sea) and 12 km from our hotel. From there you can access the Cantabrian capital by means of a boat service that connects Santander-Pedreña-Somo. The town is therefore in a magnificent place, both because of its proximity to important population centers, and because it is a place of great beauty. To emphasize the Real golf of Pedreña.
Costa Quebradait is a stretch of coastline that serves both geological and recreational senses, as it presents in an exceptional way the trace in time of the eternal struggle between sea and land. This stretch of coastline unites in more than 10 kilometers some of the most spectacular and wild beaches in all of Cantabria.
They emphasize beach of Valdeareas, Canallave, Somocuevas, Cerrías, Portio, Arnía and Covachos.
Castro UrdialesIt possesses the delicate charm of a fishing and seafaring village of illustrious tradition and lordly tourist environment, favored by the beauty of the beaches of Ostende and Brazomar. Castro Urdiales preserves an interesting old town, with streets of great flavor that invite to the walk before the enjoyment of one of the main attractions of the town: its gastronomía.La villa also offers a very characteristic popular building, with wooden balconies oriented to the Gardens of the Amestoy promenade.
LaredoLaredo is one of the "four fishing villages" along with San Vicente, Castro Urdiales and Santander. It appears in the cantigas of Alfonso X the Wise and also it mentions it Don Quixote in describing its lineage. It was real port for the union with Europe. Nestled between the estuary of Treto and bay of Santoña, it is one of the main tourist towns not already of the coast of Cantabria, but of all the Spanish coast. The town extends in three distinct sectors: La Puebla Vieja and Arrabal, the area of the Ensanche, and the extension of this one to the Puntal.
Santoñait is a municipality of deep seafaring vocation. Its history and its people have always been linked to the sea and to famous sailors. The most significant example is undoubtedly Juan de la Cosa, fundamental cartographer in the discovery of America and a great connoisseur of the marine subjects, as he expressed in his marine chart, a fundamental piece for the study of the cartography of the time. Santoña is also considered as the place where the caravel "Santa María" was built. Its port has historically been one of the most outstanding in Cantabria.
ComillasComillas is known for two reasons outside the region of Cantabria, for its architecture and for being "the villa of the archbishops". We can enjoy the town as a historical complex, from the source of the three pipes and buildings such as the Sobrellano Palace, "El Capricho de Gaudí", the Pontifical University of Comillas, Torre de la Vega, Comillas Cemetery or Church of San Cristóbal. We can also visit the Ria de La Rabia (in the Natural Park of Oyambre), or the beach of Comillas,
Santillana del Maris undoubtedly one of the most historically-artistic towns in Spain, to the point where everything in it is a monument.
- Known as "the village of three lies", because it is neither "holy" nor "flat", nor has "sea". As early as the 9th century, the Monastery of Santa Juliana existed in the village, giving rise to the prestigious collegiate church of Santa Juliana in the 12th century, the first and most important of the exponents of Romanesque art in Cantabria. Around the collegiate church and its beautiful cloister, a nucleus of population was developed that lived times of great economic splendor, as evidenced by the wealth of the numerous mansions and palaces that conform this town.
San Vicente de La Barquerais one of the best known and beautiful prints of the Cantabrian Cornice. It has a magnificent array of privileged beaches such as Fuentes, Primera de San Vicente, El Rosal, El Tostadero, Merón and Gerra, and one Beautiful laugh The old town of San Vicente is also a space full of charm thanks to its church, castle and the remains of a wall. The bridges also have a lot to see in the beauty of this villa, which has as background the majestic Picos de Europa with its permanently snowy peaks. All this makes this old fishermen's refuge an ideal place to rest and enjoy.
Caves of AltamiraCalled as the "Sistine Chapel" of rock art, this cave probably contains the most famous prehistoric paintings in the world. The most famous part of the cave, known as the "polychrome room", was nevertheless discovered until 1887. During the century after its discovery, the massive influx of visitors to the cave began to disturb the scientists before a possible deterioration of the paintings. This caused in 1979 the closure of the caves of Altamira. Due to the fragility of Altamira rock art, a replica of the cave is created to delight visitors in 2001.
El Soplao Cavesis a unique and unrepeatable cave with a length of 17 kms. Its interior is a geological and speleological wonder with large surfaces upholstered in aragonite, false ceilings, gours, stalactites and stalagmites and eccentric concretions of extraordinary beauty.
The cave, known since the end of the 19th century due to the exploitation of the mines of La Florida, is located in an old mining site
Fuente DéIts glacier circus, populated with beech trees and on which the river Deva is born, is a geomorphological point of interest.
This place has a cable car that saves a difference of 753 meters. There is a viewpoint over the valley.