Mountains and sea encircle this Spanish family-run hotel
This hotel was hand-picked for you for its authentic Spanish experience
Santoña’s renowned Playa de Berria beach is a hop, skip and jump away from the small and friendly Juan de la Cosa, a locally rated 4-star hotel run by the Santillana-Astuy family. You’ll quickly feel right at home and may even learn a secret or two about the area from the attentive staff. In fact, exploring this beautiful part of Spain is easy, either independently or on a choice of optional excursions. Plus, this tour operator is the exclusive all-inclusive tour operator in the UK market.
Hotel Juan de la Cosa
You can look forward to a warm welcome and personal service from owners Felipe and Margot at their comfortable locally rated 4-star hotel. They take special pride in the hotel's restaurant, which has splendid views of the beach and sea as well as delicious dishes.
The hotel has 55 contemporary-furnished rooms.
You can upgrade to a sea-view room for a supplement, subject to availability. Fridges will be available in 2020.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
Enjoy delicious home cooked dishes typical of the region: savour buffet-style breakfasts, tasty tapas or snack lunches at the bar or on its terrace and waiter-served dinners in their locally acclaimed à la carte restaurant where seafood is a speciality. Complimentary tea and cake is also available at 4pm daily in the bar.
A delicious demonstration
The hotel prides itself on its food, and during your stay you’ll be able to enjoy an included cookery demonstration – a great way to take a taste of Spain back to your own kitchen. As the chef cooks up a storm, you’ll be able to taste a selection of wine from the area, each carefully selected by the hotel’s owner, Felipe.
During your stay, you can enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities are at an additional charge. Activities may change from time to time.
A cookery demonstration with a selection of wines
Live music/flamenco dancing
A talk on interesting facts and differences between the British and Spanish cultures
Mystery tours (extra charge)
Golf - Available nearby – please ask the resort staff for details
Heated indoor pool
You’re well placed for exploring this region: scenic walking trails lead right from this beachfront hotel’s doorstep and there are birdwatching opportunities at a nearby reserve. The hotel is two kilometres from the centre of Santoña which can be reached by local bus (guests receive free bus tickets). Here you will find shops, cafes and restaurants. There’s plenty to do in the area, from enjoying the splendid beach and delicious food, to exploring the mountains and discovering age-old villages.
Bilbao airport is an hour’s drive away and Santander port is a 45-minute drive away.
Experience the essence of true Spain and immerse yourself in the culture, gastronomy, language and landscapes with a stay in the idyllic small fishing town of Santoña, which backs onto the mighty Picos de Europa. Set on Spain’s northern Cantabrian coast, it fronts a superb three-kilometre-long beach of fine white sand, the Playa de Berria. This spectacular beach and surrounding hillsides are popular with walkers, while the nearby marshes are rich in bird life and the mountains offer plenty of options for outings.
Optional Excursions (payable) include:
Bilbao and the Guggenheim
Bilbao stands on the estuary of the River Nervión. The capital of the Vizkaya province, it became a centre for shipbuilding and manufacturing during the mid-19th century. Its old town is a labyrinth of narrow pedestrian streets branching out from the Plaza Nueva. It’s one of the culinary capitals of Spain, whether you’re looking for a Michelin-starred restaurant or want to feast on tapas from the numerous bars.
The most dramatic addition to Bilbao’s cityscape in recent years is the Guggenheim Museum, a branch of the famous museum in New York which opened in 1997. Designed by the North American architect Frank Gehry, the building is a contortion of shapes, with limestone blocks contrasting with curtains of glass and curved, bent forms draped in titanium. Its collection of modern art is no less fascinating, with work from the Guggenheim in New York and local acquisitions to admire.
Picos de Europa
The highest range of mountains in the Cantabrian Cordillera is just 30 kilometres from the sea. The region, which covers 700 square kilometres, was declared a national park in 1995 – the largest in Europe. Venture deep into the Picos de Europa on this excursion which will take you along the narrow Hermida Ravine, in the valley of the River Deva. Reach the delightful mountain village of Potes, set in a natural amphitheatre surrounded by mountain peaks. Enjoy free time to admire the scenery and attractive old stone houses, including the Torre del Infantado, a 15th-century tower that's now the Town Hall. Next, a cable-car ride offers a different view of the mountains that is sure to take your breath away.
Other optional excursions available include:
Santillana del Mar and San Vicente de la Barquera
* Additional Charges
If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy.
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