Cantabria - beaches and snow capped mountains
Cantabria is divided into two distinct natural regions. The coastal area, with some 200 kilometres of shoreline, cliff lined coast, fine beaches and Atlantic forests, together with the mountainous inland area, which takes in snow capped mountain peaks, deep valleys, numerous rivers and - the jewel in the crown – part of the magnificent Picos de Europa National Park.
Its natural setting and humid climate has made it one of the most verdant regions in the country and like much of northern Spain, Cantabria is an excellent location for trekking, caving and climbing. Man made jewels include some fine towns such as the capital Santander, elegant summer resorts, coastal towns and many traditional stone villages.