Given that Spain is the number ... Santander, the capital of Cantabria, has probably the best beaches of any city in the area, the best being El Sardinero and la Peninsula de la Magdalena (santanderspain.info). The hotel Boutique Las Brisas (00 34.
And Laguardia is a walled town of narrow alleys, framed by the Sierra de Cantabria ... de la Piedad, a similarly eminent institution in nearby Casalarreina – where the former education wing has been transformed into a high-ceilinged hotel.
I am sitting on the Playa de La Magdalena, just one of the superb urban beaches in ... who is a fountain of knowledge on his native region of Cantabria. "El Puntal becomes Loredo beach beyond Somo," he explains. "It's the beginning of the Costa Trasmiera.
Known as ‘green Spain’ (a title which neighbouring Cantabria, Galicia and the Basque Region also ... a fantastic small boutique hotel called el Gran Sueno (www.elgransueno. es). With a plate of amazing ham, a simple gazpacho and a fabulous flinty.
AS we traveled west from Bilbao along the northern coast of Spain, the landscape dulled ... We swept through the seaside town of San Vicente de la Barquera, compressed into a sliver of an inlet. The road undulated between hills and the sea, offering.
CANTABRIA, Spain ... night. Hotel options were not great, but the museum has an excellent restaurant, with a great view. For those looking to combine ancient art with an outdoor adventure, try hiring a private guide to take you to Cueva de la Laja.
The Cares River isn’t the only salmon stream of Spain. Another dozen or so rivers that run into ... met with me at his family’s riverside hotel, La Salmonera, and told me that in 1959 fishermen took 2,781 salmon from the Sella. In 1968, 2,090 salmon.
Spain – or more specifically – northern Spain ... However, arriving late afternoon and against a timetable to check into the hotel and make dinner, we had two hours up our sleeves. "Oh no!" said one elderly guest. "Two hours on foot.
Ecuador: Hotel ... La Ferme du Bois, 14490 St.-Paul-du-Vernay; 011-33-02-3121-4201. "Beautiful, newly redecorated room with private bath. On lovely farm in Bessin region. Near Normandy beach sites." Rate: $45 per night for two. --Joan Hess, Anaheim Spain.
Olmeda de la Cuesta is a tiny community ... say, a luxury hotel. Similarly, anybody looking to buy Porciedo, an ancient community in the Picos de Europa mountains of Cantabria, in northern Spain, would have to respect its unique architectural heritage.