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From Santander : 4.5-Hour Cabarceno Natural Park Tour

1. From Santander : 4.5-Hour Cabarceno Natural Park Tour

Visit Cabarceno Natural Park with a guide to understand and see what makes this park so unique. Once an open-cast iron mining operation, the park was reclaimed and turned into a conservation and also provides environmental education. The park is home to almost 150 species of animals from the five continents that live in a semi-freedom and are distributed in large enclosures. Explore the park by minivan and also have the opportunity to see it from the air as you take a short trip on a cable car. During your visit, see a large variety of animals including, but not limited to gorillas, tigers, bears, and elephants. Depending on the season and weather conditions have the chance to see flight demonstrations of raptors, as well as a demonstration of sea lions.

Santander: Surf Lessons on Playa de Somo

2. Santander: Surf Lessons on Playa de Somo

Learn to surf with experienced instructors from one of Europe's most prestigious surfing schools. Ride the waves off on the shores of Playa de Somo, located just outside the city of Santander. Choose from 3 lesson options: Beginner: Learn to surf in a way that is quick, safe, and fun with experienced and qualified teachers. Within a small group, learn the basics of surfing in a relaxed way. Intermediate: Improve your surfing skills with intermediate lessons. Correct your failures, hone your technique, and develop your own surfing style. Advanced: Expand your range of maneuvers, and improve your style with advanced tutoring. Get prepared for competitive surfing and master the advanced elements of the sport.

Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

3. Santoña: Anchovy Factory Tour and Boat Trip

You will leave Santander at 9:00 AM, heading for Santoña, a small fishing village famous for its anchovy manufacturing industry. You will first visit the anchovy factory "Conservas Emilia" where you will learn about the process of anchovy production. Afterwards, enjoy a one hour boat trip along the bay up to the famous lighthouse of "El Caballo". On your way to Santoña, you will drive along the marshes of Santoña, Vitoria and Jose. This natural bay is one of the best places in Cantabria for bird watching, and is listed as a protected natural park. Afterwards, you will take a short and scenic tour by car before starting your trip back to Santander. This is a quiet excursion for all ages, and especially for lovers of seafaring cities.

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What people are saying about Santander

The excursion was great, Gabriela super kind showed us the park acting as a guide and explaining its history and various anecdotes about the animals. Highly recommended.

Great tour x Cabárceno. highlight the guide (Rafa) very nice and knowledgeable about the park. We had a great afternoon. Thank you very much. Highly recommended.

Small group (8 people), great teacher who gave us good instruction, freedom to practice on our own and was always there to support. Only to be recommended!

It was a very wonderful trip. The host was very knowledgeable and took care of us really well.

A joy, they take you in a small van and the guide is hilarious