"The Rain is Spain" Top 5 Page for this destination Santander by chrishc

Santander Travel Guide: 355 reviews and 1,083 photos

Fell mainly while we were there

A great place but we just caught some bad weather, wind and rain. The wind was great for the surfers though.

My wife (as ever) has a more comprehensive page already. nhcram.

The city didn't seem to have too much architecturally, but there were some lovely beaches (it seems to be a bit of a mecca for surfers).

There were also some nice garden areas.

Will definitely return, hopefully in better weather.

And when the sun came out briefly . . .

. . . I still got wet.

Hotel view

This was the view from our room in the Palacio Del Mar. The beach was behind the trees (or in front of them depending on your point of view).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Not flooded with tourists
  • Cons:Flooded
  • In a nutshell:Go there, a great place
  • Last visit to Santander: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 6, 2004
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:04 AM

    Great pages , tips, photos and sense of humour! Next time we arrive there via the Ferry we will spend more than a couple of hours to get to know the town better ( as we always used to in Dover!)

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2007 at 3:35 AM

    Nice page! Might visit Santander this year. Just hope it won't rain too much...

  • Anchovy56's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2006 at 12:26 PM

    ha ha...Mums the word then eh? Take care out there mate...

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 10:09 AM

    A most enjoyable presentation of Santander. Your photographs are quite beautiful, even with the rain and wind. What a hotel. Thanks for this lovely virtual tour.

  • kentishgirl's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2004 at 1:24 PM

    Great page here Chris! Brill piccies and tips and a great sense of humour shining through!! Ali x

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2004 at 9:33 AM

    I see what you mean about the sculpture !

  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2004 at 3:55 PM

    Tips and pics as good as I expected Chris! Sil xx

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2004 at 5:39 AM

    It was wet then!!!!


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