Today we bring you the second part of our series about the best campsites in Cantabria. As we know that the summer holidays are the perfect time of the year to discover the north of Spain. So get ready to explore a region full of traditions, gastronomy, and nature. For this reasons and much more, if you want to know what the region of Cantabria has to offer, keep reading!
Campsite La Isla Picos de Europa in motorhome
We start today’s post in Turieno, a village that serves as the entrance door to the National Park of Picos de Europa. Thus, if you want the perfect mixture of nature, outdoor activities, and photography all year round this is the perfect place to start.
This campsite has a wide range of facilities (children’s playground, swimming pool, café, supermarket…) that in conjunction with its location will make you fall in love with the area.
GPS Coordinates: 43.157636, -4.655716
Activities to enjoy the village of Potes
Potes is one of the most famous villages in the region of Cantabria, and if you finally end up visiting it you will know why. So, if you want to visit the place we recommend staying at the Campsite La Isla Picos de Europa as it is only 2.5 km away.
Once we reach Potes we highly recommend visiting the following attractions:
- The first one, is the Torre del Infantado, which is a 14th-century tower that up to this day is one of the most important constructions in the Liébana valley.
- The second one, is the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana the perfect place is you enjoy religious tourism. As it has the relic of the Lignum Crucis, which is the largest known piece of the cross where Jesus Christ died. The monastery along with Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela, and Caravaca de la Cruz is one of the holy places of Christianity.
- The third one, is taking a ride on the cableway of Fuente Dé which will take you to the heart of the Natural Park of Picos de Europa.
Campsite Molino de Cabuérniga in motorhome
The next stop in your journey through Cantabria can be in the campsite El Molino de Cabuérniga, which is the perfect alternative for those of you who want to enjoy a natural environment. If you are still not sure about it, let us tell you that in 2017 this campsite obtained the award of Best European Camping
GPS Coordinates: W04º17’22” N43º13’38”
What to do and see in Cabuérniga
As we told you before with the Camping El Molino de Cabuérniga, this is the perfect place to enjoy nature to its fullest, not only due to the amenities of the campsite but also because of its location. The Natural Park of Oyambre, and the Natural Reserve del Saja have bast forests of oak, beech, and birch trees. Additionally, we recommend the hike of Las Cascadas de Lamina, which is only 7 km long and it is adequate for all levels.
Finally, if you are not worn out from all the exploring you can always check the “albarcas” a traditional wood footwear that is famously made in Carmona. Another good alternative is to pay a visit to the fishing village of San Vicente de la Barquera, which is perfect since it has the perfect blend of architecture, and beaches.