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Santona is is in the province of Cantabria in the region of Asturias and Cantabria.
Santona is a small resort and fishing town.
Explore Santona, Spain
Santona is a small fishing town which has a nice beach and is a pleasant small resort. Wandering uphill through the narrow streets are plenty of small bars many of which sell tapas made from the fish caught by the town's fishing fleet.
Santona's beach is a good sandy beach, the Berria beach, with views out across the bay and to the hills rising up behind Laredo on the other side of the bay.
At the top of the hill is the medieval fort, the Fuente de San Martin, where you can get great views of Santona and Laredo on the other side of the bay. Also worth seeing in Santona is the medieval Castle of San Carlos at the entrance to the bay.
The marshy area by Santona has been made a Natural Reserve and is an important area for wetland birds. There are more than 140 species of birds that can be seen in the Reserve.
Places to Visit Nearby
Laredo is a popular seaside resort with a great beach. It is on the other side of the bay from Santona.
A little further to the east is Castro Urdiales, another popular resort. It is dominated by a 13-15th century large gothic church.
You can find more local travel ideas in the Asturias and Cantabria guide.