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Mataleñas Beach

Take it easy or get active on an attractive beach that is surrounded by gorgeous cliff-top scenery waiting to be explored.

Work on your tan as you relax on the golden sands of Mataleñas Beach, one of the most picturesque stretches of sand in Santander. This small and beautiful beach extends for approximately 755 feet (230 meters) and sits in a sheltered cove between two rocky headlands.

To get to the beach walk down the long steep staircase. Before your descent pause on the cliff top to take in the views that include the Bay of Biscay and the vegetation-covered coastal cliffs.

Spread out your towel on the golden sands. During the summer the beach is a popular place so get there early in the day if you want to take your pick of the best spots. Bring food and drink with you as there aren't any bars or cafés on the beach. Splash around in the water and if you’re into surfing, bring your board with you. Although it’s not the best beach in Santander for surfing, there are good wave conditions occasionally. 

The beach is located in the Parque de Mataleñas, a coastal park with woods, a golf course, a pond, a children’s play area and a sports circuit. Go for a ramble through its scenic surrounds, perfect your golf swing and save some time to enjoy its other attractions. A short walking distance away is the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse where you can browse numerous paintings in its arts center.

Mataleñas Beach is located in Santander’s Cueto neighborhood, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) north of El Sardinero Beach. Get here by walking along the scenic cliff-top route between the two beaches or take a bus or taxi. If you have a rental car, drive and use the free parking facilities. The beach has showers and toilets.


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Hotel Chiqui

Avda. Manuel García Lago 9, Santander, Cantabria
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Santander, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of El Sardinero Beach, Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay. Playa de los Molinucos and Parque de Matalenas are also within 10 minutes.

    Eurostars Hotel Real £89
    Eurostars Hotel Real

    Eurostars Hotel Real

    Paseo Perez Galdos 28, Santander, Cantabria
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Los Peligros Beach and Palacio de la Magdalena. Santander Ferry Terminal and Bay of Biscay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Hotel Boutique Las Brisas £44
      Hotel Boutique Las Brisas

      Hotel Boutique Las Brisas

      Calle La Brana, 14, (El Sardinero), Santander, Cantabria
         
        1.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated on the boardwalk, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of El Sardinero Beach, Palacio de la Magdalena, and Santander Ferry Terminal. Bay of Biscay is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

        Hotel Bahia £71
        Hotel Bahia

        Hotel Bahia

        C/ Cádiz, 22, Santander, Cantabria
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Santander City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Parroquia Santisimo Cristo and Santander Ferry Terminal. Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay are also within 3 miles (5 km). Santander Station is 6 minutes by foot.

          Gran Hotel Sardinero £74
          Gran Hotel Sardinero

          Gran Hotel Sardinero

          Plaza de Italia 1, Santander
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Santander hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Primera El Sardinero Beach and Palacio de la Magdalena. Santander Ferry Terminal and Bay of Biscay are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Hotel Santemar £54
            Hotel Santemar

            Hotel Santemar

            C/ Joaquin Costa, 28, Santander, Cantabria
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Santander hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Gran Casino del Sardinero and Palacio de la Magdalena. Bay of Biscay and Santander Ferry Terminal are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Apartamentos Las Brisas £40
              Apartamentos Las Brisas

              Apartamentos Las Brisas

              AVDA. FERNÁNDEZ CASTAÑEDA 17, (El Sardinero), Santander, Cantabria
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Santander, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of El Sardinero Beach, Primera El Sardinero Beach and Gran Casino del Sardinero. Palacio de la Magdalena and Santander Cathedral are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar £45
                Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar

                Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar

                Calle Alcalde Vega Lamera, 5, Santander, Cantabria
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of El Sardinero Stadium, Palacio de la Magdalena and Bay of Biscay. Santander Ferry Terminal is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.