Santander is the most important port city in Spain, it is the main door for the ferries and cruises that connect the country with destinations such as Ireland, England, and much more. It is estimated that more than 1,000,000 tourists visit it annually, the main ferry company that operates in it “Brittaney ferries” transfers an endless number of passengers from one country to another in approximately 20 hours.
Its Severiano Ballesteros airport, located in the neighboring municipality of Camargo, was inactive until 2003 due to lack of air traffic. Currently, thanks to a grant agreement with the airline Ryanair, they mobilize most of the travelers who visit Santander by plane. Another way to get there is through the AVE long-distance fast train, which connects one end of Spain to another, from Alicante to Santander.
If you are traveling from Santander, Spain to any international destination, you will probably need an RT-PCR or antigen test 72 hours before your trip. At medmesafe, we offer all Covid-19 tests valid for travel, with results in English and a QR code. We offer customer service in Spanish, English, and French.
In the city of Santander, we have a collaborating center located on Calle Castilla, just 4 minutes walk from the Ferry station, 5 minutes walk from the bus station. With a special price for our users, if you buy your voucher with us you will have a guarantee of your results on time for a lower price.
What to see in Santander?
It is the best area of the city, it has a promenade that offers the best gastronomy of the place, as well as beach activities for its visitors. It starts at Avenida Reina Victoria and ends at the second Playa del Sardinero, if you are a fan of nightlife you can visit the Gran Casino or the different bars in the place.
The lighthouse of Cabo Mayor
It is one of the iconic monuments of the city, it is located at the tip of the Playa de Mataleñas, you arrive at it after a slight walk along its path. On one side you will have the beach and you can see everything from the cliff. It has a cafe/bar where you can enjoy some beers and tapas watching the sunset on the beach.
The Magdalena Palace
This tour is a favorite among tourists since you have a train that goes around the whole place. The starting point of the tour is at the end of Avenida Reina Victoria, you must take the train known as “Magdaleno”, and during the journey, you will be given information about the city, its history, monuments and more. In the end, there is a very attractive marine museum for the little ones.
The most popular beaches in Santander
Few Spanish provinces have sandy coast beaches and crystal clear water, the most popular of the place are: Los Peligros, La Magdalena, Bikinis, El Camello, La Concha, Primera de El Sardinero, Segunda de El Sardinero, Los Molinucos and Mataleñas. Without a doubt, the best plan to spend a day with the family, without worries.
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