San Vincente de la Barquera is still a not very known Spanish destination , with a typical Spanish life style and endless beaches in the many bays of Cantabria region, just 35 minutes to the west of Santander.

Old fishing lodge, San Vicente de la Barquera is one of the most picturesque views of the Cantabrian coast, with its beaches and the old town with the unique backdrop of the snow-capped peaks of the Picos de Europa. The old town of San Vicente was declared of Cultural Interest of Cantabria in 1987, for his interesting monumental complex including the castle. It also has a magnificent set of beaches, such as Fuentes, Primera de San Vicente, El Rosal, El Tostadero, Merón and Gerra, and a beautiful estuary full of brightly colored boats and little boats. The maritime vocation of San Vicente de la Barquera is also noticeable in its gastronomy, which includes excellent fish and seafood, which are the ultimate expression in sorropotún or marmita barquereña, a stew made with tuna and potatoes. Famous are also its many surf spots that allow all levels of surfing.

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