Discover the Gem of the Cantabrian Coast: Comillas, a Treasure Within Reach of the Hotel Antoyana in Santander

Palacio de Sobrellano

Welcome to the Hotel Antoyana in Santander, your gateway to the beautiful region of Cantabria, where every corner has a story to tell. In our quest to provide you with the best experience, we invite you to explore one of the nearby treasures that this land has to offer: the picturesque town of Comillas.

The Charm of Comillas

Just 45 kilometers, or a 30-minute drive from the Hotel Antoyana in Santander, Comillas is a magical corner of the Cantabrian Coast that will transport you to a world of spectacular architecture, golden beaches, and a rich centuries-old history. This charming coastal town is the perfect destination for a day trip from Santander, whether as a standalone destination or as part of a wonderful route that can start from Santander with stops in Santillana del Mar, Comillas, San Vicente de la Barquera, and, for the most adventurous, ending in the Picos de Europa. The Hotel Antoyana is the ideal place to stay while exploring this gem of northern Spain.

What to See in Comillas

1. The Caprice of Gaudí: We begin our journey in Comillas with a masterpiece by Antoni Gaudí. The Caprice, a summer house designed by the famous architect, is a marvel of modernist architecture and one of the early works that anticipates his distinctive style. Its undulating forms and bright colors will leave you breathless.

The Caprice of Gaudí in Comillas
Author Jim Anzalone – CC

2. Sobrellano Palace: This palace, overlooking Comillas, is an impressive structure that combines Gothic and Renaissance elements. In addition to its imposing architecture, the palace houses a collection of historical art and furniture that will transport you to times gone by.

Palacio de Sobrellano
Sobrellano Palace in Comillas
Author Sandstein – CC

3. Pontifical University of Comillas: Founded in the 19th century, this university is known for its neo-Gothic architecture and serene surroundings. You can take a stroll on the campus and explore its church and gardens.

4. Comillas Beaches: Comillas’ beaches, such as Comillas Beach and Oyambre Beach, are ideal for relaxation and enjoying the sun and sea. They also offer opportunities for water sports and walks on the golden sand.

5. Cantabrian Cuisine: Enjoy delicious Cantabrian food at local restaurants in Comillas. Try traditional dishes like “cocido montañés,” oxtail, and fresh seafood that will leave you wanting more.

Return to the Hotel Antoyana

After an exciting day exploring Comillas, you will return to the Hotel Antoyana in Santander, where an oasis of comfort and hospitality awaits you. How about having a coffee in the gardens before resting? Maybe you prefer to use for free the tables on our terrace to enjoy a meal you can bring from outside? Our hotel offers cozy facilities and rooms, and a strategic location to explore not only Santander but the entire surrounding region. Enjoy Cantabria at your own pace.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect place to stay while exploring Cantabria, look no further. We invite you to book your stay at the Hotel Antoyana in Santander. Comillas and many other treasures of this magical region are within your reach. We look forward to seeing you soon, and we encourage you to make your reservation right now to ensure an unforgettable experience in Cantabria!