Today’s stage starts from Güemes and is a short and exciting stage, in which we finally enter the capital of Cantabria: Santander. The fact that it is only a few kilometres long gives us the magnificent opportunity to enjoy the Cantabrian capital for longer.

You will have the option to walk along a beautiful coastal path and disembark in Santander after crossing the bay of the same name by boat.


We will leave Güemes heading north to meet the Cantabrian Sea, whose coasts we will have to cross to Santander. After crossing the river Herrera we will arrive at the first town of the stage: Galiziano, from where we will continue heading north to join the coastal path.

From Galiziano beach we start an exciting coastal route that will take us through Arenillas beach, Langre beach and its viewpoint, Punta de Langre (where we can contemplate its pools). Later we will arrive at Loredo, where we will be able to continue enjoying the impressive coastal surroundings of the beaches of Loredo, Lomo y Puntal and Somo. At the Somo beach we can stop to visit the Puntal Dunes and the Miera Estuary.

From Somo we can take a regular boat that leaves for Santander every 30 minutes. We will disembark in Santander next to the Palacete del Embarcadero, concretely on the Los Reginas Wharf.

To consider

Pilgrims who already know Santander can surely extend the stage to Santa Cruz de Bezana or Boo de Piélagos, so it is advisable to plan the stage before leaving Güemes.

Places of interest

  • Church of Our Lady of the Assumption – Galizano
  • Viewpoint of Langre
  • Pools of Langre
  • Puntal Dunes and Miera Estuary
  • Church of San Francisco – Santander
  • Church of Santa Lucía – Santander
  • Museum of Modern Art – Santander
  • Magdalena Palace and gardens – Santander

Typical dishes

  • Rabas
  • Cocido Montañés
  • Sardines Santander style
  • Tudanca Tenderloin with Tresviso Cheese
  • Dessert: Pasiega cheese