The Natural Park of the Dunes of Liencres is a good option to disconnect a weekend and forget the stress of everyday life in the city. It is located in the municipality of Piélagos and so far it is part of the Network of Protected Natural Spaces in Cantabria.

Located near the Pas River, this natural jewel of 195 hectares is made up of coves and beaches of impressive beauty, where, without a doubt, refreshing the body by means of well-deserved dives has become a guilty pleasure.

But what stands out most from this natural park (declared so in December 1986) are its wonderful dunes, the most important in the north of the country and which provide an exceptional landscape value that does not go unnoticed.

Do you want to know what to do and what to see in the Natural Park of the Dunes of Liancres during a perfect weekend break? Well, stay with us in this great adventure.

What to do in this Natural Park?

Qué hacer en el Parque Natural de las Dunas de Liencres

The Natural Park of the Dunes of Liencres, which in 2004 became one of the Places of Community Importance of the Atlantic Biogeographic Region, preserves the majesty of its spaces, so undertaking trekking routes is a good alternative if you want to fill yourself with good energy. The route is of low difficulty, so you can develop it with children.

It is also ideal for pets, so if you want you can go in the company of your beloved dogs.

Qué hacer en el Parque Natural de las Dunas de Liencres II

The dunes, the main attraction of the park, are the ideal scenery for good photos. So don’t miss the opportunity to pose in this dune system created by the sand of the Pas River and the coast that for years have been blown away by the wind.

Here you will be able to appreciate what the experts have called mobile dunes, which are very close to the beach. They owe their movement to the action of the wind. But there are also the dunes that remain fixed by the help of some plants such as sea holly and sand reeds.

Qué hacer en el Parque Natural de las Dunas de Liencres III

The beaches represent an excellent alternative in the natural park. Do you want to enjoy the salt water? Then Playa Canallave is the best option. Its strong waves make it perfect to practice your surfing skills.

Playa Valdearenas is characterized by its fine golden sand. It is the closest to the dunes. It is also a good place to rest and enjoy the environment.

Where to eat?

Visiting the Natural Park of the Dunes of Liencres will leave you exhausted. To continue enjoying the wonders of nature in Cantabria you need to replenish your energy. And what better way to do it than in our suggestion of restaurants:

Bar Eloy

It is characterized by the friendly treatment of the managers, for offering a pleasant atmosphere and for serving some exquisite rabas. The food is prepared with fresh and quality products, so it will surely become a good alternative to eat delicious after your visit to the Cantabrian region.

La Nonna

La Nonna has become very popular thanks to the preparation of homemade food. In fact, it is a reference in Liencres. And although they may seem like simple dishes, you will fall in love with their taste and seasoning. It also stands out for its good treatment and family atmosphere.

Tandem Street Food

Tomato toast with multigrain bread is a delicacy. It is an ideal place to have a rich breakfast. It stands out for its good attention and for offering a warm atmosphere. If you want to try a good coffee or a delicious juice, this place is the right one.

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Where to sleep?

In order to put together a good travel itinerary, it is essential to know what the accommodation options offered by Liencre are. And here is our selection:

Calas de Liencres Hotel

Comfortable rooms, comfortable atmosphere and good services. This is how they define the Hotel Calas de Liencres, an ideal alternative to rest and spend quiet nights. It has satellite TV and free WiFi.

Dunas de Liencres Apartments

These apartments are ideal for a whole family. They have a café-bar, solarium and outdoor pool. Its location is great and it is considered one of the best accommodations in the region.

La Joyuca del Pas Hotel

It is a country house made of stone. It is a simple but cozy infrastructure that has gained popularity and good reputation. And it has a restaurant, but also perfectly preserved gardens and other services such as free Internet connection.

How to get there?

Cómo llegar

Getting from Liencres to the national park is very easy. So much so that you don’t need the help of a guide or map. The distance is 12 kilometers and the walking time is 20 minutes. You only have to take into account the places where they have installed tolls, black spots and service areas to make this a safe and quiet trip.

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