The Natural Park of Oyambre is a protected area within the autonomous community of Cantabria that has an impressive ecological and landscape value. It is located in the popular region of Sanja-Nansa and consists of 5,758 hectares of land. Its ecosystem, so diverse and attractive, can be seen between the municipalities of San Vicente de la Barquera, Udías, Comillas, Val de San Vicente and Valdáliga.

During a tour of the area declared a natural park in 1988, you will enjoy the large cliffs, beaches and dunes, with those of Oyambre and El Merón being the busiest in summer. But the presence of two powerful estuaries like San Vicente de la Barquera and La Baria makes it a much more attractive space for tourists.

Do you want to know all its charm? We know you do. That is why we have prepared a travel itinerary to discover one of the most precious ecological jewels in all of Spain.

What to see and do in Oyambre Natural Park?

¿Qué ver y qué hacer en el Parque Natural de Oyambre?

First of all, you must visit the Interpretation Center of the Natural Park of Oyambre. In this place you will find activities that you can develop, according to each time of the year.

It is located in the Punta de la Silla Lighthouse. It also has adequate facilities in which there will be photo exhibitions that will help to understand the ecological value of the park.

From the Interpretation Center of the Natural Park of Oyambre you will be able to organize guided routes by all the zone to discover its beauty and the wealth of its flora and fauna.

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Among the most popular routes is that of Los Cámbaros. It is a low-difficulty circular walk, with 7 kilometers of route, ideal for families with children that will take you along the entire eastern coast.

You will have the privilege of having impressive views from the cliffs and exploring places of great charm such as the town of Trasvía, Universidad Pontificia and Comillas beach.

Learn why the inhabitants of the small town of Trasvía are known as the Cámbaros.

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The guided tour will take you to Oyambres Beach and then to the town of Comillas, where its viewpoints are one of the main attractions.

Here you will also be able to see places that are not to be missed, such as the cemetery and the monument of the Marquis of Comillas.

During the entire tour, you will surely not fail to appreciate the best of the landscape, adorned with a fauna rich in bird species such as seagulls, doves, blackbirds, hawks and kites.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to take a picture of the place and to take home the memory of one of the best experiences you have ever lived.

Where to eat?

Near the Oyambre Natural Park there are good places to eat delicious food at good prices. We will show you here some of our recommendations:

Trasvia’s viewpoint

It is one of the best suggestions because you can eat well and at reasonable prices. Its service and atmosphere are unbeatable and one of the reasons why diners come back. Try an exquisite mountain stew, the rabas or the fish. If you have some space left, try a good cheese flan. It is located in the district of Trasvia.

Restaurant La Aldea Comillas

The Restaurant La Aldea Comillas is not left to owe anyone. The fact is that they cook with the heart to the delight of the diners. Friendly treatment and quality atmosphere. It also stands out for abundant portions and good prices. Try the taco of tuna with ajoblanco, the chuletón or the anchovies. It is in the street La Aldea, 5, Comillas.


The food is delicious and the treatment, quite good. It is one of the most popular places to eat in the vicinity of the Natural Park of Oyambre. The zamburiñas are scrumptious, but the rice with lobster and the pickled mussel tapas are on a different level. It is located at Avenida Miramar, 16, San Vicente de la Barquera.

Where to sleep?

If you have already decided that your next trip will be to the autonomous community of Cantabria to enjoy the protected areas of Oyambre, you should know that near the natural park there are also places of accommodation that you can take advantage of to spend quiet nights. Here our suggestion.

Hotel Faro de San Vicente

There is no doubt that it is one of the best hotels in the region. Overlooking the estuary and the historical center, this place offers excellent services. Comfortable rooms with private bathroom and heating, satellite TV and free Wifi connection.

Apartments Rincón del Puerto

It is ideal for small families. All its apartments have two rooms equipped with kitchen and silver screen TV. Of course, it has free Wifi service. But the best thing is that the place is surrounded by nature, typical of Cantabria. Only 50 kilometers away, there are the Picos de Europa, so it is a good alternative.

Apartments Villa Sofía

Right in the town of San Vicente de la Barquera, 300 meters from Oyambre, are the apartments Villa Sofía. The guests have assured that their rooms are so comfortable that it is worth it. It has areas like barbecue and gardens. But it also has free services of bicycle, parking and Wifi.

How to get there?

¿Cómo llegar?

Getting from Santander is easy. The 62 km journey can be completed in 42 minutes by road. To make the trip much easier consult the map or turn on the GPS in your vehicle, if you are driving your own car.

The route starts from Travesía del Mercado, then take the road on the left just in Plaza de la Leña. When you reach the traffic circle, take the third exit on Paseo del General Dávila and then turn right on Bajada de San Juan.

Take the second exit on Bajada de San Juan at the traffic circle and then the fifth exit on Avenida Constitución / S-20.

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