Other interesting things around: Certainly the Saja-Besaya National Park is well worth a leisurely visit. You may see, among many other animals, deer, wild boars, wolves and even a bear although the latter two are very difficult to spot. Treat yourself to a walk on its paths and do not miss the historic and artistic Bárcena Mayor, where you will discover in detail the traditional mountain architecture.
Do not miss in San Vicente de la Barquera, a charming fishing village, its magnificent beaches and the ancestral wealth of the old town. There you will find the church of Santa Maria de los Angeles, San Vicente Castle, magnificent bridges and plenty of other extraordinary places.
In Cabezon de la Sal you can continue to enrich yourself with historical-cultural samples of the region. For example with the Palace of the Monasteries, the Bodega, the prehistoric site of Cabrojo and the Museum of Nature in Cantabria, installed in the former Casa-Palacio de Carrejo.
And replenish energy with the rich local cuisine. Try their cheese with denomination of origin, the famous Santoña anchovies, lebaniego stew, sorropotún and the extraordinary cake like pasiegos sobaos. You will understand why Cantabrian cuisine has many followers, both in Spain and internationally.