Reserva Natural de las Marismas de Santoña y Noja

Noja
Cantabria
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

The area around Noja and Santoña is important for the conservation of wild birds, with many different species living here permanently or during winter migration. The wetlands and marshes are perfect for birds and you'll find many species of duck, gull and crane amogst the long grass and lagoons. Go for a walk and see what birds you can spot, discover the old tide mills or walk around the mountain of El Cincho - or maybe even walk up it if you're feeling adventurous!

Nearby attractions

The 4km Playa de Ris is a clean family-friendly beach that is great for surfing, canoeing and other watersports. A busy beach covered in fine golden sand, it is well-looked after and watched over by lifeguards.

This beautiful peninsula is a perfect day trip, especially for families. Spend time walking or cycling around the coast and enjoy a picnic under the shade of the pine trees. There is 25 hectares of open space here to enjoy!...

A fascinating maritime museum where whales, sharks, galleons and transatlantic liners are all featured. There is a large aquarium with over 700,000 litres of water containing species of marine life found in the Cantabrian sea...

This casino was built at the turn of the century when Santander became a very popular summer resort due to the presence of the royal family on its beaches.

Places to visit nearby

Noja is a fantastic example of the beauty of Green Spain - a small town of stunning 17th century architecture surrounded by lush countryside, majestic mountains and gorgeous beaches

Santander, the capital of Cantabria, is an elegant city stretched across a wide bay with many stunning beaches.

Bilbao is a captivating contradiction of old and new. Such buildings as the striking new Guggenheim Museum are set against the stunning Gothic architecture of the Old Town