Cueva el Soplao

San Vicente de la Barquera
Cantabria
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

One of Cantabria's most visited tourist attractions, this is a fantastic cave with some incredible stalagmite formations which have grown in all directions, defying gravity. A true geological marvel!

Closed Mon low season. Visits are always guided and must be pre-booked on phone number above (a time will be confirmed by text) & paid for by credit card, not at the site itself. Roughly 85k west of Santander, on the A8 towards Oviedo exit 269 at Puente Nansa & follow the signs.

Small souvenir given.

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