La Magdalena peninsula

Great Outdoors

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! Or, if you would like something more sedate, take the little train that goes around the peninsula for a commentated tour that ends up at the mini zoo - where you'll find seals, sea lions and penguins. Don't forget to explore the magnificent Palacio de la Magdalena, a royal palace built at the start of the 20th century, which crowns the highest point of the peninsula. Take some time to visit the 2 beaches on the peninsula - la Magdelena beach and Bikini beach, and wander around the replica galleons by the coast.


Places to visit nearby

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

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

Often considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, Santillana del Mar is a medieval town of stunning architecture 

Nearby attractions

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.

On the north of the city, the 13,000 m² gardens of the Jardines de Piquio nestle between the beaches of El Sardinero, providing stunning views out to sea.