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#554 - 10/06/00 09:14 AM San vicente de la Barquera
Jo-Anne Offline
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Has any one any pointers as to how to find a self catering place for a family to stay in Cantabria during the Summer? Particulary San Vicente de la Barquera or Comillas.

All the information I have managed to find so far is either from brochures where the prices are high, or on the web where I can't find out too much information.

Anyone done the drive from Madrid up to the North cost? I believe it takes about 5-6 hours, but I just wondered what kind of a journey it is. We will be a family of 5 squashed into a hire car, and possibly thinking of stopping overnight somewhere half way.

Thanks for any help.

Jo-Anne

Thanks for any help at all.

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[This message has been edited by Jo-Anne (edited 10-06-2000).]

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#555 - 10/06/00 12:34 PM Re: San vicente de la Barquera
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Hi Jo-Anne!
Your drive Madrid / Santander would take you about 4.5 hours as distance is around 400 kms. But please have time to stop by Burgos with a beautiful Gothic Cathedral and interesting old city. Burgos is more or less in the middle of the way.
For hotels and hostels please have a look in directories like yahoo, as they have some links to interesting places around Cantabria.
Hope you have a wonderfull time in the north of Spain.



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#556 - 10/06/00 02:53 PM Re: San vicente de la Barquera
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Just wanted to add this link (official site)
http://turismo.cantabria.org/siting/

Regards,

Antonio

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#557 - 10/07/00 02:26 PM Re: San vicente de la Barquera
Jo-Anne Offline
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Thanks Aeorcity and Antonio for your info.

I think we will stay overnight at Burgos at least on the way up, and possibly on the way back, it sounds a fasciniting place.

Still not found much in the way of accommodation in either San Vicente de la Barquera or Comillas.

The Cantabria web site is very interesting, and I enjoyed reading it, however it is quite limited in it's info on places to actually stay.

Still looking, but enjoying the research!

Thanks

Jo-Anne

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#558 - 10/07/00 04:39 PM Re: San vicente de la Barquera
Eddie Offline
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You might try: http://www.galinor.es
We passed thru San Vicente de la Barquera several times this Spring/Summer on the bus from Santander to Potes (Picos de Europa). If you are driving, you might consider Hostal Picos de Europa in Potes.
Visit my http://users.aol.com/Iberiavntr/Index.html
for some interesting info.

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