Travel Blogs from Santillana del Mar
... love the children's shops - the clothes they sell are beautiful, if somewhat old fashioned. And the children on the whole do seem to be well behaved. Every time I have been in Spain I get the feeling that children are very cherished here.
From my perspective there are 3 star attractions to see in Oviedo and they are all Romanesque. Our hotel map showed two of theses within what we thought was a reasonable walking distance. After 45 minutes or so ...
The evening before we tried to anchor in a river a few miles west of San Vicente but it ended up being too shallow so we come back to San Vicente and anchored more or less where we were the previous nights.
In the morning we headed for the bus station and took the only daily bus to Fuente Te (the cable car in the Picos del Europa) which is 1 1/2 hours ...
... doing homework and going to bed. Now what am I to do??
Not only am I going to miss Santander, I am going to miss the people. We got to know Dutch, Spanish, and British people really well, and it finally hit me that it is going to be hard to see them go!
Looking ahead to this weekend, I really need some rest! There will be a LOT of touring for the next few days, and before I know it, we will all be heading home!
After cl************** school gathered for a closing ceremony so that we could get our diplomas. This is where it hit me that this trip is really coming to an end. A student from Canada stood before all of us to play us a song. We explained what he was going to do in broken Spanish, but then all of a sudden in English started telling us how his grandfather had passed during our trip - unfortunately he had lost ...
... the end they decided to leave the buoy and move to the marina. Much to their disappointment (and our sympathies) the marina dried out in LW so we are unsure of what ended up happening to them but we seem to think that they possibly had an unexpected night passage.
In the morning, after a fairly restless night listening to and experiencing the wash from fishing boats leaving and reentering the harbour, we took the dinghy and went ashore and provisioned.
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Santillana Santillana del Mar
This hotels calls itself a museum, and the furniture in the public rooms attests to this. A charming hotel with lots of public space, reasonable sized rooms and bathrooms, good service, generous continental breakfast included in the price, free internet and WIFI, located right at the entrance to the historical centre.
Negatives are proximity to a busy highway (double windows virtually eliminate the noise, but as there is no A/C, on a warm days you need to open the windows). There is limited parking. If you don't arrive in time there will be no space and you'll have to park in paid lots nearby.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.