Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Cantabria  /  Santander  /  Sightseeing  /  Puerto Chico

Puerto Chico, Santander

(4.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Once a lively fishing port in the mid 19th century, Puerto Chico is now somewhat calmer, but has not lost the charm that once drew painters and writers from afar. With views of mountain and sea, this tranquil promenade is the perfect place to spend a leisurely afternoon. Sample tapas and fresh seafood along the way, or rest your feet and take in the views on one of the many benches that line the path. Continue east toward the Peninsula de la Magdalena to explore the early 20th-century Palacio de la Magdalena and its gardens, or the nearby beaches of golden sand. You may want to rent a bike to reach the peninsula or go farther north to the beach of Sardinero, which is regarded as one of the most elegant beach resorts in Spain. Puerto Chico is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Santander Edition.
Create a full Santander itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Santander

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Santander by other users

22 days in Cherbourg-Octeville, Carentan & Santander BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Santander BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Santander BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Portugal & Spain BY A USER FROM SERBIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Santander, Santillana del Mar & Potes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Santander BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Porto, Spain & Andorra la Vella BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Spain BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Cantabria BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, culture, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Santander BY A USER FROM GERMANY March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very pleasant walk, to kick, stroll and spend a pleasant evening, is very long therefore you walk much and moves well.
    View original
  • Perfect walk in the city centre near the Harbour and the ferry area. You can spend a good evening.
    View original
  • Puerto Chico is one of the areas with more Santander life, there there is a small Marina, some of the best restaurants in the city, and superb views of the Bay.
    View original
Google
  • Old neighborhood of fishermen and today one of the noble areas of the city. With a special light, usually provide good photographs.
    View original
  • Perfect for a walk
    View original
  • Excellent for a good stroll and enjoy this city
    View original
  • A lovely place and great food
    View original
  • Good views of the sea, if you are here you have to see the pescadera, the raqueros and the Museum of prehistory.
    View original