Cantabria is a region of Spain, located on the north coast. The focal point is the town of Santander region, with 180,000 inhabitants.
Historic province offers diverse attractions, from fishing villages on the coast to the snowy peaks of the Picos de Europa mountain chain.
Cantabria Province is almost untouched by mass tourism currently on the Mediterranean coast, because of unstable weather. But during the summer months the sea is warm enough to take a bath, and the sun shines.
Cantabria was part of old Castile and was a stronghold of conservative, separatist inclination between the neighbors on the coast.