About Santander


The weather in Santander in June is usually warm and sunny with daily temperatures ranging from 20°C to 25°. Night temperatures are usually mild. However, it is fair to say that Santander is also known for its unpredictable and rather rainy climate although in the summer months the precipitation levels are at their very lowest.


Electricity used in Spain is 230 Volts; its frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring a transformer for your electrical or electronic equipment using different voltage.


EUR (€) is the official currency in Spain. Money can be changed at the main train stations, airports, major banks, exchange bureau, most large hotels and the post office.

All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

The banks in Spain open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 14.00 h.


Restaurants and Dining

Cantabrian cuisine is likely to be a highlight of any holiday in Santander, and many restaurants and eateries can be found within the city's old wine cellars, which are known to the locals as the “bodegas”. Dining out in Santander is always an enjoyable activity, and the waterfront promenades are brimming with cafes and bars.

Many of the bars in Santander serve tasty snacks and tapas, while others referred to as “bares de copas” just serve drinks, being in good numbers around the “Plaza de Cañadío”. A large number of restaurants and bars with separate dining rooms are to be found just a short stroll from the “Plaza de Cañadío”, on streets such as “Daoiz y Velarde”, “Hernán Cortés”, “Peña Herbosa”, and “Río de la Pila”.

Price range varies from less than 10€ if it comes to tapas to 50€ if your choice is a high quality restaurant.

What to eat

Santander is located between the sea and the mountains and has a mixture of both in its gastronomy. Typical dishes from the sea are "rabas" (fried squid), "bocartes rebozados" (whitebait), fresh fish and seafood. There are also excellent meat dishes such as “cocido montañés” (a stew made of beans, meat and cabbage) and traditional desserts like "quesada" (cheesecake), "sobaos pasiegos" (sponge cakes) and "corbatas" (puff pastry cakes).


Tipping is not common and customary in Spain but leaving a tip is always welcome in taxis and restaurants.


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