Santander, known worldwide for its Santander Bank, is an underrated star among the Spanish cities. Situated on a huge peninsula, cutting into the Atlantic Ocean, the city is washed on one side by the raging waves of the Atlantic, and on the other side is caressed by the calm waves of the bay. From the south, the city is protected by the stunning beauty of the Peña Cabarga mountains.
While Santander is not a hugely popular destination, it can be a perfect vacation place for any traveler. Here you can enjoy the nature of northern Spain, kilometers of clean, golden and sandy beaches, historical sites, elegant architecture, and of course, local cuisine. Compared to the Mediterranean Spanish resorts, the beaches of Santander are not too crowded even in high season, which is an important advantage for many travelers. You will not find thousands of hotels here, as in popular resorts, but there are lots of charming and cozy apartments on Airbnb.
To help make your trip a memorable one, I have prepared a selection of unique Airbnb Santander rentals. These are apartments with an unusual design, lofts with a magical atmosphere, and penthouses with incredible ocean views. Get inspired!
If you want to spice up your Alicante holidays, why not stay at one of the boutique hotels in Alicante? On The Alternative Travel Guide, I collected many unique places to stay in different cities, and I could not miss my favorite city on the Costa Blanca, Alicante.
Here is my selection of quirky accommodation and unusual hotels in Alicante and surroundings that will charm you at first sight.
Home to the genius Pablo Picasso and Hollywood star Antonio Banderas, the eclectic city of Malaga attracts people from all over the world all year round. Is Malaga worth visiting in winter? Of course! I visited Malaga two times, and both were in winter. The first time I spent a week in Malaga in February, and the second time I came at the end of December for Christmas and New Year’s Eve and spent the whole month till the end of January. So, I experienced a winter in Malaga on maximum. And it was a fantastic vacation!
It is believed that winter in Malaga is the low season. Yes, there are fewer tourists in winter than in summer, but this does not mean that there is nothing to do in Malaga in winter. Moreover, in my experience, winter is a very comfortable time of the year to explore the city and the Andalusia region. Find why and what to do in Malaga in winter in this blog post.
Are you going to Barcelona and need a place to stay? Awesome! What would you choose: a faceless room from the hotel chains or a night at the unique place with a concept and a story?
If you prefer an original place to rest your head or to surprise your travel partner, check out this selection of concept and unusual hotels, hostels and other unique accommodation in Barcelona.
I promise, you will find something that you would not find anywhere else in the world.
Lanzarote or Fuerteventura? The Canary Islands are dream destinations for enjoying beaches, hiking, surfing, cycling, water sports, and so much more, all year round.
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are located quite close to each other, but it doesn’t mean they are the same.
Not sure which island in the Canaries you should visit? I’ll help you to choose.