This route runs from the end of El Sardinero to the Lighthouse. On the way you will discover small beaches, cliffs, and parks. This route is highly recommended for nature lovers and photographers.
1. El Chiqui Viewpoint
It provides a general view of El Sardinero and owes its name to the hotel located just behind it.
2. Mataleñas Path
If you retrace your steps you will come to a roundabout; cross the street and climb some steps which will take you straight to this path. It will take you to one of the prettiest parts of Santander: the Cabo Menor.
3. Parque de Mataleñas
It has many access points along the path. In it you will find an extensive green area and a children’s playground; the views are impressive. Moreover, if you are a sports enthusiast there is a circuit of 1,200 metres at one end of the park where you are surrounded by nature.
4. Los Molinucos beach
It can be accessed from the park or by following the path which borders it. This small beach of fine golden sand is covered at high tide.
5. Cabo Menor
Follow the path until you come to a viewpoint. From here you can clearly see the face of Corocotta, a famous Cantabrian warrior, outlined by the profile of the geographical features.
6. Mataleñas Golf Course
Behind the viewpoint you will find this golf course, which was one of the first public ones in Spain. Its diversity of terrain allows players to use all their clubs.
7. Mataleñas beach
If you continue along the path you will come to the Mataleñas Beach, which is ideal for enjoying good views while you bathe.
If you continue along the road you will find a pine grove where this park is situated. It is a good option for those who like to keep active or for families with children.
9. Cabo Mayor
Behind the lighthouse you will reach Cabo Mayor. As you climb you will see the monument to the Civil War Fallen and come to a viewpoint. To the right of the latter there is a gate with some steps affording access to the Cabo itself and allowing you to walk to its tip.
10. Cabo Mayor Lighthouse
At over 30 metres in height it is the most important lighthouse in Cantabria. It was built in 1839 on the site where since ancient times signals had been given to ships by using flags by day and fire by night.