Mataleñas Path

Travelling around the city

Along the way, you will discover small beaches, cliffs and parks. This route is highly recommended for nature and photography lovers.

The first essential stop is the García Lago viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of El Sardinero.

If you retrace your steps you will see a roundabout, cross the street and go up some stairs that will take you to the Mataleñas Path. Through it you will reach one of the most beautiful places in Santander: Cabo Menor.

The Mataleñas Park is an extensive green area, equipped with a children's playground and from where you can enjoy impressive views. Also, if you are a sports lover, at one end of the park, in the middle of nature, there is a 1,200-meter circuit.

Following the path you will arrive at a small beach of fine golden sand that disappears at high tide, Molinucos Beach.

Continuing the path you will arrive at Mataleñas Beach, an ideal place to enjoy good views while you take a bath.

Through the park you will arrive at Cabo Mayor. As you ascend, you will see the monument to the Fallen in the Civil War and a viewpoint. To the right of this, there is a door with some stairs through which you will access the Cape itself and walk to its end.

At the top you will see the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse with more than 30 meters high, it is the most important lighthouse in Cantabria. Built in 1839 in the same place where, since ancient times, ships were signalled with flags during the day and with fire at night.