Visit the Cabárceno Park in Santander

The Cabárceno Natural Park is a wonder of nature found in Santander, and is also one of the most visited natural parks in northern Spain. Its natural environment is spectacular, with mountains, vegetation, lakes and gorges with rocky forms that are very beautiful. It is located about 15 kilometers from Santander and covers about 750 hectares, located in a place that was formerly a mine.

It is an environmental recovery project that is located in an impressive geological landscape. More than 120 different animal species live there and from all continents that live in semi-freedom in fenced areas that perfectly recreate their natural habitat. Among the animals you can see are bison, donkeys, ostriches, horses, kangaroos, deer, zebras, roe deer, dromedaries, elephants, fallow deer, gorillas, hippos, jaguars , giraffes, lions, llamas, wolves, bears, tigers or rhinos.

In addition, the park has a spectacular reptile house where you can see all kinds of snakes, including the most well-known poisonous species, such as cobras, rattlesnakes or giant snakes. Turtles and lizards also live there. There are several routes designed so that you can get to know the park much better and so you can enjoy the nature that you like the most.

The routes are mainly designed to be able to enjoy the animals and the vegetation, and seeing the animals in their habitat is one of the great attractions of the park. One of the routes takes you to see tigers , yew trees, alcomoques and walnut trees. Other hyenas, wolves, birch trees, linden trees and beech trees. In another you will see several chestnut trees, lions and pines. A wide variety of routes so that if you don’t have much time you can see directly what you want, although it is best to spend the whole day there to see as much as possible.