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“Great beach ”
Review of Playa de Matalenas

Playa de Matalenas
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US$17.94*
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City Sightseeing Santander Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #7 of 105 things to do in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Beach in a privileged natural environment. Although it is not the beach for walking, there is usually enough space to play football or the local sport, palas (with rackets). Careful with the sea currents.

Aim to get there as early as possible in order to find a parking space. Make sure to bring lunch with you if you want to spend the whole day there as it might be annoying to go to any restaurant located upstairs.

Reward yourself from the effort with a nice ice cream

Thank Maria O
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a beautiful beach a couple of km from El Sardinero heading towards El Faro (the Lighthouse). The stairs to reach the beach of Mataleñas are steep but safe. This beach is very popular during the summer, and swimming in its pristine waters can be a great experience with good weather, but it can also turn deadly if there is ground swell. Always watch for the flag (red is don't swim, yellow is exercise caution, and green it's safe to swim). Great area for snorkeling as well. Recommended.

1  Thank El-Pescador007
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We found this a superb alternative to el sardinero. So quiet and picturesque. Watch out for anything but a green flag though for swimming. I went into the sea on yellow and found it difficult to get out owing to huge waves and current. The lifeguards seems oblivious. My husband thankfully pulled me out.

1  Thank LizLunn
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely beach. Clean sands and waters. Less touristy than el sardinero. Being in a small bay, it felt snug. At the top of the stairs is an ice cream van.

2  Thank JJ B
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This certainly is one of the most beautiful place which have ever been, the beauty of this beach is unbelievable. The water is completely clean and also the sand, there is no too many people (at least when I was there), it is really peaceful and serene beach.

2  Thank Eliane P
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