Entorno, Posada los Trastolillos, El Tejo, Comillas, España


The Surroundings

Near the Los Trastolillos Hotel, you can find a number of unique, beautiful and truly special places, some within walking sita

The Town of Comillas

Travel to the beginnings of the last century by strolling through the streets of Comillas – where small Modernist palaces coexist with manors, the Capricho de Gaudí, a present from the Marquis of Commilas, and its small fishing port where sailors of

The Oyambre Natural Park

Progressing down the coastal road, we can find many small paradises, such as the beach of 

San Vicente De La Barquera

San Vicente De La Barquera, as we stroll under the arcade facing the port, where boats return once their tasks are complete to rise in the morning and barter their catch with the restaurateurs, and years ago with the local Innkeepers.

Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar offers a trip to the Middle Ages, as you walk through its cobblestone streets and perfectly conservated architecture. These architectural jewels can be discovered at ease due to the Y shape that its streets form, starting from the Collegiate church in the Romanesque and Gothic style to the Towers del Merino and of La De Don Borja. This promenade also allows us to enjoy the traditional artisanal and gastronomic products of the town. On the outskirts of the town, you can find the Cabes of Altamira that feature reknowned, prehistoric, parietal cave art, as well as a view of the entire valley. The Museum situated there also contains an exact replica of the cave, giving us a sense of how our ancestors lived. Last, and not least, you can also find the Zoo of Santillana, specialised in animals in recovery

The Cave of Soplao

between the Picos de Europa and the Cantabrian Sea, trapped by the visual emotions of our surroundings, we board the mining train that slowly descends into the Cave of Soplao. As we get off and start walking, we are sorely tempting to run our hands over the wonders around us, so it's best we stick them at our sides as we explore this underground world. The life and beauty of what we are now experiencing have taken hundreds of years to form.  

The Church of Santa María

The Church of Santa María, in El Tejo, with its discrete and humble appearance, contains within its walls centuries of History. It was at the height of its splendour in the Middle Ages, that remains visible in the Romanesque window and the Gothic Apse.

Potes, the Monastery of Santo Toribio and the Gorge of La Hermida

As we approach via the street of the Gorge of La Hermida (in Spanish "El Desfiladero De La Hermida"), we'd be hard-pressed not to be moved by the scenery as we arrive at Potes. Between little alleyways and streets, Medieval towers and townhouses, a good Lebaniego stew with chickpeas and cabbage, topped with Orujo, to then head towards Santa Toribio, a site of pilgrimage of the Lebaniego way, and one of four of the Catholic World.


In what was left of an abandoned, open-air, iron mine, through manmade adjustments, there now live a variety of animals from all over the world in semi-freedom.  

A trail through Cabárceno means one between Tigers, Lions, Giraffes, Bears, Elephants, Birds of Prey, Seals, and a much more. We enjoy these fantastic sights in whichever method most suits us – from car, to bike, to hike, or even from the cable car. 

The Picos of Europa

The mountain range, the Picos of Europa, can be reached in 4x4 but it's most thrilling in cable car – the views from the beginning of the ascent to the scenic viewpoint are indescribable, after which, once the emotion subsides, you can take a walk across the mountain – adventure is guaranteed. 

Bárcena Mayor

Surrounded by oak and beech trees, walking through its alleyways between rows of agricultural houses, storing and protecting the essential tools through harsh winters and hot summers, as you pass by the old school, you can imagine what life was like a century ago in this village when it consisted of only a shop-bar where all the neighbours when to shop, make phone calls, watch TV. This is the same bar in which you can enjoy flavourful dishes (from meat to sea) today. Moving past it, you cross the bridge towards the Hermitage del Carmen, the field of which is used to yearly celebrate la romería (a Spanish festivity consisting of a short pilgrimage and often processions as people dress in colourful, traditional clothes).

And a lot more…