Parque de Cabârceno zoo is less than an hour's drive away with an array of different species, including exotic birds and birds of prey. The bears, gorillas, wolves and other animals stay in a free environment in huge enclosures. The parc can be visited by car, bus or on foot.
Noja, Costa VerdeSite code: CV011
Nearest Beach: Direct Access
Nearest Town: Noja 1km
- Noja: 1km
- Santona: 12km
- Laredo: 25km
- Santander: 44km
- Santillana Del Mar: 67km
- Bilbao: 76km
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You must also visit the historic port of Bilbao, lying at the very heart of the Basque country, and the medieval town of Santillana, home to cobbled streets and a 12th century monastery.
Known as ‘The Green Coast’ for the sparkling green and blue waters of the sea and the lush scenery all around, Playa Joel promises you incredible views from the ocean to the majestic peaks of the Cantabrian and Picos de Europa mountains.
Zoo Santillana del Mar is excellent animal attraction. It is heavily involved with conservation work so it houses some of the rarest primates in the world, along with lions, leopards, bears and many more fascinating creatures. There is also a farm section for children to pet their farmyard favourites like rabbits and donkeys.
We highly recommend you drive along the beautiful coast to Pedreña. From here, take the ferry to Santander. The crossing takes about fifteen minutes. In Santander you can admire the Royal Palace with beautiful gardens.
Tregandín and Ris beach is a wetland of very high ecological value, which is also very beautiful and is part of the Nature Reserve of Santoña and Noja.