5 Reasons why you would fall in love with Cantabria (as Lonely Planet did)
1. Cantabria Immaterial Heritage
Cantabria is a land of tradition, tales and music. If you want to experience the real Cantabria you cannot lose its traditional winter masquerades, as La Vijanera in Silió, an ancestral carnival which celebrates the increasing length of the days since winter solstice. Another masquerade is los Zamarrones, in Polaciones. In addition, in Cantabria you would find old professions, as albarquero in Carmona or rabelero in Polaciones valley. And, of course, you could listen to folk music such as la toná in Nansa Valley o sea songs in San Vicente de la Barquera.
3. Its gastronomy
As a starter, home-made anchovies made in San Vicente de la Barquera. Then, the first plate: cocido montañés in little restaurants in the mountains. After that, the second disch: seafood in any fishing village of Cantabrian coast. To finish, you can choose Corbatas en Unquera or Sobaos and Quesadas in Valle del Pas. And for drinking: orujo from Potes. A menu to enjoy every corner of Cantabria.
5. Its peace
Forget about getting up first time in the morning to fight for a piece of sand. Or queuing for hours to enter any visitable site. Or finding hundreds of people when walking in the naturte. Even in high season you would find a wide variety of places where enjoying some alone time.
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