Between two sea tongues, overlooking a bay and hugged by cliffs and long beaches, it is clear that San Vicente de la Barquera is a village near the sea. From this perspective, this fishing little town offers us a variety of leisure activities. To enjoy with friends and family along.
Discover the village history walking through the old town and make the most of the route by exploring monuments such as el Castillo del Rey (King’s Castle), la Iglesia de Santa María de los Ángeles (St. Mary of the Angels Church) or el Convento de San Luis (St. Louis Coventry). Or, if you prefer a more adventurous activity, you can have some fun swimming in the Cantabrian Sea, walking under the sun or surfing the waves of the 4km-long Merón beach.
For nature lovers, San Vicente de la Barquera and its surroundings are a treasure. Between the sea and the mountains, the village is part of the Natural Park of Oyambre and it is the starting point for multitude of nature-watching routes. Paths to follow if we want to observe spectacular landscapes and enjoy the company of diverse animals.
San Vicente hosts a wide variety of events around the year. An example of this are the popular “fiestas” of La Folía in April or El Mozucu and La Barquera in early September. Apart from anual events such as el Certamen de la Canción Marinera (Sea Song competition) or el Mercado Medieval (Medieval market).
Finally, do your stomach a favor and try San Vicente’s famous anchoas a la barquereña (traditional anchovies recipe), Our favorites? No doubt! We love the home-made anchovies from Restaurante Zarabanda, a magical place out of the beaten path. Don’t leave the town withouth trying their rice with bogavante or a good selection of seafood as well. And end the feast with its tipical pastry: pejinas. A cream puff similar to the well known corbatas de Unquera.