Looking to buy property for sale in Santander or Cantabria?

Looking for property for sale in Santander or Cantabria (and Northern Spain) has become increasingly popular in the past few years, and this trend includes foreigners searching for properties to buy.

Why is Cantabria a good option for property investment?

We all know how popular are other areas of Spain when it comes to real estate investments such as Malaga, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Alicante or Mallorca just to mention a few.

We’re all aware of the popularity of other areas in Spain for real estate investments, such as Malaga, the Canary Islands, Catalonia, Alicante, or Mallorca, to name a few. However, there are several reasons why interest is shifting to the northern coast of Spain:

  1. Weather: There’s been a noticeable change in the traditional weather patterns of Northern Spain, with fewer rainy days and more sunshine. This shift is seen as a benefit for those looking to avoid the excessive heat waves often experienced in southern and eastern Spain.

  2. Pricing: The north of Spain, particularly Cantabria, remains an excellent option for those seeking good value in real estate.

  3. Safety: Santander and Cantabria consistently rank high on safety indexes in Spain, unlike some of the more tourist-centric areas.

  4. Variety: Whether you’re seeking a beachfront flat or house (perfect for surf enthusiasts) or a rural retreat in the mountains, Cantabria offers a diverse range of options to suit various preferences.

  5. Quality of Life: Santander and Cantabria rank as the top regions in terms of quality of life, which includes aspects such as the health system, natural surroundings, gastronomy, and infrastructure.

Interested in real estate for sale in the coast?

Properties along the coast or within Santander city offer excellent investment opportunities for several reasons, primarily due to the booming tourism industry. This makes it easy to rent out properties, especially during the summer months.

In Santander, property prices are slightly higher compared to smaller towns in Cantabria. However, pricing also depends significantly on factors such as the neighborhood, available services, and proximity to the beach.

We recommend considering investment opportunities in towns like Somo, Liencres, Comillas, Suances, Laredo, or Castro Urdiales. These towns are popular tourist destinations and offer a wide range of activities and leisure options, making them attractive locations for investment.

Interested in rural property for sale in Cantabria?

On the other hand, rural properties remain another growing investment opportunity in Cantabria.


Cantabria is full of ‘cabañas’ or cabins, small rustic dwellings often made of stone and wood, commonly found in rural or mountainous areas.


Traditionally used by ranchers and farmers to store their belongings or even to spend time in, these cabins have seen a demanding trend in recent years of being transformed into rural houses that can be rented to people seeking a quiet retreat in the mountains surrounded by nature while hiking.


Most of them require renovation but can be purchased for a very affordable price.

Can I find real estate agents in Santander or Cantabria?

While there are several real estate agencies offering properties in Cantabria, it’s often challenging to find one that can effectively assist English-speaking clients.

The situation becomes even more difficult when attempting to purchase properties directly from owners, as the majority may not be able to communicate in English.

Furthermore, all contractual work must be conducted in the local language (Spanish).

HiCantabria can help with your property search in Cantabria

If you’re interested in purchasing property in Cantabria and need onsite assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us using por contact page or the form below.

HiCantabria is owned by locals who were raised in Cantabria and are familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of different locations, as well as tips and deals to avoid.

We speak English, Spanish, and Polish if needed.

Feel free to reach out to us anytime using the form below, we will contact you back as soon as possible.

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