Investor Profile:Worker, Business


Climate:Hours of Sunshine Per Day in SummerDays of Rain Per YearAverage Spring Air Temp.Average Summer Air Temp.Average Autumn Air Temp.Average Winter Air Temp.Average

Water Temp.

Proximity to:AirportBeachNearest City
4.38 miles (Santander)0.25 milesSantander
Educational facilities:No. of UniversitiesNo. of International SchoolsNo. of Private Schools
Health services:No. of Public HospitalsNo. of Private HospitalsNo. of Private Clinics
Shopping:No. of Shopping CentresNo. of Markets
Restaurants and bars:Many tapas bars in Cañadio and Santa Lucia. Traditional and local cuisine found in Varda district
Sports and leisure facilities:Golf courses. Prehistoric and Archaeological Museum. Prehistorical Caves of Altamira. Art museum (Museo de Bellas Artes). Maritime museum with aquarium (Museo Maritimo del Cantabrico). Caberceno National Park. Large casino near royal palace ar El Sardinero. Zoo at Magdalena Park. Matalenas Park and Gardens at Cabo Menor cape.  Lots of nightclubs in Plaza de Canadio area. Also public golf course, athletic track and a small zoo in Matalenas Park. Classical music recitals and ballet performances at the Palacio de Festivales.
Transport:Public TransportRoads
RENFE train services from Madrid, Palencia, Reinosa, Segovia and Vallodolid. FEVE train services from Bilbao, Oviedo, Torrelavega and Unquera. Bus services from other coastal towns and resorts including Bilbao and San Sebastian. Frequent buses within Santander itself. Boat services every 15 minutes across the bay.N-634 from Oviedo and C-642 and N-634 from A Coruna. N-623 from Burgos.
Crime rate:Low
Main types of employmentAgriculture.
Future plans:Completion of A-8 motorway to Asturias.
Yield range11.9% - 13.4%
Type of propertyEntry PriceRent-

School Holiday Peak




Off Peak

Average Annual Yield
2 bed apartment8287445536421812.5%
3 bed apartment9944854643726212.5%
3 bed townhouse12431172858234913.4%
Demand for lettingSchool Holiday PeakPeakOff peak
Finance and leisure scores:Total (out of 10)Financial (out of 5)Leisure (out of 5)
Flights scheduled from:Gatwick, Heathrow, Bristol, Newquay, Plymouth, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford
Typical cost of flights:School Holiday PeakPeakOff Peak
Operators:Iberia, BA, Air Europa
Description:Santander is the capital city of Cantabria, located within a bay and with a large port (recently expanded) and old quarter.  The nearby resort of El Sardinero is 2 miles away with 4 sandy beaches: Camello, Concha, Primera and Segunda. Sights to visit include the Cathedral with Gothic crypt. The medieval town of Santillana del Mar is also a few kilometres away. Events include the International Music Festival in August.

Property is more expensive in Santander than the Asturias and Galicia. Visitors numbers are consistent and therefore demand is consistent for rental properties.  There isn’t much property development going on so your purchase is likely to be a re-sale property.  The yields are slightly better than average so you can be assured that this area would be one of the safer investments.

There aren’t many British here.  Its unlikely there will be either unless everyone follows this bit of advice in the book!  This is part of the appeal of this area to some investors.  It has great connections to the rest of Spain and the public transport is quite developed compared to other areas.  Owning a car is not necessary here.

There are plenty of employment opportunities in the agricultural sector.  It’s a great place to live and work here.  There are many facilities as can be seen in the section above.  The crime rate is also extremely low compared to anywhere in Europe.  This makes this part of Spain unique considering Spain’s wider problem of petty crime acroos most areas.

Hot Website:
Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
 García-RepettoLealtad, 19 - E-- CANTABRIA
tel: 0034 942 314 367
fax: 0034  942 224 409
website: email:
 Cantabria RusticaJose Mª Pereda 37
tel: 0034 609008070
fax: 0034 942086046
website: email:
 Morris Properties OverseasAnchor House, Anchor Road, Aldridge, West Midlands WS9 8PWTel: 01922 744459

Fax: 01922 744461

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 Yes Property InternationalLegend House, 10 Market Place, Faversham, Kent ME13 7AGTel: 0870 300 4260Not disclosed
Letting Agents: NameAddress TelWeb
 García-RepettoLealtad, 19 - E-- CANTABRIA
tel: 0034 942 314 367
fax: 0034 942 224 409
website: email: