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Situated on the northern coast of Spain in the lush region of Cantabria, Comillas is a unique town with a pretty, well-preserved center, attractive beaches and some of Spain's most prestigious Art Nouveau architecture. Comillas appeals to travelers seeking a quieter resort with a distinctive character, who are also interested in Spanish culture. Comillas hotels range from airy modern options to atmospheric historic buildings. Hotels.com offers a variety of places to stay in Comillas to suit all budgets and preferences. Advance booking ensures a relaxed and enjoyable stay in this elegant corner of Cantabria.
What's Comillas Like?
Comillas was traditionally a coastal escape for Spain's refined and bohemian set which explains the abundance of ornate and luxurious mansions and villas that set the town apart from most places along the northern coast. Highlights include the striking and whimsical villa of El Capricho, created by the renowned Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and now a fashionable restaurant. Nearby, the ornate modernist palace of Sobrellano offers guided tours while the grand Universidad Pontifica complex looms impressively over Comillas. The town beach is a short walk from the center, with waterfront cafes and restaurants, while the more spacious Playa de Oyambre beach is just 4km to the west. Comillas accommodation makes an ideal base for exploring the attractive countryside and coastal paths of Cantabria. With its local expertise and wide selection of Comillas hotels, Hotels.com can help you find the perfect location, close to the sights and the sea, with details of the best way to arrive.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Comillas
Comillas is a tourist town, but most of its visitors are Spanish, so don't expect English to be understood everywhere. A few well-chosen Spanish phrases are usually enough in cafes and restaurants and locals always appreciate the effort. Despite the prevalence of spanish visitors it's not impossible to find someone with a little English who may even be eager to practice it! Cantabria is a tranquil and reserved part of Spain and Comillas reflects that character most of the time, except for the wild fiesta of 16 July when locals celebrate with dances, processions and enthusiastic consumption of calimocho, a mixture of red wine and soda. Visitors are encouraged to join in. Comillas has a selection of refined cafes and coffee-houses dotted around the squares in the center, ideal for a relaxed breakfast. Choosing Comillas hotels with Hotels.com-com is made easier by the availability of certified reviews from previous guests and by the website's diverse selection of photographs, maps and sample room layouts.