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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Playa de la Franca, Comillas, Playa de la Arnía, Santander

Today was such a fun day! We woke up to rain and lots of low clouds, more than the day prior, so we decided to head on from where we were. First stop - Playa de la Franca!

The tide was out so there were lots of exposed rocks to spy on

There were so many of these guys on the rocks!

It was so nice. I love all these rocky beaches!

Then it was on to Comillas which I really only had that there is a Gaudi building here so we didn't think we would spend that much time here. It was raining pretty hard when we got here, but luckily it quickly stopped and we had a wander and found all the things! It was actually a really nice small town!

There were signs at all the main spots for a tour of the town

First stop was the cemetery

The beach looked really nice!

A wander through Parque Güell y Martos

Then through town

Inside Iglesia San Cristóbal de Comillas

The Gaudi house

It really was a nice small town to wander through!

We headed on to the next stop, but it was lunchtime so we stopped at this super fun rest stop!

Then on to Playa de la Arnía which I LOVED! These photos really don't do it justice!

These rocks were so cool!! We got here almost exactly at low tide which was perfect so we could see all the rocks!

You could walk up the back side of these rocks (photos from there are down below)

Walking up the backside of the rocks - the dirt had so many shells in it!

After that we headed on for a quick stop in Santander. 

We parked by Playa de los Peligros and walked from there around Magdalena peninsula 

The park had all of these wooden sculptures

Palacio de la Magdalena

The other side of the peninsula

A very helpful, detailed map of the peninsula

Some fun ships

In 1978 Vital Alsar made this sea bubble ship for testing to replace lifeboats

He tested it by pulling it across the Atlantic - apparently it has the capacity for 12 people...but I feel like that would be SUPER tight

I knew there were seals, sea lions, and penguins on the peninsula, but I didn't realize they were in a little zoo

After our wander it was on to camp - Camping Playa de Regaton which was right on the beach

This was such a fun day. We did all the things and found all the cool rocks! We will definitely have to come back to Northern Spain as we passed by so many cool looking beaches that we didn't have time to stop at and the mountains and everything needs to be explored!

13.02 km walked/ 30 flights



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