Cabezón de la Sal is the starting point of one of Cantabria’s largest sports events. Thousands of participants meet here for one of Cantabria’s largest sporting events that takes them through the beautiful landscapes of the Saja Natural Reserve. This event attracts thousands of people from all over the country, and even from other countries. The competition always takes place in mid-May and it has become a religion for many of the area’s inhabitants, some of which train for months. In fact, ever since the competition the people of the Cabezón region and its surrounding area have become true fans of mountain sports and hiking.
The El Soplao Cave is located between the towns of Valdáliga, Herrerías and Rionansa. It was discovered in the early 20th century during the mining exploitation of La Florida. It is located in an area of high natural and panoramic value, with forests and varied wildlife, remains of mining archaeology and views out to the Cantabrian Sea, the towns of Comillas and San Vicente de la Barquera and to the Picos de Europa. The cave is considered to be one of the world’s geological wonders, as it is a cathedral of stalactites and stalagmites that grow into unique formations.
Twelve kilometres from the Valle de Cabezón hotel is one of the towns that should not be missed during your trip to Cantabria. Comillas, on the western coast, is home to many modernist historical monuments, such as the Capricho de Gaudí, the Marqués de Sobrellano Palace and other historical buildings such as the Pontificia University. This is a magical place where one can enjoy beaches that are safe for swimmers during the summer season.