Cabárceno Nature Park

Located just over 15 minutes by car from Santander, the Cabárceno Nature Park is home to almost 120 animal species from the five continents that live in semi-freedom, distributed in large enclosures where one or more species coexist.

The Cabárceno Nature Park is neither a conventional zoo nor a natural park. It is a space naturalised by the hand of man, based on the primitive beauty of its karst landscape, on the 750 hectares of a former open-cast mining site.

Life takes place in the most natural environment possible for the animals that inhabit it. Except for the food they are provided with, all other activities are marked by their almost total freedom and instinct.

The more than 20 km of roads that criss-cross the park will lead you to the different enclosures through marvellous gorges, peaceful lakes and suggestive rocky figures. Furthermore, throughout the park there are numerous parking areas and trails that allow us to discover places of great beauty.

The Cabárceno Nature Park is an ideal place to spend the day with the family as it has numerous recreational areas, picnic areas, viewpoints, botanical routes, cafeterias, restaurants, children’s playground…

Institutional collaborators

Avatar ciudad de Santander
Gobierno de Cantabria
Instituto municipal de deportes de Santander