Located just 2 kilometres away from the Monumental Villa of Santillana del Mar, Hotel Zabala is the perfect choice for those who want to discover Cantabria enjoying the tranquility offered by the rural areas. Founded and run by the ex professional cyclists Pedro and Herminio Díaz Zabala, this establishment offers its clients a close manner and homely enviroment. Both cyclists belonged to the G.D. Teka, Reynolds and Once teams between 1985 and 1998.
Hotel Zabala was built in 1992 on a place where used to be an inn where those who came to do business with the Lords of the Villa de Santillana could rest. In the Cantabrian mithology there is a known good witch called Viejuca de Visperes,
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The caves of Altamira, with prehistorical paints, are located in the neighbourhood of Vispieres, also the zoo or the Vispieres peak, an elevation of 226 metres where you can go up from the village. The peak offers panoramic views to the central coast of Cantabria, the Picos de Europa and all the mountains from the southern region, where you can find the remains of a medieval castle.