Juan de la Cosa - by Ferry

Brittany Ferries Pont Aven

Saga Hosted Hotels

If you prefer not to fly, our 9 and 16-night cruise departures offer another alternative. Departing from Plymouth, you can look forward to a relaxing overnight cruise in a comfortable cabin to Santander aboard Brittany Ferries. Then, following your 7 or 14-night stay at your hotel, you can cruise back from Santander to Plymouth overnight.

Please note
- Only 9-night durations are bookable online, please call to book 16-night duration
- Porterage is not included when embarking and disembarking your ferry in Santander
- Meals are not included.
- Ferry times - Outbound: Depart Plymouth at 15:45. Arriving in Santander at 13:15 the following day.

Expect a warm welcome from owners Felipe and Margot at this family-run hotel on the rugged Cantabrian coast. Food is a huge focus here: enjoy lunches of pintxos and tapas at the bar; feast on fresh fish for dinner at the sea-view restaurant; and sip regional wines hand-selected by Felipe as you watch the hotel’s chef demonstrate how to prepare a few Cantabrian specialities. Scenic walking trails lead practically from the hotel’s front door, while the centre of town is an easy five-minute bus ride away.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

  • Dedicated welcoming host
  • Resort airport transfers
  • Travel insurance and meals


All inclusive: All meals at the hotel only. Tapas/snack lunches and waiter served table d’hôte dinners

Wine list at meal times including Rioja and Ribera del Duero wines

Afternoon tea

Free bar open 12 hours a day serving a wide range of spirits

Weekly shuttle to Santander

Return ferry from Plymouth to Santander

Return transfers direct to your hotel

Minimum 20kg checked luggage, per person


  • Santoña, Costa de Cantabria, Spain

  • Flights not included

  • All Inclusive

From £975 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

Brittany Ferries Pont Aven
External view of the hotel from the beach, Juan de la Cosa, Spain

Holiday details

Food and drink

Enjoy delicious home cooked dishes typical of the region: savour buffet-style breakfasts, tasty tapas or snack lunches at the bar or on its terrace and waiter-served dinners in their locally acclaimed à la carte restaurant where seafood is a speciality. Dinners are pre-ordered the day before and are eaten at set times, ensuring your food is freshly cooked. Complimentary tea and cake is also available at 4pm daily in the bar. A delicious demonstration The hotel prides itself on its food, and during your stay you’ll be able to enjoy an included cookery demonstration – a great way to take a taste of Spain back to your own kitchen. As the chef cooks up a storm, you’ll be able to taste a selection of wine from the area, each carefully selected by the hotel’s owner, Felipe.


The hotel has 55 contemporary-furnished rooms. You can upgrade to a sea-view room for a supplement, subject to availability.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Lounge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Live entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Darts

Holiday location

Juan de la Cosa map

Local Area

Santoña is a traditional fishing town that’s famous for its delicious anchovies – you’ll find them on the menu in almost every pintxos bar. A three-kilometre ribbon of white sand runs alongside the town, while inland there are wildlife-rich marshes and lush hills criss-crossed with hiking trails. The hotel borders a beach and a nature reserve – it’s an ideal location for birdwatchers and walkers, as well as those looking for a laid-back beach break with plenty of good food and wine.

The cookery demonstration is a highlight of your stay at Hotel Juan de la Cosa. You are treated to an experience with the chef where you learn how to make a traditional Spanish omelette and taste different wines from Rioja, Rueda and Galicia to complement your dish.

Margot, Hotel Owner,

Optional excursions

Optional excursions can only be booked in resort and are subject to minimum numbers

Santona and Laredo


Enjoy a guided tour of the charming coastal town of Santona and learn about its anchovy industry that is so important to the local economy. The pretty resort town of Laredo faces Santona across the bay.



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