Cabárceno Nature Park
The Cabárceno Nature Park is not a conventional zoo or a natural park. It is an area of 750 hectares built on the remains of an old mining operation that houses various animal species in large enclosures. It is about 18 km from Santander and 20 minutes by car
The more than 20 km of roads that cross the park will lead us to the different enclosures through wonderful gorges, peaceful lakes and suggestive rocky figures. In addition, throughout the park there are numerous parking areas and trails that allow us to discover corners of great beauty.
Among the most outstanding species of the Cabárceno park are brown bears, giraffes, elephants, gorillas, hippos, rhinos and tigers.
Life develops in the most natural environment possible for the animals that inhabit it. Except for the food that is provided to them, the rest of the activities are marked by their almost total freedom and instinct. Practically all of them trigger fights and fights in mating season for control of the females and of course, except for the survival instinct, the rest of their senses are as wild as in their natural habitat.
At present, due to their enormous quality, the facilities of the Cabárceno Nature Park are among the best valued by the organizations that monitor the living conditions of the animals.
The park has two cable car lines that facilitate impressive views and movement between areas.