About the location:
Located right on the sandy beaches of the Ebro Reservoir and surrounded by breathtaking countryside in Northern Spain.
About the apartment:
Very quiet and bright three-bedroom apartment (95 sq.m/312 sq.feet), large windows in the living room with amazing views (see photo).
Master bedroom has two Twin beds and second room (upon request) has Queen-sized bed. Cribs and an additional cot are also available upon request.
Private bathroom with tub and shower for guests, hair dryer and towels.
In the kitchen there's a full-sized fridge with three-compartment freezer, 4-burner gas stove and oven (no microwave), toaster, orange juicer, hand blender and washing machine. A small breakfast table sits two adults and a child. A tiny patio with floor-to-celing windows and view to the reservoir is ideal for smokers and reading.
Bookshelf has an eclectic selection of classics, essays, art & film books in four languages (Spanish, English, French & German). Also, a large collection of films in both original version in Spanish and English.
Lots of info on the area available for all guests: village and road maps, bus & train timetables, etc.
Recently added: Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant, HBO GO, Pandora Radio -thousands of films, documentaries and TV series to watch and relax after a long day.
What to do around here:
There's tons to do around the area, from trekking and bike riding to sunbathing, swimming, rafting and sightseeing of prehistoric, Roman, Romanesque, Medieval and Gothic sites.
The village of Arija is right at the border of Cantabria and the Province of Burgos in the region of Castilla y León.
How to get here:
By plane: Three International Airports: Santander (70km/43miles), Bilbao (100km/62miles) and Burgos (95km/59miles).
Bus and Train connections to all major cities from Reinosa (18km/11miles) to Bilbao, Santander, Madrid, Galicia, etc.
FEVE Train (cross-country network) has daily train from and to Bilbao's historical center from Arija.
Daily Breakfast (vegetarian and/or vegan available) is served upon request for 4€
A pick up service from and to airport, train and bus station is also available. Check with host for rates.
Important: Price is per person per night in a single room.
Double occupancy room: 35€
Fun for all ages and budgets.
I can't say enough about the hospitality and friendliness Luis provided! The apartment was even better than the pictures shown on his profile. Everything was very clean/spacious and since we were the only guests, we had our own bathroom (not to mention we had the bigger bathroom -Luis is extremely kind). The area of Arija is beautiful and the beaches of the Ebro Reservoir were only a walk away. Luis was very helpful in providing tips on what to do, where to hike, where to eat .. etc. etc. We were actually having such a great time we decided to stay an extra day, and would probably have continued to do so if we had the time! Not to mention his daughter was so sweet and fun to dance with ;) Luis is very knowledgeable especially in the aspect of traveling and was so fun to talk to, we will most certainly be staying in touch :) Thank you Luis!
Great stay!! I didn't want to leave. Luis is a very interesting, generous and intellegent guy with a lot of great ideas to share. He started of the night by making us a delicious dinner, and later took us to all his favorite nighttime spots in his town. I'm in Spain to practice my Spanish, and even though he speaks English fluently, he was patient enough to help me practice Spanish. In the morning we went for a jog on the beach and it was beautiful. He also gave us lots of good tips on where to go.
Sitio tranquilo, sin ruidos, confortable las camas y la habitación, normal de tamaño, Luis una persona agradable.