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Our history

San Marcos Hotel is located in Las Canteras and its named after the limestone area that, historically, the dwellers in Santillana del Mar and villages nearby provided with stone. This area, located rather close to Cuevas de Altamira, was collected by José Ramón De La Pinta in 1990 and, in July 1991, San Marcos hotel 4**** was opened with 19 rooms. The name of the hotel is an offering to San Marcos (butcher´s watcher), that was also José Ramón De La Pinta´s bread & butter, who run the hotel & a butcher´s shop at the same time many years... In 2001, Posada San Marcos was opened, a Cantabrian architecture building with a dreamlike balcony and a majestic tower that transports the guests hosted there to a Medieval Era. When everything is still & calm, pixies are said to show up. They are told to whisper softy songs .... And these are the same pixies that encouraged José Ramón to build up the whole resort. Kind magic place ... In 2006, San Marcos hotel was opened the day the Spring changed into the Summertime as suggested by the Celtic Druids who lived over here long long time ago...It´s remarkable to say that the Hotel was rebuilt in such a little time ... It ain´t much time if noticing the amount of things that had to be made in order to change the old hotel into the new one... San Marcos ** old building was turned into the newest San Marcos hotel **** .The building looks like a medieval fortress with its towers and imposing main façade of stone masonry & has 30 rooms .It´s the very first hotel in the village lodging 4 stars. In 2012, the Elves of the Inn took another step forward and whispered in owners' ear the need to create a relax area for the indefatigable travelers who rest in their rooms and they do not hesitate to build up a small Spa that has been improving season after season in facilities and services.

Since then, every year, the magic in Las Canteras estate makes De La Pinta family improve the facilities of the resort. And so, at the opening of the new season, both old and new guests will be enveloped in a new San Marcos fantasy.

But the tale is not over yet... In 2019 and to end up the facilities the hotel may offer, a new kind of castle is opened and named Estela the Altamira Apartments, which is located 100 mts far from the Hotel & the Inn and, just in the opposite side of the road where the Zoo is .The building really looks like a small watchtower; with its tower - the brand of the house -, that will allow all the knights and princesses to stay there to enjoy the breathtaking views while listening the howling of the wolves or the roar of the lions when the sun goes down... To be continued... Our mission The mission of the San Marcos resort is to please their guests and to make their stay "Fantasia San Marcos" with an unbeatable price-quality ratio. As José Ramón says: "We are such a bussines family, that´s why our leitmotiv is to make our clients' eyes shine, encourage them to come back, enjoy San Marcos Fantasy again and recommend it in their trust circle"