Cantabria, Spain: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Cantabria, Spain? If you're planning to go to Cantabria, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Cantabria, Spain

Based on the climate and weather in Cantabria, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Cantabria, Spain by month

January

January here is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

February

February in Cantabria is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans

March

If you visit Cantabria during March, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April in Cantabria can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in Cantabria is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

June

If you visit Cantabria during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

July

If you vacation in Cantabria during July, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

August

If you visit Cantabria during August, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

September

If you visit Cantabria during September, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

October

October in Cantabria is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

November

November in Cantabria is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

December

In December, Cantabria is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Cantabria, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Cantabria, Spain

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cantabria, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Cantabria
  • Appropriate museum wear

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