The Cantabrian Photo Tour, it’s our more complete Spain Photo Tour. Costa Cantábrica has grown to become one of the favorite locations for landscape and seascape photography for landscape photographers. The Northern Spain area and the coast is one of the most amazing places in Spain and even Europe. It’s beautiful beaches, stunning cliffs, and rocky formations, as well as the impressive mountains of Picos de Europa, not too far from the sea, make this area a treasure to any landscape photographer lover.
This photography workshop will take us through the provinces of Basque Country, Cantabria, and Asturias. We will be focusing on many of the beautiful locations of this impressive coast, visiting several locations, like the impressive island of Gaztelugatxe, Barrika, Arnia or El Silencio, or the amazing cliffs and coastline in Costa Quebrada.
At the same time, we will be visiting and capturing some really picturesque villages and small town during our trip, as, Cudillero, San Vicente de la Barquera, Llanes, Lastres, Ribadesella and Luarca. We will also visit the famous city of Bilbao, where we will have a sunrise session by its most iconic building, the Guggenheim Museum.
Apart from these villages and the seascapes, we will be also visiting incredible mountain sceneries and forests. Between these visits, we can remark places like the forests around Vega de Pas or Picos de Europa National Park.
We will also have at least one post processing session during our trip, in which we will learn tips and techniques to process some of the images we had taken on our photo tour. All these features make this one a really complete photo tour, which will bring you hundreds of photo opportunities and incredible experiences and moments.
We’ll be meeting at Bilbao airport at the beginning of the Spain Photo Tour. During the first two days that we will spend in this area, we will visit the beautiful city of Bilbao. There we’ll photograph the incredible Guggenheim Museum.
In addition to the capital, we will visit the amazing nature around Barrika Beach, with its incredible flysch and rocky formations. Moreover San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a stunning island with a small church over it, world-famous for having appeared in the series of Game of Thrones.
To complete the day, we will visit the beautiful forest of Gorbeia where we can photograph ancient beech trees and some waterfalls.
It is time to drive to the region of Cantabria, where we will stay for the next two days. We will be focusing on seascapes, photographing some of the most beautiful beaches, cliffs and rock formations of this incredible coast.
We are going to visit locations during, sunrise and sunset, as Arnia Beach, La Costa Quebrada, or Los Urros. During the day, we will visit and photograph some of the villages in the region, such as Comillas, Suances, or San Vicente de la Barquera.
After all the seascapes, a change of pace and scenery will take us up into the mountain range. Here we will find abandoned villages, waterfalls, and misty mountain views. The lush green forests and flowing streams at old mills will also be worth a morning bush walk.
For the next two days, we will be visiting the spectacular mountain of Picos de Europa National Park. And for the first time on this trip, we will photograph the sunset, of course, but also, we will do a night photography session by Covadonga Lakes. A great opportunity to capture the milky way.
It’s time to go down to the coast again, to photograph the outstanding coast of Asturias, full of wild, stunning beaches and impressive cliffs. We will capture places as ‘El Castro de las Gaviotas’ or Gueirua Beach and El Silencio or Portizuelo Beaches. Some of the most incredible locations for landscape and seascape photography in the whole country and probably Europe.
Luarca and Cudillero have been important fishing ports throughout history and still have fresh seafood and delicious restaurants. Lots of large jagged rock formations and many variations in compositions will be on offer for other key locations like Playa Portizuelo, Playa de Toro, and many other hidden gems.
During the day time, we’ll be able to visit these famous villages in the region and others like Llanes, Ribadesella, and Lastres. These villages will bring us a photography opportunity, but also enjoy the local life and food, including the delicious seafood in the area.
Today, we’ll drive back to Bilbao, where this Spain Photo Tour will come to the end. During our drive and if we have time, we will be able to stop in some other locations to make the trip more enjoyable.
I have been fascinated by the possibilities of photography since my trip to Iceland in Aug 2017. I grew up in Pamplona, a small city in the North of Spain. My parents always used to take me to explore nature, not far from my city. We have the incredible Pyrenees just an hour from home. But I never had a camera or a passion for photography till that trip to Iceland, where I bought my current camera. That country blew my mind and now I can’t live without photography. I think photography makes me connect to nature different from what I have ever experienced before. Nature is my inspiration, with all the beauty, variety of colors, sounds and compositions. Nature has made me travel and get to know places that I didn’t think before I would go.
I am a Landscape and Cityscape photographer from New Delhi, India. I had lived the North-Spain dream for quite some time now. When PhotoWorldTours announced their North-Spain tour and especially with Javier Sanz as the tour leader, I signed up immediately. Since I had been following Jabi for a few years now, I knew more or less what to expect and the reality did not disappoint. The trip was action packed from the very start scouting locations, shooting sunsets late into the night and then up almost every early morning to shoot the sunrise, post-processing sessions and great choices for restaurants and wine after a hard photography session ! If you are considering a photography trip to Spain, then PhotoWorldTours are the obvious choice !