Marismas de Santoña

Ramsar logo

Marismas de Santoña

  • Country: 
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    6,907 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    43°24'N 03°26'W
Materials presented on this website, particularly maps and territorial information, are as-is and as-available based on available data and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.


Marismas de Santoña. 04/10/94; Cantabria; 6,907 ha; 43°25'N 003°26'W. European Union Special Protection Area; Natural Reserve. The most important coastal wetland for northern Iberian Peninsula waterbirds, consisting of an estuary supporting extensive salt marshes. Other habitats include meadows, beaches, dunes, cliffs, and stands of oak forest. The site supports a diverse flora representing halophytic and freshwater communities. Internationally important numbers of various species of waterbirds use the site for nesting, staging and wintering. Human activities include fisheries, marine aquaculture, and beach recreation. Ramsar site no. 707. Most recent RIS information: 1999.

Administrative region: 

  • National legal designation: 
    • Parque Natural
    • Zona de la Red Ecológica Europea Natura 2000
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)

Additional reports and documents