¿You are a fan of the coastal towns? Do you like marine life and typical houses on the beach? Do you want to spend a fishing holiday enjoying all the tranquility you can imagine? Then do not hesitate to visit the Basque Country! We are going to show you some of the most beautiful corners you will find.
Where to go in Basque Country?
It has been a bit difficult to make a selection with the most beautiful of the Basque Country ... Everything is impressive! In addition to the landscapes worthy of thousands of photographs, on the Cantabrian Coast you can enjoy its famous cuisine With well prepared dishes (seafood pintxos are a classic).
1. HondarribiaHondarribia - oliveiralila
All this border town with France and near the Bidasoa River is beautiful. It is an old walled city where its cobbled streets will make you want to lose yourself ... You just don't want to look at the map! Its castle, now a hostel, located in the Plaza de Armas is one of its most representative attractions.
To the east of Hondarribia is the Txingudi Bay. You can take a boat and cross into French lands in minutes. The Marina neighborhood is another place worth visiting, The fishermen's houses are very beautiful because all their balconies are adorned with flowers.
2. San SebastianSan Sebastian - carballo
Zurriola is the best known beach in the capital of the Basque Country and it is worth lying down to rest in it. Its great waves have made it a must for surfers. If you look in the opposite direction to the sea you can see the silhouette of the Kursaal Palace of Congresses and Auditorium, where the San Sebastian Film Festival is held every year.
Since you're out there Take a walk around the Concha Bay, the most urban beach in the area. In addition to being in a privileged location, next to the historic center, its semicircular shape is striking and its climate is pleasant all year round.
Do you still want more from San Sebastián? Of course you will find it! At the end of Ondarreta beach stands the Wind Comb, a great sculptural-monumental work by Eduardo Chillida and Peña Gantxegi. The three pieces that compose it are arranged in different boulders just at the edge of a cliff ... It is beautiful to see how the waves break over it!
«One can never know enough. The unknown and its call is still in what we know. »
3. BermeoBermeo - Jose Ignacio Soto
If you are going to visit the Coast of Bizkaia, Bermeo is undoubtedly a must stop. Surely you've seen the famous hermitage on top of a cliff, typical postcard of the Basque Country. Well, now you know where it is located, very close to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. It has become more popular since Anne Igartiburu decided to marry in this place. What a choice!
During your stay in Bermeo, 30 minutes from Bilbao, you can take a walk through its marina and especially taste some of the typical dishes in the dock bars.
4. Flysch GeoparkZumaia Coast - Mimadeo
Between Deba and Zumaia is this large coastal park, one of the most beautiful corners of the Gipuzkoan area. It is an incredible place for geology lovers because they can learn about the history of some cliffs... 60 million years old! A beautiful landscape where you can see it, the panoramic views are amazing.
You can start your tour from Itzurún Beach and the hermitage of San Telmo. Do you want to observe something unique in the world? Then visit this Basque geopark!
5. LekeitioLekeitio - Jesus Keller
You will fall in love with this town at first sight. Of fishing origin and with a beautiful old town, you will never want to leave there. Among the main attractions of Lekeito are the Basilica of the Assumption of Santa Maria and of course the port area where you can find modern and traditional boats as well as the houses on the shore.
¿Are you looking for a place to dive? You have two! The Isuntza and Karraspio beaches. If the tide is somewhat low, you can go for a walk on San Nicolás Island. Pay close attention at low tide time and especially when the tide starts to rise!
Every step and every corner of the Basque Country will amaze you. Let yourself be amazed by this magical place!