Cider Houses in Astigarraga

Inside Gurutzeta Sidreria in Asitgarraga

Cider Houses have a long standing history in the Basque Country. And perhaps there’s nowhere better to experience Basque Cider than at one of the cider houses in Astigarraga. The small town on the border with San Sebastian has the highest concentration of Sidrerías (“Sagardotegi” in Basque) in the whole of Guipúzcoa. It’s what brings … Read more

Best Restaurants in Gros

Food form Le Comidare in San Sebastian

Gros is famous for being the centre of the surfing scene in San Sebastian. But it has also become a hub for some of the best restaurants in the city.  Whilst you can try some of the best of Basque gastronomy in the Old Town and centre of San Sebastian, Gros brings a completely different … Read more

Menu del dia in San Sebastian

Menu del dia board in San Sebastian

Whilst Donostia is full of Michelin star restaurants, you don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy an excellent meal out. That couldn’t be more evident in the quality of places offering a menú del día (daily fixed menu). You may already know that San Sebastian is one of the most expensive cities in Spain. … Read more

Best Restaurants in Antiguo

Ocho San Sebastian

Not only does the Antiguo district of San Sebastian have its own beach, mountain and theme park. But it’s also home to some of the best restaurants in the city! The area offers it all. There’s plenty of traditional choices, restaurants for vegetarians and vegans alongside some of the best burgers around! If you’re looking … Read more

San Sebastian Old Town (Parte Vieja)

view of the narrow streets in the parte vieja in san sebastian from the constitution square

The Parte Vieja or Old Town of San Sebastian is one of the most liveliest corners of the city.  Sandwiched between the River Urumea, La Concha Beach and Monte Urgull, the neighbourhood is probably Donostia’s most visited attraction.  And there’s a good reason why.  Famous for its pinxo cuisine and vibrant nightlife, the Parte Vieja’s … Read more

Antiguo District

la concha bay from monte igueldo

Antiguo is a special barrio (area) of San Sebastain. Despite being over 2km away from the centre of the Old Town, Antiguo (which means old in Spanish) is actually where the first Donostiarras resided.  Originally emerging as a farming village outside of the city walls tens of centuries ago, as the city has grown it … Read more

Gros District

View over Gros and the Zurriola beach from Monte Ulia

One of the things San Sebastian is famous for is surfing. And thanks to the Zurriola beach, Gros is where all the young, cool surfers hang out.  Over time, this has led to Gros becoming San Sebastian’s trendy neighbourhood.  The barrio (area) is located between the River Urumea and Monte Ulía. It’s easy to get … Read more

La Concha Beach

View through the holes of the white railings railing on la concha beach

Any visit to San Sebastian isn’t complete without a trip to the Playa de la Concha! Voted as one of the best beaches in Europe, it’s the picture-perfect setting. But what makes La Concha unique is its location. It’s set in the centre of San Sebastian next to the town hall and shopping district of … Read more