Zarautz is a town located 15km west of San Sebastian. It’s one of a number of coastal towns on the Basque coastline that is well worth a visit.  If you’re looking for information on the town and what to do in Zarautz, you’ve come to the right place.  In this article we’ll run through the … Read more


View of Tolosa from the river

Tolosa is a small Basque town just over 30 minutes away from the centre of San Sebastian.  Historically it was a strategic commercial point for Gipuzkoa largely due to its location in the valley (and on the banks) of the River Oria. Today, this means there’s plenty of history and things to explore in this … Read more

Best Rooftops In San Sebastian

view of the river urumea from tabakalera in egia

What could be better than finding an idyllic rooftop in San Sebastian, sitting back and enjoying a glass of wine whilst admiring the views? The good news is, it is possible.  But the bad news is that apart from a couple, most of the rooftops in Donostia belong to hotels and are reserved exclusively for … Read more

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

The view of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the island with stairs carved out in the rocks that connect it to the mainland

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe has exploded in popularity over the last few years thanks to the island’s incorporation in the hit series Game of Thrones.  But whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not, the uniqueness of this special island will take your breath away.  The island is located in Bizkaia (Biscay) between the … Read more

Food in San Sebastian

traditional basque txuleta steak served in the middle of a table

San Sebastian is without doubt the food capital of Europe.  It’s a foodie’s heaven with everything from a unique pintxo culture, some of the freshest seafood around, famous sideria (cider house) menus, fresh food markets and not to mention the 19 Michelin stars in the city! But with all these options, it can become quite … Read more

Txakoli Wine

Txakoli wine, pronounced (chah-kuh-lee), is fast becoming one of the Basque Country’s greatest ambassadors for the region’s excellence in food and drink.  However, it wasn’t always like that.  Not so long ago, the local wine was considered acidic, boring and even tasteless.  But the wine has seen a growth in popularity thanks to its presence … Read more