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

Best Restaurants in San Sebastian

Food form Le Comidare in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is a foodies paradise. Famous for its pintxo bars, the city has gained a reputation as one of the best places to eat on the planet. But with so many restaurants, pintxo bars, siderias and cafes to choose from, knowing where you want to go on your trip to Donostia is impossible. So … Read more

Vegan Restaurants in San Sebastian

Garraxi San Sebastian

Without a doubt, San Sebastian is a foodie’s heaven!  The city has a worldwide fame for the quality of food. From the Michelin Star restaurants, to the sidrerias (cider houses) and the pintxo culture, there’s a lot to be admired on a trip to San Sebastian.  However, it’s fair to say that the Basque Country … Read more

Best Pintxo Bars in San Sebastian

inside a pincho bar in san sebastian old town

You can’t come to San Sebastian without trying some of the famous pintxos (pronounced “pinchos”). Pintxos are small, appetiser-sized portions of food that are usually served at bars. They differ from the traditional Spanish tapa in that they are ordered separately to your drink (whereas tapas are generally served for free when you order a … Read more

Beautiful Towns in Gipuzkoa Worth Visiting


Nestled in the heart of Spain’s Basque Country, Gipuzkoa is a province that enchants visitors with its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture.  This diverse region, with its rugged coastlines, rolling hills, and lush forests, offers a picturesque escape into nature’s beauty.  It’s home to some of the most beautiful towns not only in … Read more

Best Pizza Restaurants San Sebastian

NAP San Sebastian Pizzeria

Whilst pizza may not be the typical food San Sebastian is famous for, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a slice of the cheesy stuff! You might be looking for a break from all the pintxos and traditional Basque dishes. Or fancy a night in your Airbnb? Well, pizza is also a great shout in … Read more

Day Trips from San Sebastian

Whilst there are plenty of things to do in San Sebastian (Donostia), the Basque Country and local area has so much natural beauty, that a trip outside of the city is definitely worth the time if you have it. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favourite day trips that are within easy reach of … Read more

The 7 Best Spas Near Gipuzkoa

Hotel Balneario Orduña Plaza

Whilst living in the Basque Country may seem easy – we have great weather, incredible food, beautiful mountains and a stunning coastline! Sometimes, you still need a little time to relax and unwind. After a few years of living in San Sebastian, I’ve visited a number of the spas in Gipuzkoa on rainy day trips … Read more