Visitors Guide To The Zumaia Flysch

The Algori viewpoint at the Zumaia Flysch

The Zumaia Flysch, located in the Basque Country of Northern Spain, is a spectacular geological formation renowned for its stunning cliff faces and stratified rock layers.  Not only is it simply stunning to look at, this natural marvel is a key site for geological research, offering insights into millions of years of Earth’s history.  The … Read more

Where To Eat Tolosa Beans

Tolosa beans being served

Alubias de Tolosa or Tolosa beans are one of the top dishes that we recommend trying on a visit to San Sebatian.  Tolosa beans are a variety of pinto beans, with a dark purple colour. They are oval and smooth, but it’s the flavour that makes them famous.  They grow from May to October, ready … Read more

Things To Do in Zumaia

The Flysch in Zumaia

With its unique natural setting and industrial and maritime history, there are plenty of things to do in Zumaia. The Basque town is probably most famous for its natural and geological riches. Zumaia has some of the longest sets of continuous rock strava in the world (the Flysch) which has led the area being named … Read more

River Urumea

View looking up the River Urumea in San Sebastian

The River Urumea is a prominent feature in San Sebastian that divides the city. It enters San Sebastain in the Martutene district and works its way down to the Cantanbrian sea between Monte Urgull and La Zurriola Beach. The River Urumea is quite a wide river. For decades it was used as a means of … Read more

We Tried Azoka: San Sebastián’s Newest Resaurant

Azoka Restaurant in San Sebastian

Azoka is a novel restaurant in San Sebastián that opened its doors in August.  The owners have introduced a unique concept to the city, blending charcoal and fire cooking with sociocultural events.  The 500-square-metre space, spanning two floors, showcases live-cooking and a diverse culinary offering.  On the main floor, the Azoka team manages the kitchen, … Read more

23 Best Things To Do in San Sebastian

The pico del loro on la concha beach in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is probably most famous for its beaches and culinary excellence. And whilst visiting La Concha beach and trying the city’s popular pintxos is a must for all visitors, there’s plenty more that the city has to offer. There are things for foodies, sport enthusiasts, history buffs or those who simply enjoy a bit … Read more

Things to do in San Sebastian when it rains

People walking on paseo de la concha in the rain

Look, I’m not going to lie to you. The weather in San Sebastian (and the Basque Country in general) can be a bit hit and miss. It can rain – a lot!  There’s certainly more rainfall here than what you’d typically associate with the rest of Spain. To put it into context, there’s 1,500mm of … Read more

Where to stay in Bilbao

the skyline of Bilbao from the BBK festival

Whilst it’s a fairly compact city (you can get around on foot to most places), it’s worth doing a bit of research on the best area to stay in Bilbao to make your trip unforgettable.  The city offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every traveller’s preferences. And whether you’re looking for a … Read more

How to get from Bilbao Airport to Bilbao centre

If you’re planning to make a trip to Bilbao from overseas, you’re most likely going to travel into Bilbao Airport. Bilbao Airport, also known as Bilbao-Loiu Airport, is an International airport that has a number of flights from all over Europe each day.  It’s located just 9 kilometres north of the city centre, making it … Read more

Vegetarian Restaurants in Bilbao

Txukrut Vegan Bar Bilbao

Bilbao is a city well known for the quality of its food. From the Michelin Star restaurants, to the pintxo culture, there’s a lot to get your taste buds fired up on a trip to Bilbao.  However, it’s fair to say that the Basque Country is a little more traditional when it comes to different … Read more