Closest & Most Accessible Beaches in Bilbao

Ereaga beach near bilbao

The Basque coastline is packed with stunning rock formations, cliffs, amazing surfing conditions and impressive beaches. They’re one of the main reasons people come from all over the world to visit the area.  But, when you think of Bilbao, I wouldn’t blame you if golden sand wasn’t the first thing that springs to mind.  Whilst … Read more

Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) Bilbao

Ribera Market in Bilbao

The Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) in Bilbao goes by many names. It’s referred to “Zazpikaleak” in Basque, or “Siete Calles” in Spanish which both translate to the “Seven Streets”. It’s also known as the Medieval Quarter or Old Town.  Whatever you want to call it, they all refer to the same nucleus of streets in … Read more


Now, if San Sebastian is one of the prettiest cities in the Basque Country, Hodarribia (Fuenterrabía in Spanish) has to be up there as one of the prettiest towns!  Set on the French-Spanish border, it’s a town with plenty of history which is evident as you walk through its charming streets.  With the River Bidasoa, … Read more


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

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