Santa Clara Island

View of Santa Clara Island In San Sebastain from Mira Concha

Santa Clara Island is the name given to the small island that lays in the middle of La Concha Bay. It sits smack bang in the middle, with Monte Igueldo to one side and Monte Urgull on the other.  It makes for the picture perfect postcard from La Concha Beach. But there’s more to the … Read more

Buen Pastor Cathedral

the spire of the buen pastor cathedral sticking out between the trees on an nice autumnal day

The Buen Pastor Cathedral (Good Shepherd Cathedral in English) is one of the most iconic buildings in San Sebastian (Donostia), making it a must visit when in the city.  It’s an easy building to spot as it rises above the skyline across most of the city, with sneak glimpses of the spires from the nearby … Read more

San Sebastian Surf

sunset over the zurriola beach in san sebastian with monte urgull in the background

The Basque Country is synonymous with surfing with a number of great surf spots along the Northern Spanish coastline and the Southern French coastline (which is just a short journey away).  And San Sebastian (Donostia) is one of the best spots in the Basque Country, if not Spain, to catch some waves. The city has … Read more

San Sebastian Map

San Sebastian tourist map on la Concha beach

We’ve created an interactive map below which contains the top things to see in San Sebastian, our favourite restaurants and bars and other points of interest. You can click on each of the symbols to learn more about each place. View the full size map here. Download the map to your phone Our map of … Read more

Monte Igueldo

ondarreta beach in san sebastian

Located at the end of Ondarreta Beach, Monte Igeuldo is one of the most iconic places in San Sebastian (Donostia) for a number of reasons.  Firstly, sitting high above San Sebastian, Monte Igueldo offers some of the best undisrupted views of the city. It’s unique location provides a different perspective on the La Concha bay … Read more

What is San Sebastian Famous For?

inside a pincho bar in san sebastian old town

San Sebastian (Donostia) has become famous for a number of different things over the years. Arguably though, it was Queen Isabell II in the 1840’s that originally put San Sebastian on the map.  Her doctors recommended her to bathe in the sea to help her skin problems and thus she started to spend her summers … Read more