Ondarreta Beach

ondarreta beach in san sebastian

Ondarreta beach is located to the east of La Concha beach at the foot of Monte Igueldo.  The beach itself is the smallest in San Sebastian at 600m wide. It’s also the beach furthest out from the city centre. This is probably why it’s the least famous of all three beaches in Donostia.  However, sitting … Read more

La Zurriola Beach

la zurriola beach in san sebastian

When you’re in San Sebastian, you can’t miss out on a trip to La Zurriola beach.  Whatever time of the year, there’s bound to be something going on.  La Zurriola beach is located in Gros, situated between the River Urumea and Monte Ulía. For that reason sometimes known as Gros beach.  At 800 metres wide, … Read more

Best Burgers in Bilbao

Itxas Bide burges in Bilbao

In a city famous for its food, it’s only natural that there are a number of places that serve up amazing burgers in Bilbao. And if you’re a burger lover, we don’t think you’ll leave disappointed! The typical burger bars in Bilbao tend to follow the same principles that makes the Basque Country famous for … Read more

Best Brunch Spots in Bilbao

Brunch at the Gran Hotel Domine in Bilbao

The Basque Country and Bilbao is famous worldwide for its gastronomy, but you could argue that it isn’t exactly famous for its breakfast.  The good thing is, over the last few years, as the brunch trend has swept other major cities in Europe, more locations are constantly popping up in the city where you can … Read more

Basque Cider Houses

People getting basque cider from a cider barrel in a cider house in Astigarraga

Cider Houses have a long standing history in the Basque Country. The presence of Siderías (“Sagardotegi” in Basque) or Basque Cider Houses dates back to the 11th century.  Originally they were places where locals would typically go to buy cider and food. However, over time they converted into places of social gatherings and restaurants.  Today, … Read more

Best coffee shops in San Sebastian

breakfast and coffee from Old Town Coffee in San Sebastian

There are so many great independent, local places to grab a coffee in San Sebastian. And the best thing is, that in most pastelerías, cafes and bars, it’ll only set you back between €1.50 and €2 for a cup of the good stuff. The coffee favoured by the Spanish is probably described best as a … Read more

The Best Hotels in Hondarribia

With so much to see and do in the beautiful Basque fishing town of Hondarribia, it’s worth staying in town for at least a couple of days. And to make the most of your time here, you’re going to want to choose a good base. But fear not, we’ve got you covered in our guide … Read more

Things to know before visiting Bilbao

View of the La Ribera Market building in Bilbao at night

If you’re thinking about visiting Bilbao, there are some things you should know about this Basque city before doing so. We’ve taken some of the most frequently asked questions and answered them all in one place so you can head to Bilbao with peace of mind. 1. Where is Bilbao? Bilbao is located in the … Read more

The 6 Best Restaurants in Hondarribia

Restaurante Jaizkibel in Hondarribia

Hondarribia has more to it than just being one of the prettiest towns in Spain. Situated on the coast of the French-Spanish border, the town has an extensive fishing history. And with that comes some quality food! Having spent a number of weekends in the Basque town, it’s fair to say we’ve tried and tested … Read more

Mountains in San Sebastian

View of Monte Urgull from La Concha Beach in San Sebastian

Most people who visit San Sebastian know that the city is famous for many things including its food, the vibrant Old Town and surf! And whilst most could tell you that there are three beaches in Donostia, the majority wouldn’t know that there are also three mountains! The three montes (hills) are prominent features in … Read more