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


pintxo and drinks at a bar in san sebsatian parte vieja

Alongside the beaches, the surf, city centre architecture and cultural events, one of the things San Sebastian is most famous for is the food! And in particular the pintxos. Pintxos were born in the Basque Country. They are a small, appetiser sized portion of food that are usually served at bars. They differ from the … 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

San Sebastian beaches

ondarreta beach in san sebastian

One of the things that makes San Sebastian (Donostia) a great city break, particularly in the summer, is the beaches on offer. Donostia is blessed with not one, but three beaches, all within easy reach of the city centre.  Despite being fairly close together, they each have their own character and vibe. In this article … Read more

How to get to San Sebastian

The strategic positioning of San Sebastian (Donostia) means it is well communicated by road, rail and airports making it an easy place to access from inside and outside of Spain.  The city is located on the northern coast of Spain, in the Basque Country, and is less than 20km or half an hour from the … Read more