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Abarka Hondarribia

Hondarribia, also known by its Spanish name Fuenterrabía, is one of the most traditional small towns in the area surrounding San Sebastian, and unquestionably one of the prettiest. Situated on the western shore of Txingudi Bay, it is one of the border towns separating Spain from France, and lies practically on the French border. The…

Biarritz beach

Biarritz is situated in south-west France, just 50 kilometres from San Sebastian, making it an easy daytrip destination if you have a car. You can also book an organised one-day excursion from San Sebastian. Biarritz is a city open to the sea. It became very famous in the 19th century, when French doctors attributed therapeutic…

Astoria 7 Hotel San Sebastian

In the few years since it opened, the Astoria 7 hotel has become one of the city’s landmark hotels. Built in a former cinema, it has come to set a benchmark for accommodation in San Sebastian, and is one of the city’s most popular hotels as it offers excellent value for money. Book at Best…

San Sebastian Car parks

If you’re visiting San Sebastian by car, the best way to get around the city is to leave it in one of the city’s many car parks, or at your hotel if it has parking facilities. It’s not worth driving in San Sebastian, as you can get around easily on foot or using the cheap…

San Sebastian 2016

San Sebastian has beaten other Spanish candidate cities, including Burgos, Córdoba, Segovia, Las Palmas and Zaragoza to be named European Capital of Culture 2016. When they selected San Sebastian, the panel highlighted its strong commitment to fighting violence and its use of culture in achieving this goal. When you also take into account San Sebastian’s…

Surfing in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, thanks largely to its 3 beaches. Of the three, the most popular with surfers is Zurriola, which is one of Spain’s top city surf beaches. Surf tourism in San Sebastian has been increasing year on year, and gradually this beach has earned a reputation…

48 hours in San Sebastian

If you’re spending a weekend in San Sebastian and have already completed our one day itinerary, here are some ideas of what to do on your second day in the city. Morning Monte Urgull: Close to the Parte Vieja, or Old Town, you’ll find Monte Urgull. Like Monte Igueldo, it offers spectacular views over the…