If you are planning on visiting the north of Spain, your destination should be San Sebastian. It not only has one of the most famous beaches of the peninsula, but it’s the perfect place to enjoy from a beach and mountain vacation with family or friends.
Donostia is surrounded by beautiful places everywhere and, for that reason, it’s very important to stay near the city centre to discover them all. Book with Sercotel Hotels at any of our hotels in San Sebastian old town and enjoy our high-quality services and everything this city has to offer at your fingertips.
La Concha Bay is the main attraction of this town and the place where the famous sculpture "Peine del Viento" by Eduardo Chillida is located; it definitely deserves a photograph. In addition, it’s very close to the city centre where you can enjoy its history, architecture and excellent cuisine.
A few meters from La Concha Beach you can visit the Town Hall, the Church of Santa María or the San Telmo Museum. This museum has an important collection of Basque history all the way back from prehistory to this day. You cannot miss visiting the Teatro Victoria Eugenia, where the International Film Festival of San Sebastian is held; a beautiful building on the inside and full of history on the outside.
Reserve a day for a family outing through Mount Igueldo; you can climb to the top walking or by a funicular. Once there, enjoy the fresh air and admire the beautiful scenario, the views of the city, its port, the lighthouse and the sea. Also, on Mount Urgull between La Concha Bay and the Urumea River you can visit the Castillo de la Mota. A defensive fortress of this town that still keeps remaining pieces of its history like guns, photos, engravings, clothes, and armours.
If you want to enjoy the sun and the sea, we suggest you stay in one of our hotels in San Sebastian. Nearby you will find excellent restaurants where you can taste traditional dishes and practice water sports like surfing, stand-up paddle or canoeing. The city has ten kilometres of coastline and three amazing water areas: La Concha, Ondarreta, and Zurriola. These are the perfect areas for those who love practicing water activities or just soaking up the sun.
San Sebastian is known as Spain’s gastronomic capital city. If you are a food lover, we recommend you eat at one of its top three restaurants with Michelin stars: The Arzak, the Mugaritz or the Martín Berasategui. Although these restaurants might be a bit expensive, that doesn’t mean you cannot taste some of San Sebastian’s great gastronomy. We suggest you opt for tapas or tasty fish like sea bass, sea bream or turbot. Also, you cannot leave the city without tasting the marmitako, the koskera hake or the cod in its different cooking versions. San Sebastian is definitely the place to taste quality seafood and much more.
You will find a great variety of bars and taverns that serve these delicious pinchos, stews and great wines. As a Spanish tradition, you eat a tapa and a drink in each bar you go, this way you try them all. Do you dare to join?
Book your stay with Sercotel Hotels at any of our hotels in San Sebastian, Spain and get ready to enjoy its irresistible culture, gastronomy and leisure activities. You will want to visit again!