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San Sebastián

Stunning ivory sands, blazing sunshine, gorgeous city scenes and a culinary reputation to drool over, welcome to San Sebastian, the pride of Spain. The perfect mix of rural and urban, you’ll find that every whim and need can be accommodated whether you’re a watersport enthusiast with a love of pintxos or a sun worshipper looking for the perfect Spanish escape, your ideal luxury holiday is waiting for you in San Sebastian…

With passion at the heart and soul of everything, party goers will be equally thrilled with San Sebastian for its lively, outgoing atmosphere and superb range of fabulous after-dark destinations for you to live it up in. For a taste of local nightlife, Parte Vieja is the place to be or for a more opulent evening, Playa de Ondaretta is the district known as the ‘millionaire’s belt’ and has some seriously stylish spots.

For visitors searching for vitamin sea, there are plenty of beaches to satisfy your appetite for sun and sand, from secluded bays and surfing spots to family-friendly stretches with every amenity you could think of. The ocean sights will also have snap-happy visitors in a tizzy as the vistas over the waves are not to be missed. Photographers will also love the stunning urban scene, which has a definitive sense of the Belle Époque era still residing over its glamorous old-world buildings.

Foodies will also find a nirvana in this Spanish region as it’s reputedly one of Europe’s greatest culinary hot spots. The drinks are endlessly flowing, the dishes are fresh and the markets are simply divine. Whether you’re enjoying Txakolí wine on a hot summers day, or indulging in some al fresco pintxos in the evening, your taste buds are definitely going to enjoy this flavourful journey.

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Remember that between the hours of 2pm-4pm getting anything done will be tricky as everyone is enjoying their afternoon siesta. Shops, restaurants and many other places of interest will be closed during this period so be sure to get everything you need ahead of time!
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Good to know

  • Time difference: UCT +1
  • Currency: EUR
  • Flying time to destination:
    2-hours from London
  • After Dark Destination: Bar Txurrut

Best Time To Travel

Average Temperatures
Jan: 9°c   Feb: 10°c   Mar: 12°c  
Apr: 14°c   May: 17°c   Jun: 20°c  
Jul: 23°c   Aug: 23°c   Sep: 20°c  
Oct: 17°c   Nov: 13°c   Dec: 10°c  

Location

San Sebastian In A Nutshell

  • If you don’t believe us when we say that this is one of the world’s best foodie hang outs, believe the facts! This Basque city has more Michelin stars per capita than anywhere else in the world and has three restaurants in the World’s Top 20.
     
  • If you want to sample the region’s signature tapas known as pintxos then there’s really only one place to go – Bar Zeruko in Old Town is one of the most revered producers of the speciality in the whole of Spain.
     
  • Seafood is an integral part of the San Sebastian diet due to its proximity to the sea. Dishes such as bacalao pil pil (fried cod) and pecebes (barnacles) are particularly common treats to enjoy.

     
  • Take your little ones to make some fishy friends at the world-famous San Sebastián Aquarium. One of the most popular attractions in the Basque region, this harbourside marine museum has plenty of interesting animals to keep the whole family intrigued.
     
  • With so many beaches at your disposal, it’s not surprising that watersports are always on the agenda for family holidays. Particularly popular are paddle board or kayaking lessons at Playa Concha.
     
  • For some thrilling fun and old-world magic, a day trip to Monte Igueldo Amusement Park is a must. With the third oldest funicular in Spain taking visitors to heady heights for some indescribable views as well as a number of child-friendly rides, this will be an experience to remember.

     
  • There are three main beaches in San Sebastian as well as a number of smaller coves, bays and pebble stretches.
     
  • La Concha is the most famous of the regions seafronts and has featured in a number of travel magazines for its stunning views, balmy waters and family-friendly activities.
     
  • The more urbanised beach, Ondarreta is located under a mountain slope, making it quite popular in summer for its shady retreats. With sculptures, eateries and other amenities close by, you should arrive here early in the warmer months to save your space.
     
  • For a youthful, surfer vibe, Zurriola beach is the place to see and be seen. Remodelled in 1994, the sands are impeccable and the waves are some of the best on Spain’s coast.

     
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