It is a favorite destination of Spaniards as well as French – since they are so close – and has a lot of tourist traffic every summer.
The well-known and international film festival is organized in September, which is attended by many famous actors.
The main beach, La Concha, has a length of 1.5 km with sand and wonderful views. It is the most photographed beach in the area!
As can be seen from the photo, the beach is long too!
The beach is not organized, everyone puts their umbrella or sunbed and sits where they want. In short, it has not been exploited for tourism as it is unfortunately done in many beaches in Greece.
As you can see …. it is very crowded!
There are many hotels and restaurants along the beach. It is the city that has the most restaurants and tapas bars per sq.m. from anywhere else in the world! You will find many shops serving tapas (in Basque they are called pintxos) – these are different types of appetizers usually served on toast or on sticks.
The city center is full of beautiful traditional buildings and churches.
The TOWN HALL
Many wealthy Spaniards, as well as the royal family, have summer residences in San Sebastian.
You can explore the area
How are you going?
San Sebastian is connected by bus and train to the major cities of northern Spain: Bilbao (100 km), Vittoria (100 km), Pamplona (82 km). We went from Bilbao for a day trip by bus – it takes about 1 hour. The bus station is about 10-15 minutes walk from the beach. You can take a bus if you do not want to walk.
If you want to get a taste of the city, the day trip is enough. But if you want to go on a cruise, swim in the sea – it is very crowded – to go by cable car and see museums you have to spend the night. For hotels see here.
The green hill
The statue of Christ on the hill
* Try potato bravas.
* Summer is full of tourism and hotels may be a bit expensive.