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What kind of getaway do you fancy? Explore a big city, relax in front of the sea, savor the local gastronomy, immerse yourself in art and culture, or simply disconnect. You choose the destination, we provide the hotel.
Guipúzcoa: a unique and cosmopolitan territory
The province of Guipúzcoa is one of the most beautiful and attractive in the Basque Country. From San Sebastian to Hondarribia, passing through such spectacular natural areas as the Basque Coast Geopark, this region is full of beauty.
San Sebastian and its La Concha beach, one of the most awarded beaches in the world, are waiting for you to share an unforgettable getaway.
Here you will eat in style. However, sometimes you will do it in small portions. If this happens, you will be practising the noble art of pintxos. This city has some of the best bars in the Basque Country, numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and unique gastronomic products. Would you like to try them?
To have everything at hand, come to the reception of our Sercotel Europa San Sebastián hotel or to our Sercotel Europa Apartments. Located close to the old part of the city and La Concha beach, where everything passes by on the promenade, both options are perfect base camps to make the most of the city.
However, we can tell you that in Guipúzcoa there is life beyond San Sebastián. And what a life! One of its essential towns is Hondarribia, one of those charming seaside towns where you know when you arrive, but not when you want to leave. If you stay one more day, at the Sercotel Jáuregui we will welcome you with open arms. We are two minutes from the sea and very close to restaurants specialising in Basque gastronomy.
Art and nature intermingle in the province of Guipúzcoa. To see for yourself, you can start by walking to the unforgettable Chillida Leku museum. Here the work of the famous artist occupies up to 11 hectares of land. In total, 40 sculptures are on display in the open air for you to stroll among them, unhurriedly and eagerly.
In the Sanctuary of Loyola, the architecture of this building is responsible for the art. If it is incredible on its own, just wait until you enter the nature of the Urola Valley in which it is located.
Guipúzcoa in blue
And they know a lot about nature in this province. We recommend that you get some fresh air in the Aralar Natural Park, not only the cradle of hiking but also the home of Idiazábal cheese. In the area, Tolosa and Ordizia hold their traditional markets.
If you want more greenery, the Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park will leave you speechless. Especially when you reach the Shrine of Arantzazu. We know, you can't help but wonder how it stands upright hanging from that ravine.
And if what your body wants is to eat and drink well, why not take a break to enjoy the Txotx? It is a ritual in which Basques go to cider houses to sample the cider of the season before it is bottled. In the glass, cider, yes; and on the plate, beef chops, cod omelettes, cheese and quince jelly.
You can't talk about Guipúzcoa without mentioning the sea and the villages that dot its rugged coastline. The longest beach on this coastline can be found in Zarautz. Its 2.5 kilometres are one of the favourite meeting points for surf lovers in the province. Please note that if you are not a boarder, you are also welcome.
Continue a little further west until you reach Getaria. There, its lighthouse awaits you, solitary and brave, facing a Bay of Biscay that sometimes roars so loud that it's scary. And even further out, the sea and the rock have been waging a war of erosion for years. The result? A flysch that will exhaust the memory of your smartphone. Smile, this marvellous place is Guipúzcoa.