Cuisine and wine culture go hand-in-hand in the Basque Country, and in Getaria you can experience them both for yourself.
The region’s fishing boats bring in the raw ingredients needed to prepare the grilled fish that characterises the barbecues of Getaria. This same sea that provides our food creates a special and unique microclimate for our vines, turning the grapes’ juices into our prized txakolí.
Getaria, simultaneously provides the peace and quiet of a small town and easy access to explore the rest of the Basque Country coast.
- BILBAO: 1h.
- SAN SEBASTIÁN: 0’30’’
- BIARRITZ: 1’10’’
The well-preserved historic quarter, its city walls and its ample culinary offerings make Hondarribia an unmissable place to visit.
The city walls, bastions and alleyways of the historic quarter transport travellers to a time when Hondarribia was constantly under siege. Their excellent state of preservation makes this region special, and the fine cuisine of its chefs, who specialise in a range of different styles, make this the ideal place to try pintxos and discover part of the Basque Country’s fascinating history.
To reach the town, which is 45 minutes from our hotel, visitors can pass through the Jaizkibel mountains (GI 3440) from where you can enjoy magnificent views.
Donostia / San Sebastián
Donostia-San Sebastián offers visitors a unique opportunity to taste Basque cuisine, take part in cultural activities and enjoy its festivals.
Culture and cuisine are two of the words that best define the capital of Gipuzkoa. The bars in the Old City, in the Gros neighbourhood, showcase the local miniature cuisine of pintxos. Likewise, the city offers many cultural activities which visitors can take part in, and one of its leading cultural icons is the Tabakalera. At 30 minutes from Hotel Gaintza, with public transport links and easy access for private vehicles, San Sebastian makes a perfect day trip.
The various festivals that take place here, such as Zinemaldia and Jazzaldia, have turned the city into an international flagship for culture.
Biarritz, a city in the French Basque country, offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the region.
This coastal city in the province of Labourd offers a wide range of activities, giving visitors a special insight into the region. As one of the top tourist destinations in the French Basque country, Biarritz has a diverse range of activities to appeal to all visitors.
One hour from our hotel, the highway (D912) that runs along the coast offers visitors some splendid views of the Basque coast.
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Lying within the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe offers visitors magnificent views.
This islet, located on the coast of Biscay, is an unmissable stop for visitors to the Basque coast. An hour and a half from our hotel and up 241 steps, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe offers visitors some of the most stunning views of the coast.
Visitors to the capital of Biscay can enjoy a variety of itineraries, monuments and guided tours, complemented by a great gastronomic scene.
A visit to the Guggenheim, smelling the aromas of produce at the Mercado de la Ribera and tasting the local cuisine in any of the historic quarter's bars or the Seven Streets are just three of the many activities you can try in Bilbao. An hour away from Hotel Gaintza, this city is an unmissable stop if you want to experience life in the cities of the Basque country.