A trip to San Sebastian from Pamplona!
Located a mere 50 miles from Pamplona, the beautiful coastal city of San Sebastian is a highly recommended destination during your trip to Spain. Beautiful beaches, incredible architecture and perhaps the best food in Europe, you can knock out this lovely location in a day or less. That is, unless you are a foodie. There are more Michelin star restaurants per capita in San Sebastian than any other place in the entire world.
In 2016, Travel + Leisure Magazine rated San Sebastian as the 4th best city in Europe.
In 2017, San Sebastian was featured on the show Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain. The popular host was completely blown away, and you can view his notes here.
Bulls and Beaches
The majority of our clients take an inexpensive bus ride from the Pamplona Station, conveniently located just down the street from our Pamplona hotel. We’ve never had a client return to Pamplona without a sunburned smile on their face!
Our staff would be happy to assist you in planning the perfect beach escape, from the best locations for swimming in the Bay of La Concha or the hidden gems among the plethora of delicious eateries.
Spend 36 Hours in San Sebastian
We love the New York Times travel writing, and their 36 Hours in San Sebastian is an excellent starter guide to see what you can do in San Sebastian.
Some Tips for San Sebastian from New York Times:
The sublime mingles with the absurd atop Mount Igueldo (34-943-213-525;www.monteigueldo.es) on the western edge of the bay. Ride the rumbling funicular (2.80 euros) to the summit where the Mount Igueldo Tower claims to offer “the best view in the world” (it is indeed grand). Then revisit childhood at the ancient amusement park, where the rickety rides and classic carnival games are all so ridiculously — though unintentionally — retro that they transcend tackiness and become hilariously fun for small children and hipsters alike.
Avoid the cheesy beachfront discos and seek out the laid-back bar Ondarra (Avenida de Zurriola 16; no phone; ondarraclub.com) in Gros, the neighborhood that flanks the surfingbeach Zurriola. Early in the evening, the tables that spill onto the sidewalk are the ideal spot for a round of gin and tonics with new friends. Later, the downstairs club, 16 bis, plugs in.
The two-year old, 102-room Hotel Astoria 7 (Calle de la Sagrada Familia 1; 34-943-445-000; astoria7hotel.com) pays homage to the cinema stars of San Sebastián’s annual film festival. The top-notch food emporium Don Serapio is nearby, but the pintxo-packed Parte Vieja is a 20-minute walk. High-season doubles from 140 euros.