Everything You Need to Know About Surfing in San Sebastian

One of the best beaches in San Sebastian for surfers is Zurriola Beach, a fun and youthful hangout with great waves.

This blog post was originally posted on January 29, 2020 and was updated on October 6 2020.  Spain’s northern coastline—San Sebastian included—is famous for its magnificent surfing spots. But what makes San Sebastian even more unique is that it’s one of the few places in the world where you can find amazing waves right in the […]

Behind the Bite: The Iconic San Sebastian Cheesecake (+ Recipe)

When eating alone in San Sebastian, be sure to head to La Viña for the famous cheesecake.

This blog post was originally posted on November 13, 2019 and was updated on September 17, 2020.  This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. The beauty of the legendary San Sebastian cheesecake is its simplicity. It doesn’t even have a crust, unlike its […]

Why Pasajes, Spain Is the Perfect Day Trip Destination from San Sebastian

View of Pasajes, Spain from the water

Take a hike to the small, picturesque fishing village of Pasajes and discover some of the Basque Country’s freshest seafood.  The town of Pasajes (Pasaia in Basque) is a small, fairytale-like fishing village located less than 10 kilometers away from San Sebastian. Attractive small squares, delicious gastronomy, medieval architecture with colorful houses—Pasajes has it all.  […]

The Famous Basque Txuleta: Best Steak in San Sebastian

Txuleta (Basque steak)

One of the cornerstones of Basque cuisine is the famous txuleta. We gathered up a list of the best places to try this famous local T-bone steak in San Sebastian.  When traveling in Spain, many foodies have the world-famous Iberian ham and pork at the top of their list, and in the north of Spain […]

Where to Eat on Holidays in San Sebastian: Restaurants That Are Always Open

Sirloin steak tapas at Gandarias, San Sebastian

We get it: on most Mondays, some Tuesdays and public holidays it can seem like mission impossible to find a nice place to have dinner in San Sebastian. But no need to panic! We’ve got you covered.  Holiday season can be tricky in a small city like San Sebastian: many family-run bars and restaurants close […]

Behind Closed Doors: A Deep Dive into Basque Gastronomic Societies

Cooking dinner inside a Basque gastronomic society

At the heart of the Basque Country’s famous cuisine beat the many gastronomic societies—the mysterious birthplaces for many typical Basque dishes. Eating well and the importance of food have been an inseparable part of Basque identity for as long as we can remember. There are many secrets, traditions and rituals related to the gastronomy here, […]

5 Things to Do on Easter in San Sebastian to Celebrate Spring Like a Local

Easter processions in the Basque Country

The Basque Country is at its best during Easter: spring is in full swing, nature is starting to bloom, and the city wakes up into glory after the chilly winter.  And make sure to pack your swimsuit—sometimes we even have the first beach days in April!  Springtime is also one big celebration of gastronomy; it’s […]

Where to Find Luggage Storage in San Sebastian

Zurriola Beach walkway in San Sebastian

Nobody wants to carry around their bags while enjoying their last few hours in town. Planning on spending the day in San Sebastian but have an early check out from your accommodation? Or maybe you’ll arrive early and would like to explore before you can check in to your hotel? Trust us, a pintxos crawl […]

Shop Like a Local at the Bretxa Market in San Sebastian

One of our favorite places to go shopping in San Sebastian is La Bretxa Market!

Many of us decide to come to San Sebastian because of the amazing gastronomy scene, but where do local chefs find their impeccable quality ingredients? The answer would be, of course, from the local fish and food markets.  Not only do these play an extremely important role as the place to buy fresh ingredients, but […]

Solo Travel in the Basque Country: Tips for Eating Alone in San Sebastian

Tenderloin steak pintxos in San Sebastian

Eating out alone is something that many of us may find uncomfortable—no worries! San Sebastian is perfect for solo dining, and this capital of gastronomy definitely isn’t the place to miss out on food.  San Sebastian is a top destination for solo travelers; there are plenty of things to do and explore and food is, […]