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 […]

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 […]

What Responsible Tourism in San Sebastian Looks Like

Solo travel in San Sebastian means you can spend as much time on the beach as you want.

If you haven’t been to San Sebastian yet, we bet it’s on your radar. And you aren’t alone: the number of visitors to this city in northern Spain increased 10% last year. Overtourism in San Sebastian? “San Sebastian has many beautiful neighborhoods but tourism concentrates mostly in its Old Town,” said Ania, our Operations Manager […]

The Essential Guide to Street Art in San Sebastian

Street art in San Sebastian

All throughout the world, street art is becoming an ubiquitous part of local culture. Once considered to be a universal symbol denoting no-go areas in cities across the globe, graffiti has taken on a new meaning in the past several years. Today, colorful works of street art and intricate murals, often by locally renowned artists, […]

How to Live Like a Local During 10 Days in San Sebastian

During your 10 days in San Sebastian, visit the aquarium and the naval museum to learn about the fascinating maritime history of the city and how it ties into local culture even today.

Some cities were made to be savored slowly, and San Sebastian is one of them. And no, we’re not just talking about the food, although there will certainly be plenty of that during your 10 days in San Sebastian. However, establishing a solid home base here for a longer trip will immerse you in the […]

Guide to Boutique Shopping in San Sebastian

Take some time to simply get lost in the Old Town during your 7 days in San Sebastian.

Chic and sophisticated San Sebastian is an especially ideal place to discover new trends and hidden gems. From locally designed clothes to quirky home decor, there’s no shortage of places to discover while boutique shopping in San Sebastian. In fact, there are dozens of incredible little shops tucked away in its streets, just waiting to […]

Cheers! Where to Drink Craft Beer in San Sebastian

Kañabikaña is home to some of the best craft beer in San Sebastian!

As home to some of the best food in the world, San Sebastian is a gastronomic paradise. But what about when it comes to refreshing artisanal beers? The craft beer craze has taken full swing in Europe, and Spain is catching on to the trend. There are several great bars where you can enjoy craft […]

Make the Most of Your Week: 7 Days in San Sebastian

Not sure what to pack for San Sebastian in fall? Prepare for rain and chillier temperatures.

Beautiful, sophisticated San Sebastian is the perfect place to escape for a week. It features a European, cosmopolitan vibe coupled nicely with the slow, laid-back pace of life so many visitors to Spain love. The city has plenty to see and do without being overwhelming. It’s the perfect place to spend a week visiting at […]

Our Top 10 Favorite Bars in San Sebastian

Bar Sport is one of our favorite traditional pintxos bars in San Sebastian.

Pintxos aren’t just food in San Sebastian—they’re a way of life. As such an important local tradition, it makes sense that you’ll only want to eat the very best pintxos on your crawl. But with so many bars to choose from, finding the very best can be overwhelming. That’s why we put together this list […]