Euskal Jaiak: Why This Exciting Basque Festival Should Be On Your Radar

Euskal Jaiak is a week celebrating Basque traditions and culture. It's one of our favorite festivals in San Sebastian!

If you’re looking to experience the ultimate in Basque food, culture, sports and more all in one week, you won’t want to miss Euskal Jaiak. This weeklong event (the name of which translates to “Basque Festivities” in English) typically takes place at the beginning of September, not long after the epic Semana Grande celebrations in […]

The Complete Guide to Semana Grande in San Sebastian

When it comes to festivals in San Sebastian, Semana Grande is a must!

It’s called the “Great Week” for a reason—Semana Grande in San Sebastian is unlike any other festival you’ll ever experience. In fact, it’s more than just a summer festival. It’s a full weeklong citywide street party celebrating Basque culture and heritage, complete with fireworks, live music, and plenty of good food. We look forward to […]

7 Key Things to Know Before Visiting San Sebastian

Learn a few Basque phrases, make a few Basque friends—it's that simple!

With its stunning landscapes and world-class cuisine, San Sebastian is a must on any traveler’s itinerary when visiting Spain. However, as with any new place, there are a few things to keep in mind before you go. San Sebastian is full of pleasant surprises, and a brief introduction to the local culture will help your […]