Behind the Bite: Txakoli

What is txakoli? Come to Elkano, a family-run vineyard in Getaria, and learn all about this fascinating Basque wine.

This post is part of our Behind the Bite series: deep dives into the dishes that we can’t stop thinking about. No drink captures the essence of the Basque Country as perfectly as txakoli does. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Spanish wine, txakoli (pronounced “cha-ko-LEE”) […]

Welcome Summer: What to Do in San Sebastian in June

Going to the beach is easily our favorite thing to do in San Sebastian in June.

Summer is here, and the sunny shores of San Sebastian are calling your name. We’re kind of obsessed with the fabulous weather and great vibes present throughout San Sebastian in June, so it probably comes as no surprise that it’s one of the best times of year to visit. Yes, a lot of other people […]

What to Drink in San Sebastian: An Insider’s Guide

When learning Basque phrases, pronunciation is key. The tx, like in "txakoli," is pronounced like the "ch" sound in English.

When you’re in Spain, it might be tempting to eschew every other drink on the menu and just go for sangria. After all, that’s what Spain is famous for…right? Surprisingly, no! Drinks in Spain are widely varied (but you’ll rarely see locals sipping on sangria), and in the Basque Country, choices become even more diverse. […]

Start 2019 Off Right: What to Do in San Sebastian in January

One of the most fun festivals in San Sebastian is the feast day of St. Sebastian himself, which consists of a nonstop drum parade!

The new year has arrived, and in most places, that means it’s time to settle back into everyday life after the holidays. But not in San Sebastian! In a city famous for its unique blend of Spanish and Basque cultural celebrations, it should come as no surprise that the fun continues straight through the start […]

Topa! Where to Drink Txakoli in San Sebastian

When learning Basque phrases, pronunciation is key. The tx, like in "txakoli," is pronounced like the "ch" sound in English.

When it comes to San Sebastian’s renowned culinary scene, the fun doesn’t just stop with the food. To really experience the gastro goodness to the fullest, be sure to wash everything down with a refreshing local drink. Our choice: txakoli! It’s hard to come by outside of northern Spain, so be sure to get your fix while you’re […]

Our Favorite Wine Shops in San Sebastian

There is so much to choose from at the fabulous wine shops in San Sebastian!

Chic, classy San Sebastian is a fabulous place to enjoy good wine. From big-name riojas to rare wines from smaller local producers, there isn’t anything you can’t find when it comes to vino. But where to look? Luckily, there are several great wine shops in San Sebastian where you can browse for your next favorite bottle and maybe […]

How to Eat Like a Local in San Sebastian: 6 Insider Tips

End your day trip to Pamplona from San Sebastian with plenty of pintxos and local wine.

As home to one of the world’s best gastronomic scenes, San Sebastian’s culture revolves largely around food. This beautiful beachside city is foodie heaven. From classic pintxos bars to Michelin-starred locales, the city itself is a true feast. To get the full experience, you definitely have to try to eat like a local in San […]

San Sebastian Gift Guide: 5 Foodie Gifts Everyone Will Love

Basque cider is one of the region's most beloved drinks for good reason.

Give the gift of San Sebastian this holiday season! We might be biased, but San Sebastian is one of the most unique cities in Spain. Never is that more obvious than during the holiday season. Unfortunately, all vacations must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share your unforgettable memories with your […]

Uncork the Txakoli at the Top 5 Vineyard Tours Near San Sebastian

In Spain, where there is great food, there is great wine. With San Sebastian’s rising status as the gastronomy capital of Europe, local production of Txakoli wine has been revitalized. Along the coast on either side of San Sebastian are a number of towns with Txakoli vineyards and wineries. These towns comprise the Txakoli Route, and they’re home to our favorite vineyard […]

7 Must-See Places on Your First Visit to San Sebastian

One of the most typical things to see in San Sebastian is the beach at the heart of the city: La Concha!

Everyone who visits San Sebastian falls in love with the city, and it’s no wonder why! After all, any place with such delicious food and such beautiful surroundings is sure to be a favorite. If you’re heading to northern Spain and want to make the most of your trip, follow our guide of the top things […]