San Sebastián (Basque: Donostia)

It is nearly impossible not to fall madly in love with this city.




As my friends told me and I agree, accommodation standards in San Sebastián are generally good, but prices are high and availability in high season is very tight.

I stayed in a hotel called Astoria 7. Very good location, average priced, and very clean. If you’re looking for budget hotels, any NH hotels in Spain should be reliable and budget friendly. For boutique hotels, I heard that Villa Soro is a good option with a location by the beach.


  • Rent a bike, tour or personal and wander around the streets, and old town (La Parte Vieja)! Its beautiful.
  • Checkout El Paseo Nuevo
  • PHANTOM BEACH – La Concha Bay (option: 10-minute boat ride offered by Motoras de la Isla – Paseo Mollaberria)
  • As for many places, Hop on Hop Off Bus tours are a good option to see different attraction spots.
    • Stops include:
      • Republica Argentina Street, in front of the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.
      • Teatro Victoria Eugenia
      • Townhall-Alderdi Eder gardens
      • Plaza Zaragoza-Hotel Londres
      • La Perla-La Concha beach
      • Ondarreta beach
      • Funicular-Peine del Viento
      • La Sirena hostel
      • Igledo Mountain-Theme park
      • Antiguo-Las Esclavas
      • Miramar Palace
      • Justice Palace
      • Buen Pastor Cathedral
      • Gros-Pinares Square
      • Ulia mountain-Navarra Avenue
  • Checkout the famous sculpture located at the end of the beach Ondarreta. Its called El Piene Del Viento.. The sculptures are embedded in the rocks just a few feet left over the sea

  • Cable car up that takes you up the mountain
  • See the City Hall building, also near the Concha Bay
  • Zurriola Beach (Surfers beach)
  • Igeldo Hill (a hill where you can take rides from the top)
  • Miramar park (A nicey grass area for a picnic)



  • Arzak (3Michelen star, very famous yet very expensive but worth every bite lol i loved it.)
Arzak Restaurant – World’s 50 Best Restaurants


Arzak Restaurant – World’s 50 Best Restaurants
  • Café Oquendo (its right in front of the Teatro Victoria Eugenia)
  • Txubillo (Japanese pinchos)
  • Garraxi
  • Bar Néstor (appetizers, salads, yemdi7oon ilpotato omlette ihnak bes majarabt’ha)
  • La Cuchara de San Telmo
  • Juanito Kojua (traditional Basque cuisine)


If you need more recommendations (Roadtrips from San Sebastian, other places in Spain), please feel free to contact us 😀

~ Put down the map, and get wonderfully lost.




  1. Helll dear, am a regular visitor to malaga , ii have been to barcelona , and mallorca and this year am thinking of canary island but i am confused about which island in the canaries should i go to , we are 4 girls we love the beach and fun activities , do u have any recomendation ;p?

    1. Hi Dalal, For beaches, look at Lanzarote (especially Papagayos in the south) and Fuerteventura (either Corralejo in the north, or Jandia in the south).

      Gran Canaria also has beautiful beaches in the capital “Las Palmas”, and in Maspalomas in the south. They are busier than the one on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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