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Basque Country

Go on an adventure while on holiday in the Basque Country. The Spanish Basque Country is located adjacent to the Pyrenees and France. The region, with its proud local residents, has its own culture with a refined cuisine and a separate language. With a holiday home in the Basque Country, you could explore all the secrets. The distinctive and traditional holiday homes are situated in the middle of the beautiful countryside. Choose from our range of holiday homes in the Basque Country now and the excitement can begin!

Your holiday home among the mountains of the Basque Country

Explore the changing landscape from your holiday home in the Basque Country, and see an abundance of beech and oak forests, rolling green hills, rugged cliffs and beautiful reservoirs. There are eight nature reserves in this region, with beautiful waterfalls. The natural parks, such as the Urdaibai Reserva de la Biosfera, are home to hundreds of bird species. Dilika Cañyon is a beautiful sight towards the end of the winter. This 270-metre-high melt waterfall is found at the source of the Nervión river. Be sure to visit the Parque Natural de Valderejo with its limestone cliffs, located in the valley. While walking or cycling through this park, you might spot rare animals such as vultures, wild boar and red deer. Stay in a holiday home in the Basque Country among the mountains, and chill out in a green environment. 

Cultural Basque Country

While on holiday in the Basque Country, visit interesting, historic cities as well as traditional villages. This region has a number of historic sights, all well worth a visit. The largest city in the Basque Country is Bilbao, very popular with art lovers. The Guggenheim Museum is one of the most important museums of modern art in Spain, with works of art by Salvador Dalí and others. The heart of the city, called Casco Viejo, has a beautiful medieval influence. San Sebastian is a pleasant city in the north-eastern part of the Basque Country. You can take the cable car here to Monte Igeldo. From there you have a breathtaking view and you can then return on foot to the quaint city centre. A visit to Hondarribia is also highly recommended. This city, full of aristocratic buildings, has a charming fishermen's quarter and a beautiful Gothic church with baroque tower. Hondarribia entices you to spend hours wandering through the picturesque, traditional alleys and visiting museums. Explore it from your holiday home in the Basque Country.

Holidays in the Basque Country: plenty to do! 

While on holiday in the Basque Country, there is a choice of plenty of beautiful beaches. San Sebastian is a very popular seaside resort during the summer months. Playa de la Concha and Playa de Ondaretta especially attract hordes of beach lovers. Staying in Zumaia and Hondarribia is wonderful, too. Surfers can go to Zarautz and Mundaka. You are sure to enjoy active holidays based from your holiday house in the Basque Country!

The historic cities and beautiful beaches are not the region's only attractions. The Basque Country has many places of both natural and cultural interest, which you shouldn't miss while on holiday. Visit the caves of Arrikrutz, the Romanesque monastery at Estibalitz, the caves of Santimamiñe and the statue of Jesus on Mount Urgall. The latter is found in San Sebastian and is a lovely climb to get to. In summer, festivals are held in various places around the region. The beautiful surroundings and varied landscapes make a brisk walk really tempting. The region has numerous unique mountain routes, many even more beautiful than others. We recommend the mountain trip from Ordizia and the trip to the top of the Txindoki mountain. The mountainous landscape is of course ideal for mountain bikers. Set off from your holiday home in the Basque Country!

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Holiday in Basque - FAQs
What are the most important places to visit in the Basque?

The most important places to visit in Basque are Donostia-San Sebastian, Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Hondarribia, Getaria, Laguardia, Zarautz, Zumaia, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and Bermeo.

 

Any activities that I must include during my stay in Basque?

Some of the must-do activities in Basque are:

  • Visiting museums
  • Sunbathing on the beach
  • Visiting the churches and other cultural areas
  • Visiting vineyards and wineries
  • Surfing
  • Hiking and camping
  • Fishing on beaches
If I’m coming from the UK, what are my options?

Travelers from the UK can reach Basque by train, air or bus.

What are the recommended dishes in the Basque?

Some of the recommended dishes in Basque are Bacalao pil-pil, Pintxos, Marmitako, Alubias de Tolosa, Bacalao a la Vizcaína, Merluza en salsa verde, Angulas a la Bilbaina, Patatas con chorizo, and Baked Txangurro.

When is the ideal time to visit the Basque?

The months from June to September are the best to visit Basque.