San Sebastián is the jewel on the Basque coastline, the coolest of Spanish seaside resorts (the Queen built her summer palace here). Here the European, and indeed global, youth come to play, party and surf under the sun. This is a city with more Michelin stars than any other city in the world, bar Paris, and with a population of a mere 400,000 or so, wowee, they love to dine well. They say San Sebastián has more bars in its Old Town than any other city in Europe, and considering that every second shop is a bar, well, they just can’t be wrong. But just as good as the food in San Sebastián is the fun we have in the summer sun! Our favourite beach is Playa de la Zurriola, of course it is… it’s where all the surf lovers and beach loving babes go. It’s easy to realize your love San Sebastián when you’re sitting enjoying a drink and munching on delightful pintxos, looking back on an epic day spent surfing and sunbathing on the beach.
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Meeting time: 1pm
Meeting point: Kursaal bridge, near the surf beach, Zurriola.
HOW TO GET HERE?
COME FLY TO US…
You want to fly to either Bilbao or Biarritz. Check out Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deals, there’s always plenty of cheap deals.
If you fly to Bilbao:
You can get a bus directly from the airport to Zarautz, buses leave from the front of the airport at 7am, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 8:30pm
If you land outside of these times there is an hourly bus to San Sebastián city centre and from there you can hop on the local bus or train to Zarautz.
If you fly into Biarritz:
To get to San Sebastián from Biarritz International Airport take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take a Euskotren to San Sebastián. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10. A coach service also exists between Biarritz airport and the Hendaye train station, via Saint-Jean-De- Luz (change buses there). The coach ride is less than one hour and costs about €4.
COME ON RIDE THE CHOO CHOO TRAIN
You can catch the Spanish national railway from most cities to San Sebastián. Check www.renfe.com for details.
BUSES ARE FOR LEGENDS
You can arrive to San Sebastián by bus from all over Europe and within Spain. Eurolines deal with international bookings (www.eurolines.com) and Vibasa within Spain (www.vibasa.es).
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What should I bring?
Walking shoes, a camera and a good apetite
Wait, but it’s free?
Yup. You’ll have to pay for your food and drinks, but the guiding is free… although our guides will happily take a tip if you think they were entertaining enough.
Where do we meet?
In front of the Kursaal Opera House at the Kursaal bridge near the surf beach, Zurriola.