Everything You Need to Know About Surfing in San Sebastian

One of the best beaches in San Sebastian for surfers is Zurriola Beach, a fun and youthful hangout with great waves.

This blog post was originally posted on January 29, 2020 and was updated on October 6 2020.  Spain’s northern coastline—San Sebastian included—is famous for its magnificent surfing spots. But what makes San Sebastian even more unique is that it’s one of the few places in the world where you can find amazing waves right in the […]

How to Enjoy San Sebastian in February 2020

The Inudeak eta Artzaiak parade is one of our favorite festivals in San Sebastian.

This blog post was originally posted on January 9, 2019 and was updated on January 15, 2020.  The weather may be cold, but with so much going on in San Sebastian in February, you’ll hardly notice the chilly temperatures. After all, you’ll be busy getting immersed in authentic cultural events, spending quality time with your special […]

Kaixo, 2020! Spending New Year’s Eve in San Sebastian

The last of all the many festivals in San Sebastian: the one and only New Year's Eve!

This blog post was originally posted on November 23, 2017, and was updated on November 28, 2019. Out with the old, in with the new—and there’s no better place to celebrate than San Sebastian! With its glamorous beaches and winding streets filled with bars and restaurants serving the best food in Europe, it’s no wonder why […]

Winter Wonderland: Visiting San Sebastian in December 2019

The annual Christmas market is a must when visiting San Sebastian in December!

This blog post was originally posted on November 27, 2017, and was updated on November 6, 2019. Basque traditions, familiar holiday celebrations and delicious food converge to create a winter wonderland here in San Sebastian in December. Most people might flock to the city’s sunny shores in the warmer months, but that just means that the […]

What to Do in San Sebastian in November 2019

The holidays in San Sebastian are the perfect time to get out and explore the city with fewer crowds.

This blog post was originally posted on October 2, 2018 and was updated on October 2, 2019.  Fall days get chillier and crisper late in the season, but that doesn’t mean you should skip visiting San Sebastian in November! In fact, if you’re looking for a true autumn experience, it’s the best time of year to […]

Our Favorite Things to Do in San Sebastian in October 2019

One of the best beaches in San Sebastian for surfers is Zurriola Beach, a fun and youthful hangout with great waves.

When you visit San Sebastian in fall, you’ll miss the summer crowds and slip seamlessly into local life. Crisp temperatures ranging from 12–18 degrees C (54–65 degrees F) make autumn feel much more present than in warmer, more southerly parts of Spain. Throw in some spooky festivities, and you’ve got all the makings of fall […]

How to Enjoy San Sebastian in August 2019

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

This blog post was originally posted on July 6, 2018 and was updated on July 1, 2019. If you plan on coming to San Sebastian in August, good choice—you couldn’t have picked a better time of year to visit. Gorgeous weather: check. Beaches: check. Lots going on: check. Suffice it to say that if you […]

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 […]

Spring Has Sprung: What to Do in San Sebastian in April 2020

If you're visiting San Sebastian in April, you're in luck. It's such a gorgeous time of year to enjoy the great views!

San Sebastian is gorgeous at any time of year, but there’s something special about the way the city brightens up in April. After a dreary, drizzly winter, spring is officially here, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s still a bit too chilly to enjoy the fabulous beaches in San Sebastian, but with temperatures reaching […]

Top 13 Festivals in San Sebastian You Won’t Want to Miss

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

Anyone who knows anything about Spain knows that we’re always ready to party. And while Basque culture is quite different in many ways, the same rings true. As a result, there are so many great festivals taking place in San Sebastian throughout the year. If you’re looking to get immersed in Basque culture and celebrate […]

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 […]