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Top Choice Basque in Hondarribia

Gastroteka Danontzat

Gastroteka Danontzat has a fun, creative approach to dining, serving beautifully prepared market-fresh fare with a dash of whimsy. Start off with smoked sardines, anchovies or crab pudding, before moving on to tende…
Area in Hondarribia

Casco Histórico

Hondarribia's walled historic centre, much of which dates to the 15th and 16th centuries, is an atmospheric grid of graceful plazas, cobbled lanes, and fetching buildings adorned with wood-carved eaves and wrought-i…
Museum in Pasaia

Albaola Foundation

This terrific museum charts the history of Pasajes' whaling industry. At the centre of the story is the San Juan, a galleon that sunk off the coast of Newfoundland in 1565. Models and explanatory panels describe the…
Seafood in Pasaia

Casa Cámara

Managed by the same family for generations, Casa Cámara is built half on stilts over the Bay of Pasajes. The bulk of the menu is seafood based and the cooking is assured and traditional. The lobsters live in a cage …
Seafood in Pasaia

Ziaboga Bistrot

Pasajes is full of excellent seafood restaurants, but Ziaboga Bistrot is one of the best. And with a weekday lunch menú of just €20, it's also very good value. Outside of meal times, there's also tapas on hand (from…
Museum in Pasaia

Casa Museo Victor Hugo

French author Victor Hugo spent the summer of 1843 in Pasajes, lodging at this typical 17th-century waterfront house and working on his travelogue En Voyage, Alpes et Pyrénées. Sadly, his eldest daughter died in Sep…
Ship in Pasaia

Mater Museoa

Docked just south of San Pedro's ferry landing, this 33-metre-long former fishing vessel once plied the Cantabrian Sea and it now serves as a museum of sorts dedicated to fishermen and sailors. Guided tours show wha…
Seafood in Pasaia

Izkiña

With little porthole-style mirrors, old shipping maps and pictures of elegant schooners on the walls, there's no doubt that this white tablecloth establishment looks to the Bay of Biscay for its inspiration. The she…
Pintxos in Hondarribia

Ardoka

A modern set-up on Hondarribia's main bar strip with black-grey decor and a great selection of local wines and ciders (over two dozen by the glass). The pintxos menu lists hot and cold offerings, including grilled s…
Mountain in Hondarribia

Monte Jaizkibel

Monte Jaizkibel is a giant slab of rock sitting at 547m that acts as a defensive wall, protecting the inland towns and fields from the angry, invading ocean. A very strenuous walking trail (about 8km from Hondarribi…