Faro de Santa Catalina

Lighthouse in Lekeitio

On a clifftop about 1.6km north of the centre, the scenic Santa Catalina lighthouse contains an interpretation centre that gives a lively overview of coastal navigation and challenges for Basque fishermen on a one-hour immersive experience (English-language audio guide included). One room even features a simulator that puts you in a fishing boat during (mildly) rough weather, complete with breezes and misting rain, while the last room gives the perspective of a fisherman's wife – the unsung workhorses labouring behind the scenes.

Afterwards, take a walk out to the lighthouse for splendid views along the coast.

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