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Top Choice Seafood in Lekeitio

Mesón Arropain

About 1km south of the centre, this attractive but easygoing restaurant serves up some of the best seafood for miles around. The chef lets the high-quality products speak for themselves in simple but beautifully pre…
Island in Lekeitio

Isla de San Nicolás

One of the great attractions of Lekeitio is the rocky island, known in Basque as Garraitz, sitting just offshore of the main beach (Playa Isuntza). When the tides are low, a paved path appears, allowing visitors to …
Lighthouse in Lekeitio

Faro de Santa Catalina

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-h…
Church in Lekeitio

Basílica de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora

Looming high over the old centre, this grand late-Gothic church, complete with flying buttresses topped with pinnacles, offers a vision of grandeur surprising for such a small town. In fact, Lekeitio's prolific whal…
Viewpoint in Lekeitio

Monte Lumentza

For a pleasant panoramic view over Lekeitio, take the short trail that leads up to the top of this 115m high peak. To get there head around the backside of the Iglesia Asunción de Nuestra Señora, take the steep incl…
Pintxos in Lekeitio

Taberna Bar Lumentza

A big hit with the locals, this no-fuss pintxos bar is tucked away in the side streets. Try the octopus cooked on the plancha (grill), some savoury codfish pil-pil (an emulsion of garlic and olive oil) or top-notch …
Cafe in Lekeitio

Taberna Santa Catalina

Attached to the Santa Catalina lighthouse, this small cafe has a lovely terrace with views along the coastline, making it a great choice for a sunset drink with a snack or two. It's a pleasant 20-minute walk from th…