Attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Bermeo

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

On the road between the small towns of Bakio and Bermeo is one of the most photographed features of the Basque coast: the small island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Attached to the mainland by a short causeway, this …
Top Choice Museum in Getaria

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

Although Getaria is mainly about sun, sand and seafood, don't miss a visit to the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa. Local boy Cristóbal became a giant in the fashion world in the 1950s and '60s, and this impressive museu…
Natural Feature in Zumaia

Basque Coast Geopark

Running from Zumaia west to Deb and Mutriku, this narrow coastal strip encompasses meadows, forests, and most importantly 13km of dramatic cliffs. The layered formations of Flysch deposits show 60 million years of e…
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 …
Church in Getaria

Iglesia de San Salvador

With its unusual shape, sloping wooden floors, and nautical atmosphere, Getaria's striking 15th-century Gothic church is well worth a stop. Features worth noting include the gravestone of the great navigator Juan Se…
Village in Getaria

Getaria

This cobblestone village on the coast has much to recommend it, including excellent seafood restaurants, narrow atmospheric lanes sprinkled with shops and pintxos bars and one stellar museum dedicated to one of the …
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…
Park in Bermeo

La Tala de Bermeo

Once a lookout for spotting whales off the coast, this small leafy park has recently been decorated with massive murals depicting the whale hunt. Artists Luis Olaso and Óscar Martín painted the ten black-and-white m…
Museum in Mutriku

Nautilus

This small museum displays some of the astonishing geological finds in the area, including fossils dating back 120 million years. It gives an eye-opening perspective on the many creatures who have come and gone over…
Bird Sanctuary in Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve

Urdaibai Bird Center

The Urdaibai estuary snakes north of Gernika to kiss the sea at Mundaka, covering around 220 sq km of constantly evolving water flows, mud banks, marshes and forests. The impressive Urdaibai Bird Center, close to th…