Getxo and fishing villages
Getxo, a beautiful suburb with magnificent mansions of the 20th century and directly situated at the ocean, can be found only 20 minutes away from Bilbao. The striking Puente Colgante (a bridge enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage) and the colorful old fishing harbor, Puerto Viejo, are definitively worth a visit.
Along the coast we highly recommend visiting the small fishing villages such as Mundaka, Bermeo, Elantxobe or Leikeito, where you can enjoy fresh fish with highest quality.
San Sebastian and the South of France
Together with Bilbao, San Sebastian possesses the highest number of Michelin stars outside of France. A precious and elegant city at the coast that is only an hour drive away from Bilbao.
Crossing the border, you must not miss the majestic city of Biarritz where you spend an amazing day with shopping or just enjoying the beach. Not far away there is St. Jean de Luz, a lovely pastoral fishing village where you should enjoy a tasty meal under the open sky and a walk through the harbor.
Discover the world of the wine
We are in a privileged position to get to know the fascinating world of the wine, being only a little bit more than an hour away from Haro and Rioja Alavesa.
This closeness makes it possible to discover a wide range of one of the most important appellations of wine in the world. There are various well-known and prestigious wineries that offer guided tours and wine tastings.
The Basque Country is full of contrasts and a unique place where you cannot only see but also feel the power of nature around you.
A must-see for all nature lovers is Urdaibai, hosting a wide range of species and a habitat that has been declared a reserve of biosphere.
The Basque Coast is known worldwide for its beaches and its waves which are perfect for surfing, especially those of Mundaka.
Art and Avant Garde
The Guggenheim Museum turned Bilbao into a must-see of international fame for art and culture lovers.
Furthermore, Bilbao offers an excellent composition of other well-known museums, such as that of fine arts, as well as stunning art galleries and exhibition rooms, living up the reputations of being one of the most avantgarde cities.
Bilbao has theaters with a highly competitive program, reflecting the city’s image of mixing modernity and classicism.
Some of these buildings form part of the cultural heritage of the city, for example the Teatro Arriaga or the Campos Elíseos, being classified as monuments. The Palacio Euskalduna, however, was designed as a work of art.