Posted by Craig on October 11, 2012
If you enjoy a hop on, hop off bus tour then grab yourself a ticket for the Donosti Tour. You will enjoy commentary via a headset and get a chance to see all the top sites in San Sebastian. The bus climbs Monte Igueldo and provides a breathtaking view of the coastline as it does so.
A surf lesson at Pukas
Surfing at Pukas
Pukas is a fantastic stretch of beach that is perfect for novice surfers. There are surfboards and wet suits for hire on the beach and surf lessons are offered too. You can learn to surf alone or in a group, it’s up to you!
Parque de Atracciones
There are roller coasters, carousels, pony rides and plenty more besides at the park. Treat the whole family to a fun day out that you won’t forget in a hurry!
Another great way to head up Monte Igueldo is on the funicular-railway. This provides you with a fabulous view over the whole of San Sebastian and offers you an opportunity to travel on a more usual style of transport.
As well as these fun activities San Sebastian offers stunning beaches, restaurants, bars and plenty of shopping opportunities too. It is most definitely a top European holiday destination.
Posted by Craig on September 24, 2012
One of the most important Spanish culinary events is shortly to be taking place in the beautiful San Sebastian. The 14th edition of this event will take place from 7th to 14th October and will feature a multitude of cuisines from around the world. Anyone who enjoys food, wine or cooking will enjoy taking part in this event that sees San Sebastian transformed into the European centre of gastronomy.
Gastronomika in San Sebastian
Many of the world’s top food and wine experts will be heading to the event to take part in the spectacle. There will be workshops and talks being held and of course plenty of tastings! This year’s event is paying homage to French cuisine although there will be many other international and local cuisines featured.
If you like to the sound of the National Grilling Competition or the International Gin and Tonic Competition then you will not want to miss out on this event! With over 200 stands and displays set up there will be plenty of opportunity to taste and experience foods from around the world. Whether you are a proclaimed foodie or not, the Gastronomika event held in San Sebastian is a fantastic experience for old and young. If you are looking for a short getaway then a trip to this festival comes highly recommended.
Posted by Craig on August 15, 2012
San Sebastian is located on the north coast of Spain in the Basque area. It is a beautiful part of the world and is a particular favourite holiday destination of the Spanish. There are many reasons to visit this glamorous part of the world:
La Concha beach in San Sebastian
La Concha beach
Arguably this is one of the, if not the most beautiful city beaches found anywhere in world. Relax on a sun lounger, take a dip in the sea, cool off at a trendy beach bar – it’s your choice.
Playa de La Zurriola
If surfing is your thing then you won’t want to miss out on a visit to this beach. Also known as Playa de Gros, it is a surfer’s paradise.
The Old Town (parte vieja)
The atmospheric old town of San Sebastian is full of shops, bars and cafes and is lined with stunning art nouveau buildings. It is said to have more bars than any other part of the city.
San Sebastian Jazz Festival
There are cultural events, concerts and performances throughout the year in San Sebastian but the jazz festival is one event that stands out in particular.
San Sebastian International Film Festival
You know it is truly a glamorous part of the world if there is an international film festival staged here. The city comes alive during the festival and is a great time to visit.
These are just some of the reasons to visit San Sebastian. Check it out for yourself and you will find yourself wanting to return.