Natural, cultural and gastronomic destination
Coastal municipality in Gipuzkoa boasting 17,000 inhabitants, lying on the border with the French Basque Country. A perfect location to discover breath-taking countryside dotted with history, in the Bidasoa Region. Excellent public transport and roadway links, while very close to the city of San Sebastian which is served by an airport. One of the most charming villages in the Cantabria region, renowned for its gastronomy.
There are numerous internationally recognised restaurants in which visitors can savour fresh fish caught in the Cantabrian Sea and meats of the highest quality from nearby farms.
A perfect setting for a day’s hiking, surfing or cycling, a stone’s throw from beaches known the world over for their waves.
Hondarribia | GUÍDE
Discover the best way to visit Hondarribia!
A complete guided visit to enjoy different strolls and discover the most emblematic places in Hondarribia. The visit includes an audio-guide, a thorough map, practical information for visitors and a section where you can plan your trip beforehand.
What to see
The Old Town
The visit to Hondarribia’s Old Town is a must see. Its grid-like street layout will surprise you, a common feature of cities founded in medieval times along with its narrow cobblestoned streets. The best way to do this is to enjoy a quiet stroll starting at St Mary’s Gate (Puerta de Santa María), one of the main gateways to the city, the other being St Nicholas and heading towards the main thoroughfare (calle Mayor), with its cobblestone paving.
It is a walled city and to enter the old town, you must go through one of its gates. The most popular means of entry is through St Mary’s Gate, the main entrance to the town of Hondarribia.
The Marina Neighbourhood
The Marina Neighbourhood is the most famous area to visit in Fuenterrabía, were two streets come to the fore, Santiago Kalea y San Pedro Kalea. Both streets feature the famous coloured houses of Honadrribia.
A picturesque setting, eye-catching, spotless and attractive, even more so as these are pedestrianised roads.
Hondarribia Beach is located heading northwards out of the city centre. It can be reached on foot with a 20-25 minute stroll from the Marina Neighbourhood, or you can go by car or bus. The beach is 800 metres long, features a wide sandy plain and is equipped with showers, toilets and changing facilities, meaning bathers can perfectly enjoy the waters of the Cantabrian Sea.
Also on offer is a coastal trail that runs from the Bay’s Promenade (Camino de la Bahía) for 14 km which joins the beaches of Hondarribia and Hendaya, taking in the ports of Hondarribia and Hendaya as far as the lighthouse in Higuer.
What can we see
Hondarribia’s flagship gastronomy
The Asador Sugarri Rotisserie Restaurant is a place where every detail is pampered. Traditional Basque cuisine cooked over a flaming grill. The design and architecture have been especially devised to complement the gastronomic experience. Large French windows, welcoming natural light, terrace and access to the charming gardened area. The perfect setting for any lunch or dinner
Open all year round until midnight. Soothing music, giant screen TV, comfy couches. The ideal space in which to relax with a drink in hand or enjoying a light dinner on its spacious terraces.
Sugartoki never lets you down. A convivial atmosphere against a stunning backdrop.