Hotel Río Bidasoa ****
The town of Hondarribia is situated in the north-east corner of Gipuzkoa. It is a beautiful town that captures the charm of the Basque Country in its purest form. This place has become a must for anyone who sets foot in the Basque Country, being special enough to be singled out to receive the title of city.
Are you wondering what to go and see and what to do? It is the perfect coastal destination for discovering the most spectacular Basque gastronomy, as well as impressive landscapes and architecture. It is located very close to the provincial capital of San Sebastian, at the mouth of the Bidasoa River, and is particularly famous for its bright colours, its pintxos and its fishing area.
Gastronomy and La Marina
Hondarribia offers you some of the very best restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy the highest quality food. These include the Arroka Berri restaurant, the Alameda, the Hermandad de Pescadores and the Sugarri restaurant at the Río Bidasoa hotel itself.
In the famous neighbourhood of La Marina you will also find the best places to lunch, dine or try the world famous and elaborate Basque pintxos (tapas). And, after recharging your batteries, remember to visit this stunningly beautiful fishermen's quarter. Admire the typical colourful Basque houses, with flowers hanging from the balconies, and the beautiful views. It's the perfect setting for your next outstanding photo. Don't forget your camera!
Strolling through medieval history
The incomparably picturesque buildings that we find in Hondarribia are rich in history, and are well worth visiting. The old town is surrounded by a magnificent, perfectly preserved medieval wall. You can visit its interior by passing through one of two doors, the Santa María being the most emblematic gateway to the city's past.
Stroll through the small cobbled streets and discover all the hidden secrets of the old town: baroque buildings, the Plaza de Armas and traditional Basque houses of different colours. It is a place of historical and artistic interest and simply stunning.
Bring your sunglasses
Are you visiting Hondarribia in the summer? Are you a beach lover? The spectacular village beach is very close to the town centre, next to the harbour and the seafront, and just a few minutes from the hotel. Fine sand, gentle waves and 800 metres of wide beach for you to enjoy.
Relax and immerse yourself in the tranquil Basque waters. Sink your feet in the sand, and spend a relaxing and fun day with your family. Enjoy a place that many regard as a refuge and a sanctuary, a place to be happy.
Hondarribia is one of the most beautiful and charming villages in the Basque Country, and one of those places that you simply should not miss. That's why we have created the most complete audio guide for the town to accompany you on your trip and tell you everything you want to know about the most emblematic sites.
We explain the most important historical events that went on behind each wall and we show you the most outstanding points of interest, including anecdotes and historical notes about the city. We invite you to visit palaces and castles in the old quarter, to discover the charming fishermen's quarter of La Marina and the Castle of San Telmo, and to be left speechless by the views and beaches of Txingudi Bay.
Are you ready to explore Hondarribia?