San Sebastian is located within the Basque Region of Spain. This is a much greener part of this Iberian nation and is an area that offers plenty of activities for all members of your travelling party. Choose a self catering apartment in San Sebastian for a holiday that will leave you with some great memories.
90km of coastline adds up to ample opportunity to bathe and enjoy the wide range of water sports available around San Sebastian. San Sebastian is an average sized city that fights well above its weight culture wise. Chill out to jazz, and witness the whole world come to the city during its International Film Festival.
Whilst on your holidays in San Sebastian, architecture nuts can take great pleasure in viewing The Delegation Palace, the 16th Century Port Walls, the historic fortress (Castle of the Holy Cross) that dominates the urban skyline. Santa Catalina Bridge and City Hall are two sights you can take a leisurely stroll down to should you acquire a holiday apartment in this charming city. The city boasts no less than 6 museums for your delectation.
Using San Sebastian as your rented holiday apartment base, get out and explore the Basque region a little more. If the busy beaches are just too crammed for you try heading for Zarutz beach, one of the best surfing hotspots in Europe. From there go onto explore the towns and villages of Arrasate, Onati, Eibar, Beasain, Pasaia and Irun. You will find a new take on the very different culture of the Basque People in these wonderful places ranging from monastery and mountain villages to metropolises in their own right. Between towns you will find a hilly and green landscape, one full of mountains that are craving your attention. Climb to the summit of Mount Aizkorri to get a bird’s eye view over the region, and lay claim to having dominated and understood just a small part of this wonderful place in your time here.
Although Spain as a whole takes in four different climates, given its extreme variations in geography, the Basque Region enjoys an average summer temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius and it hardly ever gets cooler than 10 degrees even in the winter. There is a bit more rainfall in this part of Green Spain and this leads to annual falls of around 24 inches. Nevertheless, your holidays in San Sebastian should prove to be pretty ideal all year round.
Biarritz Airport (BIQ) is located some 40km from San Sebastian, a quick car or coach ride from your final destination. Flights leave from London Gatwick (LGW), Stansted (STD), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and East Midlands (EMA) as a small selection of UK airports. You are able to start your short journey to your San Sebastian accommodation with quite a few different airlines. These include Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways, Iberia Airways, BMI and plenty more.