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Destination guide

Experience San Sebastián in holiday lettings

A crescent of glowing sand, peaks of grass-green mountains and a taste of the sea all await in San Sebastián. It's one of northern Spain's top resort towns and it's always been a charmer – it even managed to catch the eye of the Spanish kings and queens back in the 1800s. Irresistible still, it seems. Pulling long-haired surfers to its swells, history lovers to its maze-like Casco Viejo and foodies with the promise of unique pintxos – Basque's answer to tapas – it keeps on doing its thing. San Sebastián holiday rentals await…

Things to do

Places to go near San Sebastián holiday lettings

Thinking of bringing the younger ones to San Sebastián? Do it. Surf swells and happening bars aside, this city is laden with wholesome attractions. Walk-through underwater tunnels wiggle beneath snapping bull sharks, before a menagerie of rainbowfish, parrotfish and zebrafish takes over, all in the town's acclaimed Aquarium on La Concha bay. Then there's the Mount Igeldo Amusement Park. Carousels, bumper boats and funicular railway rides beckon from that, not to mention some awesome views over the whole Basque coast.

Activities

Fun things to do near San Sebastián holiday homes

This corner of Basque Country knows how to channel the good life. You can fill your mornings with surf sessions on the swells of Zurriola, or long breakfast-brunches of artisan coffee and Basque pastries in the cafes of the Casco Viejo. Talking of Casco Viejo, walking tours of the Baroque churches and the old-school buildings there are a must, all before heading up on the funicular to the tops of Monte Igueldo for sweeping panoramas of the town. And for the evenings? Well, why not just let the local Guipuzcoan cider take care of them?

Weather

Climate during your stay in San Sebastián holiday homes

San Sebastián is northern Spain, which means it's far cooler than the Mediterranean resorts down on the Costa del Sol. No matter, though, as summers – running from June to August – still see temperatures regularly in the mid-20s, along with plenty of sunshine. Early summer is generally better for riding the waves and lazing on La Concha beach – there's less rain then. Late summer, up to the start of September, is perfect for seeking San Sebastián holiday rentals for tasting the town's unique tapas scene or enjoying Basque fiestas.

Natural features

San Sebastián is a flash of Basque beauty

The Spanish coast takes on a truly breathtaking style as it wiggles down from the Pyrenees and into the Basque Country. That's precisely where you'll find San Sebastián holiday rentals, some peppering the rugged peaks of the Aiako Harria, behind the city, others butting right up to the wide bays of La Concha and Zurriola – the two main urban sand beaches. Once you're done on the waves, be sure to set some time aside for the mountains. They rise to 800 metres in the shadow of the Pyrenees, with trails leading from Aritxulegi passing exposed rock protrusions and deep sylvan valleys.

Beaches

Beach locales near San Sebastián holiday rentals

San Sebastián has numerous pristine beaches for couples and families to enjoy. Holiday homes are close to beach locales like Beach of La Concha, a busy, soft-sand beach on the bay with restaurants and amenities, and Playa de La Zurriola, a city beach with opportunities for sunbathing, swimming and watersports. You could also visit Ondarreta Beach, a bustling beach destination that’s popular for surfing and sunbathing.

How to get there

Transport to and around San Sebastian

Fly into San Sebastian (EAS), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque), which is 24.7 mi (39.7 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Donostia-San Sebastián Station or San Sebastian Amara Station to see more of the city.

Good for couples

Couple's activities near San Sebastián holiday homes

Couples will find an array of romantic locations to explore in San Sebastián. Holiday rentals are available near places like Peine Del Viento, a contemporary attraction with sculptures of iron on the waterfront, and Mount Ulia, a hilltop with tranquil countryside surrounds and spectacular views of the city and sea. Parque de Cristina Enea, a charming park with scenic walkways, a pond and a range of local wildlife, is also great for couples.

How many holiday rentals are available around San Sebastián?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 772 holiday lettings around San Sebastián. From 15 villas to 57 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Sebastián?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in San Sebastián. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • San Sebastian (YJH-San Sebastian-Donostia Train Station): 802 holiday lettings
  • Gros: 791 holiday lettings
  • Basilica of Saint Mary of the Chorus: 795 holiday lettings
  • Donostia-San Sebastian Aquarium: 792 holiday lettings
  • Ondarreta Beach: 788 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Sebastián listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in San Sebastián?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 15 Villas in San Sebastián. Our other popular types of San Sebastián holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 57 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 633 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 51 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Sebastián?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 34 holiday homes with pool available in San Sebastián. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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