ENVIRONMENT

A WIDE RANGE OF TOURIST, CULTURAL AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

The Basque Coast is one of the most important tourist destinations due to the natural beauty of its surroundings and for representing the diversity of different historical and cultural heritages. A unique enclave at the foot of the Pyrenees mountain range and open to the Cantabrian Sea, in the Atlantic Ocean.

SPORTS AND LEISURE

This region has developed an extensive range of leisure and sports activities around its most emblematic resort cities such as Donostia-San Sebastián and Biarritz. Around these cities, there is a region called Bidasoa-Txingudi – natural area of FICOBA – it’s stand out as an equidistant point:

Marinas

Six MARINAS located within a 50 kilometer radius from the Fairgrounds, and with capacity for more than 2,000 moorings in Hondarribia, Hendaye, Donostia-San Sebastián, Zumaia, and Anglet…

Racecourse

A racecourse in Lasarte, which is five minutes from Donostia-San Sebastián organizes various awards during the spring and summer season.

Golf

At least there are sixteen GOLF courses, among which can be found in Biarritz, which is the second oldest in the continent, and others can be found in Hondarribia, Donostia-San Sebastián, Zarautz or Anglet.

Casinos

CASINOS in Donostia-San Sebastián, Hendaye, San Juan de Luz and Biarritz open their doors to visitors to play roulette and baccarat, etc.

The Basque Coast also can offer you to enjoy with the best beach infrastructures where you can practice various water sports as well as championships of world- renowned such as the Open Surfing of France that takes place on the beaches of Biarritz.

Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, which is one of the most important mountain ranges in Europe. The Bidasoa-Txingudi region is less than two hours away from where you can do one of the most famous winter sports in the world: the ski. From its snowy peaks you can find numerous stations with kilometers of track and all the facilities necessary for the practice of this winter sport.

Other sport events that take place in this region are the Basque Pelota matches and the rowing races. The Professional Basque Pelota World Championship and the Golden Glove are highlighted and celebrated during the summer on the Jai- Alai Court in San Juan de Luz.

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CULTURE AND TRADITIONS

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In the cultural field, the city of Donostia-San Sebastián offers a range of shows such as the Jazz Festival, the Bach Festival, the Musical Fortnight (the oldest classical music festival in Spain) and the International Film Festival as well as performances of theater play.

In addition, different museums of this capital or close to it open their doors to art in San Telmo, Chillida Leku and the Casa de Zuloaga, science in the Aquarium and in Kutxaespacio or fashion in the Balenciaga Museum.

For its part, the town of Biarritz calls different activities such as the Latin American Film Festival, the Travel Photography Exhibition, dance festivals (Les Temps d’Aimer) and there is classical music season. Among museums, Mar Museum and Chocolate Museum are stand out for their uniqueness.

GASTRONOMY

Halfway between the tourist and cultural offer, the cuisine of this region stands out and acquired high level of recognition.

Restaurants of the Michelin Guide and also more modest dining rooms combine tradition and innovation and turning the tasting into a ritual. In addition to conventional dishes, the streets in Donostia-San Sebastián and other town offer a whole string of establishments where you can try pinchos or mini-cuisine.

To finish, a wide range of hotels is displayed in the region and its surroundings with the opportunity to enjoy paradors, hotels of different categories, agrotourism hotels and charming accommodation.

Some rooms can also be combined with therapeutic seawater treatments in the thalassotherapy centers of Hendaye, Donostia-San Sebastián, San Juan de Luz, Biarritz. And indoor thermal spas in Zestoa and Cambo, which maintain all the charm of the “belle epoque”.

All the tourist and cultural offer of this Euroregion at the service of visitors and exhibitors of the International Fair of the Basque Coast.

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