The fishing villages of the Basque Country

The Basque Country, a picturesque corner of northern Spain, is known for its rich culture, exquisite gastronomy and breathtaking natural beauty. But among all the treasures this region has to offer, its charming seaside towns stand out like glittering jewels in the crown of the Basque Country. On this seaside getaway, Tour Travel & More invites you to discover these heart-stopping coastal corners and immerse yourself in a romance with the sea. Check out our private tours here! 

Zarautz: Where Waves Embrace Tradition

Our journey begins in Zarautz, a seafaring town that has masterfully balanced its fishing heritage with a modern vibe. Its golden sandy beaches are the perfect canvas for surfers, but what really steals the scene is its welcoming atmosphere. Stroll around the picturesque harbour and let the aroma of fresh fish guide you to the charming seaside bistros. Try the grilled fish and let the flavours transport you to Zarautz’s authentic roots.

Getaria: Where Sea and History Converge

Continuing our journey, we reach Getaria, a coastal treasure where history and fishing are captivatingly intertwined. Its cobbled alleys tell stories of centuries past, while its bustling port remains the heart of local activity. The local painter, Elcano, made the first circumnavigation of the world, and here you can embark on your own voyage exploring nautical traditions!

Lekeitio: Where Maritime Charm Lives in Colour

Lekeitio, our next destination, is like a canvas full of vivid colours. Its houses with their colourful facades are reflected in the waters of the port, creating a postcard scene that you won’t want to stop admiring. But this town has an ace up its sleeve: the island of San Nicolas, accessible at low tide by a stone bridge. Stroll through its cobbled streets, explore the church and breathe in the serenity of this coastal spot.

Bermeo: Where Authenticity is the Essence

Bermeo, a town with a maritime character that transcends time, welcomes you with open arms. Its port is a hive of activity, where fishermen unload their daily catch and seagulls laugh in the wind. Local tavernas invite you to indulge in succulent seafood dishes, while the Fisherman’s Museum immerses you in the lives and stories of those who bravely brave the waves.

Ondarroa: Where Gastronomy and the Sea Meet

Our journey culminates in Ondarroa, a coastal enclave that thrills the palates of lovers of good food. Here, Basque cuisine reaches new heights, with the freshest ingredients straight from the sea. From traditional dishes to modern creations, Ondarroa’s restaurants are a symphony of flavours that awaken all the senses.

Immerse yourself in the coastal charm of the Basque Country and let yourself be seduced by the magic of its fishing villages. Tour Travel & More invites you to explore these pearls along the Basque coast, where fishing tradition, history and authenticity converge to create an unforgettable experience. From Zarautz to Ondarroa, each village has its own tale to tell, and we’re here to make sure you experience each chapter at its best – get ready to fall even more in love with the Basque Country on this unique and unforgettable journey!

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