Things to do in San Sebastian
Off Beat Guesthouse is located in the best part of San Sebastían, Old Town! It is known for having the highest concentration of bars in the world.
Have you ever heard of Pintxos? These are Basque varieties of ‘tapas’. Delicious and widely available in every bar. Our city offers the best food.
The beautiful landscapes and outdoor lifestyle make many people return. You don’t go to San Sebastian just once.
Surfers come all year round to enjoy the waves at Zurriola beach, while others come to hike or enjoy the sunny days. There are four different beaches. In San Sebastían no one gets bored.
Surfing in Europe started in the Basque Country! Head to SinFin Surf Club in Gros to rent all your gear!
GO FOR A HIKE
San Sebastian is surrounded by hills and nature. Go out and explore this area by foot! The Saint James way passes San Sebastian, at the end of the Zurriola Beach you will find the Ulia mountain, here you can follow a part of this hiking trail to the next village of Pasaia. It takes around two hours. You can take a bus back to San Sebastian.
At La Perla you will find saunas and saltwater baths with views over La Concha. Pictured is one of the five pools, the "piscina relax" !
Atari and Sirimiri have the best cocktails in Old Town! Or head to Gintonerria in Gros for the famous Gin & Tonic.
Pronounced peen-chos, these bite sized gastronomical wonders are all around the Old Town. Grab a plate and select your favorites from the bar or order some from the kitchen!
Take our Pintxo Map with you and discover our favorites!
Check out one of the many churches around the city! Here, is Buen Pastor, which you can see from almost anywhere in the city.
RENT A BIKE
At Sanse Bikes you can rent bikes and explore the city! Enjoy a casual ride along the beaches, or explore what the countryside has to offer!
While many do not wake up early for breakfast, San Seb is home to some of the best places!
For an American style try, IRATXO serves nice eggs & sandwiches.
Feeling something healthier try, ALABAMA for fresh cold pressed juices & Acai Bowls.
Just want an easy Spanish style morning try, MAIATZA for fresh juices, toast/croissant or something sweet.
Grab some coffee to go or to stay with OLD TOWN COFFEE for freshly brewed cup in Centro.
At the end of the Port, discover extraordinary fish at Aquariummss. It is one of the largest in the Basque Country!
Pintxos sometimes do not fill you up, or you just want to sit and have a nice dinner. These are some places you must visit!
Fusion with a Southeast Asia influence. It has some of the best and only curry and lettuce wraps around.
Basque fusion, great for dinner! The cozy atmosphere and great food make for a perfect night out with friends.
Want to experience the menu of the day? For only 7 € enjoy a daily menu on the terrace.
La Concha & Ondaretta
are perfect for relaxing and swimming. In the summer they bring out platforms with slides and divingboards!
Zurriola is great for surfing and volleyball. Enjoy surf all year, if you can handle the cold!
PIENE DEL VIENTO
Take a seaside walk around La Concha to see the interactive sculptures just below Monte Igueldo. When the waves roll in, gusts of air blow through, giving you a nice suprise!
If you are interested in art and architecture San Telmo is worth a visit! If you are in town on a Tuesday, entrance is free.