About Basque Country
Brimming with fragrant forests, beautiful beaches, and palate-tantalising pintxos, the Basque Country is a wild region nestled on Spain's northern coast bordering France and the Bay of Biscay. The jewel of the Basque Country is San Sebastián, famous for its crescent-shaped La Concha beach and a charming old quarter packed with pintxo bars to delight your tastebuds. In Bilbao, Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum is resplendent in metallic waves, but don't forget to stroll along the river winding through the city centre or stop into a traditional tavern for some Basque home-cooking. Capital city, Vitoria, offers avant-garde art museums and the Anillo Verde, a green belt comprised of leafy parks, perfect for a leisurely bike ride. Wherever your wanderings take you, you'll have the comfort of one of our cosy hotels in the Basque Country waiting for you at the end of your day.
Food & drink:
The Basque Country is home to more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other region of Spain, with Basque cuisine renowned the world over. For lighter bites, try the Basque Country's tapas, denominated pintxos, which encompass anything and everything on a small slice of baguette. Our tip: go for anything with fresh seafood like crab, smoked cod, shrimp salad, octopus, or tender baby squid.
Off the beaten track:
The town that inspired Pablo Picasso's famous painting of the same name, Guernica, suffered one of the most horrific bombings in history. It's now host to the Peace Museum, an homage to pacifism and tolerance. Just 6 kilometres away lie the Santimamiñe Caves, which boast prehistoric cave paintings that will leave you awestruck.
If you're already dreaming of the surf of the Cantabrian Sea and pining for pintxos, choose one of our hotels in the Basque Country and let your journey begin!