Blog: Donostia, by locals

We want to use our tourism blog to give a voice to everyone who has experienced Donostia, so that you can all share experiences from a personal perspective, showing us authentic, undiscovered and alternative places. Above all, we want you to immerse yourself in the city and enjoy San Sebastian to the maximum!

San Sebastian Tourism Blog

Are you coming to run the Marathon?

Sport city

Every year thousands of runners from around the world come to Donostia to take part in these race and to enjoy a couple of days in our beautiful city! Here are a few ideas to make your visit to San Sebastián a perfect one.

15 Special activitie for autumn!

Donosti Feeling

With the autumn upon us, the markets in San Sebastian are full of different varieties of mushrooms, its woodlands, parks and gardens take on the ochre-shaded colour of their leaves, further highlighting the city’s beauty and charm. A perfect time of year to enjoy countless activities in San Sebastian. Sound good to you?

Are you coming at the 70th edition of Film Festival?


From 16 to 24 September we are celebrating a very special anniversary!

Glad is the Day is back!

Donosti Feeling

After a two-year break, Glad is the Day is back and packed with more energy than ever before.

Sunday, 28 August

Mapping 1813-2013

August 31st


The day San Sebastian was burnt to the ground

Donostiako Estropadak - Bandera de la Concha


4 and 11 September: two unmissable days of racing in La Concha!

Euskal Jaiak - Basque Festivals


The beginning of September - 3 to 11 September this year - will see the celebration of the Euskal Jaiak or Fiestas Vascas (“Basque Festivals”) in Donostia. These local festivities bring together the best of culture, sports, culinary arts, folklore and Basque traditions.

Isla Santa Clara

Santa Clara Island

Donosti Feeling

A small yet charming urban island. Discover all its secrets!

Great Week


From 13 to 20 August. Don't miss one of the most festive weeks in San Sebastian!

Are you coming at 57 Jazzaldia?


The Jazz Festival takes more than a half a century bringing the best jazz to our city. It has become both for national and for international people an event you can not miss. If you are one of those fans that have come to celebrate this event to San Sebastian...Here are a few ideas to make your visit a perfect one!



Enjoy like a donostiarra: fireworks and ice cream

The TOP pintxos from every neighbourhood

Food and drink


Day trips
Every year from the 6 to the 14 July, the Fiestas de San Fermín festival is held in the city of Pamplona (Iruñea in Euskera) which is one hour from Donostia. This festival is known as ‘sanfermines’ in Spanish and ‘sanferminak’ in Euskara. With concerts, parades, night parties and giant figures, it’s an incredible atmosphere!

Belle Époque at the Racecourse!

Sport city

Belle Époque Day is being held at San Sebastian Racecourse from 5.30 pm on Sunday, 3rd July. So, grab your straw hat, sunshade, pearl necklace and long dress from your wardrobe and come along to this very special race, which has been held for 106 years!

The Night of San Juan


Say hi to the summer and burn away everything that’s bad!


Donosti Feeling

We want San Sebastian and its beautiful corners to be enjoyed all over the world.Can you help us? From now on, each month we will propose a theme and a hashtag with which you can share your favorite photos.

Pasaia Maritime Festival: You’ll be looking out to sea from 26 to 29 May



The Recouvrance, Marité, Oosterschelde, Shtandart… These are some of the twenty-plus-metre-long boats that have been invited to Pasaia and will elicit the most “Wows!” and get snapped in countless photos this year. The sea will be awash with sails, traditional boats and culture, from Thursday 26 May to Sunday 29.

A family bike outing, packed with art!


We propose a fun route with lots of art taking you to some of San Sebastian’s prettiest spots; you’ll discover sculptures well worth a look not only for their beauty, but also for their settings. And to make this the perfect activity… the art route is designed for biking and takes you along some of our city’s cycle paths!  Are you ready?

Tips for the best dip

Donosti Feeling

Have you ever seen a beach appear and disappear in front of your eyes in the same day? ...

Donostia Dog – Friendly

Donosti Feeling

the love we have for our four-legged friends is plain to see on the city's streets, beaches and mountains. So, if you are thinking about coming to visit us with a canine friend, rest assured that you’ll be given a warm welcome by the dog lovers in San Sebastian.