San Sebastian Tourism Blog

We want to use our tourism blog to give a voice to everyone who has experienced San Sebastian, 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

15 Special activities…for a special 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?

Our love affair with Donostia - San Sebastián is an open secret

Donosti Feeling
Mapping 1813-2013

August 31st

Culture

The day San Sebastian was burnt to the ground

A bus route... on which you can discover all of the places in San Sebastian!

Donosti Feeling

A marvellous getaway to Biarritz by direct bus

Day trips

We’ve been waiting for this moment for years, so we were thrilled when we found out that a direct bus from San Sebastian to Biarritz was going to start running this summer.

This year… Abuztua Donostian!

Donosti Feeling

Are you coming at 56 Jazzaldia?

Culture

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!

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? ...

Uda Donostian

15 special things to do… for a special summer!

Donosti Feeling

Did you know that the water in Donostia is high quality? Learn about our fountains!

Donosti Feeling

In Donostia, we work for a sustainable-city model... so we want to encourage you to drink water from the tap and from our fountains! If you think about it, drinking tap water is the most affordable, practical and ecological alternative. But what's more, Donostia's tap water isn't only potable. It's also high-quality, one of the best three...

A walk around Woody Allen's San Sebastian

Donosti Feeling

Revisit the scenes in Rifkin's Festival on an interactive walking tour that hits some of the city’s most iconic spots

The estrobo, that crucial yet little-known piece of our seafaring tradition

Basque

 In San Sebastián we not only look to the sea when we want to admire the incomparable La Concha bay. Long before the sea became a source of fun and beauty, way back in the 16th century, the sturdy Basque fishermen, those strapping Northern lads, would set out into the wild Atlantic to hunt for whales in a rowboat that has evolved into what we know today as the trainera.

Contest: How much do you know about San Sebastian?

Culture

Take the quiz and win a night with sea views and breakfast at Hotel Londres + tickets to multiple museums!

The San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is nearly here: are you up for having a frightful time?

Culture

From 30th October to 6th November, the theatres and streets of San Sebastian turn into an improvised horror movie set to welcome the 31st edition of the Horror and Fantasy Film Festival!

A fairy-tale city rising from among parks and palaces

Donosti Feeling

Just like in those children’s stories about lands where kings and queens live alongside peasants, Donostia arose and grew until it became the city we know today, rich and varied in the broadest sense of the words.

The horse races are back in San Sebastian!

Sport city

If there was ever a strange year, it would be 2020.

In March, races were halted all around the country and the horses were not able to compete. The pace of training went down, and uncertainty in the horse world was painting a bleak picture for the families who live from it.

Slow fishing: Don’t just gaze at our coast, get out on the water and discover all it has to offer

Sport city

Discovering all the secrets of our little slice of the Cantabrian Sea means, at sunset, sustainable fishing, sailing behind the island and waiting to watch the sunset from the sea; it makes boat trips from San Sebastián into an afternoon to remember.

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