Tips on how to experience San Sebastián like a local
Come and experience San Sebastián like a local resident,
respect it and see it through our eyes.
Try greeting people with “kaixo” and “agur”. You will find other simple handy terms in our dictionary. Anima zaitez! Give it a go!
In Donostia/San Sebastian, we have really good tourist agents who will help you to discover the secrets of the city and its people. Authentic places and tours, away from the more popular tourist attractions...
Simple little gestures help to protect our environment. Don’t forget to turn off the tap or switch off the air conditioning or heating. We encourage you to drink our top-quality tap water, and to enjoy our sustainable plans and accommodation.
Whenever possible, use public transport. We recommend using the Tourist Card for this. You can also hire a bicycle and travel around the city on two wheels.
Explore the streets of the city and buy in traditional stores, like a local.
I will respect the sleep of local residents
If you go out to bars at night, remember that there are people sleeping right above where you are having fun. If you respect their sleep, they will be grateful.
I will leave stereotypes behind
Donostia throws its arms wide open to visitors. If you come to San Sebastián, leave stereotypes behind and reject all discrimination.
We’ll tell you how to recycle; it’s all just a matter of getting started! To be sustainable and environmentally friendly, recycling is necessary.
We help you to recycle. Check how to recycle in the city.
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