In February, the waves in Donostia/San Sebastián can reach up to 10 m high and locals just love to watch them break over the Paseo Nuevo walkway. If you're not quick enough, you'll be drenched from head to toe; better to soak in the thermal waters at the Talasoterapia La Perla spa and enjoy its views over La Concha Bay.


And after all that bathing, it'll be time for a tasty steak in a cider house or a seasonal glass of crisp txakoli in a winery along the coast.

What's more, don't forget that February is a great time to check out the sales and Donostia still has a bustling traditional shopping area with elegant and innovative touches.

Photo: Donostiako Festak