San Sebastian lifestyle: sea, sport & gastronomy
San Sebastian is a city that you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. This is a must-see city due to its cuisine, culture, active lifestyle and natural beauty.
La Concha Beach. One of the most award-winning beaches in the world
Located in the city centre, year after year La Concha Beach wins awards for being one of the best urban beaches in the world.More information
Best gastronomic destination
Basque cuisine, and particularly the good eating for which San Sebastián is so well known,...More information
3 mountains and an island
Donostia is green surrounded by blue and gives you many possibilities to get lost in nature. Follow the river until arriving at one of the 3 beaches or mountains. Do you prefer the mountain with the castle or the one with a vintage amusement park?More information
One of the best cities to travel to
La Concha. One of the best beaches in the world
2nd city with the most Michelin stars per m2 in the world: 16 stars
Among the best surf cities in the world
What to see in San Sebastián
Discover the Top 10 of our city: the local neighborhoods, the best museums, sculptures and natural gems such as the best hikes or our surfing beach.
San Sebastian’s treasures
Discover the distant history of a city that was once a military fort, commercial port and, nowadays, a tourist hot spot. Visit Mount Urgull and the narrow streets in its Old Town, full of pintxo (tapa) bars and culinary gems...
Best gastronomic destination
San Sebastian has received international acclaim and awards for its cuisine. 16 Michelin stars, its pintxos (tapas), cider houses, local restaurants, etc. have made it an essential visit for lovers of good food...
Who are the Basques?
San Sebastian continues to maintain the essence of Basque culture. The traditions of this age-old town are reflected in its streets, its people, its cuisine and festivals.
Open air museum
San Sebastian is an open-air museum. On its streets you can find sculptures by distinguished figures such as Chillida and Jorge Oteiza, architectural works from the 19th century and modern buildings like the Kursaal...
Sport and adventure
By land, sea and air, sport and adventure are both essential parts of your trip to San Sebastian. Surf the waves in one of the world’s top cities for this sport.
Do you want to feel like a queen of the XIXth century bathing in a 100-year thalassotherapy or having fun in a vintage amusement park with the best view of the city?
Shopping: Made in San Sebastian
Discover local products in small shops scattered in the wide avenues of the romantic area or the narrow streets of the Old Town. If you prefer exclusive designs, Cristobal Balenciaga’s museum is made for you...
A festival city
Cinema, art, music, dance and theatre flood the city throughout the year. After all, San Sebastian is the stage for some of the most famous and oldest festivals in Europe. Enjoy the Heineken Jazzaldia on the beach or enjoy some of the best movies in an outstanding setting at the International Film Festival.
Sailing and fishing
Discover the coast surrounding San Sebastian with all kinds of boats and activities...
HONDALEA: New sculpture on Santa Clara Island
Excavated inside the hollowed-out lighthouse, Cristina Iglesias's work incorporates the peculiar geology and ecology of the Basque coast and the wild waters of the ocean that surround the island.