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Tourism in the Spanish Basque Country

The geographical location of Lou Pignada, camping Landes, will enable you to discover the Spanish Basque Country. During your family vacation on the Atlantic coast in a camping pitch or mobile home at Le Loupignada, you’ll be close to the Basque coast, its fine sandy beaches and the famous waves of the Atlantic Ocean, ideal for surfing!

Surf on Arrietara and Atxabiribil beaches in Sopela, rent a boat on La Concha beach in San Sebastian to venture into the shell-shaped bay, climb to the top of Mount Jaizkibel to enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Biscay and Bidasoa estuary from the ruins of San Enriqué castle, put on your hiking boots and take the GR38 trail for a fabuleuse wine route and fish from Laguardia, rent a bike to ride along the coast or follow the route of the San Sebastian Classic, try your hand at Basque pelota or Basque games of strength (stone lifting, wood chopping, tug-of-war), relax on a golf course set in lush greenery…

The Spanish Basque Country is a land of magnificent coastal and mountain landscapes and a vast playground where you can enjoy a wide range of sporting and leisure activities with family and friends. Holidaymakers who come to enjoy a stay at the seaside campsite in the Spanish Basque Country can choose from a range of rentals, from mobile homes near theaquatic area with heated swimming pool, to lush caravanning pitches for motorhomes at the foot of the Pyrenees.

Culture of the Basque region

For your next vacation in the Spanish Basque Country, you’ll be charmed by the culture of this magnificent region. You can’t visit the Basque Country without visiting a tapas bar for some delicious pintxos. On the terrace or at the counter, they are generally enjoyed with a craft beer or a glass of wine.

You’ll see several elegantly presented varieties, sometimes dozens of them. Pintxos with Serrano ham, eggplant and cod are a must, but each bar has its own specialities. Difficult to grasp at first glance, the Basque language is one of the region’s greatest signs of identity, and has the same official status as Spanish. Take advantage of your stay to learn a few new words – the shopkeepers and locals will be very grateful.

Every year, the Spanish Basque Country hosts major cultural events such as the San Sebastian International Film Festival. For total immersion in Basque culture, enter the heart of San Sebastian during Semana Grande and attend the Virgen Blanca festivities in Vitoria in August. The Basque Country is also famous for its traditional dances such as kaxarranka, ezpatadantza and arku datza, which can be seen during processions and various festivities.

Places of interest in the Basque Country in Spanish territory

Characterized by its striking modern design, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the jewel in the crown of the Spanish Basque Country’s cultural heritage.

The capital of Vizcaya in the Basque country is also home to a beautiful cathedral (Santiago Cathedral), several churches (Saint-Antoine, Saint-Pierre, Saint-Nicolas, Saint-François-d’Assise) and several beautiful buildings such as the Chávarri Palace.

In San Sebastian, you’ll marvel at the sight of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and the Mota Castle built on Mount Urgull, between the city and the Cantabrian Sea.

The Spanish Basque Country is dotted with superb towns that blend tradition and modernity, and extraordinary monuments: the fishing village of Fontarrabie with its colorful houses and medieval center, Laguardia with its cobbled streets and cellars, the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe overlooking the sea, whose access alone is well worth the detour, the sanctuary of Loyola…

Finally, culture lovers will enjoy wandering through the aisles of Vitoria-Gasteiz’s museums: Artium Museum, Alava Armory Museum, Alava Natural Sciences Museum…

Program: tapas lunch (“pintxos” in Basque) at Hondarribia to get into Spanish time, just 15min by boat from Hendaye, cultural visit to Bilbao including the famous Guggenheim Museum and a visit to the the magnificent old cosmopolitan city of San Sebastian !

As we say in Basque: Ongi Etorri (Welcome!)