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HondarribiaSpain

Near San Sebastián, discover a picturesque town with a charming fisherman’s quarter, a sandy beach, historical sites and excellent restaurants and bars. 

The Basque town of Hondarribia (known as Fuenterrabía in Spanish) is a beautiful small municipality in Basque Country in northern Spain. Find an interesting Old Quarter with great ancient walls, wander through the famous fisherman’s district and enjoy a fun day on the beach.

This lovely Spanish town houses many attractive historical and natural sites. It’s located on the banks of the Bidasoa River, facing the popular seaside town of Hendaye, France.

Throughout history Hondarribia played an important role as a border town between different kingdoms. It belonged to the King of Navarra until the beginning of the 13th century, when it was conquered by Alfonso VIII de Castilla, King of Castile. Discover the remains of Hondarribia’s rich past, including an old castle, the city walls and one of the best-preserved fortresses in Basque Country.

While you are in Hondarribia, visit Portu Auzoa, the popular port, and the Barrio de la Marina or Barrio de la Portua, the interesting fisherman’s quarter. Find the popular street Calle San Pedro and take photos of the many colorful houses with picturesque balconies. Discover the small building with one central arch, home of the Cofradía de Pescadores de San Pedro (Saint Peter’s Fishermen Brotherhood), a group founded in 1361 to protect the rights of the many fishermen in town.

Enjoy the fascinating natural sites of Hondarribia, such as the wetland Marismas de Jaizubia. It’s a rich ecosystem with more than 250 different bird species. See the great mountain Monte Jaizkibel, where you’ll find rock caves and great walking trails surrounded by spectacular geological scenery. Spend a great day sunbathing and participating in watersports at the town’s inviting sandy beach.

The town of Hondarribia is located near San Sebastián, the capital of the province, also home to San Sebastián Airport. Reach the area easily by plane, train or bus. There are also roads in very good condition that connect the town with the rest of Europe.

Top hotels in Hondarribia

Parador de Hondarribia
Parador de Hondarribia
4 out of 5
Plaza de Armas, 14, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
The price is €130 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, this historic hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arma Plaza and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Bay of Biscay. Church of Nuestra Senora ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (187 reviews)

"Great location. Great view. Great service."…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2019

Parador de Hondarribia
Hondarribia Suites
Hondarribia Suites
3.5 out of 5
Nagusi Kalea 33, Hondarribia, Guipúzcoa

Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Church of Nuestra Senora del Manzano and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bay of ...

Hondarribia Suites
Hotel Sercotel Jáuregui
Hotel Sercotel Jáuregui
3 out of 5
Zuloaga 5, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
The price is €65 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov

Located in La Marina, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calle San Pedro, Plaza Gipuzkoa and Arma Plaza. Hondarribia Beach and Hendaye Beach are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (83 reviews)
Another great Spanish hotel.

"Hotel in a perfect central position for restaurants And very close to the beach. Off road parking close by. The staff were very friendly and helpful . Couldn’t really ask for anything better."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul 2020

Hotel Sercotel Jáuregui
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Hondarribia

Hondarribia Suites
Hondarribia Suites
3.5 out of 5
Nagusi Kalea 33, Hondarribia, Guipúzcoa

Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Church of Nuestra Senora del Manzano and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Bay of ...

Hondarribia Suites
Beautiful Villa 13 km. of San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Garden
Beautiful Villa 13 km. of San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Garden

This family-friendly Hondarribia villa is located by the ocean, within 3 mi (5 km) of Jaizkibel, Calle San Pedro and Ecological Park Plaiaundi. Oiasso Museum ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
wonderful estate/villa- very large

"PRO: This property is very large and very well maintained. t's gorgeous, both grounds and home. Local manager, "Jon," is excellent and usually very responsive. CON: Listed contact person, "Jesus," doesn't respond to questions, doesn't provide contact info for local manager, Jon. NO condiments or ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Beautiful Villa 13 km. of San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Swimming Pool, Tennis, Garden
Ontzaldi by Basquelidays
Ontzaldi by Basquelidays
3.5 out of 5
Itsasargi, 16 1 izquierda, Hondarribia
The price is €119 per night from 18 Nov to 19 Nov

Located in La Marina, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Calle San Pedro and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Bay of Biscay. Castillo de Carlos V and Plaza ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"The apartment is very spacious, facing the water. We are a family of 5 and we all slept comfortably. The children enjoyed the free WiFi as well :) The kitchen has everything. Miguel was super sweet and welcoming. We would highly recommend this place to anyone."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2019

Ontzaldi by Basquelidays
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Hondarribia

Plaza Gipuzkoa
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Plaza Gipuzkoa

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Visit a town square in the heart of one of the most popular areas of Hondarribia, a gathering spot surrounded by picturesque houses.  

Concha Beach
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Concha Beach

4.5/5(56 reviews)

Enjoy one of the best city beaches in Europe. This fantastic spot in San Sebastián has an extensive sandy area and clear waters. 

Monte Igueldo
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Monte Igueldo

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Go to the top of this great mountain in San Sebastián and visit a traditional amusement park with spectacular views as a backdrop.

Top things to do in Hondarribia

Hondarribia and Pasaia (San Pedro & San Juan) Tour
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Hondarribia and Pasaia (San Pedro & San Juan) Tour

€160
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Hondarribia Pintxos Tour from San Sebastian
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Hondarribia Pintxos Tour from San Sebastian

€205
Per adult
Private Hondarribia, San Juan and San Pedro tour
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Private Hondarribia, San Juan and San Pedro tour

€200
Per adult
Donostia - San Sebastián City Tour Bus, Hop On - Hop Off
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Donostia - San Sebastián City Tour Bus, Hop On - Hop Off

€12
Per adult
San Sebastian & Biarritz full day tour
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San Sebastian & Biarritz full day tour

€70
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Lourdes Sanctuary tour- Catholic pilgrimage sanctuary
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Lourdes Sanctuary tour- Catholic pilgrimage sanctuary

€559
Per adult

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30 Sep 2019

This little town has everything, a walled Town with a Castle (now a Parador) a pretty Fishermans quarter with Pintxos Bars and restaurants galore, beautiful beaches, an 8 minute boat crossing to France, it is a real Gem (the people are lovely too)

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