• Biarritz
  • Saint Jean de Luz
  • Zarautz
  • Getaria
  • Mundaka
  • Arboleda
  • Getxo

Bay of Biscay, stretching from Biarritz to Getxo, was one of the summer playgrounds of European aristocracy in the 19th century. The area is historically known to be part of the Basque Country, while it is divided between Spain and France today. This 250-kilometer coastline along the Atlantic Ocean is a magnificent blend of the sea and the mountains. There are several picturesque port towns lined up along the coast that would offer a nice road trip from Bilbao or San Sebastian. The land of natural-born seamen has many delights to be explored, including the abundant fresh seafood that matches perfectly with the region’s fruity and sparkling white wine “txakoli”. Wine enthusiasts could visit the coastal towns of Bakio, Getaria, Zarautz or Bidasoa to enjoy their landscapes scattered with vineyards and to have wine tastings. Nature lovers can also explore the Basque Coast Geopark, a 13-km stretch of amazing cliffs that reveal geological secrets of our planet.

  • Beaumanoir

    A small luxury hotel located at a one-hectare peaceful garden 2 kilometers from the city center.

  • Hotel du Palais

    A Belle Epoque palace with notable restaurants and a spa overlooking the ocean. 

  • Hotel Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar

    Located directly on the Miramar Beach, the hotel is notable for its spa offering thalasso therapy.

  • Hotel St. Julien

    A cute three-star hotel at an excellent location.

  • Bistro 2 Genies

    A small restaurant promoting quality local products at a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Chez Albert

    It welcomes guests at a nice terrace facing the open sea on the Port des Pêcheurs (Fishermen Wharf). The menu is made up of wild fish sourced from the St Jean de Luz fish market. 

  • L'Auberge Basque

    Carefully selected local produce (Banka trout, Urruty farm pigeon, Saint Jean de Luz bonito) are served by the talented chef Cédric Béchade at this wonderful inn a few kilometers outside the city.   

  • Les Rosiers

    A small one-Michelin star restaurant managed by a chef couple.

  • Restaurant L'Impertinent

    A one-Michelin star restaurant run by a German chef.


  • Hotel Parc Victoria

    A cosy villa-hotel in a lush garden at the outskirts of the city.  

  • Brasserie Le Suisse

    A seafood restaurant popular among the locals.

  • Le Kaïku

    One Michelin star restaurant with a contemporary menu at the city's oldest building. 

  • Maison Adam

    You can find best gâteaux and macarons basque at this patisserie founded at 1660.

  • Aiten-Etxe

    An elegant seafood restaurant along the coast serving traditional Basque cuisine.

  • Asador Astillero

    Seafood accompanied by txakoli wine and good ocean views.

  • Itxas Etxe

    A small restaurant to mix with locals at lunch time.

  • Kaia Kai-Pe

    A nice restaurant overlooking the port offering great seafood.

  • Restaurant Leon XIII

    Traditional restaurant specialized at the regional specialty of “alubias con sacramentos” made of beans and sausages.

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