For your next holiday book accommodation on Likibu. San Sebastian is a delightful seaside destination and is a surfers ideal getaway. Why not book a hotel in San Sebastian or hostel for those on a smaller budget. There are plenty of holiday rentals in San Sebastian to choose from one of our partners TripAdvisor, Airbnb or Booking.com so book now!
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San Sebastian, also known as Donostia, is a famous city located in the north of Spain, concretely in the gulf of Vizcaya. Book a room in a hotel in San Sebastian or perhaps rent a holiday rental. San Sebastian's location is attractive for tourism as it boasts beaches and green landscapes. In spite of its rainy weather, its oceanic climate makes it a year-round holiday destination.
Best time to visit San Sebastian
If you want good weather with little crowds, then your best bet is to come between May and July. The peak tourist season is July and August, the temperatures are the best during these times. In other months San Sebastian gets a lot cooler and it is not uncommon to see a bit of rain fall!
How to get to San Sebastian
Contrary to what its location appears, the huge number of infrastructures turns San Sebastian into a very well-connected place. San Sebastian airport (EAS) is the only airport that offers flights within the Spanish territory, but you can access this airport from anywhere abroad. The San Sebastian airport is 20 km away from San Sebastian city and offers connections to every part from the Iberian Peninsula and its islands.
Estación del norte (North Station) at the Paseo of Federico García Lorca 1 is linked to an important number of cities such as Madrid or Barcelona as well as international destinations such as Paris or Lisbon. Moreover, the arrivals and departures from San Sebastian via railway are much faster thanks to the new high-speed train. This train will be offering more destinations abroad for the coming years.
San Sebastian has a new bus station named Donostia-Geltokia. It is beside the North Station and connects the city to other ones within the Spanish Peninsula and others from Europe.
Where to stay?
Parte Vieja, also known as the Old Town is the historic centre of San Sebastian. You will find all the museums and markets if you rent a holiday apartment in San Sebastian. There are also a range of hotels available on Likibu within close distance to natural monuments like Monte Urgull. This is the perfect place to stay to wander around the squares and discover the buzz on San Sebastian in the night and day.
Gros is the ideal place to find a youth hostel in San Sebastian or holiday rental because it is the area that attracts all the surfers. Ideal for surfers, young couples and travellers it is a surfer's paradise centred around Zurriola Beach. In the evening this is the place to enjoy a drink as it turns into a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. Stay in a boutique hotel if you want to have a bit of class!
Stay in a B&B with Airbnb to experience life in La Concha. This area is backed behind the iconic La Concha beach which is the ideal place to take an early walk along in the mornings. Stay in a holiday rental and be within close distance to many delicious restaurants and groovy bars.
What to see in San Sebastian?
San Sebastian is famous due to its colourful views and unique cultural Basque heritage.
El paseo Nuevo (The new walk)
This wonderful trek takes you past some of the best views of San Sebastian. It goes by the Mount Urgull, starting from the Old town. You will be able to do the whole route with ease whilst taking breaks to enjoy spectacular views.
La Catedral del Buen Pastor (The Pastor's Cathedral)
Located in the square of the same name and built in 1897 in a neo-Gothic style, the Pastor Cathedral is a must-see. It is endowed with abundant decorative elements and its organ is considered one of the largest in Europe.
La parte vieja (Old town)
Located at the foot of Mount Urgull, is a center of attraction and entertainment. It is worth getting lost in its streets and trying the typical "pinchos".
El Monte Igueldo (The Igueldo Mountain)
It is one of the mountains that guard the Bahía de la Concha where you can use the funicular to the to the top part and enjoy spectacular views of the city.
Palacio Miramar (Miramar Palace)
Former summer residence of the Spanish monarchy and is a beautiful architectural construction. The gardens are well manicured and filled with stunning flowers, plants and hedgerow. It is a must visit for visitors.
Ayuntamiento de San Sebastián (San Sebastian Council)
Considered as the most emblematic building in the city. It is located next to the Bay of the Concha. Spring is the best time to visit this area, you can enjoy a relaxing walk immersed in art and nature.