Basque Diary

The Basque Country – Finding Your Way Around Hondarribia

The following extract is from A Basque Diary – Living in Hondarribia, which is available, in print and as an ebook, from Amazon.

A rough map of the Hondarribia area

If you are visiting Hondarribia, your first stop should be the super helpful tourist information centre in Arma Plaza at the very top of the old town (or there is another one out towards the boat marina). They speak English very well (or will endure your bad Spanish) and have free maps of the town and information on what is happening. They also sell tickets to things like the Basque sport of Jai Alai. Opening hours are similar to most shops, except they don’t have a siesta break.

Hondarribia is in the region of Gipúzkoa and about 10 miles away from its capital of Donostia-San Sebastian, but happens to host its airport (EAS). It abuts Irun, its more workaday neighbour, which has local and national train stations as well as a myriad of small shops and chain stores.

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