Atxondo is situated approximately 19 miles (31 kilometers) southeast of Bilbao and 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of the national capital, Madrid.
Don't limit yourself to Atxondo, because this region has numerous natural and man-made attractions waiting to be explored. If your schedule allows it, head 11 miles (18 kilometers) where you'll find Onati. Here you can enjoy the University of Sancti Spiritus and Santuario de Arantzazu.
While you are staying in Atxondo, why don't you make a day trip to Bilbao. Approximately 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest, this regional transport and shopping hub is home to Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao City Hall and Plaza Nueva. Should you have the time, consider checking out Santiago Cathedral, Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park and Plaza Miguel de Unamuno before returning to Atxondo.
Visitors seeking quiet places for peace and reflection, will enjoy spending time in the region's churches. Spend a few hours exploring Vizcaya 's theaters, art galleries and art museums. These are good places to hang out, especially on overcast or inclement days.
When the sun is shining, take the time to explore the region's much-loved waterways. Canoeing and swimming are some of the popular ways to get active here. If you enjoy mixing with travelers of similar interests, this region has plenty of specialized tours such as cycling tours, city walking tours and winery tours.
As your time here draws to an end, spend your last euros on last-minute mementos and say Adiós to the friends you've made and the great places you've seen.