Arbizu is situated about 190 miles (306 kilometers) northeast of Madrid, the national capital, and approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Bilbao.
Navarra is wonderfully endowed with things to do and see, from big-ticket tourist hotspots to hidden gems that await the more intrepid traveler. Ultzama and Baranain are two other places worth checking out while you're in Navarra.
Pamplona is around 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Arbizu. This regional center contains a number of interesting things to see and do, including Navarra University Clinic, Estadio Reyno de Navarra and Pamplona Planetarium. Auditorio Baluarte, Parque de la Taconera and Sanctuario de San Miguel in Excelsis are just a sample of the other visitor attractions that await.
For a glimpse of local culture, visit Navarra's history museums. Navarra is a good destination for visitors with an interest in open-air exhibits.
Pack your equipment or rent it locally, and discover the local water activities. Swimming is a popular activity. Another option is canoeing. Bird watching and picnicking are just some of the many relaxing activities in the Navarra area.
Sampling local food is often about more than just satisfying appetites. It is also a window into the way of life in Navarra. Locals in this area commonly include artichoke and asparagus in their meals. Two of the regional delicacies not to miss are borrajas al horno (baked borage) are pimientos rellenos de carne (meat stuffed peppers). To end your dining experience, try canutillos de crema (cream filled roll). To finish your meal like the locals do, ask for a little patxaran and take it easy after a full day of exploring.
When it's time to head back to the familiarity of home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond Adiós (farewell).