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Hondarribia
Travel Guide

Near San Sebastián, discover a picturesque town with a charming fisherman’s quarter, a sandy beach, historical sites and excellent restaurants and bars. 

The Basque town of Hondarribia (known as Fuenterrabía in Spanish) is a beautiful small municipality in Basque Country in northern Spain. Find an interesting Old Quarter with great ancient walls, wander through the famous fisherman’s district and enjoy a fun day on the beach.

This lovely Spanish town houses many attractive historical and natural sites. It’s located on the banks of the Bidasoa River, facing the popular seaside town of Hendaye, France.

Throughout history Hondarribia played an important role as a border town between different kingdoms. It belonged to the King of Navarra until the beginning of the 13th century, when it was conquered by Alfonso VIII de Castilla, King of Castile. Discover the remains of Hondarribia’s rich past, including an old castle, the city walls and one of the best-preserved fortresses in Basque Country.

While you are in Hondarribia, visit Portu Auzoa, the popular port, and the Barrio de la Marina or Barrio de la Portua, the interesting fisherman’s quarter. Find the popular street Calle San Pedro and take photos of the many colorful houses with picturesque balconies. Discover the small building with one central arch, home of the Cofradía de Pescadores de San Pedro (Saint Peter’s Fishermen Brotherhood), a group founded in 1361 to protect the rights of the many fishermen in town.

Enjoy the fascinating natural sites of Hondarribia, such as the wetland Marismas de Jaizubia. It’s a rich ecosystem with more than 250 different bird species. See the great mountain Monte Jaizkibel, where you’ll find rock caves and great walking trails surrounded by spectacular geological scenery. Spend a great day sunbathing and participating in watersports at the town’s inviting sandy beach.

The town of Hondarribia is located near San Sebastián, the capital of the province, also home to San Sebastián Airport. Reach the area easily by plane, train or bus. There are also roads in very good condition that connect the town with the rest of Europe.

Where to stay in Hondarribia

Parador de Hondarribia
Parador de Hondarribia
4 out of 5
Plaza de Armas, 14, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
The price is $139 per night from Mar 14 to Mar 15

Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, this historic hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Arma Plaza and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Bay of Biscay. Church of Nuestra Senora ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (191 reviews)

"Great location. Great view. Great service."…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Parador de Hondarribia
Hotel Sercotel Jáuregui
Hotel Sercotel Jáuregui
3 out of 5
Zuloaga 5, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $70 per night from Mar 10 to Mar 11

Located in La Marina, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Calle San Pedro, Plaza Gipuzkoa, and Arma Plaza. Hondarribia Beach and Hendaye Beach are also ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (89 reviews)
Great location and breakfast.

"We loved the hotel. Great location near all the bars and restaurants. The bed was so comfy. There is a fridge in the room. The breakfast was on a tray with croissants, roll, cheese, ham, yoghurt, orange coffee or tea. Very good value. Hondarribia is a lovely little town."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Hotel Sercotel Jáuregui
Hotel Río Bidasoa
Hotel Río Bidasoa
4 out of 5
Nafarroa-Behera Kalea, 1, Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa
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This family-friendly Hondarribia hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Castillo de Carlos V, Calle San Pedro, and Church of Nuestra Senora ...

4.1/5Very Good! (243 reviews)

"The reservation made and paid at Travelcity was different than the one received by the hotel. We paid for a 3 persons / 3 beds or 2 doubles and actually got a 1 double bed room. Even as I shown the reservation to the staff they took no responsibility and were not helpful, even after I shown then ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Hotel Río Bidasoa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Townhouse with pool / view Txingudi Bay / Hondarribia
Townhouse with pool / view Txingudi Bay / Hondarribia
Hondarribia, Basque Country

Situated in the mountains, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Jaizkibel and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Bay of Biscay. Ermita de Guadalupe and Calle San Pedro are also ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
What a view, what a place

"We had a great week at Lexar. The situation is fantastic: great view, lovely pool, spotlessly clean and cool house which was perfect whatever the weather. And, importantly, very comfortable beds. Maria is a wonderful host and was very helpful with any questions we had including great recommendations ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Townhouse with pool / view Txingudi Bay / Hondarribia
Katutxo - Basque Stay
Katutxo - Basque Stay
4 out of 5
Almirante Alonso Kalea 5, B, Hondarribia

Located in La Marina, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Calle San Pedro and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Bay of Biscay. Castillo de Carlos V and Plaza ...

Katutxo - Basque Stay
Fabulous 3 Bedroom Apartment, in the Famous Neighborhood of La Marina. Ess2385
Fabulous 3 Bedroom Apartment, in the Famous Neighborhood of La Marina. Ess2385
Hondarribia, Basque Country

This family-friendly Hondarribia vacation home is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Calle San Pedro and Castillo de Carlos V. Bay of Biscay ...

Fabulous 3 Bedroom Apartment, in the Famous Neighborhood of La Marina. Ess2385
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Hondarribia

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Jackie

Jun 29, 2019

Go to Getaria instead! Incredible food and people. Not crowded and beautiful countryside and harbor.

5/5 - Excellent

taliesin

Apr 4, 2019

neat, quiet, basque destination. off-the-beaten-path but worth a two-night stop...

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