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Euskadi Basque Country Basque Luxury

An exceptional location

A unique experience


Its privileged geographical location on the Cantabrian coast, right at the mouth of the Bidasoa River, at the foot of Mount Jaizkibel and close to the Pyrenees, makes Villa Magalean Hotel & Spa the ideal "base camp" for all those who wish to enjoy the Basque Country, both French and Spanish, its traditions and its exceptional protected natural environment

20 minutes away, San Sebastian, the former resort town of the Spanish Court, with its great jazz (Jazzaldia) and film festivals, 

1 hour away, Bilbao and its famous Guggenheim Museum

2 hours away, the vineyards of Bordeaux and Rioja

A stage on the way to Santiago de Compostela

At the heart of the highest concentration of gastronomic restaurants in the world with almost forty Michelin stars in the neighbourhood of San Sebastian
At the foot of the Pyrenees, with its hiking trails and natural parks

At the edge of the Cantabrian coast with its mythical surf spots (Belharra, Zarautz, Mundaka) and its unique geological heritage (Geopark Basque Country)

Near the hotel

Villa Magalean - Situation

For curious people 

  • Visit of the historic heart of Fontarrabia, its medieval city and its marina, with the Arma Plaza Foundation
  • Discovery of two jewels of the Cantabrian coast: the port of Pasajes, with its Victor Hugo house and its ALBAOLA shipyard where a 16th century Basque whaler is being rebuilt; the port of Getaria, with its Balenciaga museum and its anchovy producers
  • Visit to San Sebastian, voted Best Food Destination in 2018, its Concha Bay and the recently reopened Chillida Leku Museum in Hernani 
  • Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
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Villa Magalean - Situation

For food lovers 

  • Dinner at a fisherman's house, a local asador's house or a traditional cider house
  • Tapas tour in Fontarrabia or San Sebastian
  • Show cooking to discover the culinary traditions of the Basque Country
  • Local wine tasting in the Txakoli bodegas of the region
  • Evening with a starred chef
Villa Magalean - Situation

For sportsmen and women

  • Walking, running or cycling by the sea
  • Private surfing lessons
  • Sea trips with one of our partners
  • Hiking or mountain biking with specialist guides
  • Golf on the grounds of Jose Maria Olazabal with two options: the old Real Golf de San Sebastian, or the Real Nuevo Golf de San Sebastian he recently designed.


Simple and Fast


From San Sebastian / Bilbao, autoroute AP8 to Irun then head for Hondarribia
From Bordeaux, autoroutes A63 / E5 / E70 to Irun then head for Hondarribia


RENFE railway station in Irun
Hendaye railway station in France


From San Sebastian / Bilbao, autoroute AP8 to Irun then head for Hondarribia
From Bordeaux, autoroutes A63 / E5 / E70 to Irun then head for Hondarribia


San Sebastián Airport (1 km)
Biarritz Airport, France (20 km)

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