Located at the mouth of the Bidasoa, the river which marks the border between France and Spain, the VILLA MAGALEAN Hotel & Spa Hondarribia is the perfect base for exploring the Basque Country. It is:
20 minutes away from San Sebastian, a Spanish resort town steeped in history, which was the European capital of culture in 2016,
and is noted for its major festivals devoted to jazz (Jazzaldia) and cinema, and the Basque Culinary Centre
One hour away from Bilbao and its famous Guggenheim Museum
Two hours away from the vineyards of Bordeaux and La Rioja
A stage on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela
At the heart of the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants in the world, with nearly forty Michelin-starred restaurants
At the foot of the Pyrenees, its hiking trails and natural parks
At the edge of the Basque coast and its world-famous surf spots (Belharra, Zarautz, Mundaka).
Visit the fishermen's quarter, with its colourful houses and tapas bars
Lose yourself in the alleys and lanes of the old fortified town, and discover the church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, where the marriage by proxy of the Infanta Maria Thérèse of Spain was celebrated in the mid-17th century.
Stroll around the walls and relive the military history of these ancient fortifications, then climb to the Sanctuary of Guadalupe, patron saint of Hondarribia, by the Way of the Cross.
Enjoy cycling, jogging, surfing or just strolling along the promenades on the waterfront.
Have a game of golf, ride a horse or go hiking.
Visit the port of Pasajes and its shipyards.
Spend the day in San Sebastian or Bilbao, enjoying shopping, cultural tours and culinary discoveries.
Book an evening in one of the region’s forty Michelin-starred restaurants.