A WEEKEND IN URDAIBAI
In Urdaibai, you have many different possibilities to plan your stay in accordance with your taste. Here you will find numerous resources for visiting and getting to know our history, culture and nature from prehistory to the present day. Singular events are celebrated throughout the year, at which you will enjoy welcoming people. You can start with the county capitals, Guernica-Lumo and Bermeo, two cities very near to each other in distance, but different in their essence. Bermeo, seafaring and next to the sea; Guernica-Lumo, cradle of the freedoms and history of the Basque people, and also a symbol of peace. In both municipalities, you can enjoy museums that tell their history.
Discovering the towns of Urdaibai is not to be missed. Choose an inland, rural and authentic one and another coastal and picturesque one and with a taste of the sea.
You can take advantage of your getaway to enjoy the county’s beautiful sands, do outdoor activities, such as hiking or boat trips, or to get to know Urdaibai’s interesting heritage. With each step you take, you’ll love the surrounding landscape and the natural beauty of this space, declared a Biosphere Reserve. There are many places that will amaze and captivate you and one of them is San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
For your stay, you will find small lodgings with lots of charm. You can choose from different types: a campsite, agritourism, a castle or a small hotel. To eat, choose seasonal products. Our bars and restaurants offer high quality traditional and innovative cuisines on their menus, and tasty pintxos. Good gastronomy is a persuasive incentive for you to visit one weekend.
Another way to see Urdaibai is to do a visit along the banks of the estuary. The left bank gives you the chance to visit by train. The train passes through salt marsh areas with unquestionably beautiful views of the sea. The right margin is more unspoiled and has exceptional beaches and observation towers. It’s perfect for people who love trekking or biking. You can find a plan here: