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Fusing the glitzy surf-side panache of Biarritz with all the elegant flourish of an aged Spanish town, San Sebastian spills down from the rocky hills of the Basque Country in a medley of handsome Baroque blocks and resplendent palazzos, rugged headlands and sparkling arcs of golden sand. In the daytime, the buzz centres mainly on the urban beaches, La Concha and La Zurriola, where the Atlantic rollers crash against the rocks and surfers bob on the swells. Nearby, the Old Town hides centuries-old churches and wide plazas where cafés throb with life. Streets are packed with pintxos bars, serving the Basque version of tapas, where you can help yourself to a tempting array of snacks, from fresh seafood to cured meats on crusty bread. Along with the Michelin starred restaurants, it’s no wonder San Sebastian is a place of pilgrimage for foodies.
If you really want to explore this lynchpin of the Basque Country like a local, there's really nothing better than private San Sebastian holiday rentals. With a place to call your very own in the heart of the city's throbbing Old Town, you'll be free to forge itineraries at your chosen pace, with no breakfast schedules or awkward crowds to bother you. And talking of hotels, it's likely that San Sebastian holiday apartments will come with oodles more room than a private double or family suite would. That's great news if you're looking for somewhere to stash the surfboard in between sessions on the waves of the urban beaches.
Holiday rentals in San Sebastian give you pride of place in one of the most happening towns on the Spanish north coast. Packed with historic churches and bustling places to feast, the Old Town is a great place to begin. Things to do there include pintxos tasting and enlightening trips through the San Telmo Museum – dedicated to telling the tale of the Basques. The shoreline is nearby, which is where you can gaze at the overhead shark tanks of the San Sebastian Aquarium before hitting the beaches. La Concha provides ample space for sunbathing and good times, while La Zurriola is where to go for whitewashed surf and board-riding lessons.
San Sebastian is perfectly primed for travellers who love to adventure on foot. You can walk the entirety of the Old Town and seaside promenades with ease, and drop in a few stopovers in local bars, cafés and museums as you go. Others will prefer to do it all on 2 wheels – bike lanes and bike rentals are everywhere in the city centre. And for explorations deeper into the heart of the wild Basque Mountains, or trips along the coast to the remote surf towns, it might be worth getting your own car rental. There are plenty of places that can help with that close to the airport.