Luxury in Basque Coast: Picturesque fisherman’s villages and golden beaches
The dark blue ocean contrasts with the steep green mountains of the 176 kilometres of coastline in Basque country. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the Hanging Bridge of Biscay), a lively marina, picturesque fisherman's villages and golden beaches it is no wonder this region is a favourite getaway for locals of France and Spain. Let the Neo-Gothic architecture and flowery grounds of the Conservatoire National du Littoral enchant you as you discover the history and culture of this interesting coastline. Beach bars and sun loungers dot the white sands and are alive with the sound of laughter and local music. With a varied and picturesque landscape it is no wonder that visitors often take to the skies in scenic flight and hot air balloon tours to see the Basque coastline from the best angle. Avid hikers will enjoy the 27 kilometre trail from Biarritz to Hendaye as it winds through lush natural terrain as well as narrow streets of old towns.
Dance until dawn in San Sebastián, absorb the history of the region when visiting palaces and architectural wonders in Bilbao or sample wines in the well known bodegas of Haro. Let the sound of drums lead you to the coast's biggest festival, the festival honouring San Prudencio, held in Vitoria every April. Enjoy creamy garlic snails and wild mushrooms as you stroll along stalls in the village of Armentia. For fitness fanatics Bidasoa has a variety of activities to enjoy including canoeing, scuba diving and exciting jola skiing. San Sebastián's surf school and boat trips are also recommended for you o enjoy the perfect waves of Basque. To do all this and see the glorious hills and golden beaches as you wake up in a luxury villa for rent on the Basque Coast on your next holiday, book your stay without delay.