If authentic flavour could take on the shape of a city, it would look like San Sebastian. Looking northwards towards the Bay of Biscay lies this picturesque city, with centuries of history behind it and world famous today for its film and jazz festivals, its popular tapas bars, and some of the busiest beaches in the north of Spain, such as Playa de la Concha and Ondaretta beach.
The choice of accommodation in the city is as rich, varied and innovative as its cuisine. Visitors will easily find a hotel in San Sebastian that adapts to the very highest levels of expectation. Even in urban areas, establishments such as the Barceló Costa Vasca have endeavoured to create spaces where you can unwind surrounded by modernity and contemporary interior design. Staying in the bright rooms with minimalist decor that overlook Bahía de la Concha is pure luxury, especially as they are just a short walk from the beaches and the most popular neighbourhoods.
The cider bars, the traditional markets, the top-class chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants, and, of course, the famous tapas bars have all made San Sebastian a world-famous destination for its culinary offering. It’s no wonder that food tourism has become one of the city’s main claims to fame.
Among the most interesting and most popular areas in San Sebastian, in terms of dining experiences, is the eastern side of La Concha bay, around Santa María and the Trinitate plaza. Donosti is the most notable location for even the most discerning palate, where visitors can find many gourmet restaurants in the area around Guipuzkoa plaza and the Buen Pastor cathedral.
Each has its signature pintxo; hot or cold, traditional or innovative, but always with the passion and devotion that goes with this deep-rooted tradition of this region in Spain.
From its Old Part, the most historic quarter of the city after the Old Quarter, San Sebastian pumps activity towards the rest of the city. It is the ideal place to start a beautiful coastal walk towards the area of the Peine del Viento, a route where the most exclusive hotel in San Sebastian, the Barceló Costa Vasca, is located.
Guests of this hotel in San Sebastian will benefit from the most up-to-date services in a space whose main aim is to provide a comfortable stay with the best services. There are gardens, fitness and wellness centres with personalised treatments, swimming pools, exquisite restaurants and the lobby bar, where you can enjoy a cocktail before dinner or before heading out to discover the countless attractions on offer in San Sebastian. Without a doubt, the touch of distinction that this hotbed of culture and gastronomy on the shores of the Bay of Biscay deserves.