The freshly caught fish cooked on open-air charcoal grills in Getaria, Spain

Getaria, Spain

Perhaps Getaria isn’t exactly a desert coastal town, but it surely lacks the crowds of the nearby San Sebastian. The Basque culture, however, is in full bloom, as well as the well-known local dishes.

Getaria is a pretty fishing village nestled between two beautiful beaches. The town is famous for its rich catch of octopus and turbot, which are abundant in the Bay of Biscay. where-is-getaria

There are several fantastic seafood restaurants in Getaria, with many of them located along the seafront with gorgeous views. The freshly caught fish cooked on open-air charcoal grills.


Here, they are mainly grilled and the best days to taste local cuisine at its height are Saturdays and Sundays. This is the time when the locals prepare the grills early in the day, expecting people from the yachts who come especially for that – a big lunch, combined with a bottle of white wine from neighboring Rioja.



Hotel Iturregi, Getaria-Spain

Located among txakoli vineyards, with a beautiful façade with large windows offering spectacular views of Getaria lighthouse and the whole Basque coast.


Iturregi brings its guests a space for peace and tranquillity amidst nature. The hotel interior seamlessly combines modern and classic styles. Outside, the building blends naturally into the surrounding picturesque scenery. Our swimming pool, built over the ruins of the original Iturregi farmhouse, is the ideal place to relax. The range of cuisine offered in Getaria and San Sebastian is one of the best in Spain.


What a Wonderful Room. hotel-lturregi-getaria

Within an environment of vineyards and overlooking the coast of Gipuzkoa, lovers of the sea, beach and water sports will find a full range of activities in nearby towns (Zarautz and Getaria), such as surfing, sailing, fishing. Ideal for mountain walks and following hiking routes. One of the main routes of the Camino de Santiago passes nearby the hotel.

Hotel Iturregi official website