What to see
For those who like the beach, there are beaches near Azkoitia: in Zumaia, Getaria and Zarautz, to enjoy with your family.
The cities San Sebastián, Bilbao, Pamplona and Vitoria are at 35 and 50 minutes and Hendaye (France) at 1 hour by car.
Below you can see a sample of interesting places that can be visited by its proximity.
The Izarraitz massif located in the Urola valley, within the municipalities of Azkoitia, Azpeitia and Zestoa, has been declared a Protected Natural Space and is spread over 1,531.5 hectares having three major mountains: Erlo (1026m), Kakute (942m) and Xoxote (930m).
The Hernio-Gazume area is a calcareous formation composed of karst caves and rocky peaks. It has been declared as a Special Area of Conservation and is part of the Natura 2000 network. In total it has 2,160 hectares spread among the municipalities of Aia, Albiztur, Alkiza, Asteasu, Bidegoian, Errezil, Hernialde, Larraul and Tolosa.
The Itzurun urban sand beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Gipuzkoa. It is surrounded by high cliffs and is known for flysch phenomenon, a set of limestone and sandstone rock sheets in vertical formation that create a spectacular scenery.
The seaman Juan Sebastián Elkano and the couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga. The original txakoli and the fish grills. Something would happen here for such a small village like Getaria to be the birthplace of so many stimuli. Mount San Antón, known as the Getaria’s Mouse, gets into the sea and protects the port. In the Middle Ages, the boats set sail from this port in search of the whale that appears in the village’s coat of arms.
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a castle on the rock at sea. An impressive islet off the coast of Bermeo and one of the most magical places in Bizkaia. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is connected to the mainland by a stone bridge and a stretch of land forming two arches. At a point, the bridge turns into a zigzagging narrow 241-step footbridge leading to the top of the rock, where the picturesque shrine stands.
Urdaibai: The green lungs of Bizkaia. Urdaibai is a must for nature lovers coming to Bizkaia. It is a green treasure and a natural paradise, featuring fine-sand beaches, leafy wetlands and lots of amazing birds.
The Guggenheim Bilbao Plus experience is a unique guided tour taking you into the Museum and its secret corners in a unique and exclusive visit. Exploring inaccessible spaces, enjoying contemporary art or admiring the gems of 20th century architecture from the heights are only some of the highlights that will make this visit an unforgettable experience.
Guided tours of Pagoeta Nature Park. See dates and times.
Iturraran Interpretation Centre
Agorregi foundry and mills
The Sanctuary of Loyola monumental site is a key element of religious tourism in the Basque Country and is one of the points of the three temples route. It is a set of buildings erected around the tower house of Loyola, the birthplace of San Ignacio de Loyola, today known as the Holy House.
steam train offers trips from the Basque Railway Museum located in the centre of Azpeitia up to Lasao station. A lifetime trip of 5 kilometres through spectacular landscapes. Apart from organising outings on weekends in spring and summer, the museum offers special services on public holidays and special days. Visit the Basque Railway Museum