Hondarribia, or Hondarribia in Basque, is the Spanish port city that faces Hendaye at the mouth of the Bidasoa. Its traditional fishing port, its vocation as a seaside resort and its old fortified town make it an indispensable destination during your stay in the Basque Country.
Two historic districts of Hondarribia are especially worth visiting: the old fortified centre and the Portua district with colorful fishermen’s houses. The old fortified town, built on a rocky headland, is entirely classified. It retains its moats, ramparts and walls, access doors and cobbled streets.
The houses of the medieval village are distinguished by their balconies of wrought iron. The whole of the old town is dominated by the castle of Charles Quint. The old Hondarribia contains many remarkable buildings: among them, the Zuloaga Palace, the Casadevante House, and the church of Santa María de la Asunción.
The fishermen’s quarter is picturesque, authentic and very lively: you enjoy enjoying a drink or tapas on the terrace. Located between the mouth of the river Bidasoa and the fortified city, it charms by its traditional Basque houses and its festive atmosphere.
The area is full of bars and restaurants that make Hondarribia a reference in Basque gastronomy. The 800 meters of beach length offered by the Bay of Hondarribia are also most enjoyable for families. The waterfront promenade runs along the beach to the old port.
Campsite Berrua, 28 km from Hondarribia
35 minutes are enough to reach the heart of the town of Hondarribia from the campsite Sunêlia Berrua by taking the A63 motorway to the Spanish border. Slightly longer but also more pleasant, the coastal route makes you cross Hendaye then pass to the other side of the Bidasoa in Irun.
You then reach Hondarribia in just over 40 minutes.
Also discover the surrounding cities of Fontarrabie
Visit the coastal cities of the South West for your stay in the Basque Country