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“A recurring question when planning a trip is whether the place we are going to eat well. The gastronomy and cultural offer make the Basque Country one of the preferred destinations for luxury tourists. In addition, accommodation, transport, and the experiences they will live in the destination are other factors that add up when choosing a destination,” says Silvia Massagué, director of Atlántida Travel.

In this article, we would like to share some of the luxury experiences in the Basque Country that make it an even more attractive and high-level destination. Let’s start:

Luxury transport in Basque Country

Whether you travel by train, plane or other means of transport, you will need a way to get to your accommodation or even move from one place to another during your stay. Basque Luxury Travel Service is an exclusive transport service for these occasions whose maxim is excellence. It offers its clients a fleet of Mercedes S Class and V Class with capacity for 4 and 7 passengers respectively.

Luxury accommodation in San Sebastian (Basque Country)

Luxury hotel or luxury flat? In San Sebastian, one of the most charming places in the city is the 4-star Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra. Its luxury balconies and terraces have lived a hundred years of history facing the bay of La Concha. A hotel in San Sebastian with classic, relaxing, and cosy rooms.

As for luxury flats, a perfect option to feel at home away from home is what SAMSAM San Sebastian offers with its accommodation: bright and comfortable in the heart of La Concha Bay.

Apartamentos de Lujo Sam Sam

Apartamentos de Lujo Sam Sam

Other recommended hotels:

  • Hotel Maria Cristina *****
  • Hotel Akelarre *****
  • Hotel Villa Soro ****
  • Hotel Villa Favorita ****
  • Hotel Sanse Bay ****
  • Hotel Arbaso ****
  • Hotel La Sala Plaza ****

Other recommended luxury flats:

  • Sebastiana Group
  • San Sebastian Holiday apartments

Luxury gastronomy in San Sebastian

The Basque Country has 22 restaurants with this distinction, accumulating a total of 32 stars. Two of our favourites are Pedro Subijana’s Akelarre Restaurant, three Michelin stars, located at the top of Mount Igeldo (San Sebastian) with unique views and two varied tasting menu proposals designed to enjoy haute cuisine from all senses and points of view.

Vistas del Hotel Akelarre

Vistas del Hotel Akelarre

And our other personal recommendation is the Zuberoa Restaurant, by Hilario Arbelaitz, a modern gastronomic offer with touches reminiscent of the roots of Basque cuisine, located in the oldest farmhouse in Oiartzun (Gipuzkoa) with more than six hundred years of history.

Other Michelin-starred restaurants:

  • Arzak ***, in San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa)
  • Martín Berasategui ***, in Lasarte-Oria (Gipuzkoa)
  • Azurmendi ***, in Larrabetzu (Bizkaia)
  • Amelia **, in San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa)
  • Mugaritz **, in Errenteria (Gipuzkoa)
  • Etxebarri *, in Axpe (Bizkaia)
  • Elkano *, in Getaria (Gipuzkoa)
  • Alameda *, in Hondarribia (Gipuzkoa)

Related to culture, we have two museums of great relevance

Firstly, the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum, located in Getaria and dedicated to preserving the legacy of Cristobal Balenciaga, “the legacy of a genius”. This year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Cristobal Balenciaga’s death by exploring a new perspective of his work, never before explored and focusing on what makes “a Balenciaga” recognisable.

Secondly, the Chillida Leku museum, a unique museum that is in itself a great work of art. Here the fusion between art and nature takes place in a natural way. Conceived in an open space, its sculptures blend into the landscape as if they had always been part of it. Eduardo Chillida dreamed of finding a space where his sculptures could rest and where people could walk among them as if they were in a forest. Today, in the garden, the beech, oak and magnolia trees coexist with the monumental steel and granite sculptures in perfect dialogue with their surroundings.

Museo Chillida Leku

Museo Chillida Leku

The luxury experience in San Sebastian and the Basque Coast.

If the above recommendations suit your idea of a trip, you can’t miss a premium leisure experience like the one we offer at Spirit Experiences: a cruise on a luxury sailing boat to get to know the Basque Coast from a different perspective. You will enjoy Spirit’s services and comforts throughout a unique experience designed just for you. Unique moments that will put the finishing touch to a trip that you will always remember as something magical. A sunset on the bow of the ship with glasses of wine, to full day experiences with the possibility of tasting a menu prepared by a private Chef, a wine tasting accompanied by our Sommelier or disembark in a village on the Basque Coast and continue the experience from land. Discover our tailor-made experiences here.

Experiencia de Lujo en Velero Spirit

Experiencia de Lujo en Velero Spirit

If you want to get to know the Basque Country from a new perspective and live a totally exclusive experience through the five senses, you are in the right place. Contact us and start creating your trip to enjoy the Basque Coast as you have never done before, we are waiting for you!

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