This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Zarautz.
Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain, is a coastal town in the north of the country. Around twenty-two thousand people permanently live in the town, which is well known for its excellent opportunities for water sports such as surfing. In summer, the number of inhabitants is a lot higher due to the high influx of international tourists. Most people come for the relaxed vibe, the waves, and some nice days on the beach. If you want to visit this popular beach holiday destination, check out the flights to Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Biarritz, the three international airports nearby. It takes around one hour to get to Zarautz by train if you depart from Bilbao Airport or San Sebastian Airport. Consider that the Basque Country has a second official language besides Spanish -- Basque -- and signs, including city names, can be in Basque as well. It can be a bit confusing if you want to find the right way.
The town is a very popular tourist destination during the summer months. Therefore, you can find numerous options to stay. There are hotels from one to four stars; holiday apartments; campsites; and a couple of hostels in Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain, and its surrounds. The town attracts many younger tourists looking for a good time, a relaxed vibe, and the chance to do some surfing. If you want to experience the summer vibe in Zarautz and you do not want to spend too much money, check out the supply of hostels in Zarautz, Basque Country, Spain -- there are a couple, but consider that in summer they can be booked out quickly, so be smart and book in advance.
The more-than-two-kilometre-long sandy beach is the main attraction without any doubts. There are sections on the beach for families and for surfers only. Especially in August, it can be really packed. You can go swimming, surfing, walking on the beach, or just simply relaxing in the sand. If you want to see some more nature, check out the natural park Parque Natural de Pagoeta -- it is around fifteen minutes away in the hinterland. History lovers can visit the local history museum in Zarautz as well.
Written by local enthusiast for Zarautz hostelsFlo