San Sebastián, called “Donostia” in the native language euskera, is a city located in the north of Spain, on the coast of the Bahía de Vizcaya, just 20 kilometers from the French border. The city is the capital of the province of Guipúzcoa, in the autonomous community of the País Vasco.
Yes, it is possible to do a food tour San Sebastian, through a sustainable tourism that contributes to the goals in terms of employment and growth. The environmental and sustainable dimension of tourism will become more important over time, even if it is already present in the context of responsible and ethical tourism.
In San Sebastián, it is possible to enjoy a natural way, because it is not necessary to walk and know, only, the populated and congested areas. This is because San Sebastián is the capital of the Province of Guipúzcoa, which forms part of the easternmost slope of the majestic Cordillera Cantábrica, where the Natural Parks are the “vedets” of a territory that offers everything: mountains, villages detained In time, paradisiacal coasts, natural landscapes and deep-rooted cultural tradition.
Guipúzcoa, also known as the “Vía Verde”, is synonymous with pure nature. It has Monte Igueldo, the Playa Ondarreta, which is, at the same time, beach and club area with swimming pool. The Playa de Zurriola and the Playa de Zarautz are also worthy of mention. Further away than the Playa de la Concha you can find the typical and exquisite pintxos, which are famous throughout Europe, but not just in the Old Town but in every district of the city.
Other wonderful places to visit for a food tour San Sebastian
Before a food tour San Sebastian can’t miss the visit to Monte Urgull, which is the most important historical patrimony of the city. Located in the heart of San Sebastián, it is ideal to appreciate the beautiful views of both sides of the river or to observe the Sagrado Corazón, which presides over the top of the hill, where we can find the small Castillo de La Mota, with its fortifications and canyons. At the bottom of this natural tourist site, it is possible to find approximately lots restaurants of excellent quality, among which are the “Kokotxa”, “Atari Gastroteka”, “Urola” and “Bodegon Alejandro”, some offer exquisite pintxos or (if you prefer)you can have the dinner in a relaxed atmosfear to taste all kinds of traditional and modern sea food, meat or veggies.
In Egia there is Parque Cristina Elena, not far (whithin 10 mins walking) it is possible to visit a good number of bars and restaurants offering varied rice dishes, exquisite oriental food from India and the Middle East, Vegetarian food or Spanish Mediterranean food and, of course, succulent pintxos. Among these restaurants, there are “Km. 0”, “Vía Fora”, “Chutney Gatrobar”, “Old Town Coffe” (which offers excellent coffee), “Zazpi Bar-Restaurant” and “Antonio” offer the most exquisite food.
Other natural tourist sites to visit and, by the way, are ” Parque Ariete”, “Parque Alderdi-Eder”, “Isla de Santa Clara”, “Monte Ulia”, “Ametzagaina parkea” in every corner you will find places to stop for a “pintxo” and living the city.
Feel the nature, act local and of course have slow food.