Where is the best area to stay in San Sebastian?
One of Northern Spain’s most captivating cities, San Sebastian, clings to the rugged coastline of the Cantabrian Sea, at the mouth of the River Urumea. Exuding style and a lively sophistication, San Sebastian is as celebrated for its Michelin-starred restaurants Mugaritz and Arzak as its annual film festival, all of which firmly place the city on the international map. San Sebastian is also famous for its bite-sized pintxos, which can be sampled in the Parte Vieja around The Plaza de la Constitución and Calle 31 de Agosto.
The best area to stay in San Sebastian is the city centre encompassing the Parte Vieja (or historic quarter), Centro Romantico and La Concha Beach. This exuberant area is the hub of local life in San Sebastian and features many of San Sebastian’s main sights, as well as numerous bars, restaurants and boutiques. While staying in the city centre you will be able to walk to Calle 31 de Agosto, the main thoroughfare of the old town, where you can try local dishes at some of the city’s best tapas bars, or visit the Catedral del Buen Pastor and La Concha Beach, a shimmering scallop-shaped bay that looks incredible at sunset.