The best plans during your stay
What to do in Euskadi when you come with family?
The Basque Country has an infinite number of plans for family tourism. The question 'Where to travel with children' has many answers: enter a lighthouse and sail the seven seas, cross a 360º tunnel among sharks, have fun in theme parks with spectacular views...
To discover the capital we have many recommendations for plans, culture and restaurants to do with the family. Visit the Bizkaia Bridge; take the Artxanda funicular; go for a ride on the waters of Bilbao with Bilboats; discover the city's urban and contemporary art by bike with the Tourné Underground...
The Itsasmuseum Maritime Museum is not to be missed, as is the prestigious Guggenheim Museum. And as for gastronomy, as well as exploring the bars in the central streets, the Bistró Guggenheim Bilbao restaurant or the Nerua are a good option, among many others.
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As soon as you arrive in the city, La Concha beach invites you to take a swim or a pleasant stroll along its shores, even in winter. The elegance of its bay, framed by Mount Igueldo and the island of Santa Clara, is world-renowned.
Culturally, the capital is ready to welcome all kinds of public: the Eureka! Science Museum; the Real Sociedad Football Museum; the Basque Maritime Museum; the Aquarium... And for lunch and dinner, our recommendation is the Petritegi Cider House, an experience to be lived.
Finally, Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country, has 42 square metres of green areas per person. It offers various resources where you can enjoy experiences with the family. The Salburua Wetlands Interpretation Centre, Ataria; Vitoria Cathedral; the Green Belt... And for cultural plans, the Bibat Museum is a good option.
For food lovers, we recommend the Dolomiti restaurant and the Olarizu restaurant, not forgetting the city's traditional bars and restaurants.
Visiting Laguardia, capital of Rioja Alavesa where fortified churches and a great heritage await; and going to see the Dolmen de la Chabola de la Hechicera, one of the most important, best preserved and largest dolmens in Euskadi, are plans you can't miss.
But if there is one thing Rioja Alavesa is known for, it is its wineries. The Amador García winery, the Lozano winery, the Viña Real winery and the El Fabulista winery are just some of the examples. We also recommend a visit to the Villa Lucía Wine Theme Centre: an innovative and surprising centre where you can taste, enjoy and disseminate the culture of wine.
For gastronomic plans, we highlight the Villa-Lucía Espacio Gastronómico, a multidisciplinary space where enogastronomy, culture, leisure, family and business tourism come together. It is the first Km. 0 restaurant in the D.O.Ca. Rioja accredited and approved by the international Slow Food movement.
Our Basque Coast is unique because of the relationship between the sea and the land. It has always lived, and continues to live, looking out to sea. It is synonymous with sustenance and the promise of great adventures: The Flysch Route, in the Geopark, sailing from Zumaia to Mutriku, passing through Deba, on its cliffs we will discover the secrets of one of the great geological sanctuaries of the planet; San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a protected biotope, is located between the coastal towns of Bakio and Bermeo, connected to the coast by a stone bridge and a staircase with 241 steps.
For the more sporty, surfing is a sport that you will enjoy on our Basque Coast. Individually, in group or with a school, there are beaches all along the coast where you can practise it, especially the famous Zarautz beach, where you will find more than a dozen schools.
Finally, the Santa Catalina lighthouse is a must on your visit. A centre for the interpretation of sailing techniques that gives us the opportunity to experience the sensation of sailors who, lost at sea, see the light of the lighthouse, which brings them back home.