Located 40 minutes from the French border, on the Basque coast, Getaria is one of the pretty medieval villages of the Spain Basque Country. The old town is very nice with its church and its fishing port below dominated by the islet shaped like a mouse (El Raton). There are many typical restaurants where you can enjoy grilled fish (on a barbecue, usually in front). At the entrance of the city, we are welcomed by the statue of Juan Sebastian of Elkano (native from Getaria) who was the second of Magellan.
There are two beaches in Getaria. The main one is that of Malkorbe. It has the advantage of being well sheltered. The second one is to the west and is mainly frequented by surfers.
Close to Getaria, the beaches of Zumaia are unmissable. We can find in particular a beautiful beach at the foot of high limestone cliffs, without doubt the most original beach of the Basque Country. To the east, the huge beach of Zarautz attracts many surfers throughout the year. It is also in this resort that we find the most offers for accomodation (but it is not the most typical resort of the Basque Country).