Roaming around San Sebastián…

by Karisa

On my second day in San Sebastián, I decided to take an alternative route over into Old Town, so I could walk through the lower parts which eventually leads you straight to their main beachfront and their larger, more popular beaches…

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Loved all the little green sanctuaries in old town…



The larger beach (and the one where I ended up) is called Playa de la Concha.  Then there’s another one further around the bay called Playa de Ondarreta which is known as being the more fashionable one.  I stopped at the first one because well, it was really hot and that water just looked way too inviting to it pass by.  I couldn’t be fussed to walk another 10min to get to another beach which may or may not be cooler…  so yes, basically I was lazy. 😉  But as you’ll see, I don’t think I did too badly location wise.








Not too shabby hey?  Who cares about the cool kids further down…

From Playa de la Concha you can see Monte Urgull, a mountain to the right of the beach topped with a statue of Christ looking over the bay:



Feelin’ some Rio vibes there…

You can head up there and check it out up close, but I decided to just check it out from the soft sand where I had settled.  San Sebastián in fact has a few things things you can do sights wise.  But mostly its just a chill time kind of place, and I really loved that.  For me it was beach time, beach time and a little more beach time.  Followed by some pinchos exploring in the evenings.

I did at least check out the San Sebastián Basilica, which looks really pretty all lit up after sunset:


On the topic of all lit up, that beachfront area also really comes to life at night.  My camera’s not really equipped for night shooting – but this at least gives you an idea:


That little lit up piece in the middle there is actually a little island in the bay…  you can do a boat trip around it as I understand.


As I mentioned before, food is a big thing here.  Small tapas / bar snack dishes in particular called pinchos.  Next up, I’ll give you a rundown of the top pinchos bars I discovered along with all the yummy things I got to try…  So basically, it will be a “food porn” post.  #HellYeah


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