Theres great food and striking design on the route from the Basque country to Galicia, taking in boutique hotels and beautiful beaches
The road from San Sebastian to A Coruna is one of big cities, fairly fishing townships, high cliffs and raging ocean. It skirts the rugged Basque coast, runs through lush Cantabria and Asturias, and objectives up in Galicia, on the wildly beautiful Costa de la Muerte.
San Sebastian is all about food, and there is so much to recommend. Stay a few minutes from the old township and its constrict streets and pintxo bars at arty Hotel Okako ( doubles from EUR1 20 room merely ). The local custom is one pintxo and one drink in each bar. Try Txepetxa for anchovies, Nestor for steaks and Zeruko for molecular fare. For a sit-down weekday lunch, Ibai at Calle de Getaria 15( no website) is a locals’ favourite.
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