The driest period in the autonomous community runs from mid-April to mid-October. These months offer beaches full of sunshine, outdoor activities galore, and several famous events like Fiestas de La Blanca & Celedon. Summer also means unbearable heat, skyrocketing prices, and swarms of tourists. However, the best time to visit Basque Country is June and September which still falls in that season. Early summer and early fall are relatively less crowded, and the prices are also a bit lower. Winter is usually wet but relatively mild. This is when persistent, annoying rain called sirimiri often occurs. But don't let it ruin your plans to witness Tamborrada of San Sebastian in January. The spring arrives in Basque Country accompanied by numerous breathtaking parades and religious events.
A simple but beautiful and healthy summer snack
A small island connected to the mainland by a medieval bridge and 231 steps
Depending on the season, the river changes its mood, and therefore white water rafting can be more or less extreme
Enjoy the longest beach in the Spanish Basque Country
Join one of the biggest festivals with fireworks and music in San Sebastian
If you see a figure with an umbrella coming down from a church on a rope—then you are in Spain!
A traditional dish that resembles spaghetti at first glance
Moto and surf festival on the France’s southwestern Basque coast
Eating 12 grapes, wearing red coloured underwear and preparing a special cake is only a part of the incredible celebration in Spain
It is especially pleasant to go to the bar on a hot summer day, drink a glass of ice-cold beer and eat Boquerones en Vinagre!
A man dressed as a devil jumps over the babies to cleanse them of the original sin
A drum parade and street party to honour San Sebastián