San Sebastián, My First Spanish Love | Melissa A. Wiringi

San Sebastián, My First Spanish Love

By melissawiringi | Travel

Mar 17

San Sebastián, this place is my first Spanish love. It stole my heart the second I walked into the town! It’s one of those places that I can never forget, and will always wish to return to. I will be paying a visit when we move to Spain at the end of next year. Eventually I will create a post on my top five beach spots, San Sebastian will be on the list (in all honesty, I won’t be able to rank, because too many places are my favourite for different reasons)…

What is it about San Sebastián? Maybe it was my Air BnB host, Xavier. He definitely sent us to the most amazing places. Perhaps it was the incredible view from the top of the funicular. It could have been massage and spa at La Perla or the most amazing food at La Cuchara del San Telmo. It also could’ve been the long, picturesque evenings watching the sun go down. I don’t really know what it was, probably just the vibe, the place definitely agrees with me. A tranquil bay next to a real beach, a stunning view from high above, a gorgeous town, I guess it’s a bit like my other perfect places. I felt something for this place, and I will definitely be back!

You don’t need to plan in San Sebastián. But there are a few things you should do.

My top 6 things to do in San Sebastián

  1. Go up the funicular. And if you really like views from high above, go up the tower!

  2. Eat at La Cuchara del San Telmo. Javier my Air BnB host recommends this to all his guests. He says every person he recommends it to, says it was their favourite food in San Sebastián. Go try for yourself (I always wish I took a photo of the scallop dish – but you can see pictures on trip advisor for that)
  3. La Perla. Have a massage. Have a hydrotherapy session. Have both! The hydrotherapy pool looks out across the beach and ocean. I thought it was pretty neat.
  4. Go visit the Peine del Viento sculptures. They are different to anything I’ve ever seen, but they look particularly awesome with the sun setting behind them. You can read more about these on the Spain Info site about “Peine del Viento”.

  5. Swim to the pontoon and enjoy the water!

  6. Stay up and enjoy the late setting sun (we visited in July and the nights were light until around 10pm) the views are beautiful across the bay. The lights twinkle. Maybe that’s why I fell in love with the place!

I’d love to hear about your trip to one of my favourite places. Have I missed something  awesome? If so, I’ll try it when I go back!

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