Situated on the French-Spanish border, Hondarribia is home to San Sebastian airport, which offers domestic flights to Madrid and Barcelona.
In what may well be the shortest international boat journey, in 7 minutes you can travel across the bay to the French town of Hendaye.
The town centre itself has much of the medieval fortifications still intact and the main entrance for visitors is through the original Santa Maria gate, which dates back to the 15th century. Despite building commencing in 1474, it wasn’t for another 75 years until the Church of Santa Maria was considered complete enough for the ground to be consecrated, which happened in 1549. As is the case with many old churches, there are a variety of design influences in the building itself. The original gothic style has seen later additions, such as the renaissance entrance, or the baroque bell tower, which combine beautifully to show how religious architecture has changed over time.
For those with a passion for gastronomy, Hondarrbia will not fail to impress and can cater to all tastes. There are many relaxed bars and restaurants offering a delicious and varied selection of Pintxos (the Basque version of tapas), as well as some Michelin-recommended more formal offerings.