Destination guide

Bask in your Basque Country vacation

Brush up on some phrases in Euskara, Basque Country's official language, and pack your bags for this one-of-a-kind European destination. Sandy beaches, craggy cliffs, captivating architecture, and medieval walled cities are just some of the reasons to explore this region in northern Spain. With a distinct history and identity, Basque Country offers a rich travel experience you won't soon forget. Surfers, foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers, and history buffs all can find their niche here. Live life like a local with waterfront strolls, evening pintxos (aka small plates) at local bars, and relaxing stays at Basque Country vacation rentals.

Things to do

To the Guggenheim and beyond

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao shines bright as the must-see spot that it is, with Instagrammable, Gehry-designed architecture outside and 20th century works inside. The Bilbao Fine Arts museum is the place to spot masterworks from the likes of Picasso and Velasquez. Visit the medieval walled city of Hondarribia or check out the ancient religious site San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. With winding pathways, rocky cliffs, and stunning ocean views, it's no surprise it was used as filming location for Game of Thrones. The waterfront of San Sebastian is beautiful in any season, but La Concha beach is the place to be in summer.


Beyond the basics in Basque Country

From wine tasting and museum hopping to hiking and hanging ten, there's something for whatever tickles your fancy in Basque Country. To unwind before turning in at Basque Country vacation rentals, you can take a beachfront stroll, shop the boutiques in San Sebastian, or get acquainted with Picasso, Velasquez, and Gehry in the museums of Bilbao. They say the best waves are found surfing in Mundaka, or you can surf the crowds of the region's many festivals including vibrant Basque Carnivals. Hiking and paragliding entice outdoor types, while traditional pinxtos, regional cuisine, and local wines delight amateur and foodies alike.


The rain in Spain falls mainly on the coast

The summers in Basque Country are warm and mostly dry, averaging around a pleasant 75 degrees. Pack a poncho if you plan on concentrating on the coast. The coastal winds create great surfing conditions, but you might not come home with a tan as overcast days can be common. Prepare for cooler weather at higher elevations and drier days inland. Winters are cool and rainier, with temperatures averaging between the mid 40s and lower 50s Fahrenheit. Snow and frost are rare but not unheard of in some cities and in the mountains. You'll snag the best deals on Basque Country vacation rentals in the cooler winter months.

Natural features

More to sea in Basque Country

Basque Country is located in north-central Spain, along the Atlantic Ocean and sharing a small coastal border with France. While not immense in area, Basque Country makes up for its small size with an impressive array of scenery. Experience all the highs and lows (elevation-wise, that is) with travels from the Atlantic coastline along the Bay of Biscay to the peaks of the Basque Mountains, part of the Cantabrian Mountains. Basque Country vacation rentals may find you in the riverside city of Bilbao, the beach town of San Sebastian, a vineyard-laden valley, a mountain town, or a quaint fishing village.

Where to stay around PV?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,394 vacation rentals near PV. From 227 Houses to 35 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near PV for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in PV?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in PV. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • San Sebastián: 644 vacation rentals
  • San Sebastian (YJH-San Sebastian-Donostia Train Station): 684 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao: 163 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao (YJI-Bilbao-Abando Train Station): 258 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao City Centre: 63 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in PV! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in PV?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in PV:

  • San Sebastián: 644 rentals
  • Bilbao: 163 rentals
  • Hondarribia: 526 rentals
  • Zarautz: 580 rentals
  • Portugalete: 131 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to PV?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in PV are:

  • Bilbao Airport (BIO): 256 vacation rentals
  • San Sebastian Airport (EAS): 620 vacation rentals
  • Vitoria Airport (VIT): 83 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in PV?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in PV. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Sebastian (YJH-San Sebastian-Donostia Train Station): 684 rentals
  • Bilbao (YJI-Bilbao-Abando Train Station): 258 rentals
  • Portugalete Station: 244 rentals
  • Bilborock: 255 rentals
  • Museo de la Mineria del Pais Vasco: 239 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around PV listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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