Destination guide

Head to the historic city of San Sebastian

Enjoy the history and other features of San Sebastian. This walkable city is known for its beaches, bars and surfing. Take in top local attractions like Monte Urgull and Concha Beach. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in San Sebastian

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that San Sebastian has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monte Igueldo (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Donostia-San Sebastian Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Wowpark (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Ibardin Aventures (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Nivelle Golf Course (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Chantaco Golf Club (17.9 mi / 28.7 km)

Seasonal weather in San Sebastian

Travelers enjoy San Sebastian for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 74°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in San Sebastian

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, San Sebastian is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hendaye Beach (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Monte Urgull (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Concha Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Alderdi-Eder Park (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Zurriola Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Cristina Enea Park (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around San Sebastian

Fly into San Sebastian (EAS), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque), which is 24.7 mi (39.7 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Donostia-San Sebastián Station or San Sebastian Amara Station to see more of the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around San Sebastián?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 667 house rentals around San Sebastián. From 481 Condos/Apartments to 16 Villas, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around San Sebastián is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Sebastián?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Sebastián:

  • Old Town: 338 vacation rentals
  • Antiguo: 73 vacation rentals
  • San Sebastian Centro: 423 vacation rentals
  • Egia: 368 vacation rentals
  • Kokotia: 132 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to San Sebastián?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in San Sebastián. 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): 696 home rentals
  • Gros: 689 home rentals
  • San Sebastian City Hall: 480 home rentals
  • Donostia-San Sebastian Aquarium: 686 home rentals
  • Basilica of Saint Mary of the Chorus: 689 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Sebastián listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in San Sebastián?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 481 Condos/Apartments in San Sebastián. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Sebastián include:

  • Villas: 16 lodging choices
  • Houses: 90 lodging choices
  • Studios: 453 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Sebastián?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 32 vacation homes with pool available in San Sebastián.

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