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 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 594 house rentals around San Sebastián. From 92 Houses to 413 Condos/Apartments, 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 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:

  • Itzurun Beach: 555 home rentals
  • Zarautz Beach: 572 home rentals
  • Pagoeta Natural Park: 568 home rentals
  • Port of Hondarribia: 554 home rentals
  • Mendukilo Cave: 212 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 Houses in San Sebastián?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 92 Houses in San Sebastián. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Sebastián include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 413 lodging choices
  • Villas: 17 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 55 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows 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 35 vacation homes with pool available in San Sebastián.