Basque Country

Basque Country

This Spanish autonomous community is located in the northeastern part of the Cantabrian fringe. Comprising the provinces of Álava, Guipúzcoa, and Vizcaya, formerly known as Basque provinces. After the Muslim invasion, it is believed that Vizcaya and Alava fell to the kingdom of Asturias, after the fighting that took place.

The Basque Country’s climate, like that of Galicia, Asturias, and Cantabria, has an oceanic climate, with abundant rainfall distributed throughout the year, and mild temperatures in both winter and summer.

The cuisine of the Basque Country enjoys a lot of prestige, both nationally and internationally. The renowned British publisher William Reed, in his classification of 2007, claimed that two of the top 10 restaurants in the world are in this region.

Tourism in the Basque Country has increased substantially in recent years. According to the Eustat (Basque statistics) the number of tourists visiting in 2012 was 2,449,580 visitors, a figure that improved in 2013. For this reason, and because two of the most famous beaches in Spain, La Concha Beach and Mundaka Beach, are located here, we invite you to learn more about our spectacular beaches in the Basque Country.

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