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Experiences 2018-11-07T07:57:41+00:00

There are a wide range of leisure and tourist possibilities in Etxelaia and its surroundings. The following are just a select few:

Birding

Birding
Go birding and learn more about the large variety of birds in Urdaibai Bird Center just 100 metres from Etxelaia

Surf experience

Surfing
Laga and Laida beaches and the well-known Mundaka wave: perfect places for beginners and expert surfers

Hiking experience

Hiking and mountain biking
Urdaibai reserve has a large number of trails to discover unique natural surroundings. Just 25 minutes from Etxelai is San Juan Gaztelugatxe a “must do” outing if you want to enjoy a spectacular view from the Vizcaya coast

Animals experience

Whale and dolphin watching
You can take an organised boat trip to go marine species watching

Visit the Basque Country

Origins of the Basque Country
Find out more of the history of the Basque Country at the seat of the provincial assembly, the tree of Gernika, the Peace Museum and Jai Alai pelota court

Sports experience

Water sports
Enjoy water sports in the Urdaibai wetlands (kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing)

Cusine experience

Taste the cuisine and the txakolis (young sparkling wines)
Visit the best wineries, a fish canning plant in Bermeo and enjoy the best local restaurants, tapas bars, kidney beans and Gernika green peppers

City centre experience

In 25 minutes
You can be in Bilbao city centre strolling around the Guggenheim and Fine Arts Museums, the city’s old quarter, or enjoying a football match in the San Mamés VIP area

San Sebastian experience

San Sebastián
Worth visiting for its beauty and cuisine

Wine experience

In an hour and a half
You can enjoy a good Rioja wine in Finca de la Rica winery

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