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Highlights in Basque Country
- Large cities and charming villages
- Great monumental wealth
- Ideal for active tourism enthusiasts
- The San Sebastian International Film Festival
- The Euskal Herria Museum in Biscay Most popular holiday rentals in Euskal Herria
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Are you looking for cheap rentals in Euskal Herria to spend a few days enjoying all the charms of the region? Then On Holidu you'll find what you're looking for. Accommodation completely tailored to your needs. With modern decoration, equipped with all the comforts and located in the zone that you prefer, so much in the coast as in the interior. But you can also choose the features you want from the numerous search filters we offer you. Would you like your holiday rental in the Basque Country to have a garden and swimming pool? Are you looking for a place with a terrace for barbecues? Do you come by car and need parking? Your perfect accommodation is on Holidu.Traditional style country houses surrounded by nature
Would you prefer your holiday rental to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes so that you can enjoy nature in all its splendour? Nothing better than a house. Many of them are located on the outskirts of the main cities of the region, but you will also find many others located in the middle of the countryside, between valleys and mountains. With the charm conferred by traditional architectural elements, but with all the most modern comforts, such as swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Internet and children's playground
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The area and how to find your way around
Euskal Herria is the term that refers to a cultural region located on both sides of the Pyrenees and that frames territories of Spain and France. The space in which Basque culture manifests itself in all its dimensions. It has a population of 3 million people, of which 2.6 million live in Spain and the rest in the French Basque Country. The territory in which the Basque people settle is especially mountainous. Most of the sierras are located on the west-east axis, with the highest peaks in the Pyrenees. But also, to the south of Navarre and Alava are the Sierra de Toloño, the Sierra de Codes and the Sierra de Cantabria. Between the two mountain ranges are the Basque Mountains. If you are a great nature lover, don't hesitate to book a letting in Euskal Herria for your next holidays.Modern and industrialized cities compared to others of rural charm
Euskal Herria is made up of seven territories: Biscay, Alava, Lower Navarre, Navarre, Guipuzcoa, Sola and Labort. In which we find six large metropolitan areas: Greater Bilbao, the San Sebastian region, the areas of Vitoria, Pamplona and Eibar-Durango, and the Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz area. Most of the Spanish cities founded in the Middle Ages are largely planned and have many similarities with the bastides of southwest France, such as Bilbao or Tolosa. It was from the 18th century onwards that a period of urban renewal began, with squares and extensions in the classicist style. However, many localities have continued to maintain their rural character, where there was no industrialisation process such as that of the large urban centres. With which, we can find very modern and strongly industrialized zones, opposite to others with rural charm surrounded by nature. Do you already know where you want to reserve your holiday rental in Euskal Herria?
Types of travellers and activities
Euskal Heria has a great wealth of heritage, especially in the Spanish area, especially concentrated in large cities. If you enjoy cultural visits, and you have time, do not hesitate to visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Vitoria, the Castillo de la Mota de San Sebastian, the Casa del Cordon de Vitoria, the Sanctuary of Aranzazu in Oñate, the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Bilbao, the Maison of Louis XVI of San Juan de la Luz, the monument of the Vierge of Biarritz and the Cathedral of Bayon. To do this, it is best to stay in Biarrtiz, Bayonne or San Sebastian and rent a car to do the tour. This way, you'll have everything much closerEuskal Herria for active tourism enthusiasts
The great variety of landscapes that Euskal Herria offers makes it the ideal destination for nature lovers and active tourism enthusiasts. The Pyrenees on the one hand, the Cantabrian Sea on the other and a great variety of natural parks with a varied relief. One of the best ways to discover its landscapes is to go along one of the signposted hiking routes that run through the area. But you can also enjoy adventure activities such as climbing, rafting or canyoning, and enjoy its magnificent waves on both the French and Spanish coasts. The cradle of surfing in Europe and an authentic world reference in this sport.
Did you know that in Prehistoric times there were already different tribes in the area that spoke languages very similar and related to the current Basque language? In fact, it is considered to be the oldest living language in Europe.
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The Euskal Herria Museum, located in the Baroque palace of Alegria in Vizcaya, houses an exhibition that captures the historical, political and cultural significance and characteristics of the community that makes up the territory. The physical environment that has conditioned the region's way of life, its historical evolution, sports, folklore, festivals, music, beliefs, dancing and the myths that make up its culture.2. Visit the region during the San Sebastian International Film Festival
The San Sebastian Film Festival, which takes place in September, is one of the continent's most important events for those working in the seventh art industry. With more than fifty years of history, it is one of the most important in the world. It has seen the likes of Al Pacino, Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, Woody Allen, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert de Niro and Michael Douglas3. Attend a Basque ball game
One of the most traditional sports in Euskal Herria is the Basque pelota, which is practised throughout the region. It is played in the fronton, in different traditional modalities. The best known are the hand ball, basket-tip, lift, shovel and ratchet. If you want to attend a match, you just have to learn the two basic rules before you go to enjoy it.4. Go skewers through their cities
The cuisine of all the territories that form part of the region enjoys great prestige throughout the world, both in Spain and France. Pinchos are, without a doubt, the most popular and appreciated specialty. But also on the coast are very common recipes for cod or cocochas. And in the interior, the famous cheeses with denomination of origin of Idiazabal, Roncal and ossau-Iraty. All this is irrigated by the excellent wines of La Rioja Alavesa.
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Based on its annual average price of £155.77, Basque Country is not a region that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in Spain.
If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Basque Country are January (£121.72 per night for accommodation, on average), February (£122.78), and March (£134.19).
In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Basque Country was August, with an average price of £196.56 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £196.32, and June, with £172.27.
If you decide to discover Basque Country, we suggest organising your visit ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 50% in the year 2020.
The best months to find available accommodation in Basque Country are January (the average amount of properties that are free reached 62% of the total in 2020), June (61.75%), and December (59%).
Holiday rentals in Basque Country reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 30.8%. The second most requested month is July, with 42.25%, and the third is April with 44.25%.
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