A stone’s throw from France, on the very band, is Charles V’s castle, which houses the Parador de Hondarribia. A 10th-century construction used for military defence on the River Bidasoa, which explains the thick walls and the height of the building, where the Catholic Monarchs, the Emperor Charles V, Philip IV and V, and even Velázquez himself stayed. It contains treasures such as the tapestries designed by Rubens on the theme of the History of Achilles.
Important: The historical character of the building makes its pedestrian access present some difficulties. If you have any mobility problems, please contact the Parador, where they will inform you of the best way to access.
The city of Hondarribia is a leading tourist attraction on the Cantabrian coast. The best way to explore is to stroll through its historic quarter from the Santa María Gate to the San Nicolás Gate, discovering its main street, its medieval layout and the rich heritage of churches, houses with balconies and the remains of its walls. It offers a wide range of leisure options, from the tranquillity of the beach to adventure on the mountains.
And if you are a golf lover, you can play golf on any of the two golf courses in the town. Nor should you miss Hondarribia’s cuisine, with its abundance of restaurants and pincho bars that more than match the rest of the province for quality.
Rooms to dream about
The rooms at Paradores combine design and modern services to perfection. In each room you can enjoy the comfort and elegance of the design and furnishings, and the best views in destinations you will want to return to again and again.
All the comforts you need
Conferences and meetings
Breakfast in the room
Minibar with a carefully selected selection of products
Flat screen TV
Digital press and magazines service
Sale of gift items
The best regional cuisine in unique spaces
Paradores offers the exclusive experience of enjoying regional, local and local cuisine in unique spaces. Our cuisine is strongly linked to the places where the 98 hotels are located, presenting the best gastronomy from the different Spanish regions. Pioneers in local cuisine, we have reinforced our commitment to local products in search of the best raw material and reaffirming our commitment to sustainability.
Hondarribia holds the title of being one of the most beautiful towns in Guipúzcoa. Its historic quarter, maritime atmosphere and good cuisine make this town a leading tourist attraction on the Cantabrian coast.
The best way to explore it is to walk through its historic quarter, the best preserved in Guipúzcoa. Walk along its cobbled streets from the Puerta de Santa María to the Puerta de San Nicolás, its two entrances. Stroll along the Calle Mayor and the Plaza de Guipúzcoa, gaze at the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and the Manzano and finish in the Marina neighbourhood sampling the city’s cuisine in the pincho bars and restaurants.
Hondarribia is a maritime destination, as evidenced by its beach and marina, one of the leading marinas in Guipúzcoa. The River Bidasoa runs along the coast of France, where we can visit the special town of Hendaye and discover the French Basque Country. You can do just that on one of the boat trips along the Bidasoa.
On the outskirts of the is the Playaundi ecological park in Irún, the Chillida Leku Museum in Hernani (10 km away) and the city of San Sebastián (20 km away). If you like adventure, Hondarribia gives you the chance to do water sports such as wakeboarding, flyboarding and jet skiing.
The Parador de Hondarribia offers you magnificent panoramic views over the Bidasoa estuary in its rooms, which, together with the fact that it is located in a castle, makes it the perfect setting for holding meetings, conventions, presentations and events of all kinds. Inside, it perfectly combines elegant decoration with modern services and facilities that will ensure any event will be a success.