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    Behobia - San Sebastian is the main popular race in  San Sebastian and one of the most important of Spain... But... what we know about the race? Next year will be 100 years from the first edition, that was on march 30th of  1919. That day only 20 runners took part and the winner had a one hour and 17 minutes... It was runned every year untill 1926. Till 1936 didn`t celebrate the race again... and it was with a important change. This time was a relays race.. it was 4 members team that each one run 5 kilometers. But, that year was the Civil War in Spain and it will be interrumpted again till 1941... With so many interruptions.. the race only celebrated three more times till 1979... That year celebrated the race as we know actually, thanks to Pancho Gomez from Fortuna Club. That year participated 1000 runners but was considered a success. It was a starting point, and from that year celebrates each year, with more success of public each edition. The public of San Sebastian has seen the 5 victories of Alfonso Álvarez Valera, the same of Alberto Juzgado, who has the record of the race with 59 minutes and 19 seconds. Don't forget about women... Rocío Rios has the best mark at the moment with an hour and 8 minutes. And Maria Luis Irizar... has won the race 7 times. About the route, it starts in the Behobia neighbordhood, in Irún. And during the 21 kilometers of the race, there are two hills: Gaintxurzketa in the 7th kilometer and Miracruz in the 16th. This weekend will take part more than 35.000 runners.
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    The Cantabric sea , that is between the north of Spain and the sudwest of France makes a transition between the cold Atlantic ocean and the more hot of the coast water. Is, in this coast, more specificly in the vertex that make spanish and french coasts where  have make beaches with excelent waves to surf all the year. And they are visited by many surfers of all the world. Mundaka This is known because of its famous left wave and its pipe. Considered the best wave in Europe in this category. It can be 400 meters long. Every year, many surfers come to surf it from all the world. Arietarra Is the epicentre of the surf in Bizkaia province.  Good water temperature and contants waves... Biarritz Is the most important surfing point in Europe... it has an excepcional situation between Las Landas and the Cantabric coast... an excellent beach to practice surf.  Zurriola The beach of the surfers in San Sebastián. Located in front of Kursaal Congress Center, you can see people surfing in summer but at other months of the year also. Zarautz A two kilometres beach located at 20 minutes from San Sebastián. Every september is celebrated the Rip Curl Pro Surf Zarautz, event where the best surfers in the world participate. Zumaia 30 minuts by car from San Sebastián is Zumaia, a beautiful village with a great beach for surfing. Following the coast you arrive to “Playa Gris”, where you will see 6 meters high waves Hendaya Located in the French Basque Country, Hendaya has a 3 kilometres popular beach. It’s only 20 minutes by car from San Sebastián and the train arrives there easily also. The beach is perfect for the people that is starting with this sport. Deba The best waves of Gipuzkoa province... perfect for the expert surfers, they can be untill 6 meters.
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    From october to december we find in San Sebastian many events. POPULAR RUNNING RACES During these two days is more complicated to go on car, but there is an extraordinary atmosphere in the city. BEHOBIA - SAN SEBASTIAN (11-11-18) Is the most importante popular race in San Sebastian and one of the most important in the country. There will be 35.000 runners that will run the 20 kilometers from Behobia, near the french border, to San Sebastian. SAN SEBASTIAN MARATHON (18-11-25) There will be more than 6000 runners. A mosre than 40 years race.   CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY Fantastic and terror cinema week. (27/10/18) The undergroun Film Festival in San Sebastian... Zinemaldia is the glamour, and this one is of terror, gore and thriller films. This year honores to Frankestein in the 200th aniversary of the publcation his novel. BEAN PARTY IN TOLOSA (19-20/11) During this gastronomic competition, the producers and chefs get together to prepare the "black pearl" of basque Country called bean. A tipical dish in tha Basque Country is the bean with its sacraments, with chorizo, morcilla, cabbage, bacon and pork rib. HARVEST SEASON, THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE BASQUE TRADITIONALS MARKETS. When autumn arrives is the harvest season and is the moment to taste excellent products of basque farms. The fairs and the markets are in many places of the region... Thetradicional market in Ordizia is the most important and celebrates every wensday.  SPORT REAL SOCIEDAD MATCH Each two weekends plays Real Sociedad the soccer team in the city. This year with a renovated field. JAI ALAI In Harnani, in the Jai Alai field called Galarreta,  every weekend are jai alai matches. And basque jai alai (played with the hand) is easy to find amateur matches in Atano.. the most important jai alai field. SAIL SPAIN CUP (11/1-4) In the 420 mode is celebrated the Spain Cup. Beautiful show to see the boats in La Concha bay.
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    Kore-eda won two times the Public Award in San Sebastian Festival with the movies “Like Father, Like Son” and “Kamakura Diary”.     In every film festival are films, many films.... from many countries. The most of the actors and actresses are unknown for the most of the people. But, every year come big international stars with their presence gives glamour to the festival.   If you want to do a selfie with them, we have investigate to know when they come.   The first we have to say is that we recommend to Maria Cristina Hotel, because is there where they host and when they arrive is when they sign autographs.   Ryan Gosling y Claire Foy: The american actors come to San Sebastian to present their new film, First Man, that show us the story of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon. The film will compete in Perlak section and the public can enjoy it on 24,25 and 26 of September in Principe and Antiguo Berri cinemas.   Their film is officialy presented on 23th at 11:45 in the morning. So, on 22th will appear.     Robert Pattinson y Juliette Binoche: The english actor and the french actress are the main character of High Life, lead by Claire Denis. The film is going to compete to win Concha de Oro award, the most recognized one. We can enjoy the film on 27 and 28 of october in Kursaal Congress Center and in Principe and Antiguo Berri cinemas.   To see the most famous vampire we will have to wait to the 25 in the afternoon or along the 26th in the morning. They present their film on 26th at 20:00.   Ricardo Darin: The famous south american actor is one of the main characters, with Mercedes Morán, of the film that opens the festival. “El amor menos pensado” speaks about the love, the nature of love and fidelity. The movie can be seen on 21st and 22nd of October in Kursaal Congress Center, Victoria Eugenia theatre and Principe and Antiguo Berri cinemas.   He will come today 20 or tomorrow because he present the film that inaugurates the festival.   John C.Reilly: The american, famous for movies like Chicago or Gangs of New York, arrives to San Sebastián to present “The Sisters Brothers”, movie lead by Jacques Audiard that will compete in Perlak section. The public can see the film on October 27 in Kursaal Congress Center and on October 29 in Victoria Eugenia Theatre and Principe cinema.   On 25th we will come, because he present the fil on 26th at midday.   Laetitia Casta y Lily-Rose Depp: The famous daughter of Johny Depp comes to San Sebastián for the first time with Laetitia Casta to present the french film called “L’Homme Fidele”, directed by Luis Garrel. The movie will try to win the Concha de Oro award. October 22nd and October 23rd are the days when the people can see the film in Kursaal and in Principe and Antiguo Berri cinemas.   Along 21th they will come to Donostia. Because they will present their film on the 21th at night.   PREMIOS DONOSTIA   DANNY DE VITO: The famous american actor will receive the first Premio Donostia, maximum festival distinction, on October 22nd. The award will serve to recognize the five decades of dedication to the interpretation.   De Vito, main character in movies like “Romancing the Stone”, “The Jewel of the Nile” or “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”, will also present his latest word “Smallfoot”, where he gives voice to a yeti. The premier will be on October 23rd in Velódromo.   On 22th or 21th we will be on San Sebastian... we think...   JUDI DENCH: The british actress and writer will receive the Premio Donostia also. Will be the last one to receive it on October 25, just before the screening of Red Joan, movie where she gives life to a woman accused of spying for the KBG. The public can enjoy with it on October 26 also, in Kursaal Congress Center and Antiguo Berri cinema.   So she will arrive to San Sebastian or 24 or 25.   HIROKAZU KORE-EDA: The japanese Filmmaker is the second Premio Donostia. He will receive it in his tenth visit to the festival. The ceremony is going to be in Victoria Eugenia Theatre on September 23rd. After that we will have to oportunity to see “Un asunto de familia”, awarded at the last Cannes film festival with the Palme d’Or.    Kore-eda won two times the Public Award in San Sebastian Festival with the movies “Like Father, Like Son” and “Kamakura Diary”.   On 22 he will be on San sebastian.
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    Chillida apartment is in the most popular street in Antiguo neighbordhood.... beautiful flat for 4 persons... perfect for families.   THE APARTMENT Surface: 75m2 Rooms: 2 Maximum guests: 4 BOOK   The Chillida apartment is a clear reference to the famous sculptor from Donostia and to the sea that influence him so much. The home has two bedrooms... the main one has a double bed and the other has two individual beds with textile style of the awnings of la Concha and Ondarreta beaches. Has, also, a toilet and a fully equipped kitchen. Also, has, as a good detail, a balcony to the Matia street, the most popular of Antiguo neigbordhood.   THE ZONE The Chillida apartment is an excellent vacational option, because has with some of the best places in the city a few minutes walking.  And has, also, excellent comunications to the city centre and the old part. This points are: ONDARRETA BEACH: The beach that, with La Concha make the La Concha bay. Is less known that la Concha but very popular for the donostiarras.  PEINE DEL VIENTO (COMB OF THE AIR):  la famous sculture by Chillida. Located in the most western place of Ondarreta beach. MIRAMAR PALACE: Joins La Concha and Ondarreta beaches. Built in the XIX century for queen Maria Cristina as holliday palace. IGUELDO MOUNTAIN: 10 minutes walking from the apartment is the funicular that goes to the Igueldo Mountain.  Obligued visit. MATIA STREET AND ANTIGUO NEIGHBORDHOOD: You will find local commerce, bars and tipical ambient from San Sebastian. You will also find the Antiguo jai alai court, where, in summer, all the tuesday and thursdays there is jai alia tournament.  AND TO TAKE SOMETHING Mera Mera: Mexican food (and drinks) Pepe bar: A classic place in front of Ondarreta bech... very good their sandwiches. Drinka: Informal food of excellent quality. Ondarreta seafood restaurant: excellent place to take fresh seafood with wine.   keeping caml with the breeze. 
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    From 11th to 18th of august San Sebastian is on party... we let you a guide with the best of each day...   DURING ALL THE BIG WEEK In some points of the city will be acitivities for every age and likings. Fireworks competition: Is the most important event in the parties. Every day the most spectacular fireworks on La Concha Bay. Is traditional to see them with an ice cream. Fairs: In the New Prominade (Paseo Nuevo) there will be the traditional fairs... You will enjoy on the attractions, prove your aim or eat cotton candy. Basque country farming products: In Loiola street will be with the most exclusive shops of the city. Street Food: In the Kursaal Urumuea terrace, the food trucks will offer the most authentic street food. Bulls: in Illunbe's bull ring   SATURDAY AUGUST 11 19:00 Cannon shot in Alderdi Eder place. It wil marks the start of the parties. 23:45 Amaia Montero's concert. In the Sagües esplanade.   SUNDAY 12 OF AUGUST 17:30 Horse races, in Loiola Equestrian.  19:30 Popular degustation of sardine on grill   MONDAY 13 OF AUGUST 16:00 Jai Alai competition. Semifinals. The authentic basque sport in Trinidad square, in the Old Part. 17:00 On boarding!. Pirates goes on hand made raft from the port to la Concha. 13:45 Dvicio`s concert in Sagües.   TUESDAY 14 OF AUGUST  10:00 Basic lessons of Jai Alai en Trinidad square of the Old Part. 12:30 MarELA: 25 hours swimming against ELA in La Concha   WENSDAY 15 OF AUGUST 11:00 swimming route from La Concha to Zurriola beach. 13:30 MarELA's finsh 16:45 Horse riding races. 19:30 Aizkolaris or trunk cutters in Trinidad Square.   THURSDAY 16 OF AUGUST 16:00 Jai Alai tournament final   FRIDAY 17 OF AUGUST 23:45 Marki ramone's concert, the drummer of The Ramones.   SATURDAY 18 OF AUGUST 23:45 Jarabe de Palo's concert in Sagües.
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    Gros is a young, cheerful and, of course, surfer neighbordhood... If you like that environment and you come with your partner, you will love San Blas apartment. Situated on a hill, in a calm area accessible by elevator from the street with the most beach atmosphere of Donostia.... known as The Wall. Is the most eastern area of  Zurriola Beach where you will find perfect bars to take a beer and people doing sport in the esplanade.    THE APARTMENT  Surface: 65m2 Rooms: 1 Maximum guests: 2 BOOK NOW VIRTUAL TOUR San Blas apartment is in the street of the same name, in the slope of Ulia mountain. Is a very quiet street, but is an area with lots of entertainment, The Wall. The apartment has been recently renovated and has a very iluminated main lounge, its living-dining room with integrated kitchen. It has access to a small balcony. It has a double bedroom and a modern toilet. The decoration is simple and functional... very confortable for holidays. Just 20 meters from the apartment, right where is a comfortable lift, we have a privilege panoramic of  Zurriola Beach.   THE AREA As we have said before, San Blas apartment is located at the foot of Mount Ulía, just on the area known as The Wall. In it we will find bars and a lot of atmosphere throughout the day. Is in this area where we find the famous sculture the Peace Dove (virtual tour) by Nestor Basterretxea. Is an esculture that was done on late 80s against the violence in the Basque Country. Initially it was placed where the Kursaal is located today, then in Amara neighbordhood, in front of Anoeta stadium and now is located again close to the sea at the end of the promenade. And what about Zurriola beach, the surfer beach par excellence of San Sebastian. Its only at 5 minutes walking from the apartment.  Adn to take something... Campero: One of the most famous boasting in the city. Home-made bread. Belgrado coffee: A different concept of cafeteria. It is also library, play centre and even fashion shop. Elosta: japanese, peruvian and basque cooking fusion. These all places are only five minutes walking from the apartment, so you will have no excuse to get boring...   Keeping calm with the breeze
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    Recently renovated and located in the modern area of the city... Birmingham apartment is perfect for who want to know San Sebastian and its most cosmopolitan neighbordhood.   THE APARTMENT Surface: 70m2 Rooms: 2 double Maximum guests: 4 BOOK   With a recently placed furniture and equipment is perfect for families, because it has two double bedrooms. One with a double bed and completely exterior and the other, for the kids, eqquipped with a trundle bed. The main room also has a small office suitable for reading a while. It also has a terrace that faces   Txofre square that is quiet and allows the rest. The apartment has a toilet and a kitchen also recently renovated.    THE AREA The apartment is situated in Txofre square, previously the bullring of the city. The square is not in the most noisy area of Gros, what allows to relax when you need a break. In Gros we find some of the most interesting bars of the city. We recommend you: BAR BERGARA: A classic in Gros neighbordhood. High quality miniature cuisine. Elaborated and surprising pintxos. General Artetxe street, 8 MALA GISSONA: High quality food with high quality beer... and craft beer! They produce their own beer.  Zabaleta street, 53. EL LOBO:Recently creatd bar and has others in the city centre and Antiguo. High level cuisine, very selected wines and natural beer. Peña y Goñi street, 6 The apartment has another big advantage: it is located above Txofre parking, one of the most economic of the city, cheaper than parking on the street. Also, this parking lends their customers cicles and umbrellas for free.
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    Craft beer has gain a big starring in the last years. Small producers have proliferated all over the world, giving rise to very different beers to which we are accustomed to take. Beers with their own flavours, nuances and personality. In San Sebastian, how could it be otherwise, this gastronomic initiative has also set and local craft beers producers and disttribuitors have appeared. Here we detail the most interesting places in San Sebastian. Most of them are in Gros neighborhood:   KAÑA BIKAÑA: Craft beer to take away. They have a bottling syste with which the properties of beer are not lost. Adress: 36th Zurriola Avenue
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    Avenida apartment is small and cozy and is located in the centre of San Sebastian, very close to La Concha and La Zurriola beaches and the Old Part. Perfect for those who want to enjoy all the city has to offer... Neverless, is also vey quiet because it has a little terrace and no has noise...perfect for rest or take a siesta after a pintxo tour.   THE APARTMENT Surface: 40m2 Rooms: 1 Maximum guests: 2 BOOK VIRTUAL TOUR Cozy, well located, comfortable, quiet... are adjectives that define this flat... Is a perfect apartment for couples that want to enjoy  San Sebastian and all it can offer. The apartment has 40 m2 and 4 different zones: living-dinning room, double bedroom, kitchen and a marvelous terrace. It is fully equiped, without luxury but functional. THE AREA One of the biggest good points of this apartment is the location. Located close to the river in Avenida de la Libertad, it is located in the middle of a charming triangle: La Concha beach, Gros neighbordhood and its beach Zurriola and the Old Part. They are the most succesfull areas in San Sebastian... and also the apartment is situated in the city centre, in the commercial area... And to eat: XIRI BAR. Very recommendable place. Has recently change owners and they have give it a good quality push. It is one minute from the apartment. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Very recommendable their spanish omelette and their complete menu of hot pintxos. SAIGON RESTAURANT: 2 minutes walking you can find Saigon Oriental restaurant. Located inside the famous Maria Cristina Hotel, is an excellent option. Oriental quality food... here for more information.
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