Hondarribia is a smaller city in Northern Spain (Basque Country) on the Atlantic coast. My first stay wasn’t planned but a result of France being to busy in August. A friend and I were on a road trip to Portugal and making a few stops a long the way. A stop in Spain was never planned but after jammed camping sites in France we changed our plans. Not far from the French-Spanish border, we followed a signpost to a camping site, not knowing where we would end up.
We ended up at an awesome, absolutely recommendable camping site called Camping el Faro de Higuer. Not the most luxury one but good average and the location was stunning – on a cliff! In the distance you could see France.
We explored as well Hondarribia as the costal path to the west. The path seems to be endless but unfortunately I didn’t find any information to where it leads or whether it is a round path. The coast is lovely and I like the cliffs and rocks. Hondarribia itself has a fair bit of history and a completely different architecture to the cities on the Mediterranean, plenty of small shops and cafés and a huge sandy beach. At some point I will dedicate a whole post to Hondarribia (I know, I’ve already made many similar promises…)
A few years later, I stopped there on another trip to Portugal that time with my partner. He was as impressed as I was, even the second time.