Day 4: Discovering rainy San Sebastian
We couldn’t wait to reach the hotel in San Sebastian after getting soaking wet in Gaztelugatxe. As usually we were booking a room morning the same day and were pretty suprised to see that 99% of hotels are booked already. We could have expected it because of the weekend coming but hoped for some people cancelling their holidays due to bad weather. Apparently they did not do it and we ended up in a room organised in a kind of basement – dark, expensive, located far from the city center and so humid that we could forget about drying our clothes. Feeling bit helpless we went to the nearby mall centre where we got some new clothes and … got totally wet again when coming back. I didn’t really care anymore ;)
For the next day we planned sightseeing of San Sebastian city centre. We were told it’s a beautiful place and I believe it is, unfortunately it was hard to enjoy because of the heavy rain. Wojtek’s shoes didn’t have a chance to dry throughout all night and his flop flops hurted his feet day before so he had a chance to set some new trends in the middle of San Sebastian in havaianas and socks ;)
The best thing in San Sebastian were bocadillos recommended by our spanish collegue. After lunch we walked a bit here and there, regreting that we don’t have a chance to experience San Sebastián at it’s best, but hey! always look at the bright side – at least we have a good reason to come back there again!
Following the weather forecast saying Santander is going to be the only sunny place in the next days we decided to drive back. It was a good decision – right after we got there we could enjoy a nice sunset view from the hotel that we stayed in (Silken Rio – we highly recommend!) as well as delicious vermuth with a see view.
Day 5: Back to Santander – sun, finally!
We started day in Santander with perfect breakfast: freshly squeezed orande juice, toasted sandwiches, churros with chocolate and strong coffee – all this with a see view and the sun shining.
We spent most of the day on the beach. It was great relaxing day full of sun, sand, water and delicious spanish snacks in the middle and we really enjoyed it.
Day 6: Goodbye Northern Spain
To use the last day of our short spanish trip fully, we went for a walk to the Palacio de la Magdalena – 20th-century palace surrounded by parque. The palace itself didn’t amaze me that much, but the area was super nice place: the hill, greeness, nature views and nicely arranged mini zoo with seals and pinguins made the walk very pleasent.
To complete the last point on our trip map we went to explore the Santander city centre a bit. Except for Los Raqueros Bay sculptures we didn’t find it very attactive and decided to get back to the northern part of city where – in Parque de Cabo Mayor, close to the nice lighthouse – we spent the rest of day.
Did we miss any nice spots in Northern Spain? Is there anything else you could recommend? Please share with me in the comments!