Known in the regional Basque language as "Donostia", San Sebastian is an elegant seaside city found hugging the La Concha bay. Spanish and international visitors alike come to San Sebastian for its beautiful beaches, verdant natural surroundings, historic Old Quarter, elegant seaside promenades and mouthwatering Basque cuisine.
Tourism in San Sebastian peaks in summertime, thanks to its coastal location and comfortable weather. As central and southern Spain spends July and August quite literally baking in intense heat, summers in San Sebastian are warm and quite frankly perfect for wandering the cobblestone alleys of the Old Quarter, laying on the beach and spending time outdoors.
The most popular beach is La Concha, along which runs the pedestrian La Concha promenade. In the area you'll find all sorts of trendy shops as well as chic - and possibly overpriced - restaurants and bars that have given San Sebastian a glittering, fashionable air. The Old Quarter adds the perfect dose of historic atmosphere to the city, thanks to its centuries-old streets, squares, buildings and churches. Here you'll find lively tapas bars, Gothic churches, Baroque façades, noble palaces and cute boutiques.
The Old Quarter provides a great opportunity to hike up the zig zagging paths to the top of Monte Urgull, which climbs up right behind the Old Quarter. From the top of this emblematic hill you will enjoy the very best panoramic views of the city and ocean that sprawl out below.
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Spanish Courses in San Sebastian
While we are always looking to expand to new destinations, we currently do not have Spanish courses in San Sebastian. However, we do have schools in dozens of great destinations in both Spain and Latin America. Take a look at all the wonderful cities and countries where you can find us on the page below: