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San Sebastian Guide


The most glamorous city in Spain, San Sebastian is found in the Basque Country of Northern Spain. It enjoys a stunning locations on a deep, aqua bay lined by a sparkling beach and bounded by lush, rolling hills. It has a reputation for attracting Spain’s wealthy vacationers. Opt for cheap car hire in San Sebastian for the duration of your holiday and drive around freely in your own time and at your own leisurely pace. It's a popular way to get around this area of Spain as there is so much beautiful countryside to see and explore. Don't leave it to the last minute and book your car hire in San Sebastian here in advance.

Explore San Sebastian

There are three popular beaches in San Sebastian including; Playa de la Concha, Playa de Gros and Ondaretta. The most scenic beach out of the three is most definitely La Concha, a crescent shaped white sandy beach which stretches right around the bay. Towering behind these beaches is the magnificent Mount Igeldo, where visitors can take a ride to the peak to check out the spectacular view.

The old quarter of San Sebastian, known as Parte Vieja consists mainly of pretty cobbled, narrow, winding streets with an array of old buildings for tourists to enjoy. The district is also popular for its beautiful cuisine, drinking bars and great entertainment. San Sebastian was once a walled city and you can still see part of the murallas de la ciudad (city walls). The architecture and street lamps are reminiscent of Paris, and for this reason it is known as the Área Romántica (Romantic Area).

The old quarter has many waterside bars and restaurants along its narrow, noisy streets. If you enjoy tapas then you're in for a treat as this is a delicacy here, especially in the fanciest bars. There are always many shellfish merchants hanging around the side of the harbour catching the freshest of fish. The nicest clubs are along the beach promenade, Paseo de la Concha, or you can hang out with the more bohemian crowd in the Reyes Católicos behind the Baroque cathedral.

A popular trip is to follow the coast between the Peine de los Vientos and the district of Sagüés. Book car hire in San Sebastian to fully enjoy this trip. It is about 7kms, can be covered in two or three hours, and takes in the sea, the beach and the magnificent buildings along the way.


San Sebastian Airport is located about 20km from the capital. Car rentals are available here in the arrival's hall, however, cars are limited and prices are far steeper than what you'll be offered if you were to book car hire in San Sebastian online. Fill in the box above with your pick-up and drop-off locations and click the search button and we'll search for quotes from all of the well known car rental companies, such as Hertz, Avis and Sixt to ensure we find you the best deals across the market.

There is also easy access by train or bus to France, being in close proximity to the beach. Alternatively you can arrive in Madrid and travel overland. 

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