A natural wealth of changing landscapes, nature at its most diverse, adventure sports and active tourism Rambling plains, mountain ranges for pleasant excursions, green forests, spectacular cliffs, rich wetlands and relaxing beaches. Lovers of natural spaces have a great deal to discover in the Basque Country. The Basque Country has several protected natural spaces in which important projects are underway to recover the fauna and flora:a biosphere reserve, nine natural parks, the Basque Coast Geopark, protected biotopes and more than 300 different species of birds. Humid spaces with magic mountains and legendary cave pits in which to enjoy the charms of nature.
The Basque Coast
The Basque Coast is an idyllic resort for everyone visiting it: fishing villages full of history, culinary delights made from sea fruits or natural landscapes of an extraordinary uniqueness. From the simplicity of a beach as the one in Zumaia to the beauty of a town as Mutriku, there's no corner which can't seduce the visitant. From Biarritz or San Juan de Luz, along Pasajes, San Sebastian, Getaria, Bermeo, or San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. A region that offers endless possibilities for tourists.
Mounts & Valleys
The inland part of the Basque Country is dominated by the green of its forests and pastures and by farmhouses or "baserris", the occupants of which continue to lead a very traditional way of life. It has countless natural parks and offers the opportunity to visit places such as the Loiola and Arantzazu sanctuaries. The historic-artistic heritage of its big towns is hugely interesting: places with impressive buildings, medieval towns, mining complexes and numerous museums to explain the origins of the Basque people. Places in which to learn about the life of shepherds and how to make the famous Idiazabal cheese, or others with famous Traditional food markets, such as Ordizia and Tolosa.
Throughout the years, the Basque Country has built its own history and has a great conservation of its artistic heritage which one can discover by visiting its monuments, medieval villages and several museums explaining the origin of the Basque People.
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