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Things to see in Basque Country
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor


Nature in the Basque Country can be described as magnificent, wild, full of contrasts, and green all over. It has aptly adapted with extraordinary variety to the conditions in the three provinces. In addition to its unusual beaches, the sheer cliffs of the islands in the Bay of Biscay, wild waters, and the carefully tended Rioja Alavesa vineyards, the region is also full of lush forests, peaceful reservoirs, and wonderfully mysterious valleys where livestock farming is the way of life and distinctive hamlets thrive.


"From Santurtzi to Bilbao..." Follow the route mapped out by this famous Basque song and you will discover the fabulous views to be seen along the left bank of the Nervión river. In addition to attracting surfers, the Basque coast is also synonymous with peace, beauty, and glamour. For years, almost all of its beaches have proved tempting to the distinguished and stylish.