From Fuenterrabía (the Basque name, Hondarribia, means 'sand ford'), you can see the mouth of the Bidasoa where it enters the Bay of Biscay, as well as the French border. Cliffs and coves line the coast in this tourist and residential town close to Cape Higuer, the Bay of Biscay's easternmost cape. This place also marks the beginning or end of the famous Senda Pirenaica (GR 11) walking track, depending on where you started from. Hondarribia is famous for its beaches and old town, which was declared a national monument because of its exceptional group of emblazoned buildings. Closer to the sea, in the Marina fishing district, you can walk along the promenade and jetty. The working class origins of this very lively part of town can still be seen in the design of the buildings, and there are many traditional and brightly coloured fishermen's houses.
Fuenterrabía offers magnificent views of France across Txingudi Bay.© trebuchet
Fuenterrabía developed thanks to its port and fishing activities.© trebuchet
Fuenterrabía's economy is mainly based on its fishing and tourism activities.© trebuchet
The town started off as a fishing village but today it is also a seaside resort popular for its beach and seaside activities.© trebuchet