Mundaka is another of the Basque Country's surfing hotspots. The beach is known globally for its left wave, which is one of the most famous in the world. Pause to take in the extraordinary panoramic view from the viewpoint at Portuondo, which takes in Izaro island and the mouth of Ruernica river at the heart of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. Mundaka port is full of life, and is where the greatest concentration of pintxos bars can be found. It is also from here that all the streets of the old town begin, forming a harmonious gathering of stately homes and the working class lodgings of the fishermen.
The sandbanks and the mouth of the Mundaka river is the departure point for the trail that leads all the way to Gernika.© Lianem / 123RF
The remains of the Franciscan Monastery of St. James, which was destroyed in the 16th century by Sir Francis Drake, can be seen here.© Alberto Loyo / 123RF
Santa Catalina is located on a small promontory facing the sea from which you can admire Cap Ogono and Izaro Island.© Karen Wilson
You can reach the Monastery of St. James via the stairs that circle around the island.© Alberto Loyo / 123RF
Measuring a total length of 190 metres, this viaduct is composed of two large metallic arches.© javiergil