Landarte is a traditional rustic getaway surrounded by an evergreen oak forest with views of the sea just a mile outside of the coastal village of Zumaia. The family-run rural manor, restored from its 16th century foundations, has a quintessential baserri exterior with surprisingly modern and stylish rooms inside and a garden terrace overlooking gorgeous vistas.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The inn is closed during the winter.
The six rooms of the B&B are individually decorated in different styles and color schemes, ranging from quirky to classic, but all are generously roomy, charming, and clean.
YOU SHOULD KNOW If you like to watch TV this won’t be the place for you but not to worry, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is included with the stay.
Bathrooms are simple yet refined with artistic décor that changes from room to room.
Art is the subject of choice here, with a permanent collection of colorful paintings adorning the downstairs living room and reading room above plus a library collection of all sorts of art books to pour into as you lounge around. The outdoor terrace boasts sensational views of the coast and is the perfect setting to laze away on a summer day.
There’s a tasteful dining room tucked in an alcove of the bottom floor where a simple but high-quality breakfast, including homemade bread, is available to guests for a small fee.
YOU SHOULD KNOW There is no proper restaurant here, so make plans to venture into Zumaia, or better yet, the historic seaside village of Getaria, which is just a short drive away and famous for its food.
A car is needed to get to Landarte, and parking is complimentary with your stay. The historic fishing village of Getaria is ten minutes away by car, with plenty of other sensational towns and sights within a short drive. The owner who runs Landarte is extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area and can give tips from the best hiking trails to the best places to eat from here all the way to Donostia.
In Zumia, have a few rounds of pintxos with stops at Idoia and Amama Taberna (8-minute drive). For a true Basque fishing village meal, drive over to Getaria and eat at Restaurante Kaia-Kaipe (10-minute drive), a spectacular traditional restaurant with an outdoor grill and terrace that looks out onto the harbor below.
Bar Gure Txokoa (8-minute drive) is a classic old bar in Zumaia that stays open late. If you want real nightlife though, you’ll have to venture to the Zarautz Promenade (22-minute drive), where a plethora of fun bars and discotheques line the beachside boardwalk.
WHY WE LIKE IT
For those who want a taste of Basque rustic life complete with comfort, style, and friendly service, look no farther. Rest and relaxation are easy to be had here, and while Zumaia itself is not the most charming of villages, the picturesque beach towns of Getaria, Zarautz, and San Sebastián are all an easy drive away. Landarte proves to be an idyllic and family-friendly getaway at a great price.