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Looking for a nice village close to Bilbao

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Looking for a nice village close to Bilbao

We arrive into Bilbao next week & I am looking for a nice small town or village inland to stay in for three nights....basically somewhere one can get away from the 'big city' feeling.

I think Lagaurdia has been mentioned in a few posts? ANy other suggestions, all are welcome?


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1. Re: Looking for a nice village close to Bilbao

I'd choose Elorrio, 40 kilometer from Bilbao.

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2. Re: Looking for a nice village close to Bilbao

No doubt, Plentzia (www.plentzia.org), the last stop in the metro system, 20 kms from Bilbao, two beaches, a river, a small fishing port, charm, great restaurants, old town, nice atmosphere...and inexpensive hotels. Half hour to Bilbao city centre on the metro. Also linked by bus.

Closer, Getxo, www.getxo.net, coastal town, classy, residential, great walks, two beaches too, great food, nice hotels (i.e. Hotel Embarcadero, Hotel Tamarises, Hotel Igeretxe -all facing the sea-)

Laguardia is about one hour and a half from Bilbao, great place, but a bit far away.

In any case, Bilbao is not a big city, 350.000 inhabitants, you can walk to almost any place on it.

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3. Re: Looking for a nice village close to Bilbao

I had a loveley few days in Zarautz... old town with beach should be quiet this time of year. About 1 hour on the train (4.20 single fare !) prob shorter by bus if you can get one from Bilbo...

or what about San Sebastian.. a fantastic location, 1 hour 10 mins on bus from Bilbao... really relaxing feel to it... two lovley beaches, all top spanish shops and best food in whole of Spain ?


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