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THE BASQUE COUNTRY

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rotected sites, nature reserves, parks and rich ecosystems comprise the diverse scope in which Nature shows herself in this small country.

Sailing on the Urdaibai Ria

This is true of Urdaibai, declared a biosphere reserve by the UNESCO due to its unique natural and cultural features. Urdaibai is located in a district that includes the Mundaka ría, renowned in surfing circles for its left-hand break wave. The Torre Madariaga, headquarters of the Basque Country Biodiversity Centre offers a series of interesting activities for visitors. The Urdaibai Bird Center in GautegizArteaga, an open window onto the Biosphere Reserve, is also well worth a visit. The centre is also an observatory, and tracks the more than 200 migratory species that visit or transit the area each year.

TORRE MADARIAGA

OMA FOREST

Follow lunch with a lovely walk along the Laida beach the longest in the district with almost a kilometre of fine golden sand. An ideal place to take the children due to its calm, shallow waters. The Laga, beach, next to Cape Ogoño, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Basque Coast. is close by. Its waves attract many surfers and other lovers of water sports such as sailing and sea kayaking. You will also enjoy the sea views from the sanctuary of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. You can also immerse yourself in trails to arrive at the Oma forest that painter and sculptor Agustín Ibarrola used as his canvas to create his magical land-art work.

Explore the Ría de Urdaibai, one of the most beautiful spots in the Basque Country, accompanied by a guide/story-teller who will draw you into a world of legend. When you go ashore you will enjoy delicious local products accompanied by live traditional Basque music.

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Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...

Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...