FUN-travel: Northern Spain – Pamplona to Hondarribia, Spain

July 18, 2012 by  

Day 7 – Monday, July 16 – Pamplona to Hondarribia, (near San Sebastian) Spain

View from Parador


Old Quarter

  • good cappuccino @ hotel only 1.5 Euro (same price as house wine)
  • driving to Hondarribia only takes 1 hour
  • GPS & road atlas to takes us
  • nice, helpful woman in dress shop writes down directions to Parador
  • beautiful old 12th century castle sits high on the hill overlooking the bay and town
  • takes 30 minutes to walk around the old quarter
  • nice lunch recommended by front desk @ Danontzat – 35 Euros – fresh salad & rice w/vegetables – wonderful wine Novellum de Toro
  • nice nap before going to San Sebastian
  • direct bus only takes 25 minutes and costs 2.25 pp
  • meet up Mariana – travel agent from GSincoming we booked the Balcony & Bull Fight with in Pamplona & new friends we met in Pamplona – Susan & Jay live in Bay Area
  • go on “Tapas & Wine Crawl” – 6 different entree tapas & one dessert – really, really good!
  • having FUN walking around & eating little bits & good red wine


  • GPS can’t find our Parador because our reservation name & the name of Parador are different
  • GPS can’t find it even with the address programmed – has us going in circles 2 blocks away
  • TI closed from 1:30 – 3:30
  • no bus after 9 pm
  • taxi costs 30 Euro & he can’t find parador either – only been a taxi driver for 2 weeks

Tapas & Wine Crawl

FF (FUN-fact) – The Basque Region of Spain is the “Paris of Spain.” Lots of balconies and very cute, well maintained buildings.