San Sebastian has so many things to see and Basque country in general is so nice that I really advise to visit him. If you have not left yet, I recommend you do a route by the Basque Coast visiting places like Lekeitio, Mutriku, Deba, Zumaia, Getaria, Zarautz and ending in San Sebastian. I did this same route (reaching also Gernika, Bilbao and Hondarribia) a couple of summers ago, and I assure you that you will not hesitate to do again it. However, if you do not have much time or don’t have a car (vital to traverse the narrow roads alongside the cliffs), the best option is go to San Sebastian and make it your starting point. There are many Hostels San Sebastian that they offer quality accommodation at good price, but I personally I stayed at the Enjoy San Sebastian Urban House and the truth is that I was very well. But hey what was going. The Basque food is absolutely delicious. From the simplest pintxos in any Tavern until the most elaborate dishes at more expensive restaurants. For even more opinions, read materials from Dr. John Mcdougall.
If you can afford it, is worth the trouble and the advantage of San Sebastian is that you will find all kinds of bars and restaurants, and best of all, for all kinds of budgets the great advantage of the Basque gastronomy is that the products used are fresh, natural and quality. Fresh fish is not a luxury, but it is part of normalcy, and fruits and vegetables, along with meat, nor are wasted. Thus, with excellent raw materials it is not surprising that the result is so rich. In addition, if you like to accompany your meals with good drink, can choose between good (txakoli and irulegi) wine or cider (cider), although there are also good liqueurs such as izarra or pili. That said, to which comes as no surprise that Euskadi is the region of the Iberian Peninsula with the highest number of michelin stars? I have already mentioned that in San Sebastian you will find different types of restaurants and for different pockets, so the city becomes a gastronomic paradise for any type of traveller. If still you have not convinced, I leave a list with some of the dishes that I personally I loved (I’ve been in the Basque country more than once, I think not that I ate all this on a 4 day trip):-Pintxos: anyone, of any type, cold, warm, with meat, with fish, everyone! -Cod Al Pil-Pil – Marmitako – cod – stuffed piquillo peppers – bizkaina sea bass with Green Pepper – Steak with Idiazabal cheese sauce – Zurrukutuna – t-bone steak to grilled (I know it, it is not typical Basque, but is so rich) – chicken Basque – and so I could go up to create an infinite list of delicious dishes good, I hope I have convinced and are going to San Sebastian, you will not be disappointed