Cook Drink Eat Spain is week long, all inclusive, culinary tour of the Spanish Basque Country also known as País Vasco in Spanish. País Vasco is located in northern Spain near the border of France. Basque Country includes parts of Spain and France.
HONDARRIBIA The charming fishing village of Hondarribia is the home base for Cook Drink Eat Spain. It is made up of two parts - the charming Marina district with it's tree-lined pedestrian avenue and the old town on the hill still surrounded by medieval stone walls. Hondarribia has come into its own and is quickly becoming a must-see, must-eat foodie hot spot. It sits at the mouth of the Bidasoa river and shares a border with France. Hondarribia is filled with amazing bars and restaurants known for their award winning food.
BASQUE COUNTRY (PAÍS VASCO) Basque Country is one of Spain's 17 autonomous communities. It is a region that considers cultural identity before national borders. Basque Country and its cities like San Sebastian, Hondarribia, Getaria, and Bilbao are all known for their cutting edge gastronomy. In fact, there are more Michelin stars per capita in Basque Country than any other city in the world with the exception of Tokyo. Basque Country is where you will find the vanguards and innovators of gastronomy at Michelin starred restaurants. You will also find restaurants without Michelin stars that serve some of the best tasting food in the world. Fresh delicious seafood that is brought in daily by the local fisherman. Food that is sometimes elaborately or simply prepared but always with an eye to featuring the fresh quality of the local products.
GETTING TO HONDARRIBIA San Sebastian Airport (EAS) is the closest airport to Hondarribia. Although it is called San Sebastian Airport, EAS airport is located in the municipality of Hondarribia. It is only a 5 to 10 minute taxi ride to/from EAS airport to the center of Hondarribia. Iberia Airlines has connections from Madrid and Barcelona.
Bilbao Airport (BIO) is located 76 miles/120 km west of Hondarribia. BIO serves domestic and international airlines.
Biarritz Airport (BIQ) is located 21 miles/35 km northeast of Hondarribia in Biarritz, France. Air France and several smaller European carriers fly from BIQ
Ongi etorri means welcome in the Basque language, Euskera