With regard to extension, San Sebastian Region is the smallest historic territory in the Basque autonomous Community and in Spain. Located in the Bay of Biscay, in the Atlantic axis, its 2,000 square kilometres has seven rivers as their backbone (Bidasoa, Oiartzun, Urumea, Oria, Urola and Deba), which begin to flow in the nearby mountains.
Donostia-San Sebastián is the capital and one of the essential visits in San Sebastian Region. Since Queen María Cristina fell in love with La Concha Bay and move the Court here during the summer, many people has succumbed to the charms of this beautiful, human and balanced city, combining small mountains, soft beaches, manor buildings, and long promenades on foot or by bike on the edge of the sea. The lively Old Quarter, the incessant cultural life, and the marks left by creators like Eduardo Chillida make Donostia-San Sebastián a place to come back.
Nevertheless, only a fourth part of the people from San Sebastian Region live in the capital. This small but intense territory, considered more as a dispersed big city than as a small province, is divided into comarcas (lands), each with its own character. Moreover, we have more than enough reasons to visit many of its localities. The 86 kilometres of San Sebastian Region's coast alternate the cliffs formed by the erosion, clean beaches, and fishing ports with a great tradition. Zumaia's museums, Getaria's carveries, Zarautz's big beach, or Hondarribia's medieval streets are only some of the stimulating charms of what we know as San Sebastian Region Coast.