Pais vasco
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Pais vasco

Northern Spain, Spain
LAST UPDATED 19/03/2008
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Martorell: Maps of autonomous communities of Spain, 4 October 2006

Pais Vasco is the spanish name for the Basque Country in the Northern Spain. The capital of the Basque country is Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao is its largest city.

The Basque Country borders with the Cantabrian and Burgos provinces to the west, the Bay of Biscay to the north, France and Navarre to the east and La Rioja (the Ebro River) to the south.


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Pais Vasco or "The Basque Country" home to a couple of world famous waves, the perfect long left river mouth break of Mundaka and the right hand big wave spot of Menakoz. There are plenty beachies here but these are not as prevalent as the ones in France just around the corner. Its the world class big wave spots that put this area on the map. It can hold big winter swells with a few reefs holding excess of 20ft. It is also the most popular surf area in Spain with no shortage of surf shops and board manufacturers.

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Mikelo: View of Donostia - San Sebastian from Igeldo, 22 January 2006

Basque Country is one of the world's top gastronomic destinations, with key gourmet centers in San Sebastian, Hondarribia and Bilbao, so you're best off staying in those areas if you are interested in trying the dishes.
Bilbao has many youth hostels and inexpensive penions for travellers on a budget, otherwise you can have a pleasant stay at the many 4/5 star hotels, such as Carlton and Sheriton.

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