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*<sleep name="Hotel Goizalde" alt="" address="Avenida Atxabiribil, 60, 48600 Sopelana" directions="" phone="946 766 144" url="http://www.hotelgoizalde.com" checkin="14:00" checkout="12:00" price="" lat="" long="">Right next to the beach</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Goizalde" alt="" address="Avenida Atxabiribil, 60, 48600 Sopelana" directions="" phone="946 766 144" url="http://www.hotelgoizalde.com" checkin="14:00" checkout="12:00" price="" lat="" long="">Right next to the beach</sleep>
  

Revision as of 12:17, 3 May 2013

City name is in Vizcaya.

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Understand

Located on the northen coast of the Basque country, Sopelana is a suburb to the city of Bilbao. Coming from a history of mostly farming activites, Sopelana has turned itself into an upscale suburb with splendid beaches for surfing.

Get in

Located just 10 kilometers north of Bilbao, the most convenient way of traveling into Sopelana is by Metro. The greater Sopelana area is serviced by two metro stations on the Metro Bilbao line 1, Sopelana for the city proper and Larrabasterra for easier access to the beaches.

Get around

Sopelana is rather small, walking around the city will take you half an hour from end to end. The beaches are located about 15 minutes walk from the city centre. There are taxi services in the area as well as several buses that ferry people between the metro stations and the beach.

See

Sopelana is known for the two beaches Barinatxe and Arrietara. They are rather exposed to the elements of the Bay of Biscay and have good conditions for surfers. A third beach, Meñakoz is of less appeal for sun worshippers, and more for the surfer crowd due to the pebble bed ground. Sopelana is frequently the host of regional surf competitions as conditions are adequate for surfing in its beaches. A less famous, but also internationally known event, is the yearly nude race on Barinatxe beach in the fall. Barinatxe is a clothing optional beach.

Do

Hit the beaches, have some pintxos (the Basque variety of tapas), and join in on the fiestas during summer. The party crowd is usually centered around the beach bars in the evenings.

There are good possibilites for paragliding off the hills above the beaches, strong winds create hours of drift for keen paragliders.

Buy

Sopelana has several stores specializing in surfing related gear. There are also various manufacturers of surf boards in the area, making it a go.to place for getting surfing clothes, gear and getting close to the expertise dealing in surfing.

Eat

Drink

Sopelana has several bars, as most towns on the Iberian peninsula, but a few are worthy of notice. Each of the larger beaches in Sopelana has bars close to the beach, but bars such as Sunset and El Peñon have excellent views of the beach, sea and spectacular sunsets.

Sleep

  • Modus Vivendi, Sipiri, 32, 48600 Sopelana, 94 676 70 77, [1]. checkin: 12:30; checkout: 12:00. Near the town centre
  • Hotel Goizalde, Avenida Atxabiribil, 60, 48600 Sopelana, 946 766 144, [2]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Right next to the beach


Contact

Sopelana Municipality [3]

Sopelana tourist office, near the Larrabasterra metro station: Loiola Ander Deuna, 28 Sopelana 48600 / Phone: 94 406 55 19, email: turismo@sopelana.net

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