What to do in the regions

Leisures

The 4-star Eskualduna Village Campsite in Hendaye is located in the Basque Country facing a 65-hectare natural estate, a major listed site lined with cliffs that embrace the bay of Hendaye, from the Deux Jumeaux stacks to the Bidassoa estuary.

With its natural heritage and cultural wealth, the Basque Country will dazzle your senses and your mind. A stone’s throw from the Eskualduna Campsite (4 stars), the numerous schools on Hendaye beach introduce the young and not so young to the pleasures of surfing and scuba diving. From the beach, all you need to do is to look up in order to admire the famous Abbadia Castle and its huge listed estate of breathtaking beauty. Our exceptional geographic location will allow you to discover a thousand wonders less than a 45-minute drive away.

10 minutes away: take the riverboat shuttle to visit the fishing port of St-Jean-de-Luz, the Tapas bars in Hondarribia (Fontarrabie in French)

15 minutes away: Ascain and the “Petit Train” rack railway that will take you to the top of La Rhune Mountain

20 minutes away: the Rocher de la Vierge in Biarritz, Bayonne Cathedral, the surfers of Anglet (also known as Little California), Espelette and its spicy pimento peppers.

30 minutes away: prehistoric caves, the Concha in San Sebastian (Spain).

 

Partners [ Leisures ]

SERGE BLANCO

 

Recharge your batteries and have some “Me” time with a thalassotherapy wellbeing break in Hendaye, just a few kilometres from Biarritz in the Basque Country. Our Thalassotherapy Centre has a beautiful ocean-side location set against the backdrop of the Pyrenees and has recently unveiled its fully renovated thalassotherapy establishment.
Discover our thalasso health and fitness packages with specific treatments: slimming, anti-stress, for Her, for Him, massages from around the world, redefined silhouette, as well as body wake-up sports and The Essentials programmes, physiotherapy, traditional sea-water therapy, detox and wellbeing thalassotherapy breaks, Carita Beauty Spa, fun sea-water pools, keep-fit gym and activities.

ACCROBRANCHE OIHANA

 

Welcome to the biggest acrobatic park on the heights overlooking the Basque coast.
In Urrugne, between the sea and the mountains, the whole of the Oihana Park team is waiting to share with you the excitement of more than 106 “workshops” spread over 7 levels and for age groups starting from just 4 years old!
We would also like you to experience a game of teamwork and strategy played in more than 1000m2 of woodland: – Paintball

DIOXKA GOLF ACADEMIE

 

Eric is a golf pro in the great tradition of Basque golf professionals. He has more than 27 years of experience of the game under his belt, including 12 years of teaching experience in the best clubs such as National Golf . With Eric, you are sure to have a truly unforgettable experience on the fairways of our beautiful Basque Country.

CASINO HENDAYE

 
  • Slot machines / Black Jack / English Roulette
  •  Bar
  • “Le Soko-Ona” Restaurant
  • Entertainment at the “Soko”
  • Private parties

SAILING SCHOOL – Spi En Tête

 

Alone, in a group, family, school or business,

  • SHIP ABOARD A SAILBOAT
  • TAKE THE BAR
  • PARTICIPATE IN SWITCHES
  • Usability, meeting, good humor, are the attractions of these appointments. From beginner (teammate) at expert level (skipper). …

 

You want to navigate on a sailboat, learn the cruise, then let yourself be carried away by the waves!
Come and join us to slide over wind you’re a beginner or not. We offer you to discover the beauty and character of the Basque ports.

OFFICE DE TOURISME D’HENDAYE

 

Official website of the Tourist Office of Hendaye

RANDO QUAD

 

Between mountain and ocean, the adventure open air and any ground.
Micka and his team will introduce you and will make you discover the Basque mountains. Located at the foot of the slopes, we will bring you on beautiful panoramas in front of the Rhune Mountain, the berry of Saint Jean de Luz; the crests of the smugglers following the Pyrenean foothills.
Various hikes with themes will be proposed to you, from one hour to one day.
Quad Pays Basque, your specialist in seminaries, groups, bachelor parties, particulars.

THE HENDAYAIS II

 

Are you ready to succumb to the temptation of one of the seven wonders of France?
Do you know the Basque Country and its wild coastline where the Pyrenees plunge beneath the ocean’s waves?
The Basque Coast is a sight of rare and authentic beauty: a remarkable jewel! For many years now, L’Hendayais boat has been providing the opportunity for groups and individuals to discover the unique view of the Basque Coast as seen from the sea: an unforgettable boat trip that will delight both the young and the not-so-young!
For those of you who would like to try your hand at sea-fishing, L’Hendayais also organises fishing trips.
Open from March to October, and all year round with prior reservation (groups and school outings).

EVASION 64 – RAFTING

 

Our white-water sports leisure centre is fully equipped for an adventurous escapade that goes by the book. We provide:

 

  • A friendly welcome and experienced monitors,
  • Helmets, lifejackets, paddles and wetsuits,
  • Shuttle bus ride to the realm of adventure,
  • A snack bar – to satisfy hungry adventurers,
  • Changing rooms, showers and toilets,
    And the unforgettable fun of rafting, canyoning, hydrospeed and climbing!

Partners [ Tourism ]

PETIT TRAIN DE LA RHUNE

 

La Rhune is a mountain in the Basque Country. Take the “Petit Train de La Rhune” and discover the breathtaking views at the summit of La Rhune (awarded 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide).

The first summit in the Pyrenees mountain range, La Rhune overlooks the Basque Country from a height of 905 metres, thus offering one of the loveliest panoramic views. Look around you, and see the seven provinces of the Basque Country, the peaks of the Pyrenees, the outstretched beaches of the Landes region, and the Basque coastline from Biarritz to Saint-Sébastien. At the summit, also enjoy the three ventas (Spanish restaurant and souvenir shop), and experience the Spanish side.

This authentic vintage rack railway train dating from 1924 will take you on a 35-minute ride at a speed of 9km per hour through the heart of wild natural settings. As you go up, you will be able to discover the specific fauna and flora of the Basque mountains.
On the massif live the pottok, a small and sturdy Basque pony that roams about freely, as well as the manech red head sheep and the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), an emblematic bird of prey of the Pyrenees.

PETRICORENA

 

All our products are prepared and cooked at the core of our Basque mountains, in Saint Etienne de Baigorry, South West France using family recipes passed on and invented for 5 generations.

Foie gras de canard (duck foie gras), poulet basquaise (chicken with basque sauce), lamb preserve, piperade (spicy Basque ratatouille), Axoa from Espelette, duck preserve, magrets (duck breasts), dry sausage, Bayonne hams, chilli peppers from Pays Basque, Sakari sauces, black cherry jam, Basque sheep-milk cheese…

Discover our Basque recipes, and through them our culture and our gastronomy.

AGENDA CULTUREL

 

Here you will find the events calendar of Hendaye

OFFICE DE TOURISME D’HENDAYE

 

Official website of the Tourist Office of Hendaye

SITES AND MUSEUMS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

 

The association, Sites and Museums in the Basque Country, is an umbrella organisation that brings together the 15 major heritage, cultural, natural and tourist sites in the Basque Country.
The aim of the men and women who make up our association is to promote quality tourism that reflects the region’s authenticity.
With around 1.3 million visitors every year, our network also plays a significant role in the region’s economy. It was created over ten years ago and is supported by the Pyrénées Atlantique district council and the Departmental Tourism Committee for Béarn and the Basque Country.
We have been working for several years alongside our Euskadi neighbours, developing cross-border partnerships.

THE SEA LIFE CENTRE – BIARRITZ

 

An invitation to go on a remarkable voyage : the new circuit at Biarritz’ Sea Life Centre takes you along the Gulf Stream to discover the Bay of Biscay sea floor right along to the warm waters of the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific!
One of the highlights: the only hammerhead sharks in France can be seen in Biarritz!
These magnificent hammerheads swim in a giant 1,500m³ tank alongside thirty-or-so other sharks and rays creating their own majestic ballet that will take your breath away!
A Caribbean lagoon and its mangrove will whisk you thousands of kilometres away from the Basque Coast! Wonder at the bustling life of the coral reefs: clown fish, sea anemones, moray eels… A multitude of fish with dazzling colours and amazing shapes that swirl and twirl before your very eyes!
The seal pool situated on the panoramic terrace is another highlight of the visit. Don’t miss the fun of feeding time: every day at 10:30am and 5pm. This wonderful show will enchant both children and adults.
Also discover the Cetacean gallery and rooms to find out more about the history of whale-hunting in bygone times.

ACCROBRANCHE OIHANA

 

Welcome to the biggest acrobatic park on the heights overlooking the Basque coast.
In Urrugne, between the sea and the mountains, the whole of the Oihana Park team is waiting to share with you the excitement of more than 106 “workshops” spread over 7 levels and for age groups starting from just 4 years old!
We would also like you to experience a game of teamwork and strategy played in more than 1000m2 of woodland: – Paintball