Pintxos are the Basque version of tapas, the barfood concept that Spain gave to the world ... I found myself in the fishing port of Lekeitio, with its harbour, gothic church and sandy beach huddled together as picturesquely as anywhere you’ll find.
Most Britons flock to southern Spain, bypassing the lesser-known glories ... ordered the first ever saturation bombing raid. The charming Hotel Zubieta was our base to explore Lekeitio, a delightful small fishing town with elegant 19th Century villas.
First-class lodging, excellent food." Cost: $2,899 per person, plus air fare.--Bob Lennan, Cambria Lekeitio: Emperatriz Zita Hotel, Sta. Elena Etorbidea, Vizcaya 48280; 011-34-94-684-2655, fax 011-34-94-624-3500. "Great hotel with spa that faces the harbor.