is a small villa hotel in the port-side area of Getxo. The rooms are all decorated 1920s-style and the suites have sea views. From £138 (hotelembarcadero.com) Zortziko is acknowledged as Bilbao’s best restaurant and the hushed, plush dining-room.
Our pintxo tour finished at Bacaicoa on Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, where we were served grilled chorizo that was chosen as one of the 50 best in Spain in this year's tapas ... with five Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens more in the surrounding Basque.
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ancient taverns and restaurants that give the Basque region its renowned gastronomic status, we sample pintxos for lunch – irresistible, bite-size tapas, as delightful to look at as they are to eat. I am hungry too to know more of northern Spain.
When that beach holiday is over, head inland to see the very best of beautiful Andalucia Thousands of Britons will visit Southern Spain’s Costa resorts ... There are hotels at either end, and restaurants along the way. WHERE TO EAT AND STAY: Bar Pepe.