Do not miss this summer! Visit the Island of Santa Clara
There are many reasons to visit San Sebastian in summer, but we’ll give you one more. At this time of the year, Island of Santa Clara is much more accessible than during the rest of the year. It is, without doubt, one more way to enjoy Donostia, a privileged city that can boast of having this treasure in full Bay of La Concha. So, if you are planning to spend your vacation in our hotel in front of San Sebastian and stay in our hotel, read on to know everything about this islet and about the places there that others didn’t have the opportunity to visit.
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Where is it located
The Island of Santa Clara is located in the heart of the Bay of La Concha. It is easily divisible from the beach itself. It is located only a few hundred meters, a distance only the most daring do not hesitate to swim. The Island of Santa Clara is located in the heart of the Bay of La Concha. It is easily divisible from the beach itself. It is located only a few hundred meters, a distance only the most daring do not hesitate to swim. With an area of 32,000 m2, the island has been declared in Historic Center of National Interest. It is a wooded island whose main attraction is a charming lighthouse located at the highest point of the island. Needless to say, the views from there are simply formidable.
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How to get there
There are several ways to access Santa Clara Island. One of the most recommended is the motor service that operates during the summer months and Easter. The boat ride is fast and very comfortable and it is also accomplished quite frequently during the day.Another interesting option is to take the catamaran trip. The ship departs from the Bay of La Concha and runs through several points of interest. San Sebastian is very beautiful when you explore it by walking on foot, but from the sea you will discover a new perspective that you could not imagine.Finally and as we anticipated before, there is the option to cover the swim. AN important advice in this case is to look at the state of the sea. It is better to do it in days of little swell and, if possible, with low tide. Do not forget to tell the lifeguard of your intentions.
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What to do
The Island of Santa Clara is a little paradise that you can enjoy in your visit to Donostia. It has restrooms, lifeguards and there is also a restaurant where you can sit quietly to recover strength and to contemplate the surroundings.It has trails specifically designed so that visitors can tour the island without complications and discover all its’ corners. You will find several viewpoints that are idea to see the bay and the Urgull and Igueldo mountains with their cliffs. Of course, there is also a small beach in where you can relax if the weather is good.If you continue your journey, you will arrive at the iconic lighthouse, which dates back to 1864. Relax and admire the wonderful panorama of the city that stands in front of you.
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I hope you enjoy an unforgettable stay at the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra en San Sebastián!
If there is anything we can assist you with please do not hesitate to ask our staff.
Elena Estomba Garín
Assistant General Manager at Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra