The surroundings of Espelette

The location of the Ezpondakoborda Guest House in the heart of the province of Labourd makes it an ideal place to discover the Basque Country and its many attractions.



The surrounding villages

At most 15 minutes from the Ezpondakoborda Guest House:

Itxassou and its orchards of cherry trees, Ainhoa and its alignment of typical old facades, Sare and its caves, at the foot of the Rhune, but also Larressore, Souraïde, Saint Pée sur Nivelle…

Espelette is in the heart of a series of Basque villages, each more charming than the other, which will delight lovers of traditions, local festivals, gastronomy… and above all of preserved nature!

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villa arnaga
villa arnaga


Located less than 10 minutes from Espelette, Cambo-les-Bains is a renownedspa, the first in the Atlantic Pyrenees.

It offers a wide range of cures, spas, beauty treatments, workshops and wellness activities, with top-level facilities.

The Villa Arnaga, former home of Edmond Rostand, is a jewel of Basque architecture.

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, it is inspired by the traditional Basque farmhouses, with huge proportions, on a 15 hectare estate of French and English gardens, where pergolas, orangeries and water features make it a magical place, unique in the Basque Country.

Arnaga is the most visited place in the Basque Country and is now a Museum and a Historical Monument.

For movie lovers, you can also find in Cambo les bains l’Aiglon, a family cinema of Art et Essai with 110 comfortable seats.

The Ocean Coast

About 30 minutes away, the Côte Océane is a must for your stay.

From Bayonne to Hendaye, through Biarritz, Bidart, Guéthary, Saint Jean de Luz… lovers of beaches, surfing, museums, walks, culture, everyone will find his interest.

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The town of Espelette is also at the doors of the Basse-Navarre and its green mountains:

Saint Jean pied de Port, famous stage of the Compostelle routes, Bidarray on the banks of the Nive, Saint Etienne de Baïgorry at the entrance of the Aldudes Valley, Irouléguy and its vineyard, La Bastide Clairence and many other picturesque villages… There is no doubt that the charm and the authenticity of Basse Navarre will seduce you.



The village of Espelette is 20 minutes away from the Spanish border, the closest being in Dancharia.

Every pass you cross in the vicinity leads you directly to Spain.

Urdax, Zugarramurdi, Etxalar are the closest villages, whose typical architecture of the province of Navarre contrasts with that of Labourd.



Sports activities in the area

  • Hiking or mountain biking
  • Basque Pelota
  • Canoeing, Rafting
  • Golf
  • Surf
  • Horseback riding
  • Gliding

The must-see visits

  • The Espelette chilli workshop
  • The Villa Arnaga in Cambo-Les-Bains
  • The Caves of Isturitz and Oxocelhaya, Sare and Zugarramurdi
  • The aquaculture farm in Banca
  • The Basque Museum in Bayonne
  • The Cité de l’Océan and the aquarium in Biarritz
  • The Abbadia Castle in Hendaye

Gastronomy of the Basque Country

  • The Espelette pepper
  • The Axoa of Espelette
  • Ossau Iraty sheep cheese
  • The Black Pig of Kintoa
  • The trout of Banca
  • The wine of Irouléguy
  • Bayonne Ham
  • The Basque cake
Location guest house Ezpondakoborda

1270 Itsasuko Errebidea road
64250 Espelette

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