Located in the bay at the confluence of the Urola and Narrondo rivers, Zumaia has a population of 9,400 inhabitants. In its Old Quarter filled with history one can see interesting buildings such as the Parish Church of San Pedro, Zumaia and Ubillos palaces, Olazabal and Goikotorre houses. Zumaia has several neighbourhoods of which San Miguel de Artadi and Oikia are worth to see.
Zumaia has a coastline of great geological value, thanks to the phenomenon known as Flysch. Flysch is formed by different strata of limestone and sandstone. The Algorri Interpretation Museum and its exhibition provide a unique opportunity to learn about this environment and understand its ecosystem.
The two beaches of Zumaia are Santiago and Itzurun. The town also has a marina and offers a wide range of tourist attractions. Ignacio Zuloaga's House - Museum is located near the port containing works belonging to El Greco, Rivera, Zurbarán and Goya, among others.
As a town with seafaring tradition, its main festivities are held in honour of San Telmo, the patron saint of sailors. The festivities of San Pedro are celebrated in June and at the end of summer the well attended Día del Pulpo (Octopus Day) is held.