Deba eta Zumaia arteko itsasertz babestu honek 8 kilometro inguru eta 4.299 hektareako azalera du. Biotopoak, Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoko itsasertzeko ekosistema guztien artean geologia, paisaia eta naturaren aldetik oso balio handia duten elementuak ditu.
The Izarraitz massif located in the Urola valley, within the municipalities of Azkoitia, Azpeitia and Zestoa, has been declared a Protected Natural Space and is spread over 1,531.5 hectares having three major mountains: Erlo (1026m), Kakute (942m) and Xoxote (930m).
The Hernio-Gazume area is a calcareous formation composed of karst caves and rocky peaks. It has been declared as a Special Area of Conservation and is part of the Natura 2000 network. In total it has 2,160 hectares spread among the municipalities of Aia, Albiztur, Alkiza, Asteasu, Bidegoian, Errezil, Hernialde, Larraul and Tolosa. The area is a haven for countless species of flora and fauna and it is also home to a large number of species of special biodiversity interest. At the top we can find hawks and Griffon vultures and as well as Montagu's harriers nests. Winding down we find grasslands and mixed forest composed of elm trees, maple trees, linden trees, ash trees and hazelnut trees. Many species of bats live in the numerous caves and abysses of the area
The miracle of the union of sea with earth
The Geopark of the westesrn Basque Coast is formed by a spectacular coastline that offers us a highly valuable geological, landscape and cultural heritage. This coastal area that encompasses the towns of Zumaia, Deba and Mutriku is part of the European Geoparks Network.
This natural treasure has been created by the erosive action during millions of years by the sea. Successive rocky strata have created a geological formation called Flysch which is about 60 million years old and reflects the major events in Earth's history. Many of these strata have become international points of reference in the geological time of the planet.
Length: 6,8 km.
The ibai-eder reservoir is located in the neighbourhood of Nuarbe in an area belonging to the municipalities of Azpeitia and Beizama. The reservoir caters to 68,000 inhabitants of Urola Medio, Bajo and Costa (Azkoitia, Azpeitia, Zestoa, Zumaia, Getaria, Zarautz and Orio) with an annual consumption of 6,598,000 m³. The reservoir built in 1991 is fed apart from the flow of Ibai-eder and Ibar rivers, by catchment water of a 30 square kilometres area.
Out of the many spas that existed in Gipuzkoa at the beginning of the 20th-century, after 200 years, Zestoa is the only establishment that is still in operation. According to legend, the therapeutic value of the waters of Zestoa was discovered in 1760 by the Marchioness of San Millán. When the Marchioness was strolling through the nearby meadows her dogs which were suffering from scabies went for a swim in a hot water well and they got cured immediately. Knowing the water properties, it was declared to be of Public Utility in 1792 and thus the Cestona Spa was born in 1804. In its origins it was called Gesalaga, which in Basque language means "salty water site", a name with which the country house present next to the spring waters was known as. The present neoclassical building was built in 1893 and rebuilt a century later after the floods in 1983.
Urola Marina, Zumaia
Located at the mouth of the Urola river, the Zumaia port offers 550 berths. The facility offers numerous services and is placed in a privileged location close to the Flysch.
The Urola Green Way is an attractive route, ideal for both pedestrians and cyclists. When completely finished, it will link the whole valley, which is named after the Urola river, from its source in the foothills of Aizkorri to Zumaia, where it flows into the Cantabrian Sea.
- 00 m2 Recreational swimming pool
- 1,500 square meters natural grass solarium
- Poolside bar
Tel: 943 81 30 69
Schedule: from mid June to mid September.
Opening Hours: Every day from 11:00 to 20:00. The swimming pools are open from mid June to mid September.
Rates: Entry without membership= for over 17 years: 6.10 Euros; up to 17 years: 4.75 Euros; unemployed and retired persons: 4 Euros.
- Two recreational swimming pools, one large (1.40 to 1.80 cm depth) and one small (30 cm.)
- A 5,600 square meters grass solarium and and 80m2 artificial solarium fitted with hammocks.
Schedule: from mid June to mid September.
Opening Hours: 10:30-20:00
Rates: updated on the website of Elkargunea