Lekeitio is an old fishing town on the Basque coast, located between the foothills of Mount Lumentza and Mount Otoio. To the South of the town, the mouth of the Lea river forms an impressive bay containing Isuntza beach and the island of San Nicolás, which can be reached on foot at low tide.
There are many reasons why this is one of the most frequently recommended spots in the province of Vizcaya to enjoy a few days of sun and sand.
Palacio de Uribarren hotel by the beach
Just two minutes on foot from the tranquil Isuntza beach, the Silken Palacio Uribarren is the ideal choice for a break on the Bay of Biscay.
You can combine relaxation or tourism with water sports to make your holiday complete, while the town’s historic cobblestone streets and the area round the harbour also contain a wealth of excellent places to eat.
Lekeitio has always been a traditional fishing village. Although today it thrives mainly on tourism, there is no shortage of restaurants serving fine fish and seafood.
Maritime transport was also one of the village’s main sources of income, and old, disused boatyards can still be seen today at the mouth of the Lea river.
The townspeople were famous as whalers back in the times when there were still whales in the Cantabrian Sea. This tradition is reflected today in the town's shield.
The town traditionally produced excellent sailors, and its residents became part of history when at least three sailors from Lekeitio sailed with Christopher Columbus on his voyage discovering the Americas in 1492.
Charming hotel on the Basque coast
The Silken Palacio Uribarren is one of the most intriguing hotels to be found on the Basque coast.
It is built on the site of the Palacio Uribarren, a favourite home of members of the Spanish royal family, such as Queen Isabella II and her son, who would go on to be crowned King Alfonso XII.
The stone exterior of the hotel with its wide windows contrasts with the modernity of the interior design, reflecting the building’s history in its classical décor with vintage touches.
To ensure your stay is as pleasant as possible, the hotel offers a range of services including a heated swimming pool and 24-hour reception desk.
Make the most of your day in Lekeitio or relax and enjoy the impressive views from the terrace of our cafeteria.
Book your stay with us and enjoy some great days on the Basque coast in our fully-equipped hotel.