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DEBA: beaches, nature and...action!

Every year, Deba is visited by thousands of people attracted by the beauty of its the landscape, the welcoming nature of its people and the varied cultural activities that are offered.

In Deba the pleasures of the coast are combined with the chance to climb the gentle hills that surround the town, from which incomparable panoramic views of the coast can be enjoyed. In addition, it is possible to take a pleasant stroll from the town centre itself to Santa Catalina or Aitzuri Point.

Rural tourism in Deba area is growing in importance day by day, with the unique Lastur Valley acting as a reference point.

Lastur Valley.

In the heart of the historic town centre, the Church of Saint Mary of Deba can be found. This National Monument is a Basque Gothic jewel. As a whole, it is exquisite, but its cloister and the delicately composed multicoloured portico are outstanding; both elements date back to the original construction, started in the fifteenth century.

Cloister of the church of Santa María, in Deba.

The town, situated at the mouth of the River Deba, has two beautiful beaches: one known as Deba Beach and the other called Lapari. Both have dark sand due to their proximity to the surrounding slate hills. The nearby Sakoneta beach is part of the Geopark and through it goes the Flysch Trail GR-121.

The Flysch Trail (GR 121) through Sakoneta beach, located inside the Basque Coast Geopark.

¡Come and practice surf or acuathic sports in Deba!

»Surf and Stand Up Paddle. Ride the waves at Santiago and Lapari Beaches, in Deba. »Other water sports you can enjoy along our coastline: scuba diving, kayaking and canoeing.
Surf in Deba

Especial enclave of Basque Prehistory

In addition, Deba is a special enclave of Basque Prehistory, home to the findings in Ermittia, Urtiaga, Gaztelu, and the indisputable jewel in the crown: the EKAIN Cave, with its fabulous cave paintings from the Magdelanian period (15000 - 12000 BC).

Ekain Cave, in Deba. UNESCO World Heritage Site

To get further information, click here to download the tourism brochure.

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¡Practica surf y otros deportes acuáticos en

Panorámica de la playa de Deba.

El turismo rural en Deba tiene un referente en el singular valle de Lastur.