DEBA: beaches, nature and... action!

Every year, thousands of people come to Deba to enjoy the beauty of its landscapes, the welcoming nature of its people, and the varied cultural offer.

Discover the pleasures of the coast, along with the change to climb the gentle hills that surround the town. You will find incomparable vantage points overlooking the coastline, such as Aitzuri Point or Santa Katalina, just a short stroll away from the town centre.

Rural tourism is becoming prominent in Deba, with the Lastur Valley at its centre.

Lastur Valley.

The historic town centre of Deba hides many jewels. At its heart is the Church of Saint Mary, an exquisite example of the Basque Gothic, classified as a National Monument. The oldest parts o the building, the multicolored portico and the cloister, date back to the 15th century.

Cloister of the church of Saint Mary, Deba

Deba is located at the mouth of the river of the same name, and boasts two beautiful beaches, known as Santiago beach and Lapari beach, a short walk away from the town centre. In addition, many small coves can be found along the coastal footpath known as the Flysch Trail (GR-121).

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

Deba is also an ideal spot for surfers and other water sports. Its two beaches constitute an ideal spot for surfing, body board, SUP and many other water sports. For expert surfers, the Sorginetxe wave and the Sakoneta cove are ideal spots, at the heart of the Basque Coast Geopark.
Surf in Deba

A gem of Basque Prehistory

Several prehistoric sites have been discovered in Deba, making it one of the most prominent towns in the Basque Country. Sites such as Ermitia, Urtiaga, Gaztelu, and of course Ekain, with its fabulous cave paintings from the Madgdalenian period (15.000-12.000 BC) can all be found in Deba.

Ekain Cave, in Deba. UNESCO World Heritage Site