Gran Via, 87, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
Location, location, location! NH Hotel Villa de Bilbao enjoys prime real estate in Bilbao city centre. Within the same city block, travelers find fine dining, pubs, and specialty shops: comic book and toy stores to name a couple. Bilbao’s old town and main bus station are close. The Guggenheim museum is also well within walking distance at 0.6 miles away.
The hotel is part of the worldwide NH Collection, and delivers luxury and comfort in line with the brand. A centerpiece of the NH Hotel Villa de Bilbao is the restaurant Le Bol Blanc (The White Bowl, from French). Guests rave about the lush, organic breakfast buffet there, and Basque cuisine at dinner just gets better.
Guests choose from junior, premium, or superior rooms, in ascending order of more space and better view. All room levels have flat screen tv’s, wi-fi, and rain effect showers. Also included is access to the roof-level gym, and access to a larger nearby gym. After the stay, the Bilbao airport is a short seven miles away.
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For one of the best adventure and travel experiences in Bilbao, head to Nomad Surfers Bilbao Surf Camp.
Located just 12 miles from the Bilbao Airport, this 2004-established surf camp provides a full week-long immersion in surfing – although guests can also arrange for shorter stays.
New surf students begin on nearby Barinatxe and Arrietara beaches, which have perfect beginner-sized waves. Instruction comes from local surf-federation-qualified instructors, many of whom have competed on the world surf stage.
More experienced surfers can go five minutes away to beaches La Galea, Sopelana, Meñakoz, and Plentzia. Or, for some of the best surf in Europe, Bakio and Mundaka beaches are 20 minutes away from camp.
Surf students stay at the 75-guest surf house, a 19th century Basque building which itself is a sight to see. Seven nights of stay, breakfast, lunch, dinner, wetsuits, wi-fi, and airport transfers are included in surf camp “tuition”.
While off the waves, students can also experience rock climbing, skateboarding, archery, and ping pong, all also included.
Bilbao Surf Camp video:
Photo credit: Nomad Surfers
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