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Zumaia

The Zumaia coat of arms shows the meeting of mountain with sea, a charming constant throughout the whole region. But there in particular, where the Urola river embraces Narrondo in a fleeting goodbye before disappearing into the sea, where eels are caught and there are always plenty of pintxos (traditional miniature snacks), there, the true culinary icon is octopus, starring in the unique olagarro zopa (octopus soup). The most admired octopus is found in the Basque Coast Geopark, among the famous geological formation known as flysch, at the foot of cliffs whose astounding folds display rock strata from different periods of the Earth’s history. They contain information about biological, geological and climate changes over the last 60 million years, long before the imposing church of San Pedro was built on a hilltop, where it has majestically surveyed the passing of eight centuries, and which contrasts with the human touch characterising the San Telmo chapel that overlooks the sea in what looks like a scene from a film.

Their joint contribution is a notable contrast to the general belief that, in the Basque Country, we worship good food. Come to Urola Kosta and enjoy the hospitality offered by the ambassadors of this extraordinary Kosta Gastronomika. 

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