Getxo, located 20 kilometres from Bilbao city centre, and bathed by the Cantabrian Sea, with a unique landscape flanked by beaches and cliffs that make it an exceptional destination.
If you want to have a different side of Bilbao try to spend it in this port. A small old fisherman village with their name on every house. Keep walking until Neguri and you will find a lot of old and massive castle type houses facing the beach.
It offers the opportunity to stroll if you fancy staying in and around the port.
Getxo offers an extensive network of shops, renowned for their high quality and diversity. There are several clearly differentiated shopping districts within the town. Las Arenas – Romo, Neguri – Puerto Deportivo & Algorta – Andra Mari. Generally speaking, all the shopping establishments in Getxo are open from Monday to Saturday from 09:30 to 13:30 and from 17:00 to 20:00.
Puerto Viejo; This is the beach area you can see from your cruise ship. It is only a short walk away. Behind the beach the port itself offers small white cottages clustered together in steep streets where bars “of a bygone age” still exist.
Algorta Old Port; a little further on from the beach. This former fishing port today is a leisure and recreation area for visitors and local inhabitants alike.
Try a Taxi tour, very reasonably priced.
However, Getxo is your port for Bilbao.
By Peter Dagnall