Are you going to San Fermín? Book your transfer and arrive in style at the festive event of the year


We are approaching festivals that attract more tourists to Spain from all countries of the world. If we intend to go to Pamplona to enjoy a few days immersed in the party, it’s time to plan our trip. Taxiberia offers
personalized services so you wont have to worry about anything and can dive into the party and live the experience of a San Fermin with fullness.

In Taxiberia we deal with the transfer from the airport (usually in airports such as Madrid, Bilbao, Biarritz, Santander or Hondarribia) to your hotel and transfers you want to do during your stay in Pamplona. Online Hiring these services and our prices will avoid unpleasant surprises closed when pay and has the guarantee of a company and a few experts in which you can rely. Our chauffeurs are well acquainted with the city and what it offers during this festive week, so they can guide you at all times so you can fully enjoy a unique experience.


Worldwide associate the festival of San Fermin at the borders and it is true that these are an essential part of the party, a reference that is special about Pamplona and its festivities. It is also known worldwide openness of the party, the atmosphere of the streets, guaranteed fun and multiculturalism of the people who come to enjoy the San Fermin festival.

But there is more, and even in Spain are well known scenes and major
milestones Party, does not hurt to do a review of what activities can not miss if we go to Pamplona during that magical week of the month of July.

The “chupinazo”








It is the beginning of the party, the moment that thousands of people waiting for a year and where festive madness erupts in Pamplona. At 12 noon on July 6, Plaza Hall is crowded with people waiting for the explosion of the rocket that starts seven-day feast in which Pamplona is completely transformed to become the party capital of the world.

It is the time when thousands are uncorked bottles of cava and red scarves, which hitherto has been knotted at the wrist, are placed in the neck, as a symbol that the fun has officially begun. Living the loud bang from inside City Hall Square is a unique experience, something unique and remember for a lifetime. From that moment, the party spread throughout the city like wildfire.

The “encierro”

As we said, is the best known event in the world, in part because the writer Ernest Hemingway, a lover of the San Fermin festival and collected his
experiences in his novel “Fiesta“. Also can claim to be an unforgettable experience for those who participate in it. Keep in mind that the closure has its traditions and norms and is an activity that involves risks that can not be taken lightly, so it is important to know if we intend to run in front of bulls.

Encierro San Fermín

Every day from 7 to July 14 and 8:00 in the morning released a pack of 6 bulls that run several sections from the center of Pamplona. Contrary to what many people believe, the idea is not running in front of bulls during that tour, but each rider chooses a career section and makes a short but intense, adrenaline shoots who has the courage to be surrounded of real fighting bulls and a crowd that reacts differently to the onslaught of the pack.


The same morning bulls involved in confinement, in the afternoon they do in bullfights. The San Fermin bull is one of the most important events calendar torean bullfighting and therefore the best and most successful right-of time. Bullfighting is a world with rules and requires a knowledge of the various parts
that make up the run, but can also be an event that wows people from other countries who visit us during these holidays.

Religious events

We can not forget that the holidays have a religious origin and that the July 7 is held in honor of San Fermin, the patron saint of Navarra, which gives its name to the festivities of Pamplona. That day is the procession of the saint’s image throughout the year is kept in the Church of San Lorenzo, out that day to walk the city streets accompanied by faithful and civil and ecclesiastical authorities. For the visitor is a good opportunity to meet an ancient tradition that retain the people who inhabit this city.

Other festivities

During the days that the festival takes Pamplona, ​​we can enjoy a multitude of events that would be impossible to list them separately. In addition to the rocks and brass bands who set the party and we can find any street crossing the city, music lovers can enjoy concerts of all kinds, you can see the fireworks every night, attend dance performances or rural sports , have a good time in the amusement rides, etc.

Thus, we see that there are some reasons to go to enjoy the San Fermin festival anywhere in the world, as it happens every year at this time. Therefore, it is essential to plan a trip and their details, as Pamplona became during those days in a crowded city, with accommodation fully booked and overflowing public transport services, so our recommendation is that if you want to celebrate in fullness, is put in the hands of professionals such as Taxiberia, who can help and advise at all times so that the party experience is completely satisfactory for you.

In addition to its online booking on our website, if you need any advice, please contact us and we will be at your disposal to solve any problem you have. Our goal is to make your experience in San Fermin festival is as intense as possible. Welcome to the“fiesta”.

Tourism: route through the towns of the Basque coast

Ratón de Getaria

One of the most requested services by our clients when they visit Euskadi is to tour the towns of the Basque Coast.  And nobody is disappointed. Knowing the fishing villages of this abrupt coast is without doubt a pleasant and memorable experience, both because of the landscapes that open up before our eyes and because of the people who raise them and who have made fishing, agriculture and industry their way of life.

The route along the Basque coast can obviously begin, both in the east and in the west and will depend on where we are staying. Both San Sebastián and Bilbao have excellent hotels where you can spend a few days to get to know the whole Basque geography. For both options you can count on the Taxiberia transfer service, so you can get to your hotel with the maximum comfort.

We will start our route from the east, where the Bidasoa river runs in the bay of Txingudi and flows into the Cantabrico.  The bay that separates and unites at the same time the towns of the French coast and the Spanish coast, is a protected wetland and of great ecological value since it is a zone of passage and refuge for numerous migratory birds. If we want to know much better this area, we can make one of the many routes that will discover us both the natural riches of the bay as well as its history and culture.

Hondarribia, Spain

The first coastal town we will visit is Hondarribia, a municipality located between the Txingudi bay and the Jaizkibel mountain. Hondarribia is a town of fishing tradition with a history marked by its border character and, therefore, strategic position in the conflicts between France and Spain. Both aspects are perfectly reflected in the current physiognomy of the old town of the town.

On the one hand we can visit the neighborhood of the marina, where is the fishing port, which is still active although the local economy is now more focused on tourism and where we can walk among the traditional fishermen’s houses and enjoy some pintxos in their bars. On the other hand, the old part of the town is surrounded by a defensive wall and crowned by the castle of Carlos V, now converted into the Parador Nacional. The old part of Hondarribia offers beautiful corners, with old houses emblazoned and full of color with their balconies full of flowers. The military buildings that we can visit are completed with the Guadeloupe Fort, located on Mount Jaizkibel, very close to the sanctuary of the same name.

We can not say goodbye to Hondarribia without visiting its beach and the marina. It is an ideal area to walk and enjoy the magnificent views, both of the bay of Txingudi, with the French town of Hendaya just opposite, and of the Jaizkibel mountain that protects the beach on the west.

We head west following the coast and we leave behind the port area of Pasajes and the capital of Guipuzcoa, Donostia, a city that deserves an article in a near future. We pass by Orio and Zarautz and we stop in Getaria, another Gipuzkoan town with a long seafaring tradition. We will recognize it from afar thanks to the peninsula known as “El Ratón de Getaria” (mouse of Getaria) by its characteristic shape reminds us of the profile of this rodent.Ermita San Juan de Gastelugatxe

Getaria is known for being the birthplace of Juan Sebastian Elcano, the first sailor to sail around the world in the 16th century. Another famous son of the municipality was Cristobal de Balenciaga, the famous couturier who conquered Paris with his haute couture designs during the last century and that we can see in the modern museum that has been inaugurated in his native town.

Another attraction of Getaria, besides its beach and the town itself, is the gastronomy. We are in the right place to enjoy a grilled fish in the traditional style, washed down with the famous txakoli of Getaria, a white wine typical of these lands and that little by little and thanks to the efforts of the local producers has earned a place among the most well-known Designations of Origin in Spain.

We continue with our rush toward the west and perform a new stop in Lekeitio, already in Bizkaia. The town is located in a small bay formed by the mouth of the river Lea and protected by the island of San Nicolas. This is how the fishing port, the neuralgic center of a town that faces the sea and that has always lived on its offerings, is protected. At the foot of the port is the spectacular Gothic church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, with its characteristic buttresses and flying buttresses crowned by pinnacles. In the interior, the main altarpiece in the Spanish-Flemish or Elizabethan Gothic style stands out.

Before arriving at our next destination, it is worth making a quick visit to Elantxobe, a small fishing village characterized by the abruptness of its location. It is a succession of stepped houses, flanking the slope that ends in the small harbor built in the shelter of the mass of Cape Ogoño.

Surf en MundakaWe follow the coastal route until we reach Mundaka, in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, a protected area formed by the estuary of the mouth of the Oka river. It is an area full of sand and rich fauna that deserves a visit by itself, but we will leave for another occasion, focusing this time on Mundaka, a town located on the left bank of the estuary.

Mundaka is known for its left wave, bringing thousands of surfers from all over the world. A scoring event for the ASP WORLD TOUR, the world’s highest championship of this sport so visually attractive, is also being held in the town. For that reason, it is rare that there are always several people surfing in these waters, regardless of the year of the year in which we are.

In Mundaka we are struck by its old town, which is pleasant to walk among narrow streets and old fishermen’s houses. We can also get closer to enjoy the views over the estuary and its sandy areas from the Hermitage of Santa Catalina, where we will also see the remains of a defensive fortress of the nineteenth century.

We headed our steps again towards the west, and after passing the village of Bermeo, which also deserves a stop on our route, we arrive at a mythical point of the Basque coast, the Hermitage of San Juan de Gastelugatxe, a mandatory stop for tourists and locals ..This hermitage is built on the top of an island linked to the mainland by a bridge on the access road that leads to it and which is an attraction in itself. The road has more than 200 steps
we must overcome to reach the hermitage, a construction of the tenth century from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Biscayan coast.

In addition, the area is within a protected biotype, which also includes the nearby coast of Cape Matxitxako, the northernmost point of the Basque Autonomous Community and from whose lighthouse you can sometimes see large cetaceans that cross this area of ​​the Cantabrian Sea.

San Juan de Gastelugatxe


It’s time to put an end to our route. After passing through coastal towns such as Baki or Plentzia, we reach the Abra and Bilbao, the final point of our journey today. We will also dedicate a space to this city, economic engine of the Basque Country and host of numerous events, and that has enough attractions to visit it with more time. Remember that this route is suggested by Taxiberia, based on the experience of our drivers, but our customers can develop a different route, more according to their tastes and interests and we will be happy to perform.