Elantxobe photo

Elantxobe is a picturesque seaside town with narrow streets and buildings going up them but looking down on the harbour, protected by Cape Ogoño. 

Useful information
Tourism Office
Oficina de Turismo de Lekeitio
Plaza Independencia s/n
946 844 017
Festivities Dates
San Pedro 29 June
San Nicolás 6 December

The origin of the town, documented from 1524, was thanks to a small group of fishermen from the nearby village of Ibarrangelu.

It belongs to the district of Busturialdea-Urdaibai and is located within the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. It is an essential excursion to get to know the Biscay coast.

What to see in Elantxobe

The church of San Nicolás de Bari

This church, located in the highest part of the village, was built in 1803 by the Fishermen’s Guild.

The Old Quarter

The steep streets that go down to the sea reflect the essence of its marine past and present.

On the way down to the harbour you see a large stone that the power of the waves pushed up to the top of the cliffs.

The harbour of Elantxobe

As it is a harbour that is very open to the sea, in 1783 the Fisherman’s Guild built some breakwaters to protect it from the waves. These breakwaters have been reinforced over the years.

It is still used as a fishing harbour.

The greatest attraction of Elantxobe, however, is undoubtedly its picturesque image. Stroll along its steep streets, enjoy the peace of the place and its views and the excellent gastronomy from the area.

Not far to the west, and still within the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, beach lovers will find the beautiful ones of Laga and Laida, highly popular with surfers. To the east, there is another singular seaside village: Ea, with its town centre marked by the estuary, its bridges and blue-flag beaches safe for bathing.

Establishments nearby

Mentrame Bar

Puerto, 24 (Elantxobe)

Bars and cafés

0.00 km

Ogoñope Itxas Etxea jatetxea

Portu kalea, 2 (Elantxobe)

Bars and cafés | Restaurants

0.11 km

Ermintxo Jatetxea

Bº Elexalde, 30 (Natxitua) (Ea)

Bars and cafés | Restaurants

1.96 km

Atxarre Bar

Playa de laida s/n (Ibarrangelu)

Bars and cafés

2.27 km

Portuondo Asador Restaurante

Barrio Portuondo, s/n (Ctra. Gernika-Bermeo km.47) (Mundaka)


2.86 km

Pedro Bar

Goiko kalea, 42 (Mundaka)

Bars and cafés

3.01 km

La Leñera Bar

Sorkunde, 2 (Mundaka)

Bars and cafés

3.02 km

Bodegón Mundaka

Kepa Deuna, 1 (Mundaka)


3.06 km

Accommodation nearby

Itsasmin Ostatua


0.03 km



1.63 km



2.85 km

El Puerto


2.95 km

Castillo de Arteaga

(Gautegiz Arteaga)

3.62 km

Trinkete etxea aterpetxea


7.22 km



7.28 km



7.40 km

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