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Semana Grande San Sebastián 2021

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    August 10 - 17

    Semana Grande

    We hope you’re as excited for Semana Grande San Sebastián as much as we are!

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    Map and Directions

    We provide free transfers from San Pelaio station in Zarautz at 9:00am, 1:00pm and 7:00pm.

    It’s important to let us know which one you’d like to jump on at least 24 hrs ahead of time! Make sure to let us know prior to your arrival.

    If you are unable to make the last 7:00pm free transfer or would like a pick up outside of the free pick up times, please call or email us to arrange. Please note these pickups will be at an extra charge.


    Phone: +34 661 713 683

    Map Address: The Stoke Travel house:

    Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26, 20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa

    How to get there:

    Check GoEuro for the best deals on flights, buses and trains.

    By Plane: If you fly the best cities to look into are Bilbao, Biarritz and San Sebastian.

    By Train: RENFE TRAIN – From Spanish cities to the centre of San Sebastián “Estación del Norte.” EUSKOTREN – This is an underground railway, a train connection with Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. The service linking it also Hendaye (France) and the SNCF.

    By Bus: Arranged a bus to San Sebastian.

    We provide more information on trains and buses upon booking, or email for more information now.

    What’s Included

    • Hostel accommodation
    • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Festival entry
    • Welcome drinks
    • Any level of surf lessons available with equipment
    • Live DJ’s and bands
    • Awesome party atmosphere

    Don’t Forget

    • If you want to share a room with your friends, you should book the trip together.

    We can cater for dietary requirements, please email us at  to let us know.

    Be A Guru

    • Unlimited beer and sangria (€10/day)
    • Pintxo tours
    • Pubcrawls


    The Stoke Travel house: Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26, 20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa

    • All-inclusive dorm-style accommodation
    • Chef prepared meals for breakfast, lunch & dinner


    *If at any time you feel unsafe, please don’t hesitate to contact the onsite Noble Security team, or any member of the Stoke Travel crew who will radio for security.

    As far as situations go, a Stoke Travel trip is amongst the safest. Unlike in the ‘real’ world, everybody here seems intent on having a good time and doing so with new and old friends – your fellow Stokies are way more likely to hold your hair back when you puke than lift your wallet.

    That being so, we’re more in danger of hurting ourselves while on a Stoke Travel trip than falling foul of our fellow travelers. Here’s a quick little guide to partying safe with Stoke Travel.


    1. Drink plenty of water.
      You’re going to drink plenty of beer and sangria, and you’re going to have a plenty big hangover, but you can really limit it by smashing a few cups of water throughout the day and evening.
    2. Eat!
      We’re going to hook you up with a hearty breakfast and dinner, and as the bare minimum that should keep your stomach lined and engine running. Do not skip these two meals, even if you are suffering horrifically from one of the aforementioned hangovers. We also strongly advise getting a lunch in there too, maybe even every day.
    3. Zip your tent up when you’re in it and when you leave it.
      Seems basic, but you’d be surprised how often drunk us forgets to do this. When you get in your tent of a night make sure you zip it up to prevent unexpected rain showers from disturbing your slumber. Same goes for when you leave your tent. It’ll take two seconds tops to zip it up, but that might save you from wet clothes, chafe, and maybe even pneumonia. If you also brought your favourite pair of socks and want to make sure they are safe, you are able to purchase a lock from the guru tent for only 5€.
    4. Don’t be a creep.
      Like, seriously, has that ever worked out for you? Similarly, if you see somebody being a creep and making people uncomfortable let us know and we’ll have a friendly word to them. Sometimes they just don’t realise how gross they are.
    5. No means no, but more than that consent matters.
      At a very basic level if you hit on somebody and they say no then you’ve just got to cop that. They’re just not that into you, sucks for about three seconds, but you’re literally surrounded by hundreds of young, like-minded travellers. Suck it up and move on. And when you do find somebody who’s into you and you want to move through the bases, make sure you get consent. It really, really, really, really, really does matter.  
    6. If you see somebody having a bad time, make sure they’re ok.
      We are all brothers and sisters and gender non-specific relations out here, so if you see somebody struggling in any way check on them, grab a Stoke staff member and just do what any decent human being would do.

    Staying safe at Stoke Travel is super easy, but sometimes we get a little out of control and forget the basics. If you ever find yourself in any kind of situation do not hesitate to contact Stoke staff, or security, and we’ll sort you out immediately. We’re here to help – help you have the best time possible. Mwah.

    What to Bring

    • Warm clothes (it can get a bit chilly at night)
    • Condoms (better safe than sorry, right?)
    • Beachwear
    • Sunscreen
    • Portable phone charger
    • A camera for those aw-ha moments!

    Guides Guide

    Guides Guide




    Day 1 – Morning

    Head to your pre-arranged pick up at San Pelaio Train/Bus Station in Zarautz at 9 am, 1 pm or 7 pm. And jump on our surf bus straight to the beach, or up to the surf house to check in. 


    Day 1 – Afternoon

    We’ll either have a simple to-go style lunch in the sunshine down at the beach, or back up to the surf casa for a hot lunch and a cold sangria. If you’re feeling bendy join a yoga class on our yoga deck; maybe you want to head out hiking through the Basque hills that our surf house backs onto; you can choose to go into town and explore, join in on a Spanish Class, head back down to the beach for another surf, or just relax! In the afternoon you will most likely find yourself hanging out at the house watching the sun go down over a few drinks and sharing stories or becoming lord of the ping pong table.


    Day 1 – Evening

    We’ll head into San Sebastian’s Semana Grande festival for some more drinks, music and exploring. There’s live music, incredible firework displays, and the street’s packed with dancing locals and tourists alike enjoying the festivities.



    Day 2 – Morning

    Wake up to a homely, cooked breakfast down in our chillout area and exchange stories from last night’s antics, read the surf report and get excited to head out surfing. Jump on our surf bus and enjoy the ride down through the national park to the beach, grab your board and either scout out the best banks on the beach or head into your lesson with one of our surf instructors.


    Day 2 onwards – Eat. Sleep. Surf. Rave. Repeat

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