Semana Grande San Sebastián

The biggest party in San Sebastian, Spain, is A week of crazy street festivities,
fireworks and is jam-packed with concerts
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    Semana Grande San Sebastián

    Semana Grande means “Big Week”, and it’s just that – seven days and nights of crazy street parties jam-packed with concerts, from rock to pop and classical to jazz, in the picturesque Basque town of San Sebastián.

    Stoke Travel’s Semana Grande packages include partying every night, surfing every day, experiencing the cultural and gastronomic highlights of San Sebastian and the Basque Country, and doing it all with an awesome crew of surfers, travellers and party lovers.

    Semana Grande San Sebastián

    Semana Grande San Sebastian 2024 will be from the 10th-17th of August

    The Stoke San Sebastian Surf House Semana Grande trip includes dorm-style accommodation at Stoke’s Surf House, three hearty meals per day, 2 hours of surf instruction, surf equipment hire, pintxo tours, local activities and party nights!

    The land of pintxos and sidra, with it’s rolling hills, beautiful beaches and inclement weather, is an idyllic location for Semana Grande San Sebastián 2021, hosted by friendly locals who know how to throw a party. We’ll drink, we’ll dance, we’ll watch fireworks displays, we’ll kiss strangers under the stars and we’ll celebrate being alive at the ‘Big Week’ of the Basque folk.

    Semana Grande Festival & San Sebastián Surf Camp

    San Sebastián is every surfers paradise, and our surf camp is created for the best of both worlds, let our in-house chef tantalise your taste buds, and our awesome team chill your beers, so all that’s left to do is cheers. Your party nights are pre-organised and your beds ready for a post-party crash, plus all the new friends you’ll make here will be just wonderful! Each year brings an open-minded group of folk from all over the world, so it’s a chance to learn each other’s lingo and share stories over a beer or seventeen. Every surf level is welcome, from beginners to the most accomplished surf dudes and dudettes. For beginners or those looking to improve, our fun and friendly surf instructors will be holding surf lessons daily, which are included. Where else in the world are your primary concerns trying not to get too much sun and the temperature of the beer? Where else can you spend your nights in the trendy nightclubs of San Sebastián, but wake up in nature surrounded by verdant hills, rustling leaves and twittering birds? Book here for a week of Basque bliss.

    Stoke Travel Passport Holders

    Holders may book Semana Grande with nights from their Stoke Travel Passport. Subject to €10 nightly surcharge. Unsure what the Stoke Travel Passport is? Check it out here! Your universe will change.

    San Sebastian, our slice of paradise…

    This is a guide itinerary with everything in the all inclusive package. The beauty of staying at the Surf camp is that you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, your way.

    Wake up to a delicious cooked breakfast whether it be pancakes, bacon and eggs or a ham & cheese omelette.  Head to the beach to wash away the headaches (and mistakes) of the night before. A couple of hours of surfing, (with instructors of course) relaxing, soaking up the sun and playing beach games.

    Once we’ve built up enough of an appetite, it’s back to the closest camp to fill up on a tasty lunch prepared by our in-house chef and maybe, just maybe, brave that first icy cold beer of the day.

    There are tonnes of different activities in the surrounding region to keep everyone occupied. We can head into San Sebastian to its famous pintxos bars, go on free walking tours, go horse riding, paragliding, on wine tasting tours or simply head to the beach for more surfing, or enjoy the sunshine from our terrace in all its glory.
    Finish your afternoon activities with a cider on the hill, watching the sunset and then enjoy a big hearty dinner to line the stomach.

    Day time activities:

    • Surfing
    • Volleyball
    • Skateboarding
    • Exploring the town
    • Swimming
    • Sun baking
    • Fishing
    • Cliff jumping
    • Drinking beer
    • & much more

    Night time activities:

    • Party nights in San Sebastian
    • Movie nights
    • Dinners in our favourite restaurants in the area
    • Visiting the many festivals that dot the region in summer.

    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




    Trip Type:

    Stoke Surf House


    Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26,
    20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa

    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 pick ups will be at an extra charge.

    Phone: +34 661 713 683

    If you’d like to make your own way from San Pelaio, feel free to catch the local bus from Zarautz to Aia.

    AIA bus timetable

    Bus stop location

    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 the “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

    Arrange a bus to San Sebastian.

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



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    Hostel Accommodation

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    Dorm style hostel accommodation

    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

    Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

    All dietary requirements can be catered for

    Surf Lessons & Equipment

    Surf Lessons & Equipment

    2 hour surf lessons daily

    Awesome Guides

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    Festival Entry



    Live Bands & DJs

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    August 10 - 17Semana Grande

    Semana Grande translates into the “The Big Week” and that’s exactly what it is. A week of massive street parties with loads of concerts, from rock to pop and classical to jazz, in the picturesque San Sebastian in the Basque country.


    • Dorm accommodation in the Stoke surf house, located in the Pagoeta nature reserve (bedding included)
    • Healthy homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. All dietary requirements catered for on request!
    • Daily surf lessons and equipment hire
    • Experienced surf guides and transfers to local beach break
    • Zarautz pick up and drop off
    • Local activities, Basque festivities and party nights
    • Awesome guides for Semana Grande


    • Van Surfari Spain & France upgrade (€10 surcharge – available for groups on request)
    • Game of Thrones filming location trip (available on request, depending on minimum 4 PAX)
    • BBQ in the forest and Casa
    • Sporting competitions such as rugby, Oztag, touch, surf comps, basketball, handball or whatever you’re into.
    • Day trips to Biarritz, Hossegor, Mundaka, Game of Thrones locations Zumaia and Bakio
    • Paintball
    • Horse riding through the national park
    • Sidra House dinners (Unlimited cider and 4 course basque dinner in great old traditional house in the hills behind San Sebastian)
    • San Sebastian pintxos tours and pub crawls
    • Winery tour
    • Paragliding
    • Cliff jumping

    *The following activities run on a rotational basis so you might miss out. To guarantee participation join our 7 night package and get FREE booze included

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    I absolutely loved exploring different surf beaches every day. Wilson was an excellent guide who really enjoyed showing us around. We got proper waves so this was also suitable for advanced surfers. Meals at the house were delicious. Accommodation was a huge room called “Dormland” with a lot of beds – if you know what you are getting yourself into it’s fine. For more comfort you can book one of the smaller rooms. Upon arrival we arrived 1 day too early by mistake and our hosts kindly picked us up in the middle of the night and offered us spontaneous pre-accommodation! The surf house is on a hill and everyone always does everything together so there’s a good vibe and definitely do the eventful night excursions too. San Sebastian is a crazy city with my best night out! I would recommend this tour to young laid back travellers.

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          Semana Grande San Sebastián

          Start Date: 2024-08-10 End Date: 2024-08-17

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