Surfer in the Ocean ｜Elkhiki ｜Flickr | Elkhiki ｜Flickr
Surfing is definitely a must while you are in Biarritz. But after riding incredible waves all day, you will certainly want to chill. Here are the 11 top hangouts in Biarritz and the Basque region where you can relax after a set.
You cannot surf in Biarritz without having a meal at Le Surfing, this iconic brasserie offering a gorgeous view over the Côte des Basques beach and the Villa Belza. The menu is very diverse and will please everyone. The best time to come is early in the evening, so you can watch the sunset that will take your breath away.
Spend some time in Port Vieux, an emblematic part of Biarritz where you will see some crampottes, the traditional fishermen’s habitations, lodged along the oceans’s dam. During high tide times, the vigour and the height of the ocean’s waves is just spectacular.
Seawater is great for your health and surfing will give you plenty of that. Yet, you could also pamper yourself in one of the numerous spas in the region. It will give you all the energy you need to feel rejuvenated and get you fresh and ready for another surfing day. Check out Culture Trip’s selection of the best spas in the region.
One of the great things about surfing is that you get to connect with nature, so why not staying outside a little bit longer and enjoy some fresh air? You will certainly love walking along the Côte des Basques beach and be blown away by the incredible view over the ocean.
La Chambre d’Amour is a very famous place among the locals and it could become your favorite spot if you’re looking for an original romantic gateway during your trip. Spend an agreeable moment with your lover in this cave that used to be the meeting point of Laorens and Saubade, the Romeo and Juliet of the Basque region.
Drink some amazing cocktails at The Beach House | Courtesy The Beach House
What a wonderful place to hang out and catch up with friends! After a long day in the ocean, chill and share some incredible food platters in a super cozy atmosphere. The venue’s decor is refined and chic and the swimming pool in the middle adds even more charm to this beautiful venue.
La Mouche qui Louche is ideal for people who like low-key and atypical places to have a great time. The formidable service and the high quality food are some of the many reasons why you should check it out. On some nights, you will even discover some local bands playing live music.
If you’re coming to Biarritz for a surfing trip, you should definitely explore all the spots of the regions. Hossegor might not be the most visited place but you certainly want to stop by for a set. You should go early in the morning, surf for a while and then make sure to stop by Le Mango Tree food truck for a healthy brunch in a superb environment. Start with a green detox juice and get your energy boost with a delicious açaï bowl.
Eat only fresh food at the Mango Tree｜Courtesy The Mango Tree | Courtesy The Mango Tree
After surfing in the very popular Parlementia beach, you should pause for a while in this very cool and nicely decorated bistro where you will eat fresh food and be welcomed by a friendly and super efficient staff. Try the Thai beef salad, it’s excellent.
Whether you’re an established surfer or newbie, this is the place to be! Right in front of the ocean, the Guinguette Erromardie is an incredible spot in Saint Jean de Luz for early evening drinks with your friends. The deck chairs, the vintage look and the DJ’s sets make it an exceptional place for surfers and anyone who’s into a laid-back atmosphere for a night.
Sounds pretty obvious, but the beach is probably the best hangout for the surfers. Lie down on the sand for an after-session nap, meet up with your crew for an improvised picnic or gather around a bonfire and contemplate the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean.