Zumaia is a resort town on the Bay of Biscay. It is known primarily for the world's longest rock layer, which can be admired, among others on the local beaches.
The city combines the features of a quiet, intimate holiday resort and a historic town with interesting buildings. The church of San Pedro de Zumaia from the medieval period rises above the buildings in the Old Town. There are also many nice tenement houses and traditional fishermen's houses.
Art lovers are attracted to the Zumai Zuloaga Museum. This Spanish painter worked in Paris and Madrid and belonged to the artistic bohemia of the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to his works, the museum also houses works by Goya, El Greco and Diego Rivera.
Zumaia Beach is divided into two parts. They are closed by steep cliffs consisting of white rocks. They attract geologists from all over the world to the town. The longest rock layer in the world, called flysch, is a mine of fossils and knowledge about the Earth's past. The beaches themselves are sandy and very clean. One of them is accessible from the city by the Itzurun Zuhaizbidea avenue. The surrounding cliffs, in turn, are a great place for walks. One of the popular routes leads to the Hermitage of San Telmo.
One of the most picturesque parts of the city is Puerto Zumaia Bay. It is surrounded by both traditional houses and modern apartment buildings. There are many nightlife restaurants and bars around.