At the roundabout, exit where the sign indicates. 200 meters away, go through a tunnel and as you get out of it turn right. Then go up for 200m of slope and the hermitage of San Martin will appear on the right side. Next to it you’ll find parking of the restaurant.
Exit the roundabout where the sign indicates, go on for 500m and just before you reach the tunel turn left. Then go up for 200m of slope and the hermitage of San Martin will appear on the right side. Next to it you’ll find parking of the restaurant.
Taking the street that goes from the town to the beach, you’ll find a sign (see the picture) then turn right and just go up about 700m from there.
“San Martín” is located in the Basque rural coast environment. It belongs to the town of Orio (5,000 inhabitants) which is 800m from the restaurant.
Next to us (50 m) you can find the hermitage of “San Martín de Tours” (S. XV), to which it owes its name. This hermitage was an emblematic place for pilgrims, being located on the St Jame’s way of the nothern coast.
The village of Orio has an eminently seafaring tradition. In fact, the last whale in the Cantabrian Sea was fished in Orio. Places to visit in Orio are the beach, the church of San Nicolás de Bari, the fishing port and the old quarter.
To highlight the importance of rowing sport in Orio, we could mention that the Orio rowing club has delivered Olympians of various specialties, but what the people really live passionately here is the trawler regattas (estropadak). Races where Orio has been succesful setting incomparable records throughout the last 100 years. Outstanding above all, the “La Concha” regatta which is held on the first two Sundays of September in San Sebastián, also called “The Rowing Olympiad”.
Some illustrious people from Orio are Jorge Oteiza and Benito Lertxundi.