Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark

Flysch & Karst experience

The Basque Coast UNESCO Global Geopark is a small area located in the north of Spain, in southwestern Europe. The territory is wedged in between the Bay of Biscay and the Basque mountains and comprising the municipalities of Mutriku, Deba and Zumaia.

Geology is the true protagonist of a landscape that preserves some of the most impressive episodes in the Earth’s recent history. The 13 km of cliffs in the Geopark have a spectacular formation of rock layers known as Flysch deposits, which in the manner of a large encyclopaedia show us over 60 million years of the history of the Earth. You can walk along these cliffs or go on a boat trip and sail across time to discover, among other things, the thin layer that indicates the wholesale extinction of the dinosaurs.

Inland we come across the Karst world where the time seems to have stopped for ever. Here you will be able to enjoy the roots of one of Europe’s most ancient people. Many of the caves in these mountains were occupied by our most distant ancestors who left traces of their activity and cultural concerns in them.

The main players here are time, the earth, life and our own species. Discover it!

Type of protected area

UNESCO Global Geopark

Commitment to sustainable tourism

The geopark works  on research, environmental education, cultural and nature tourism and sustainable development.
Since 2010 it has been a member of the European and Global Geoparks Network sponsored by UNESCO.
“Collaborator Entity” project of Geoparkea with tourism companies of the territory, ensuring their commitment with quality and sustainability.


Gipuzkoa, Basque Country

Further information

Phones: +34943143396 / +34943192452 / +34943603378





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