Orio and its Antilla beach

Orio is a fishing town located in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community, northern Spain, with the town nucleus lying on the river Oria, roughly 1,5 km away from its mouth by the Bay of Biscay.

Today it is a popular resort on the Costa Vasca (Basque Coast) of the Atlantic resorts of Spain.

Traditionally a town attached to the sea and the fishing industry, this sector is losing ground to the more profitable and less demanding tourism, rapidly developing after marshes between the town and the beach were drained with a view to building up new tourist oriented housing.

The most widely known and conspicuous sport activity in Orio is the rowing regatta typical of the Basque and Cantabric coastal area, featuring a team represented by the yellow colour.


Antilla beach by the mouth of the Oria river featuring a wide expanse of sand, play equipment & a promenade.

How to get to?

By car:

From San Sebastian 20 min (17.0 km) via GI-20 and AP-8

From Vitoria 1 hr 12 min (91.3 km) via AP-1 and AP-8

From Bilbao 1 hr 6 min (91.9 km) via AP-8

From Madrid 4 hr 39 min (449 km) via A-1 and AP-1

Main information

Area: 9 km²

Coordinates: 43°16′34″N 2°07′38″W

Population: 6096

Languages: Spanish, Basque

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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