Globally known for the international San Fermín festivities, today the capital of Navarre is a modern and welcoming city where visitors can enjoy many attractions: strolling along the city walls, the parks, the Saint James Way, shopping, trying some of the delicious pinchos, going to see first-class shows, or watching traditional sports such as pelota.
According to various studies on national booking platforms, the ratings and accommodation satisfaction level of our guests are very high. This is extremely encouraging for us, as it recognises the efforts made by our accommodation establishments to constantly improve both hospitality and professionalism.
Navarre offers a taste of yesteryear, because this region has taken special care to preserve its traditional dishes, fed from all the products taken from the varied Navarrese landscape, and making mealtimes a genuine social event. Yet it has also evolved and modernised, today standing at the forefront of gourmet cuisine, with all eyes on its creations and excellent chefs.
The fiesta of all fiestas. When the “chupinazo” rocket is fired on 6th July, the city transforms into an explosion of life, and from that joy spreads to the rest of the region. The festivities in the North fill the streets with traditional dances and rural sport displays, whilst in the South it is the young bulls that take centre stage
From the very first human markings to Romanisation, the Navarrese and French dynasties and the Carlist wars, and right up to today, all the eras have left their mark on the landscapes, the villages and with the fascinating artistic heritage. A history of battles and pacts led by kings, pilgrims, Spanish-American Indianos, and even the city itself, which have all forged our character and idiosyncrasies.
Navarre is the gateway to the Way of St James in mainland Spain and two major routes cross it: the one that comes from the Pyrenees, passing though the legendary Roncesvalles, and the one that comes from Aragón, crossing Sangüesa. 200 kilometres where you can enjoy prolific artistic legend and natural, cultural and gastronomic diversity, along the French Way. Promoted by Sancho the Great in the 11th century, today the Way is an unforgettable experience.
Navarre is a land that is steeped in history and legends, ancestral traditions and popular festivities that are experienced with passion throughout the year: carnival, pilgrimages, the Almadía Day, festivities, akelarres accompanied by ancestral dances and rural sport, as well as jotas and brave cows releases.
From the snowcapped peaks of the Pyrenees to the arid lands of the Bardenas Reales, we encourage you to discover the wealth of nature carefully preserved by this region. The varied climate of Navarre gives us ever-green valleys such as Roncal and Baztan, beautiful and coloured forests such as the impressive Irati, Orgi or Quinto Real, and dizzyingly tall gorges etched by the passing of water, such as those of Lumbier and Arbayún.
Navarrese locals are said to be good friends, supportive, honest, somewhat stubborn, welcoming... good people. That's how we have been described by people that visit us, either for business or leisure, those that have come and gone, and those that have come to stay.
In Navarre we love our roots and history, but we also look firmly to the future, with a particular focus on sustainability. We are pioneers in renewable energy, medicine and education, and the second highest investor community in Spain in terms of innovation, according to the Spanish Chamber of Commerce Business Competitiveness Observatory.
We welcome easy-going travellers. Admire the waterfalls in springtime, lose yourself in the forests in autumn and listen out for the deer bellowing their mating call, be charmed with a Romanesque façade, follow the Way of St James, enjoy a hearty meal, whether haut cuisine or a simple daily menu, enjoy a break with friends or family in a rural holiday home, a get-away to Pamplona for a romantic weekend… Navarre offers you a thousand different ways to relax and take it easy.