Atalaya Hotel

Mundaka, Vizcaya

Elegance and simplicity characterise this hotel set back from the Cantabrian sea. Friendly staff are on hand to help you plan days out


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Fernando, Jesús and Alaín are keen to make your stay a happy one, here in one of the most ‘family’ of Vizcaya’s small hotels. You couldn’t better the position, either, right by the fish market and a step from the beach of a deep inlet carved by the Cantabrian sea. The house was built in 1911 and is listed. An open galleried frontage lets in the ever-changing light, encouraging contemplation of sand, sea and the church tower of Santa María. The owners and staff are kind, straightforward people who cheerfully help you plan your visits. Bedrooms and bathrooms are being renovated, some face the sea but trees obscure the view; those at the back may be noisier as they overlook the outdoor seating in the smart courtyard bar, which is open to the public and serves tapas. This would be a good place to spend a night en route to the ferry, and your car and belongings should be safe in the car park. It’s a great launchpad from which to explore the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve and the magnificent coastline, while the stunning and world-famous Guggenheim Museum is just over an hour by train; the station is five minutes away.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 1.30pm
Check out
By 12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights in high season.
Breakfast €9. Bar meal around €30.


Nightly price
from €102
Singles €82-€90. Extra bed/sofabed available €27 per person per night.
10 Twin/doubles
From €102
2 Family rooms for 4
From €129


Atalaya is a lovely hotel in the pretty fishing village of Mundaka - I had a fantastic stay. Fernando on Reception gave us a warm welcome and was full of recommendations within the town and beyond, I would have loved to try a boat trip if staying a little longer! The breakfast is a highlight with a wide choice and freshly squeezed orange juice. Rooms are very well maintained and the bed was very comfy; it was lovely to wake up and look out across the market square towards the sea.

Alice, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fernando Rodriguez & Jesús Alkorta

  • one of the loveliest villages on the Basque coast, Mundaka lies next to the mouth of the river of the same name at the heart of the Urdaibai Nature Reserve, offering stunning scenery, glorious sunrises and peaceful strolls along streets that have retained
  • SAN JUAN DE GAZTELUGATXE: One of the wonders of the Cantabrian coast and an absolute must if you're visiting the area.
  • URDAIBAI: A nature reserve where you will find yourself in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Endless sand banks and the meandering of the river Mundaka have shaped this inimitable landscape.
  • LAGA AND LAIDA: Unquestionably one of the best beaches in the Basque Country.