Atalaya Hotel

Mundaka, Vizcaya
+34 946 177000
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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

Children welcome

The Experience

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, built in 1911. 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.

An open galleried frontage lets in the ever-changing light, encouraging contemplation of sand, sea and the church tower of Santa María. Bedrooms and bathrooms are being renovated: some face the sea but trees obscure the view; others have balconies overlooking the market square or hotel courtyard.

Set yourself up for the day on a plentiful breakfast of fruit, pastries and cakes, ham, eggs, cheese, yogurt, fresh orange juice and hot coffee. This place is a great launchpad from which to explore the wildlife rich Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve and that magnificent coastline.

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We think you'll love

  • The warmth of the owners and the family-run feel of the place
  • The breakfasts – there’s something for everyone and you won’t leave hungry!
  • The ease of it all, with parking onsite, yet only a short walk to restaurants,
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You should know

  • There’s no onsite restaurant, although light evening meals and pintxos can be rustled up
  • There isn’t air conditioning, just the sea breeze to cool you down
  • Some bedrooms overlook the courtyard bar which is open to the public


  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
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

You're in the centre of the quaint fishing village of Mundaka, with pintxos bars, restaurants, a few shops and surf schools on your doorstep. Beautiful Bilbao and its world-famous Guggenheim museum is just over an hour by train; the station is a five-minute walk. This would be a good place to spend a night en route the ferry too - your car and belongings will be safe in the car park.

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.


Fernando Rodriguez & Jesús Alkorta

Fernando, Jesús and Alaín, along with their team, are smiley, kind, straightforward people who cheerfully help you plan your visits – do ask for tips on how to best explore the area.