I took a day trip to a small beach town called Plentzia, located 27km north-east of Bilbao and takes about 45 minutes by local Metro. View of Paseo de Zugaitz and Plentzia River estuary from the Calatrava Bridge
Calatrava Bridge is about 50meters from the Metro station - very walkable town.
Clean and beautiful Plentzia. One block off the main shopping area.
Walking along the water on Paseo de Ibitokia toward the beach. It's about 30 minute walk from the Metro station to the beach.
View of the Calatrava Bridge in Plentzia from Paseo de Zugaitz (street name)
Some time to enjoy, sometimes alone in Plentzia near Bilbao, Spain
The main marina in Plentzia
I couldn't find much info on this town. Here is a link to Wikipedia
This is a typical pintxos dish. Green Olives and fresh anchovies with vino txakoli.
Once I got to the beach, it started to rain really hard. A cloudburst. I sat with all the other beach dwellers at a covered cafe waiting out the rain with good food, dry wine and cigarettes. Every one smokes. Get use to second hand smoke.
After the rain... the dramatic clouds, rough sea, and an open road.
Vino txakoli at Tio Pepe's and Cafe Santis located on Calle de Iturgitxi, 19, 48620 Plentzia, Spain
3PM, rain stopped and people are back to business as usual
Small fishing boats line the Plentzia River estuary.