While staying in Getaria, the closest “larger” town was Zarautz. It isn’t huge, but compared to Getaria, it is a lot bigger. When locations in Getaria were closed, we found options that were open in Zarautz. Particularly the grocery stores on the weekends. Probably the main draw of Zarautz is its beach. We were there in April, so too early to really enjoy the beach, but we did enjoy walking the path along the beach. Some people did brave the cold waters to surf though, as surfing is very popular in the area. One thing that is nice about Spain (at least the places we went) is that there are plenty of free public parks and playgrounds for kids. We found this to be the case in Zarautz as well, which was nice as we had two young children in our group. One playground is even right on the beach. There are a ton of restaurants in Zarautz too. We only went to one pintxo bar since we mainly ate back in Getaria, but there were no shortage of places to eat in Zarautz should you choose to stay there.
Points of interest
The beach in Zarautz. Very large beach. There is even a natural pool area down a bit from the main town that fills with ocean water and has ladders and diving board. We didn’t use it because it was cold but I’m sure it would be nice to use on a hot day!
Really nice pintxo bar. They also serve food and have some more American items on their menu like burgers but we only had the pintxos, which were delicious