Lekeitio (Spanish: Lequeitio) is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the Spanish Autonomous Community of Basque Country, 53 km (33 mi) northeast from Bilbao. The municipality has 7,293 inhabitants (2005) and is one of the most important fishing ports of the Basque coast. Tourism has an important role during the summer seasons, when the town is a resort with one beach called Isunza and the nearby Carraspio beach in the town of Mendexa.
The most important monument is the church of Santa Maria, a gothic basilica from the 15th century. Lekeitio is also the birthplace of Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, one of the most important Basque scholars of the 19th century
Festivals :San Pedros : The celebration of San Pedro takes place from June 29, saints day, to July 1. It begins with a mass in honor of the saint and a procession with his image. The mass is celebrated in the church of Santa Maria, and from there the procession starts to walk the streets of the town .San Antolines : The festivities are in honor of the patron of the town, San Antolin, and are celebrated from 1 to 8 September. One of the most popular parts of the festival geese.
Attractions : Basilica de Lekeitio – Church of Asuncion de Nuestra Senora.
, Faro de Santa Catalina , Island of San Nicolas (Garraitz) , Isuntza Beach , Karraspio Beach ,La Salvaje Beach ,
Access : By PLANE : – Bilbao’s airport is 56 km away from Lekeitio (about 1-hour drive). However, there isn’t a direct bus from Lekeitio to the airport; it is necessary to go to Bilbao’s bus station first and change buses there.
The airport of San Sebastian is 92 km away from Lekeitio (about 90-minute drive). Again, there isn’t a direct bus connecting Lekeitio with that airport and it is necessary to change buses in San Sebastian
By CAR – Both Bilbao and San Sebastian are about 1 hour drive away from Lekeitio
By BUS – The company Bizkaibus offers several bus lines that connect Lekeitio with Bilbao (lines A3512, A3513 and A3523), Guernica (A3513 and A3523) and other towns in the region
By TRAIN – There isn’t a train station in Lekeitio. The closest train stations are in Guernica, Deba and Durango.