The Lea-Artibai region covers 20km of coastline, with a geological structure and landscapes of great interest.
The beaches are one of the most important features of our coastline. From the peaceful beach of Ogella, ideal for visitors seeking tranquillity, to the lively, fine sandy beaches of Lekeitio, the traveller will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves.
The cliffs that drop down to the sea will also attract the traveller. Some of them, being almost vertical, are unreachable, making them a perfect refuge for certain birds. The erosion suffered by our coast has created shapes such as the island of Garraitz or San Nicolás. In this sandstone structure, wild nature and the stories of isolated people and monasteries from the Middle Ages come together.
The relationship between the local ancestors and the sea has been known since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the 30,000-year-old remains found in the Santa Katalina cave. Today, the ports and their fishing life are a reflection of this close relationship. The ports of Ondarroa and Lekeitio, the towns where the two rivers of the region flow into the sea, are clear examples of this way of life.
To get an incomparable view of this part of the coast and the Bay of Biscay, you only have to go to the village of Mendexa or the neighbourhood of Asterrika, or climb coastal mountains such as Otoio, Lumentza or Santakurutz.