The Biscayan town of Mundaka is located in an incomparable landscape, at the northern end of the Urdaibai Nature Reserve. The most outstanding sight in Mundaka is its small and picturesque port, hidden behind a dam and protected by a cliff. Its shape and size prevent entry to large boats, both recreational and fishing, so it maintains a clean and colorful appearance without any trace of modernity. You can visit the Cruz del Calvario, a 17th century penitential monument located in the street of the same name.
The Parish Church of Santa María stands out from its surroundings due to it being built in the 11th century near a watchtower at a remarkable height. During the 16th century it suffered a fire and was rebuilt in a late Gothic style with Renaissance elements, such as the façade designed in the following century on its west wing, which has Ionic columns. In the 19th century, the neo-Gothic tower and the current portico were added.
A trip to Mundaka is incomplete without a visit to the nineteenth-century Hermitage of Santa Catalina, which rests on the peninsula of the same name and is remarkably far from the town centre. It is the perfect place to admire the beauty of the landscape of Mundaka. The current construction dates back to 1879 and is in a neo-Gothic style, but since antiquity it has been used as a meeting place, a warehouse, a hospital and even a fort.
In the world of surfing, Mundaka is internationally renowned. Its left waves is internationally recognized as the best in Europe. They can reach up to four metres in height and four hundred metres in length, taking on a tubular shape which, as an added value, allows you to admire the coast from the inside. The waves and waters of Mundaka have become a tourist attraction for surf lovers and non-surfers alike. Many international surfing competitions have been held in the town and it has hosted the World Circuit on numerous occasions. A good lookout to admire its beauty is the Mirador de la Atalaya (Atalaya Viewpoint).