The Basque Coast Geopark is a small area wedged in between the Bay of Biscay and the Basque mountains and comprising the municipalities of MUTRIKU, DEBA and ZUMAIA.
At first sight, what makes the Geopark stand out is the harmony of the various tones of green of its meadows and forests that follow one after the other from the coastline and extend inland. But the true interest of this place is to be found in its bowels. Geology is the true protagonist of a landscape that preserves the history of some of the most dramatic episodes in the Earth’s recent history.
The Basque Coast Geopark has been part of the European Geoparks Network and the Global Geoparks Network since 2010. In November 2015, Geoparkea was declared a UNESCO Global Geopark, a designation that highlights the importance of geological sites and landscapes of exceptional value.
Geogarapen, Association for the management of the Basque Coast Geopark, manages de Geopark. The municipalities of Deba, Mutriku and Zumaia were the founders. Later other entities such as the Basque Government and Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa joined, among others.