Zarautz is the biggest tourist resort in the Basque Country. Located near the capital of Gipuzkoa province, Donostia-San Sebastian, Zarautz has a very long beach, more than two kilometers long, as well as a “paseo maritimo”. The town became famous during the Nineteenth century when the Spanish Monarchy chose the town for its summer rest.
There has been a construction boom during the past twenty years, linked to tourism but people not only go to Zarautz during the summer, more and more people every year choose the town as their residence due to the proximity to San Sebastian. There are two buildings of more than 12 floors in the town. One of the challenges this town faces is surely the expensiveness of the land, less and less available as they build more houses.