Ekoetxea – Xaguxatar
The chance to get to know Azpeitia through its nature
This area of steep inclines and deep ravines lies at the foot of the Izarraitz massif. It is protected as a Special Conservation Zone because of its high ecological value. It also has a pioneering centre for environmental education, which was the first facility of its kind in the Basque Country. It is located near the Loyola basilica’s gardens and its purpose is to raise the profile of natural resources as well as to educate and mobilise the public with regard to the environment.
Ekoetxea – Ingurugiro Etxea Museum
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This experimental science park aims to inform people about the habits, characteristics and habitats of bats, through play and interaction. People who visit Ekoetxea Azpeitia can enjoy this new space and get to know the natural and cultural heritage of the Izarraitz region.
Xaguxatar Park is therefore a vital space offering both leisure and contact with nature.
The Xaguxatar Route
A unique way to explore the town as a family. This 6.5-kilometre route can be done in two hours and consists of six stops. It is accessible to people of all ages and the total ascent is only 190 metres. With this excursion, we want Azpeitia and the fantastic landscape we have here to offer families the chance to experience our natural resources.
The route is designed with children in mind and it includes a game. To play, kids need to get a leaflet from Ekoetxea, the Loyola tourist office, or Basazabal, the Azpeitia tourist office. The leaflet proposes a challenge at every stop and if they succeed, they will find out what the Azpeitia treasure is.
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