The San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain is an islet that located on the coast of Biscay where the municipalities of this area belong to the Bermeo, and that is Basque Country. The small island has a connection to the mainland with the man-made bridge. At the top of the island, we will find a heritage house that the name relate to John the Baptist. The existence dated back to the 10th century, but the initial discovery come from the 9th century. If we would like to have a sweet and best view for the whole part of the area – we should come in autumn and spring.
The coast near this field is rough where every day the water erodes the edge lines of each land near the hermitage. Having an adventure holiday on this lost island is an active while at the same time present an excitement. The name means the castle rock and to reach the top level – we need to step into 241 steps in zigzag bridge. Based on the native storytellers and myth – prior we entering the place, we need to ring the bell three times then make a wish. The site keeps numerous history where the site in the past in burn but then renovated and built in several times. In the past age, the place becomes a defensive outpost against the King of Castile.
Every year in San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, there are some festivities celebration and some of them are the June 24th which a day of St. John. On this day, the solemn event occurs for the traditional pilgrimage that famous to the native people of Bermeo. The next celebration is the July 31st that become the day of St. Ignatius of Loyola that always part of the Arrieta people culture. On August 29th, there is a day of St. John Degollado where the people who live in Bakio town celebrate this day. The last but not least is the moment where fisherman that live close to this place comes to ask a good luck.
In the San Juan de Gaztelugatxe area, there is one accommodation and that is the Utera. The Utera located only a few minutes from the central spot of the site that makes this accommodation is the people favorite. Nevertheless, there is some fantastic property that situated only 20 to 40 minutes away from this site. All of those accommodations present a royal style architecture with modern and classical decoration.