Position: tour guide
Favorite dish: txipirones en su tinta (baby squid in its ink) and txuleta (txuleta)
Favourite dessert: pantxineta
Favourite drink: red wine and txakoli
Favourite pintxo: grilled foie gras
Favorite place in San Sebastian: the Hotel Maria Cristina, I met my wife Dani there.
Being Basque is forever, I speak and live in Basque, in my neighborhood, my markets and my city and beyond. It is in my DNA. Being a traveler and rugbier too.
Kaixo! (Hi in basque language). I am Jon Gurrea and I am Basque, traveler and rugbier for a lifetime. I like sport activities such as outdoors, kayaking, fishing; as well as photography and a bit of reading too.
I also adore eating pintxos, drinking wine, cooking and shopping in the market! My salesmen are as if they were family!History is another thing I like very much. I would like to live so many key moments at different stages of time ….
My uncle Jexux taught me from a young age that a trip is the means to reach knowledge, to enjoy the show, feeling the experience. This knowledge could come from a country, a culture, a landscape, history, gastronomy …. I have traveled a while and since then I have learned a lot. I was curious, I mixed with the local people and savored a pinch of each of those lives living with them, listening to them, of course always eating and drinking with them and visiting their markets and neighborhoods.
I have worked in many different fields: been a cook, baker, adventurer, planting vine, selling local gastronomic products (such as cheese, anchovy, tuna, mushrooms, ..), driver, reception in luxury hotels,… I wanted to be a concierge and ended up being passionate about being a guide already some years behind.
It seems that these jobs have nothing in common but if you look, all the above makes sense to form me as a guide.
I will show you history, gastronomy, landscapes and I will lead you through out of crowd places meeting the locals in their daily lives, always enjoying a good local dish teaching you what we eat and how we eat.
Welcome and I wait for you promptly in your hotel!