The Basque Country
Me and some friends just returned home after driving through northern Spain for a few weeks. The scenery was great with lush mountains and a rocky coast with beaches scattered along it.
Besides the landscape most towns were great to. Bilbao and San Sebastian (or Donostia) offered lots to see and pintxos overload. The small coastal towns were often focused around surfing (for tourists) and fishing (for locals).
If you ever vist, learn some Basque words before you go. The people are very proud of their basque heritage and any effort from your side is rewarded with big smiles.1 f