Ermua is located in the eastern end of Bizkaia, bordering the province of Gipuzkoa, just 2.5 km from Eibar. Protected by Urko and Ureta mountains, Ermua forms a multi-color landscape, with rough and profound valleys compressed between steep foothills that will shock the visitor. Another natural feature of Ermua is its mountains that despite their little altitude appear magnificent due to their proximity.
It lies 42 km from Bilbao, 58 km from San Sebastian and 57 km from Vitoria-Gazteiz. The transport facilities are excellent with bus and train routes regularly servicing Bilbao, (30 minutes away) and San Sebastian, (45 minutes away) and several beaches on the coast of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia.
Ermua is perfectly located for all that the Basque Country has to offer. In Ermua, you are just a stone throw away from the most beatiful beaches and mountain in the Basque country. Within 40 km you can visit the natural reserve of Urdaibai, Urkiola natural park, and countless beaches such as Laga, Deba, Zarautz etc.
The town is characterised by its youth, street life, cultural activity, the vivacious activity of its social groups, the incessant cultural activity such as painting, dance, music, photography, theatre, (…); and, of course sports such as mountaineering, pelota (both hand and bat), bowling, etc..