The basque language
Zarautz is a modern town with a population of 23,000 that welcomes tourists. But above all, Zarautz is a Basque-speaking town. Here, 74% of the population speak Basque and another 11% can understand it. The Basque language is part of our identity. Just as we look after our gastronomy and our heritage, so too we look after our language. You’ll hear and experience the Basque language, or Euskera, in our streets. By learning and using just a few simple words, you too can help keep it alive. This small effort on your part will go down well with the locals! Give it a go!