Zarautz is a town that overflows with tranquillity and elegance. It even attracted the attention of Queen Isabella II, who used it as her summer retreat. Many more people have chosen it as a favourite destination and even consider it a home-from-home, because of the comfort and dynamism it offers. It is also a magnet for surfers. But, as well as this urban and beach side to Zarautz, the town also retains the ideal conditions for varied seasonal horticulture, which is necessary to supply the daily market that has become a gastronomic ambassador and a showcase for the products of farms and dairies where painstaking techniques and traditional methods are still in use.
Nestled in the historic quarter, on an ancient internal courtyard, and listed as part of Zarautz’s built heritage, the market is a vast treasure chest brimming with the finest raw materials that the etxekoandres (Basque housewives) have used to lay the firm foundations of Basque cuisine.