Official name for a basque town 20 km north of Bilbao. Sopelana is know for excellent surfing beaches, the main two being Larrabasterra and Sopelana beach.

The town has approx. 5000 inhabitants, and the traditional fiestas are in early / mid july. Sopelana is also one of the towns in the EU with youngest population, much due to the surfing conditions. The main hangout for surfers and youth is Golfo Norte bar, near the cheap accomodations.

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