Thankfully, with eight glorious days in which to take in the sights of the famous fiesta, you’re not exactly short of options. If you want to grab the best seat possible for an up-close view of the Running of the Bulls, make sure you’ve booked a hotel in the centre of the city.
Better still, look for hotels with a balcony for an unbeatable view of the parades below. Much of the action takes a route along Calle de Sante Domingo and Calle de la Estafete, so picking hotels along these historic streets is as surefire way of securing a premier view of proceedings.
There’s plenty more festivities beside the Running of the Bulls to enjoy though, including historic parades and open air exhibitions, including Basque rural sport championships.
To enjoy the best possible experience during your stay in Pamplona, make sure you’ve checked in to accommodation within easy walking distance of all that’s going on.
Pamplona has a good public transport system, but much of it relies purely on buses, and you’ll find less reliable rail links connecting the city centre with the greater Navarre region and the rest of Spain beyond.
If you’re forced to look further afield for cheap accommodation during your visit, a rental car is a must if you’re serious about getting the best out of the San Fermin festival.