April detaways: unique festivals and events on the Costa del Sol!

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The Costa del Sol is a tourist destination attracting both national and international visitors throughout the year. However, April is especially unique, as it ushers in a series of unique festivals and events that capture the essence and charm of this beautiful southern Spanish region.

What to do during your April getaway on the Costa del Sol?

If you're planning an April escape, the Costa del Sol is the place to be. In the province of Malaga, you'll have the opportunity to experience memorable moments thanks to its vast array of unique festivals and events.

Unique Festivals Brimming with Tradition

A hallmark of the Costa del Sol is the abundance and variety of unique festivals it hosts in April.

One such event is the Benamargosa Countryside Fair, where the community celebrates its organic produce. Locals offer the best of their harvests from the valley.

Meanwhile, in Cártama, the day of the patron saint, the Virgin of Remedies, is celebrated. At dawn, a religious ceremony welcomes the first pilgrims who arrive on foot from various places to join in the pilgrimage. Alongside this unique festival, other traditional activities take place, including the Livestock Fair, Attracting farmers from across Andalusia to buy and sell livestock in an ancient ritual where the “Correó” seals deals by joining the hands of the buyer and seller.

Fascinating, isn't it?

For a culinary adventure, don't miss the Verdial Oil Day in Periana. This event celebrates one of Axarquía's most emblematic products: verdial oil.

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Orange Day in Istán is also celebrated in April. Attendees can savor a variety of delicious dishes, from fennel stew to fried pumpkin with cod and clams, including migas. Traditional desserts like zahínas, fried porridge, or rice pudding are also featured, all presented on tables adorned with oranges, lemons, and wheat bread.

In Villanueva del Rosario, Tagarnina Day highlights this vegetable in a special stew, the star dish of the day, offering free tastings and activities like hiking and the popular 'Subida a Hondonero' race.

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More unique festivals for your April getaway include: Blood Sausage Day in Canillas de Aceituno, coinciding with the patron saint festivities in honor of the Virgin of the Head and celebrated on the last Sunday of the month; the Turkey Fair in Cañete la Real, offering free tastings of stewed or grilled turkey; Asparagus Day in Sierra de Yeguas, inviting visitors to try this versatile vegetable in dishes like tortillas, scrambled, or grilled.

Embrace the Costa del Sol's Nature

If you're inclined towards nature and outdoor activities like hiking or simply enjoying breathtaking landscapes, the Costa del Sol offers perfect opportunities.

Consider the Cuesta del Cielo route in the Natural Park Sierras de Almijara, Alhama, and Tejada. Despite its medium difficulty, the stunning views from the top are well worth the effort.

At the base of La Maroma's summit, enjoy spring hiking trails and explore nearby villages like Sedella, Salares, Canillas de Aceituno, and Alcaucín, Each charming in its own right.

We also recommend exploring the Costa del Sol's most special towns, such as Frigiliana, Casares, Comares, or Benaoján.

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An April Bursting with Life on the Costa del Sol

As evidenced, an April getaway to the Costa del Sol is an excellent choice.

Beyond the unique festivals and natural escapades mentioned, for those seeking different activities, the Picasso Birthplace Museum hosts a temporary exhibition in April, the "Flamenco lo serás tú" show at the Cervantes Theater, and scheduled concerts at Zzpub.

The Costa del Sol awaits you in April!

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