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The Cadiz coast of Andalucia is well-known for its traditional sea food but there is nothing more traditional than the Almadraba, the annual catch of the Bluefin Tuna.

Every year during May, the highly skilled fishermen of Barbate, Conil, and Zahara de los Atunes in Cadiz, practice a fishing method which dates back 3,000 years, to the Roman and Phoenician times.

The Almadraba – or catch, of the Bluefin Tuna only takes place during their annual migration from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, usually during the month of May. This is when the tuna is at its best – it has the right amount of fat and of the very best standard so that top Japanese chefs pay extremely high prices for this sought after catch from Cadiz.

In the early summer we can also get you up close to the amazing “Almadraba” Tuna fishing experience where you can witness first hand this ancient tradition.  The fishermen are highly skilled in catching only the best and most succulent blue-fin Tuna as they pass on their migratory route through the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Cadiz.  This is not an experience for the faint-hearted, but a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this amazing practice that may soon be destroyed in favour of big Japanese trawler fishing.

We can then take you to a fabulous little restaurant to sample some of the Red Tuna dishes for yourselves, accompanied by fine wines and stunning views across the ocean.  And as always, we can turn this day tour into an overnight mini-break with a reservation in one of our favourite hotels on the coast.


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