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En Lobito de Mar, nos preparamos para la temporada más importante del atún. Llega la primavera y viene de la mano de una tradición culinaria única y emocionante: La Almadraba. 

ALMADRABA AS A TRADITION

Almadraba is a traditional fishing method handed down from generation to generation, which involves catching migratory bluefin tuna as it passes through Mediterranean waters. This technique stands out for its 3,000 years of history on the coast of Cádiz.

Every year, as spring arrives, the local fishermen prepare their boats and nets for the almadraba season. This is a fixed fishing net, made up of mazes of nets and structures, strategically placed in the waters of the Strait of Gibraltar to intercept the passage of the tuna on their spring migration.

THE ALMADRABA IS ALSO SUSTAINABLE

Despite its age, the almadraba fishery has adapted to modern times, incorporating sustainable practices to ensure the conservation of tuna stocks.

From the use of selective fishing techniques to the implementation of closed fishing periods, fishermen strive to maintain a balance between tradition and conservation.

Once the fishing is done, the ”levantá” takes place, they select the adult tuna and release the rest of the fish alive into the sea.

FROM THE SEA TO THE TABLE

Before reaching Lobito de Mar, the technique of “ronqueo” is carried out; cutting up the tuna with a knife in a manual and artisan way. Experience this tradition live with us and enjoy exquisite recipes from our chef.

This is the process of cutting up a bluefin tuna. The ”ronqueo” requires skill and dexterity on the part of the ”ronqueador”, who carefully cuts the tuna into different parts: the head, the tail, the loins and the belly.

This process is not only a culinary technique, but also a ritual passed down through generations in fishing communities. The ”ronqueadores” are experts who know the anatomy of the tuna perfectly and know how to make the best use of each part.

See you at sea!

BiBo Beach House Tarifa welcomes the 2024 season with an irresistible proposition: beach, cocktails, and brioche, a combination that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the offering. Located on the idyllic Valdevaqueros Beach in Tarifa, Dani García’s most travel-inspired concept will once again open its doors on March 23rd, offering a musical entertainment program that will set the rhythm for afternoons on the Cadiz coast.

Under the Tarifa sun, amidst the scent of the sea and nature, BiBo invites you to indulge in the most summery pleasures: the sandy beach, refreshing cocktails, and a menu offering the most international cuisine from the Marbella chef, inspired by his travels around the world. Thus, in its fifth season, BiBo Beach House will bring rhythm to the afternoons on the Cadiz coast with live music and a gastronomic proposal that includes the chef’s most iconic dishes.

A very BiBo menu in Valdevaqueros

From its popular cherry gazpacho, through its BiBo Style guacamole with edamame or its brioches, including the legendary oxtail or its preparation of tuna belly with quail egg; to its ode to tuna with dishes like grilled red almadraba tuna steak or its tuna tartare trio; to its popular crispy Robuchon prawns that stand out among its Andalusian fried dishes. Thus, its menu, reflecting the fresh and summery spirit of the concept, offers a wide variety of dishes that perfectly complement its cocktail proposal.

BiBo Beach House, the place to be in the summer, welcomes once again the good weather while maintaining its laid-back and travel-inspired style, stepping firmly and eager to create a magical atmosphere on the Cadiz Coast.

Holy Week in Spain is a time of religious fervor and deep-rooted traditions. From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, the country becomes a hub of processions, devotions, and cultural activities that attract tourists and locals alike.

In Madrid, the celebration is marked by its impressive processions, such as the one by the Brotherhood of Jesus Nazareno, which heads to the Royal Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha, or the one by the Brotherhood of the Students, known for its sobriety and solemnity. Additionally, there are sacred music concerts and religious exhibitions in the Basilica of the Incarnation or the Almudena Cathedral.

On the other hand, Marbella, on the Costa del Sol, offers a quieter and sunnier Holy Week. In addition to its processions of the various brotherhoods, it offers a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy leisure time. You can enjoy the beach or take a trip to the old town, where you’ll find churches and chapels adorned for the occasion.

Both cities offer a rich selection of gastronomic options for those wishing to indulge in Spanish cuisine. In Madrid, you can try traditional Holy Week dishes, such as torrijas from BiBo or Tragabuches. In Marbella, you mustn’t miss out on the authentic espeto de sardinas, a local specialty.

Make reservations for dining this Holy Week

If you want to enjoy a peaceful Holy Week and make sure you live it to the fullest, it’s time to make a reservation at your favorite Dani García restaurant. A brioche at BiBo, the best Leña’s Burger, the freshest fish at Lobito, or the tradition of Tragabuches.

Additionally, if you’re traveling with children, Tragabuches Marbella has a play area. Perfect for family enjoyment and ensuring that the little ones have a great time.