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Fiestas & Traditions in Costa Tropical


A procession of the Three Wise Men is held on the 5th eve of January in the majority of the towns.

Holy (Easter) Week
is the popular ones of the fiestas along the coast while inland towns such as Guájar-Faragüit celebrate Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with processions that depart from the Church of San Lorenzo.

The maritime pilgrimages honoring the Virgin of El Carmen, held on the afternoon of July 16th is the important fiesta in the villages of the Tropical Coast.

The festival of San Juan and San Pedro is held from the 24th to the 29th of June in Salobreña that is a week of festivities to open the summer season for the holidaymakers.

A Flamenco contest called Lucero del Alba is held in the Moorish castle in each August. Salobreña celebrates the traditional festivals of the patron saint, the Virgen del Rosario with a pilgrimage to the seaside during the first week of October.

Almunecar hosts the International Guitar Competition Andrés Segovia every year.

The Teatro Calderón de la Barca (Theater) in
Motril, the Casa de la Cultura (Cultural Center) in Almuñécar, and the Auditorio de la Villa (Concert Hall) in Salobrena host numerous cultural activities such as theater week and musical performances throughout the year in the Costa Tropical.

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