Discovering the Costa Del Sol: Must-See Events in May
The Costa del Sol is an area that’s always full of life and excitement, and May is no exception. This month, the region hosts a variety of events that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of local fruit festivals, nature walks, or unique cultural experiences, there’s an event for you. From the Dia del Nispero in Sayalonga to the Paseo Botanico por la Sierra de las Nieves and the Fiesta de la Naranja in Coin, these events showcase the best of what the region has to offer. So come join the fun and experience all that the Costa del Sol has in store this May!
Día del Níspero
Sayalonga is celebrating the Day of the Loquat, a Festival of Unique Tourist Interest in the province of Malaga, on May 7th. Located in La Axarquía, a region renowned for its loquat production, Sayalonga hosts this event to pay tribute to this delectable fruit and the local agriculture. Festivities include a traditional opening ceremony, theater performances, exhibitions, a street market showcasing local crafts, live music, and product tastings. Don’t forget to try the mouth-watering loquat jam. This is the perfect opportunity to visit Sayalonga and enjoy a delightful Sunday outing.
Paseo botánico por la Sierra de las Nieves
The Fundación General Universidad de Málaga has arranged an event to explore the natural heritage of the province. A guided tour of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol, will take place on Saturday, 13 May 2023. This park boasts stunning scenery due to the variety of flora, vegetation and habitat found there. During the excursion, participants can observe various plant communities and witness the botanical diversity of the area, including endangered species like the century-old Spanish fir. Additionally, blooming orchids, bulbous plants, and other flowers can be admired during the hike.
Fiesta de la Naranja
Coín, located in the heart of Valle del Guadalhorce, is known as Valle del Azahar (the Orange Blossom Valley) due to its vast orange and lemon estates. Fiesta de la Naranja, the Orange Festival, is a Festival of Tourist Interest that celebrates the citrus fruit which is most commonly grown in the area. On the 21 May, locals and visitors can enjoy a variety of tasty dishes made with oranges, including juice, desserts, and the famous sopa hervida, a traditional local soup. This event is the perfect opportunity to visit Coín when it’s full of life and vitality, explore the local natural scenery, and savor oranges in all their delicious forms.