The Ultimate Almadraba Tour
- Celebrate the sustainable tuna harvest with Annie B at the heart of the Almadraba
During each Spring the bluefin tuna migrate from their natural habitat, the depths of the chilly Atlantic, into the warmer spawning grounds of the Med. Come and stay at the Califa while enjoying this unique experience on the Costa de la Luz. This is the only place in the world that harvests tuna in this manner.
During each Spring the bluefin tuna migrate from their natural habitat, the depths of the chilly Atlantic, into the warmer spawning grounds of the Med. These enormous fish (approx. 200kgs) build up blubber to keep warm in the freezing Atlantic. It’s this fat that makes the Atun Rojo de Almadraba the most delicious tuna in the world and so sought after. Commanding high prices, this Omega 3 infused delicacy melts in your mouth like butter.
This traditional method of the heavily regulated Almadraba harvest is unique to The Costa de la Luz and dates back to the time of the Phoenicians. It lasts for four to six weeks only, depending on when quotas are reached.
This is an ideal trip for kitchen-shy gourmets (only one cooking class) seeking a fascinating alternative to something such as truffle hunting!
Annie B will lead you through the fascinating historical traditions mixed with contemporary local life. During this adventure, you will experience the uniqueness of the annual Almadraba, both culturally and gastronomically.
Due to the globalisation of this bluefin tuna, the biggest market is now Japan. This market insists that the fish meets a stress-free end to life, resulting in tender tuna meat. Therefore you will not be witnessing anything messy during the lifting of the tuna traps when out on the boat.