Majorca celebrates the Cuttlefish & Nautical Fair

Spring is coming and, like every year, Alcudia goes all out to celebrate one of Majorca’s most traditional fairs: the Cuttlefish & Nautical Fair. Wander and eat. Enjoy the Mediterranean Sea and appreciate all it provides to this municipality in the north of the island; a zone which is most linked to marine life.

Alcudia, and more specifically the Port of Alcudia, will go all out for its 12th edition of the event, bringing together locals and visitors of different ages and backgrounds. The fair gets under way, as if they’d be any other place more perfect, by the sea, with the beach of Alcudia in the background and the splendid bay in the foreground.

Cuttlefish has always been a typical ingredient in Majorcan cooking: in stews, panadas, pica pica (traditional cuttlefish tapas) and rice. When looking at an authentic Majorcan restaurant menu, you’ll be sure to find dishes created using cuttlefish. For many local restaurants it’s a gourmet ingredient.

In Majorca, you can eat cuttlefish all year round but spring is the best time between the months of February and June. During these months, especially in March, April and May, the island’s fishing boats can catch up 20 (or even more sometimes) tonnes of cuttlefish.

However, the activities on at the fair aren’t all orientated around food and cuttlefish as they’ll be lots of other events like: sports, theatre, children’s games, workshops and boat trips. They’ll also be a lot of music, passacaglia (a Spanish musical originating from the 17th century) and concerts for the masses, specifically young people.  

This celebration lasts for 3 days and is normally organised for the first days of April, when we officially enter into spring. If you are thinking of enjoying a few days in Majorca during these dates before summer hits, consult the special discounts we offer at our Alcudia Garden Aparthotel. Also, take into account that these dates coincide with the re-opening of Playa Garden Selection Hotel & Spa.

Come and enjoy spring in Majorca! With Garden Hotels, you’ll always have everything at hand.

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