Discover tapas itineraries on the western Costa del sol in April 2024

Tapas routes Costa del Sol Fuengirola

You may not realize that the Costa del Sol is a huge coastal strip stretching for 150km, starting about 50km east of the city of Málaga all the way to the neighboring province of Cadiz.
Along this strip are many villages and towns, each with its own character and traditions, numerous beaches and vast areas of countryside, mountains, natural parks and golf courses.
We can safely say that no matter what time of year you visit or if you have been lucky enough to find and buy property on the Costa del Sol right now, there is always an event, celebration or activity going on somewhere along the coast.

As a specialist in luxury real estate on the Costa del Sol, and being fortunate enough to own property ourselves in the province of Málaga, we are familiar with the characteristics and features of the villages and towns, of the beautiful golf resorts in Mijas to the apartments for sale at Finca Cortesín that offer an exclusive 5-star resort lifestyle. While keeping up to date with the latest real estate listings, investments and improvements in the areas, we also hear about local festivals, ferias and markets taking place.

If you enjoy Spanish life, including sampling the local produce, cuisine and wines as much as the MDR Luxury Homes team, you’ll be delighted to learn that there are many events throughout the year that offer you the chance to treat yourself. For example, Fuengirola organizes the annual Fuengirola International Culture Fair , where gastronomy, art and culture from more than 30 different countries come together in May 2024, and most villages have their own tapas routes or “Ruta de la Tapa” competitions.

In April 2024, two gastronomic events will take place fairly close to each other on the western side of the Costa del Sol; the “Ruta de la Tapa” in Estepona and the “Degusta Casares” Festival.

What is a Ruta de la Tapa?

This beloved annual route includes several restaurants and bars scattered throughout the city, where you can enjoy various tapas and try their wines at a discounted price. The goal is for people to try various menus at different eateries, expanding their palate while socializing and having a good time. They rate the food at each of the participating eateries, and a winning establishment is chosen based only on customer reviews.

How customers can participate in the tapas routes

A small map will be available showing the route, names and locations of participating restaurants and bars. To encourage people to try out as many dishes and establishments as possible, there are several customer award ceremonies. Each occasion has its own stamp or marker, and you must collect at least five on your card to prove you ate the tapas. Once you have the required number of stamps, you must complete the card, seal it and deposit it in one of the ballot boxes.

Tapas routes Costa del Sol

Ruta de la Tapa Estepona

Estepona’s Ruta de la Tapa 2024 will take place on 12th, 13th and 14th of April. Any bar or restaurant in Estepona is eligible to participate in the contest, but they must have registered with City Hall by Friday, March 15, 2024. To give participants a helping hand, each will receive a 100€ voucher that can be used toward the cost of their dishes. It is a fantastic event that gives local culinary experts a chance to shine and have their achievements recognized.

The winner of the Best Tapa 2024 contest will receive a cash prize of €1,000 and be presented with an award by City Hall. In 2023, 30 different venues participated in the competition. The Ruta de la Tapa is just one part of a larger event taking place throughout Estepona that includes various cultural and outdoor activities.
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Gastronomic and Cultural Fair – Degusta Casares

If Estepona’s Tapas Route has whetted your appetite, you can try even more food and enjoy the culture at the Gastronomic and Cultural Fair “Degusta Casares” a few kilometers west and a few days later on April 20 and 21.
This will be the eighth event of its kind in Casares and it includes a Tapas Route, craft market, workshops, dancing, live music, game rooms and much more. The goal is to present gastronomy and local culture through live cooking events and recorded videos showing how to prepare some typical Andalusian dishes.

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These types of events are the perfect way to spend a sunny spring day, enjoying the crowds in lively bars and exploring the city while trying delicious tapas and drinks … and you never know, you might win a prize too!

Whether you are looking for a vacation home or an investment property in Estepona, interested in luxury villas for sale in Casares , Spain, or in any other type of property on the Costa del Sol, your real estate agent should be your first point of contact to arrange those crucial first viewings.

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