Synonymous as the shortest night of the year in the northern hemisphere, the famous San Juan Fiesta comes around again coinciding with the week-end on the Eve of the fiesta on Saturday 23rd June.
Although celebrated throughout Spain, it has a much greater significance on the coast as everybody heads for the beach with their tents, BBQ’s, sound systems and enough food and drink to last a week!
There exists many traditions surrounding this special night, the most popular and practical though are those of jumping over the lit fires and making a special wish whilst dipping into the sea at midnight.
The party goes on all night, right around to breakfast and the entire following day. It’s a great spectacle and one of the many Spanish fiestas where everybody can join in. It’s also the only day in the year when local authorities allow camping overnight on the beach.
You’ll see partying along all the beaches east of Malaga through Torrox and Nerja (with Live music on the Burriana Beach from 10.00 pm.) and onto Almuñecar and Motril, and you’ll need to get their early to book a space on the beach!