Spanish Seafood Festival in O Grove, Galicia

One of the happiest events in Spain takes place every year on on the coast of Galicia in O Grove (El Grove),  where many of the 11,000 population earn their living from seafood.   The town has an annual festival in Honour of Seafood and to show off the excellence of the area’s shell fish and fish –  the Fiesta de Exaltación del Marisco (Seafood Festival) attracts more than 220,000 people every year from 4 – 14 October.

During the Spanish fiesta, fish and shellfish go on sale at special prices, prepared and served by town locals. The excellent regional produce attracts thousands of people every year, making this event a point of reference, and earning O Grove its nickname of “seafood paradise”. There is also Spanish music, traditional dance, competitions and sporting events, as well as seminars and exhibitions.

Beaches, hot springs and sea products, make O Grove a well-known tourist spot and point of reference throughout Galicia. O Grove, a peninsula located on the entrance of the Arousa estuary, occupies an extension of 21 sq km, with two parishes -San Martiño and San Vicente- and a populated island, A Toxa. The sea represents the most valuable treasure of the town of O Grove. Everything circles around the Atlantic, situated on the entrance of the Arousa estuary.  The rich waters that surround O Grove have turned its fishing port into one of the most important of Galicia. Here are collected the best products to be auctioned every day in the fish market.

All our private tours can be tailor made entirely to suit your needs-whether it be feasting on seafood on the beaches of Galicia, sailing around the coast of the Costa Brava or dining in Michelin stared restaurants in Barcelona ( or all three!) Why not relax and let us do the hard work.