Celebrate the sea, learn about the environment, socialize, share experiences, enjoy activities, eat food, and have fun at the Festival del Mar (Festival of the sea) in La Herradura!
Table of Contents
- Who are the Amigos Del Mar Association (Friends of the sea)
- What is the Festival del Mar?
- When is the Festival of the Sea?
- How to get there from Almuñecar
- La Herradura – Festival del Mar Program 2019
- See More Almuñécar holidays, ferias, fiestas and festivals.
- Places to Stay in Spain
- Que ver en Almuñecar/ What to do in Almuñecar & La Herradura
Who are the Amigos Del Mar Association (Friends of the sea)
Amigos Del Mar Association is a non-profit marine conservation organization founded in the Costa Tropical. Their main objective is to promote marine awareness through edu-tainment and work with the authorities to achieve real protection of the protected coastline areas. They also organize and run the Sea Festival in La Herradura. This is an annual event to celebrate the sea and show our gratitude towards the marine environment.
The festival is supported by local businesses, the Deputy Mayor, the Ayuntamiento, Medio Ambiente, and the local schools and volunteers . Volunteers are appreciated, so please make contact if you would like to get involved. Please view the Amigos del Mar Facebook page or the schedule below for more details.
What is the Festival del Mar?
The festival will include fun educational activities about the sea, information on marine issues, nautical activities, activities for children, live music, paella, conferences and cinema etc. All the activities and conferences, are in Spanish only and they are free of charge!
When is the Festival of the Sea?
September 21 & 27-29, 2019
This La Herradura festival began in 2012 and grows each year! It is typically held over a weekend, Friday – Sunday, either at the end of September or beginning of October.
How to get there from Almuñecar
There are two different bus options, either the blue city line or the ALSA bus.
View detailed options and links to timetables here for the bus between Almuñecar and La Herradura
La Herradura – Festival del Mar Program 2019
The motto for the 7th annual Festival del Mar is “Somos mar” (We are Sea).
This is because La Herradura is a seaside village, with a close link to the sea. We have an important seabed in Spain, as well as all of the resources offered by the sea. It is essential for us to live, provide jobs, tourism and food. For these reasons, we not only have to raise awareness in the community but also fight and combat illegal spills and damage to the sea. Let’s not forget that the sea does not need us, quite the opposite. It would be much better without our presence, which negatively affects the marine environment. Let’s try, to do our best to counteract this impact.
*All times are approximate and your understanding is appreciated
Saturday, September 21
Film Festival Hosted by Asociación Amigos del Mar Costa Tropical. Please view full details on the facebook page.
20:30-21:00 Compilation of short films, documentaries and Youtube -clips.
21:10-23:30 Screening of Aquaman. http://festivalcinemar.eu/
Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.
Cine de Verano La Herradura
Any voluntary donations go to the Asociación Amigos del Mar.
Friday, September 27
09:00 Inauguration at CEIP Las Gaviotas (the primary school in La Herradura)
09:30 Treasure hunt through the village, with the participation of the students from CEIP Las Gaviotas
Saturday, September 28
Activities focused on conferences and round table discussion – located in the Civic Center exhibition hall “Pepe Gámez” room.
17:00 – 17:30 Marina Strategies
17:30 -18:00 Sea & Health
18:00 – 18:30 Shoreline birds
18:30 -19:00 Refreshment break
19:00 – 20:30 Round Table – the protection of the Natural Park – present, and perspectives
Sunday, September 29
All events on Sunday will be held on Playa La Herradura in front of the civil lifeguard station
10:00 – 17:00 Information
11:00 – 14:00 Sea of possibilities
Workshops & Activities
11:00 – 17:00 Face painting
11:00 – 14:00 Marine Fauna workshop
11:00 – 12:30 Paper mache fish workshop 1
12:30 – 14:00 Paper mache fish workshop 2
11:00 – 14:00 Kayak & Paddleboard
11:30 – 14:00 Scuba activity
11:30 – 13:30 Sailing and Catamaran (advance reservations)
12:30 -13:45 Storyteller
Stage (approximate times)
14:30 Open Mic
15:00 Live music – Duo Sortilegio
15:45 Live music – Duo Masque
16:30 Raffle prize drawing
11:00 – 16:00 Nursery place for babies
12:00 – 17:00 Bar
14:30 Giant Paella
15:30 Desserts and coffee
17:00 Closing ceremony
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