Frigiliana 2024 Sugar cane honey Festival


Sugar cane honey festival – Día de la miel de caña – in Frigiliana

Here is the essential information about the sugarcane honey festival in Frigiliana:

  • A few words about Frigiliana and sugar cane
  • The dates and programme of the festival
  • Where is Frigiliana?
  • What to do in Frigiliana?
  • Booking accommodation
  • some useful links

A few words about Frigiliana

Frigiliana is a beautiful white village in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain (Pueblos más bonitos de España).

frigiliana pueblo mas bonito en Axarquia

To find out more about the village, you can find all the information on the link visit Frigiliana.

Note : If you are in the western part of the Costa del Sol and would like to visit Nerja and Frigiliana, you can use the following link to book a tour from Málaga, Torremolinos, Mijas or Benalmadena.

About sugarcane honey

Sugar cane honey is a unique artisanal production. The sugarcane honey factory in Frigiliana is the only “Ingenio” in continental Europe that still produces it today.

canne à sucre

This sugar cane “honey” is obtained from the crushing of sugar cane. The recipe has not changed for centuries.

Caña honey is used in many local dishes, and is very popular with sheep or goat cheese. The most famous dish is “Berenjenas fritas con miel de caña” (fried fried egg-plants).

visit frigiliana first view sugar cane plantation

Partial view of Frigiliana with a small sugar cane plantation in the foreground.

History of sugar cane in Andalucia and elsewhere

About the origins of sugar cane in Andalucia: it was the Arabs who brought it from Asia (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), 1000 years ago. Then Christopher Columbus brought it to Cuba.

frigiliana ingenio miel cana

Above, the last sugarcane honey factory in Europe, in Frigiliana.

Dates and programme of the Festival

The Sugar Cane Honey Festival will be held on 4 May 2024.


The programme includes

  • guided tour of the ingenio, the last sugarcane honey factory
  • presentation of traditional recipes using sugarcane honey
  • tasting of some specialities
  • musical and musical performances in the afternoon, from 16:30

Note : The day before, 3 May, will be devoted to the May Cross:

Where is Frigiliana?

What to do in Frigiliana?

In the surroundings of the village, it is possible to find very nice activities:

  • horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
  • diving in Nerja and Torrox
  • guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
  • via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • snorkeling
  • visit and bookings for Nerja cave

Use the following link to access all the activities to do. during your holidays. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

Book an accommodation

Below you will find the available accommodation in Frigiliana. Simply enter the desired dates.

Some useful links (car hire, ideas for visits)

Easy and economical bookings

And finally, here are some other experiences to do Malaga province :

Discover other great places in Andalucia in the Andalucia blog pages.

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