Snail Festival 2024 -Día del caracol- in Riogordo


The Snail Festival (Día del Caracol) 2024 in Riogordo

Here is the essential information about the Snail Festival in Riogordo:

  • A few words about Riogordo
  • The dates of the festival
  • Where is Riogordo?
  • What to do in Riogordo?
  • Booking accommodation
  • Some useful links

A few words about Riogordo

Riogordo is an authentic white village in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.

Riogordo vista pueblo campo en Axarquia
En Riogordo

This village is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including the Tajo de Gomer :

Tajo Gomer en riogordo en Axarquia
Tajo de Gomer

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

About the snail in the provinces of Málaga, Seville, Cádiz and Huelva:

The snail in the province of Málaga, and in particular in Axarquía, is part of the local gastronomy. In the tourist areas it is rare to find them. This festival is an opportunity to discover a new aspect of Andalusian gastronomy, of the province of Málaga, of La Axarquía.

Dates of the Snail Festival in Riogordo

The snail festival, Día del Caracol, will be held on 26 May 2024.

This festival is an opportunity to taste snails, with a recipe that is unique to the village: caracoles al caldillo estilo Riogordo. However, there will also be local wine and other typical products. There will also be regional dances.

Where is Riogordo?

What to do in Riogordo?

In the surroundings of Maro, 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,…)
  • snorkeling in Torrox and Nerja
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • visit of Nerja’s 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 accommodation

Enter the desired dates to see the availability.

Here are some other experiences to do around Riogordo

Some useful links (car hire, ideas for visits)

Easy and economical bookings

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