Northern bonito is one of the main economic drivers of Burela, a fishing village on the coast of the Mariña Lucense, as well as one of its hallmarks. Burela has the most important port in Galicia for bonito, as it’s the second most significant species in terms of business volume of the municipality's fish market. Considering that the bonito coastline only lasts a few months, this fact is very relevant. This product gives Burela a key projection towards the outside world; this, of course, has repercussions in many other sectors, such as tourism.
For all these reasons, Burela has dedicated its main festivity to this product for the last 35 years: The Bonito Fair. The variety of activities that integrate it have as main objectives the vindication of the town’s seafaring history as well as that of its culture and gastronomy.
Organised since its inception by the Ledicia Cultural and Recreation Society, with the collaboration of the Burela Council, it is held annually during the first weekend of August.
In each edition, there are entertainment and musical performances with samples of the most relevant Galician artists.
Parallel to the Feira, the Amarte International Mural Painting Competition takes place. For four days, ten artists paint their giant canvases on the harbour wall under the same theme: The Sea.
Taste the best bonito in the world in four different formats and soak up a tradition that allowed a village to grow.