TUNA-lovers are descending on the Costa de la Luz with the bluefin tuna season finally underway.
Most towns hold annual tuna festivals throughout May and June, while fishermen are already taking to the waves to land their catch.
The ancient method used to catch bluefin tuna is called the Almadraba, and involves a maze of nets placed along tuna routes.
It goes back to Phoenician times and there are four in Zahara, Conil, Barbate and Tarifa.
The Almadraba is not aggressive and is respectful of both the species and the environment.
The first of the festivals takes place in Barbate and runs from now until May 3, while the seventh tuna tapas festival of Zahara will run from May 12 to 17.
Meanwhile, Sotogrande celebrates its second tuna fair from June 5 to 7.