Recommendation by Lemi
The seaside city of Dénia has a unique way of running and fighting with the bulls: Bous a la Mar (or Toros en el Mar) which means “Bulls in the Sea!” Locals build a special bullring on Puerto Dénia (Dénia Port) where one side opens up to the sea. Once the bull is released, it lunges around chasing participants until it is lured to jump in the water. Everyone dives in, no blood is spilled, and it’s just all-around good times! Festa Major, which Bous a la Mar is part of, takes place from July 7 to 15. It coincides with Pamplona’s San Fermin, so head down to Dénia by the Balearic Sea for a quirkier take on the bull-ish traditions!
Puerto Denia, Dénia, Alicante, Spain