2nd Sunday of January
. A pilgrimage is made to the place where the Virgin of the Sea, Patroness of Almeria, appeared in the year 1502. The location is next to the coastal watchtower where the Hermitage is located and is where the image is venerated.
The citizens accompany the image from the Virgin of the Sea Church
to this beach next to the Retamar district. There are typical meals, such as rice and “migas”, horseback riding, folk group performances, and ends with a Mass by the Bishop of Almeria.