Malaga and its monuments

29Jan

Have you ever visited Malaga when staying at Hotel Florida Spa?

Malaga is one of the most beautiful and most popular cities in Spain so if you have never visited it we encourage you to do so…you won’t regret it!

In Malaga you will find many interesting historical monuments like the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle.

The Alcazaba, one of its most emblematic monuments, is a fortress castle from the 11th Century located in the hillside of the Gibralfaro hill that belonged to the Muslim rulers of the city.

Although it is located in a high position it is also part of the historical centre of the city and on its top is where the Gibralfaro Castle stands, a castle built in the 14th Century to house the troops and protect the Alcazaba.

From the “Homenaje” tower you can enjoy beautiful views of the city and when skies are clear it is even possible to see África and the Straight of Gibraltar.

If you fancy getting to know the city of Malaga a little bit more you might be interested in knowing that for only 3.55€ you can visit both monuments and in case you visit them on Sunday after 2:00 P.M the entrance is free.

And why not making the most of it by also visiting the Roman Theatre situated at the bottom of the Alcazaba? Its entrance is free!

Here in Hotel Florida Spa we encourage you to do a bit of tourism while staying with us and to discover the beauty hidden in every corner of MalagaDo not miss out!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Andalusian Snow

21Jan

When we think about Andalusia is normal to think about sun, beach, good weather, sangria and great food.

You can easily enjoy all these for example when you choose Hotel Florida Spa as your holiday accommodation, but Andalusia apart from all these wonderful things has much more to offer you!

If there is something that characterizes this region is diversity as coast and mountains and warm temperatures and cold ones can be found within a few minutes and a few kilometers.

Touristic and rural; modern and traditional, our region hides many real treasures to discover which are well worth it.

In fact, not many visitors know that in Andalusia it can even snow. This weekend for example not only the U.K has had snow warnings but also some Andalusian provinces like Jaen.

It is not weird either to see some snow during the winter in the highest areas of Malaga like Serranía de Ronda and Sierra de las Nieves which proves that the province of Malaga is an area of big contrasts.

124 miles away from Fuengirola you can find Sierra Nevada, the southernmost ski resort in Europe and an internationally outstanding place to ski lovers due to its wonderful location which ensures a great weather while practicing winter sports.

Interesting, right? Did you know we have snow so close? Make the most of your stay in Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, and enjoy all the wonders that Andalusía offers you.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Meet us: Rafael Durán

16Jan

This January Hotel Florida Spa has the pleasure to introduce you to Rafael Durán.

Rafael is one of our chefs, he is from Arriate (a village in the Serranía de Ronda, Málaga) and he has been working with us since 2009.

What he likes the most about his job is working beside such a nice staff and also his working shifts.

He says that during all this time he has been working with us many funny and nice things have happened to him, and that he the nicest thing a guest has told him is that Hotel Florida Spa is the hotel that better food provides.

Rafael confesses that he does not like noisy music at all and that he enjoys swimming and rambling.

When in Fuengirola, he recommends you to visit the Sohail Castle area and the beach. We do agree with him as this area of town is one of the most beautiful ones.

As a good chef that he is he says that he never eats ready made food and that even if he has no favourite restaurant in town, he enjoys going to Italian restaurants.

About his ideal holiday he told us that he would love to go to Paris with his family…we really hope you can do it very soon, Rafael.

And to finish off Rafael would like to thank you for choosing Hotel Florida Spa to spend your holiday and also says that the kitchen staff put a lot of effort daily in order to make you all enjoy the food and make you happy.

If you know Rafael and you would like to leave him a message, you can do it on our Facebook page.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations