A bit of culture: “Biznagas”

09Aug

Biznagas are one of the main symbols of Malaga.

Biznagas are not flowers that grow naturally from a plant but pure craftwork. It consists of sticking jasmine flowers one by one to a structure with many spikes. The jasmine flowers used for the biznagas are collected when they are still closed so that way the biznaga is easier to make and are more impressive when the flowers are in full bloom.

Biznagas are very representative of Malaga, but they go hand-in-hand with the biznaguero . These are men that will sell their biznagas and they are quite a common site around Malaga, wearing their typical costumes and filling the air with the scent of jasmine.

Jaime Pimentel, a well known local sculptor, created the statue of “El Biznaguero” in 1968. It is made of bronze and it is located in Paseo del Parque.

What is your opinion about this wonderful local tradition? Had you ever heard about biznagas or had seen the biznaguero around and wondered who they were? If you want to enjoy this tradition and visit the statue of “El Biznaguero” you can’t miss a visit to Malaga city… and there is no better time to do it than now as Malaga is celebrating its well known fair.

Malaga city is only 18 miles away from Fuengirola. You can get there easily by train. The nearest train access from Hotel Florida is Fuengirola train station located in the city centre.

Please do not forget The Fair of Malaga between the 11th – 19th of August.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Meet us: Rocio Loscertales

28Mar

Rocio Loscertales - Hotel Florida Spa Fuengirola

Rocio Loscertales works as a waittress in our restaurant Orlando. She was born in Ronda and has been working with us for nearly 5 years. She says that what she likes most about working at Hotel Florida Spa in Fuengirola is that “guests are very nice and respectful”.

She also shared with us her favourite anecdote:

“When I started working at the hotel, my hair was really short. With time, I let it grow and my look changed quite a bit. After a 2 weeks stay a guest told me that he missed a girl that did not work at the hotel anymore. As the conversation went on I realized it was myself!”

 

Oh! And her birthday is on the 8th of February. Take note of it because she likes it when people congratulate her, even if its late…

“A guest came on holidays in February and remembered my birthday from last year. That day I did not work but the next day the first thing he did was to look for me and congratulate me giving me a beautiful card.”

 

Rocio is an enthusiast and works hard on improving her English. This is her message for all of you:

“I feel very proud for how you (our guests) have treated me during this years. You have made me feel professional and very important in my job. Day after day I learn that what always stays with you is education and good manners, something you should never loose. I try to be loyal to my life filosophy in my everyday life. For those of you that speek to me in English, I would like to thank you for teaching me new vocabulary and for helping me with my pronunciation. Thanks to you I never lose interest in my job and feel motivated to go forward, feeling very proud of it.”

 

Great words from Rocio, don’t you think? Make sure you take a look at her picture, next time you are in our restaurant she might be waiting your table…

If you would like to tell her anything and you are not coming to visit us anytime soon, remember you can do so on our facebook page.

 

Yara Martin
Guest Relations Manager

Meet us

06Mar

HOTEL FLORIDA SPA team

A warm welcome and service is crucial for us at Hotel Florida Spa, Fuengirola. This is why we would like to bring our staff a little closer to you. In order to do this we have created a questionnaire that every staff member has filled in telling us what they like and even some anecdotes occurred while working at the hotel. They also add some recommendations and things they would like to tell  you.

 

With this we will create a new section in our blog where each month you will get to meet one of our team members. We will present every single one and recommend you watch for this monthly post because you will read some funny anecdotes.

 

Yara Martin
Guest Relations Manager