What to do in Fuengirola – Contest

Hello again!
Today we bring you a post asking, once more, for your help to create a more complete and fun guide for the “Things to do” section in our website. If you like Fuengirola and love photography, you will like this new contest!
Our idea is to create a guide with both, your recommendations and our staff’s. This way guests that will be coming to our Hotel Florida Spa, will have an idea of what to see and do during their holidays at the Costa del Sol. For this we will have two sections: Our hotel staff recommends… and Our guests recommend…
What do you have to do?
  1. Send us 1 picture of your favourite place in Fuengirola or Costa del Sol, with a description on why you recommend it, to the following email: guestrelations@mlhoteles.com
  2. Make sure you write your name, date of the picture and which hotel you were staying at (we will be having this contest for our 3 hotels)


As easy as that! The rest is up to us, we will be choosing the best 10 places and pictures and will post them to our website. We are also already making our list of favourite places.

NOTE: If for any reason you are not able to send your picture by email, you can do so by mail or bring it with you.


The contest will end on the 15th of December 2011.

Do you dare to participate?


Yara Martín
Guest Relations Manager

Halloween 2011


At this time of the year there are 2 days to take into account. First one is Halloween, which is today, 31st of October and the second one is all saints day, on the 1st of November. Here in Spain we celebrate the second one. It is a catholic celebration which has come to be a national holiday in Spain. Historically we know that this day was called all saints to be able to conmemorate all the saints that don’t have a specific date in the calendar. Nowadays on this day is when everyone visits their loved one at the cementery during the day to leave flowers.

About halloween you probably know much more than us. You will see that we have been influenced by other cultures and now some people also celebrate Halloween. This is our case. At hotel Florida Spa in Fuengirola we decorate the main areas and prepare a party for our guests.

This year we have introduced something different for us, a staff’s pumpkin contest. It has been a lot of fun for us preparing the pumpkins and seeing the results. During the last weekend we have collected votes for the best pumpkin at hotel Florida Spa and also on our facebook page. In order for the contest to be fair all the pumpkins were anonymous. Here you have the list with the department that made each one:


1  – “JACK”  – Maintenance

2  – “LADY GAGA FANTASÍA” – Restaurant

3  – “PEPONA” – Kitchen

4  – “JACKIE” –  Spa

5  – “SPIDERPUMPKIN” – Snack Bar

6  – “BARTOLA” – Bar Miami

7  – “MR. FLORIDO” – Reception

8  – “RABIOSSA” – Housekeeping


and the winner is…SNACK BAR for “Spiderpumpkin”

Congratulations to the team. The prize they get is a dinner all together. Also thank you to all the other departments for the hard work and creativity they put into their pumpkins. Furthermore we thank you all for voting, we know it was a hard decision to make.


Yara Martín
Directora Atención al Cliente

Fuengirola Feria (Festival) 2011


Fuengirola’s patron is “Virgen del Rosario” and so every year from the 6th till the 12th of October, we celebrate our towns Feria (festival). This year at our Hotel Florida Spa, we wanted our guests to get the feel of a feria and have fun all together so we organised a party. It was a lot of fun sharing our traditions with all of you and now here you have a video to see it all again. For those of you that were not able to be with us, this video will give you an idea of what it is like and make you feel a little closer to us. We hope you like it!