Virgen del Carmen Day


If you have had the fortune of having stayed at Hotel Florida Spa this time of year you might already know that today is very important day in Fuengirola.

The Virgen del Carmen festival is celebrated in many coastal towns and village across Spain, and the Costa del Sol is one of the best places to enjoy it.

The history of Virgen del Carmen appears in the Old Testament where it is said that during Pentecost prophet Elias saw the Virgin on a cloud and he then built a temple in Mount Carmelo in her honour.

Virgen del Carmen is now the patroness and protector of sailors, fishermen, scuba divers and even the Spanish Army, so they always ask her to provide good conditions for fishing and protect their boats.

In Fuengirola, the procession of Virgen del Carmen will start this evening at around 20:45 from the Virgen del Carmen Church in Los Boliches. This is considered by many as the most unique and special procession of the year as it ends with the Virgin in the sea surrounded by small boats and fireworks.

If you are in Fuengirola this evening we definitely recommend you not to miss this amazing celebration.

We hope you enjoy one of the most awaited events of the year in Fuengirola!

Fernando González

Starlite is here!


After 6 editions, Starlite is consolidated as one of the most successful music festivals in Costa del Sol, with more than 45 concerts.

Music, culture and gastronomy go hand in hand in this stunning place located in Marbella, about 30 minutes away by car from Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola.

If you like unique intimate concerts held in beautiful venues we certainly recommend you Starlite.

Starlite offers the possibility of living a unique experience in 2 stages: The Auditorium ( with a capacity of 3.000 people) and the Sessions area ( with a capacity of 1.500 people).

You will also have the chance to have dinner there in their gourmet restaurant, which has great views, or in a table in the Sessions area where DJs play music after the concerts.

For more information and reservations please visit their official website:

Regarding the concerts scheduled for this summer, here you have them all listed:

11/7 Luis Miguel                                 

12/7 Rosario & Rosanna        

18/7 Pet Shop Boys               

19/7 Sting & Shaggy                    

20/7 David Bisbal                   

22/7 Jamiroquai 

25/7 Maná                      

26/7 Luis Fonsi                

28/7 Il Divo               

31/7 Romeo Santos      

1/8 Pablo Alborán

3/8 James Blunt

4/8 Pablo López

8/8 Serrat

10/8 Juanes

Enjoy good music in Costa del Sol!

Fernando González


“Noche de Luna y Lunares” in Fuengirola!


Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, recommends you not to miss the second edition of Noche de Luna y Lunares (“Night of Moon and polka dots”). That night some very good music will be played in the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola.

Chizpazo, Alborea, Jose Ortega Manzanilla and el Callejón will get on stage on Friday the 6 of July to make you have a fabulous time.

Besides the performances there will be a flamenco fashion show by local designer Melisa Lozano.

The tickets are 10 euros and they can be purchased in Casa de la Cultura or in some local clubs.

Have a brilliant night listening to some fantastic music!

Cintia Muñoz