Aragonese Mass in Fuengirola

09Oct

Many of you who have the fortune of being on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa might already know that Fuengirola is still on a festive mood as our fair is still on and will continue until the 12th of October.

As we explained to those who attended our special activity about the fair on Friday, the Fair of Fuengirola is one of the most important ones in Costa del Sol due to the big amount of visitors it receives and the many special events the City Council organises while it is on.

Some of these events are religious masses. The most important mass, no doubt, is the flamenco mass of the 7th of October, held in Plaza de la Constitucion in honour of Virgen del Rosario.

This is the most important but not the only one as on Thursday the 12th of October, national holiday in Spain, at 11:00 A.M. there will be an Aragonese mass in Fuengirola city centre.

This mass will be held in the Del Carmen Church ( in Parque de España, near the Town Hall) and will be in honour of Virgen del Pilar, patron of Aragon ( Region in Northern Spain).

In Fuengirola there is always lots to do, but during the fair even more so!

Have fun!

 

Beatriz Muñoz

Guest Relations

Fair of Fuengirola 2017

02Oct

As many of you might already know the Fair of Fuengirola starts this week on Friday, the 6th of October.

For this reason and because we love sharing our lovely traditions with you that same day, the 6th of October, Hotel Florida Spa has organised a very special free activity about the fair!

In it we will give you information about the fair, we will inform you about what is going on in town and at the fairground, we will explain you about the traditional flamenco dress and the accessories that go with it and we will explain you what to eat and drink at the fairground during the fair.

Regarding the official programme of the fair we would like to highlight and recommend the flamenco mass in honour of Virgen del Rosario. Every year this is held on the 7th of October at 10:00 on Constitution Square, right in the city centre.  This mass is not a common one; it does have the wow factor as it is quite festive and most of the many who attend it come wearing beautiful flamenco dresses.

If you want to have fun with us and get some information about the fair, we would love to see you on Friday at 11:30 in our Snack Bar. By the way, besides good info we will also give a free glass of rebujito, the most popular drink of the fair, to all guests who attend our special activity.

Enjoy the fair at Hotel Florida Spa!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Health benefits of paella

25Sep

When we think of Spain, paella is one of the first things that come to mind.

Paella is a very famous Spanish dish, but did you know that paella is not only affordable and tasty but also very healthy?

Regular paella is a mix of rice, vegetables, meat and/or fish and this provides us with many essential nutrients. It is also low in cholesterol and saturated fats as the little fat it contains comes from olive oil which is well known for its fabulous healthy properties.

This popular dish is also high in fibre (as it contains vegetables and rice) and provides long lasting energy levels as it contains slow-release carbs.  This means that we will feel satisfied longer and we won’t have unhealthy cravings for a while.

Paella is a healthy and typical Mediterranean dish that should be included in our diet.

If you love paella and you are currently on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa, or you are planning to visit us soon, you will certainly be happy to know that every week we offer two different paella options in our Restaurante Orlando and that from November there will also be vegetarian paella available.

Have a good holiday with us and enjoy the amazing dishes our fabulous chefs cook daily with love! 

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations