Christmas has arrived to Malaga city centre


December is here, Christmas is round the corner, but are you already feeling the typical joy of the festive season? If your answer is no, then Hotel Florida Spa recommends you to visit Malaga city centre as we know that if you do so you will feel Christmassy in no time.

Last Friday, the 30th of November, its Christmas lighting ceremony took place congregating a big crowd. Not only locals but also visitors were eager to celebrate the start of the festive season.

Malaga is a beautiful city, worth a visit any time of year, but we have to admit that during Christmas its beauty is so extreme that is breathtaking.

The Alameda, Plaza de la Marina, Paseo del Parque and many other areas are already displaying lovely Christmas lights, though if we have to name a place that every single Christmas leaves its visitors speechless, that is, no doubt, calle Larios.

Calle Larios is the most important street in Malaga and its shopping area par excellence, always crowded with people enjoying their shopping in a beautiful setting. Very close to this famous street is Plaza de la Constitución, a very popular square that every Christmas homes an impressive Christmas tree and other Christmas decorations.

If you have the luck to stay in Hotel Florida Spa this Christmas, do not miss a visit to its city centre. As we have pointed out in other posts, there is a train line that connects Fuengirola with Malaga that will allow you to travel in a safe and comfy way.

Come on, visit it, eat tasty Andalusian food, go Christmas shopping, enjoy the works of art exposed in its many museums, stroll its charming streets and then when it starts getting dark head towards calle Larios…you will see with your own eyes how the street lights up bursting beautyIt will be magic!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Puerto Marina


This week Hotel Florida Spa recommends you to visit the marina of the neighbour town of Benalmádena. It is commonly known as Puerto Marina and only 1 month ago it celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Puerto Marina is one of the main tourist attractions in Benalmádena. Its peculiar architecture makes it one of the best known marinas in Europe and one of the most popular places in Costa del Sol.

There you can find restaurants, discos, shops and an aquarium among many other establishments. There is also a sailing and a diving school, so not only offers sports related services but also a big choice of leisure.

It has received the “best marina in the world” award twice and it has a permanent blue flag due to the quality of its water, the wonderful weather we enjoy in Costa del Sol and the many services this place offers.

Also many impressive big boats are tied up in there, so this is a perfect place to visit, take a look and have a great time.

The access to Puerto Marina from Fuengirola is really good as you can get there very easily by taking a bus from the bus station located in the city centre not far from our hotel. This is one of the main reasons why Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, encourages you to explore and discover the many wonderful places hidden in Costa del Sol. There is no doubt the experience will be amazing!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Meet us: María Coín


This November Hotel Florida Spa dedicates this special section to María Coín, who has been working in our offices for over 7 years.

María is from Malaga and her birthday is next Friday, the 23rd of NovemberHappy birthday, María!

She says that what she likes the most about working in a hotel is to see guests looking happy and enjoying their stay.

In these 7 years with us she has had many funny moments, though the one she remembers the most is linked to one of the great personnel parties, organised by the hotel every year. It seems that in one of these parties two members of staff did a performance. It was a comical sketch about the hotel, which made them have a wonderful evening. The performance was so funny that María remembers how she couldn’t stop laughing…It seems we have many members of staff with a great talent for comedy, so it makes sense that many of you have such a happy time when you stay with us.

María told us that her favourite kind of music is pop music and salsa. She also loves going shopping, going to the beach for a walk and doing aerobics. She confessed that she has the habit of drinking water as soon as she gets up and before going to bed…What a healthy girl she is!

When in Fuengirola she recommends you to visit the Sohail Castle and to stop in one of the well known restaurants that Fuengirola has, a good example is Mesón “El Caballo”.

When we asked her about her ideal holidays she opts for a “sun and beach” holiday, though she is also interested in cultural tourism…so if you like the same kind of holiday as her, do not doubt to choose Costa del Sol as your holiday destination.

To finish off María wanted to send you the following message:

“I’m very grateful to our guests for the trust they place in us. Also to all these people who are looking for a place to stay for their next holiday, I would like to tell you not to hesitate, come to Fuengirola and stay in Hotel Florida Spa, you won’t regret it”.

Follow her suggestion, as she well said, you won’t regret it!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations