Beach warning flags


Many of you choose to come on holiday to Hotel Florida Spa not only because of the great weather we have here but also because of our great location right by the beach.

Beaches in Costa del Sol are some of the best in Andalusia; in fact this year here we have 24 beaches with blue flags, a certification only the best beaches in the world receive.

3 of these 24 great quality beaches are in Fuengirola. One of these beaches is the one by the castle, the other is Carvajal Beach and the last one is Los Boliches Beach, right opposite our sister hotels Hotel Yaramar and Hotel Angela.

Although we have fantastic beaches with clean water and great sand we should always be cautious and check the beach warning flags before getting into the sea.

These flags are usually displayed alone on a pole and have a traffic light colour system. A green flag indicates a safe bathing condition, a yellow one, means bathing with caution, while a red one indicates bathing is prohibited as it is very dangerous.

Now that you know about this warning system we are sure you will pay more attention and feel much safer next time you go to the beach.

Enjoy the sun and our beautiful beaches!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Healthy Living: The beach


Last week here on the blog of Hotel Florida Spa, we dedicated our post to hot gazpacho and talked about how popular among our new year’s resolutions leading a healthier life is.

If this year this is also one of your goals, you love the beach and you are currenly on holiday with us, you might find today’s post quite interesting.

Several studies have proven that the beach has a massive positive impact in our health as it is one of the best places to relax and leave our worries behind.

The sun also helps us to release endorphines, also known as happy hormones, and make us produce Vitamin D, considered as the “sunshine vitamin”, which protect us from catching colds in winter.

Sea water has a great antibiotic effect and makes wounds heal faster as it contains zinc, iodine, sodium and other beneficial elements for their fantastic properties… Plus it is really good to cleanse our nostrils.

The beach is also one of the best places to exercise as sea breeze contains iodine, which is really good for our breathing system.

Besides, it also seems that the beach is one of our favourite places to read, which is a great activity to fight against the deterioration of our neurones.

If we not only want to be healthy but also look good, the beach is the perfect place for us as the sand is a fantastic body and face scrub and seaweed delays the appareance of wrinkles and early ageing.

We cannot forget either that walking barefoot on sand is really good for our feet… though if you like a more active kind of exercise you can practice lots of fantastic sports, not only on the sand but also in the sea.

In fewer words, if you are a bit down because it is cold and Christmas is over, why don’t you start planning your next visit to Hotel Florida Spa… your body will be thankful!

 Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations