Los Boliches

Open-air cinema in Fuengirola

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Did you know that there is a free of charge open-air cinema at Los Boliches Beach? 

This is the 7th year in a row that this great event, organised by the Fuengirola Council together with Miramar Shopping Centre, takes place as since it started it has been very well received not only by locals but also by visitors.

Same as in previous years the films are in Spanish with English subtitles, so this way foreign residents or tourists will also be able to enjoy them.

In summer 2018 the 4 chosen films are the following:

Monday the 23rd of July at 10:00 P.M.: “Fantastic beasts and where to find them”

Tuesday the 24th of July at 10:00 P.M.: “The Boss Baby”

Monday the 6th of August at 10:00 P.M.: “Spiderman Homecoming”

Tuesday the 7th of August at 10:00 P.M.: “Despicable Me 3”

As you see all these films are family oriented and suitable for all, so if you are currently on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa and you fancy spending a fantastic evening outdoors watching a film while enjoying the sound of waves we recommend you not to miss Fuengirola’s awesome open-air cinema.

This is one the reasons why we say that our beaches are as great as those in the movies!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Virgen del Carmen Day

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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

Fuengirola’s Holy Week 2018

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Holy Week is here, so if right now you are staying at Hotel Florida Spa and you fancy attending some fantastic religious events, you might find this blog post quite useful as here we detail the events scheduled for the upcoming days:

This Wednesday, the 28th of March, at 9:30 P.M. the images of Captive Jesus Christ and the Virgin of Los Dolores will be taken out from their brotherhood headquarters, located in Los Boliches in Avenida Jesús Cautivo, by the fairground, very close to our hotel.

This procession will pass through the main streets in Los Boliches and will finish around 02:00 A.M.

The following day, on Thursday the 29th, The Fusionada Brotherhood will take their images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin out in procession at 8:30 P.M.  At that time they will leave the brotherhood headquarters located in Fuengirola town centre by Salón Varietés Theatre and will pass through some of the most important streets in town like Plaza de la Constitución and Avenida Condes de San Isidro before finishing their route at about 01:00 A.M.

That same day, also at 8:30 P.M. the Pasión Botherhood will also take their Virgin and Jesus Christ figures out in procession. They will start their route in Calle Cordoba and will pass through Avenida de Mijas, Avenida Condes de San Isidro and Plaza de la Constitucion among a few other streets. This procession will end at around 02:00 A.M.

On Friday the 30th of March, Good Friday, at 8:30 P.M., The Fusionada Brotherhood will take 2 other figures out in procession from their headquarters in Fuengirola centre and will pass through the main streets in town like Avenida Condes San Isidro, Plaza de la Constitucion and Plaza de los Reyes Catolicos, ending its route at about 01:30 A.M.

That same day the Yacente Brotherhood will take their figures out in procession, leaving their headquarters located by Bioparc Fuengirola at 8:00 P.M., and the Pasion Brotherhood will also go in procession at 8:15 starting their route in Calle Cordoba. The first procession will end at about 01:00 A.M and the second one at about 11:30 P.M.

To finish off the Week of Passion, on Sunday the 1st of April, known as Resurrection Sunday, at 11:30 the Cautivo Brotherhood which headquarters are located by the fairground, will take the image of their resurrected Christ out in procession at 11:30, passing through the main streets of Los Boliches and taking it back in its temple at around 2:30 P.M.

If you have the fortune of being on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa right now, we recommend you not to miss one of the most impressive Holy Week representations in Costa del Sol!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations