Los Boliches

The Fair of Los Boliches 2019 and the Day of Virgen del Carmen

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If you have had the fortune of having stayed with us before this time of year you might already know that these last few and upcoming days are very important in Los Boliches.

From Friday the 12th to Tuesday the 16th of July the Fair of Los Boliches is on, so if right now you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you visit the fairground as the fair is held there.  

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 16th of July is in fact the most important day of this event as it is the day of Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of Los Boliches.

Although this is celebrated by all locals in Los Boliches it is lived in a different and a more intense way.

Tomorrow in fact at 12:00 P.M. there will be a mass in honour of the Virgin in the Church of Los Boliches. 

Being a man of the sea is a very hard and risky job, so due to the protection they believe the virgin gives them every 16th of July many of them take her out in procession as a way to express their gratitude. 

This procession starts at 8:45 P.M. is considered by many as the most unique and special of the year so if right now you are on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa we recommend you to go to Los Boliches tomorrow evening to see this beautiful procession that ends with the Virgin in the sea surrounded by small boats and fireworks.

Enjoy one of the most awaited events of the year in Fuengirola!

Beatriz Muñoz

Guest Relations

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