Virgen del Carmen Day


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

The Fair of Malaga is here!


Are you currently staying at Hotel Florida and you fancy living a typical Spanish experience?

If that’s what you would like we recommend you not to miss the fantastic fair that is on in Malaga city right now.

The fair of Malaga started last Saturday the 12th and it will be on until Sunday the 20th  of August, so you still have plenty of time to visit it.

Although the dates can vary this festival is always celebrated in mid August as it commemorates the reconquest of Malaga by the Catholic Monarchs on the 19th of August 1487.

This fair is the most important celebration of the year in Malaga and it is very traditional although at the same time it is quite cosmopolitan and international due to the big amount of visitors from all over the world who come to Malaga just to be able to live this experience.

During the day this beautiful event takes place in the city centre of Malaga, so it won’t be too difficult for you to get there thanks to train line that connects our town with Malaga city.

Once there you will enjoy looking at beautiful flamenco dresses, observing expontaneous dancing in the streets and tasting some delicious tapas and wines in a very happy environment.

If you visit the fair of Malaga you will surely have a great time!

Beatriz Muñoz
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