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Virgen del Carmen celebrations


If you have visited us before this time of year you might already know that this week is quite an important one in Fuengirola and in the quaint neighbourhood of Los Boliches.Virgen del Carmen celebrations - Hotel Florida Spa Fuengirola

From Wednesday the 15th to Sunday the 19th of July is the Fair of Los Boliches, so if right now you are in Fuengirola having a great holiday at Hotel Florida Spa, we recommend you to visit the fairground as the fair will be held there.

The 16th of July is not only the most important day of the week, because it is a local holiday, but also one of the most important days of the year, as it is the day of Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of Los Boliches.

Although this is celebrated in the whole town in Los Boliches it is lived in a different and a more intense way as this virgin is the saint of this fishermen’s quarter.

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 say thank you for keeping them safe.

If this Thursday you have no plans, do not hesitate to meet Alex, our entertainment leader, at 9:00 P.M at the lobby. Together you walk along the promenade towards Los Boliches. Once there you will see with your own eyes what is considered by most as the most beautiful and special religious event of the year as it ends with the virgin in the sea surrounded by boats and fireworks.

You surely have never experienced something like it… Trust us, it is well worth it!

Beatriz Muñoz
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