Benalmadena Butterfly Park


If we think about springtime we think about butterflies. If you love nature and you have special interest in these beautiful animals Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, recommends you to visit the Benalmadena Butterfly Park.

This Butterfly Park is the biggest park dedicated to butterflies in Europe and it is located in Benalmadena Pueblo in a thai style building beside the buddhist stupa which is also worth a visit.

Since it opened in 2011 around 1.500 butterflies from different tropical areas in the world live and breed in its gardens.

In this park butterflies are obviously the stars though during your visit you will also be able to observe several plant species and other animals.

Visiting this unique attraction in Costa del Sol is very easy. The park is open daily from 10 A.M to 8 P.M and to get there you will have to take a train in Fuengirola and get off in Benalmadena-Arroyo de la Miel. Once you are there, just outside the train station you will have to get the L2 bus that connects Arroyo de la Miel with the Butterfly Park and the Buddhist centre.

Make the most of your stay at Hotel Florida Spa and enjoy observing the beautiful colours of the butterflies and the wonderful views of Costa del Sol that Benalmadena Pueblo offers!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Marbella Luxury Weekend


Are you currently on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola? Have you ever visited Marbella? Are you interested in luxury and glamour? Would you like to see something different? If so, this week we recommend you to visit Marbella and get to experience the Marbella Luxury Weekend.

The first edition of this interesting event took place in 2011, therefore this year from the 30th of May till the 2nd of June it will be its third.

This is no doubt one of the most ambitious projects organised by the Tourism Department of the neighbouring town of Marbella which main aim is to immerse visitors in the glamourous Marbella way of life.

The Marbella Fashion Weekend, since its first edition, takes place in Puerto Banus, the perfect spot for this kind of celebration considering it is a worldwide known luxurious marina.

Several events organised by the best and most exclusive brands in the automotive, fashion, jewelry and catering industry will be held in the boulevards of the marina, as some of these brands will make the most of this special weekend and will present for the first time their most exclusive products.

Do not miss this unique event in Costa del Sol and make the most of your stay at Hotel Florida Spa by visiting Puerto Banus during the Marbella Luxury Weekend. We know you will have a great time either if you treat yourself and buy something exclusive or if you just go to have a look around and see with your own eyes the most luxurious side of Marbella.

Enjoy the glamour in Costa del Sol!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

1st Edition of the Gin Tonic Route in Fuengirola


The city of Fuengirola is known in all Costa del Sol for organising wonderful culinary routes. It started with the erotic tapas route, then came the route of soupy hot dishes known as “La Cazuela de la Abuela” and now it is time for the most innovative of them all: The Gin Tonic Route.

This will be its first edition, it will take place from the 23rd of May till the 9th of June and many are the establishments that will compete to get the biggest number of votes and win the plaque that will prove they prepare the best gin tonics in town.

The main aim of this route is to make people have fun and make them try innovative and original gin tonics for just 6 euros.

Like in the other routes, there will be a passport, in this case “The Gin passport”, which will get stamped each time you order a gin tonic. This will also contain information about the event and a map with all the participant bars.

It is true that the gin tonic is not a new idea or a new creation but in the past few years it has become one of the trendiest and most popular cocktails in Spain.

By the way, did you know that it is considered as a very digestive drink? It seems that the combination of bitter, sweet and liquoriced flavours speeds up digestion… How interesting!

If you are currently staying at Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, and, like J.K Rowling or the Earl of Wessex, gin tonic is your favourite drink, do not hesitate! Get your “Gin passport” and enjoy the best gin tonics you have ever tried!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations