tradition

Virgen del Carmen Day

16Juil

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

Halloween 2017

30Oct

Halloween is almost here, so as at Hotel Florida Spa we love any kind of celebration, we will do our popular pumpkin competition again this year.

Despite Halloween is not something we have celebrated in Spain for long, this is the 6th year we organise this contest.

Year after year our staff have proved they are amazing artists, and they dominate at team work. All participating departments do an outstanding job, have great imagination and put a lot of effort in their scary projects.

The results are always awesome, so we are afraid it is going to be difficult to choose a winner as all pumpkins are amazing.

Last year the winning pumpkin looked like an owl and was made by the girls from the Snack Bar… We cannot wait till tomorrow to see this year’s pumpkins on display in our hotel!!

If you are not currently on holiday at Hotel Florida Spa do not worry, as we will take photos of them and upload them on our Facebook page, so you can vote for your favourite.

As in previous year the winning department will get a meal out for the whole teamGood luck, and may the best pumpkin win!

Happy Halloween!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations