Molino De Inca Botanical Gardens

21Jan

Last week here on the blog of Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommended you go to Mijas Pueblo to visit a fantastic exhibition about Japan.

Today we would like to continue with the Japanese theme as we would like to recommend you the Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens, some beautiful botanical gardens in Torremolinos that contain a stunning 500 square metre Japanese garden.

The Japanese garden inside the botanical gardens reproduces a gardened area with hillocks and lakes characteristic of the land of the rising sun, known there as Tsukiyama.

Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens are about 4 hectares in extent and are located in Torremolinos, very close to Aquapark and the Crocodile Park.

In there you can find around 400 different bushes, 150 species of palm tree and more than 300 trees, many of them over a century old.

Water is very important in these gardens as there are many fountains, springs and even a lake with some beautiful aquatic plants, fish and even birds. There are also some viewpoints, bird cages with exotic species, a labyrinth and some beautiful marble statues. All this makes it a beautiful spot to take pictures and the perfect place to relax and rest. 

Molino de Inca Botanical Gardens are open from 10:30 A.M to 2:00 P.M and from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. The entry is 3 euros, though children and senior citizens visit for free.

We certainly do recommend you make the most of your holiday at Hotel Angela by visiting Torremolinos and discovering one of the best hidden gems in Costa del Sol.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Exhibition about Japan in CAC Mijas

14Jan

Many of you might already know that at Hotel Angela we quite like art and because of this some beautiful pieces of art decorate our hotel.

Due to our passion for art we frequently use this blog to recommend you some of the many great exhibitions we have the fortune to have available in Costa del Sol.

Today is one of these occasions as since the 30th of November and until the 27th of February CAC Mijas is housing a very interesting exhibition called “Japan: Culture and Tradition”.

This exhibition is on display in Exhibition Room number 2 of CAC Mijas and its purpose is to celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relationships between Spain and Japan.

In CAC Mijas now, you can see many beautiful engravings in rice paper from the 19th Century by some of Japan’s most famous artists.

These works show Japanese everyday life scenes and several characters like emperors, samurais and geishas.

Estas obras muestran escenas de la vida cotidiana japonesa en las que aparecen distintos personajes como emperadores, samurais o geishas.

Apart from the engravings there is also a crystal urn with a “kabuto”, which is a type of helmet used by ancient Japanese warrior, as well as a “katana”.

As we have said in previous blogs when we have recommended CAC Mijas, this museum is in the centre of Mijas Pueblo, in calle Malaga, and it is open Monday to Saturday from 10 P.M to 6 P.M.

CAC Mijas is a very popular museum in Costa del Sol. Its regular entry price to access all facilities of the museum is 3 euros, and the price for groups and over 65s is only 2 euros.

If you had planned to visit Mijas soon we recommend you visit this interesting exhibition about the Empire of the Rising Sun!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Healthy living: The beach

07Jan

2019 has just started so improving our diets and leading a healthier lifestyle is surely among the new year’s resolutions of most of us.

If this year these are also your goals, you love the beach and you are currenly on holiday with us at Hotel Angela, you might really enjoy today’s post.

Several studies have proven that the beach has a massive positive impact in our health as it is one of the best places to relax and leave our worries behind.

sun also helps us to release endorphines, also known as happy hormones, and makes us produce Vitamin D considered the “sunshine vitamin” that protects us from catching colds in winter.

Sea water has a great antibiotic effect and makes wounds heal faster as it contains zinc, iodine, sodium and other elements with fantastic properties… Plus it is good to cleanse our nostrils.

beach is also one of the best places to exercise as sea breeze contains iodine, which is good for the breathing system.

, it also seems that the beach is one of the places where we read the most, which is a great activity to fight against the deterioration of our neurones.

we not only want to be healthy but also look good, the beach is the perfect place for us as sand is a fantastic body and face scrub and seaweed delays the appareance of wrinkles and early ageing.

cannot forget either that walking barefoot on sand is really good for our feet… though if you like a more active kind of exercise you can practice lots of fantastic sports, not only on the sand but also in the water.

In fewer words, if you are a bit down because it is cold, and the Christmas period is over, why don’t you start planning your next visit to Hotel Angela… your body will be very grateful!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations