Mijas pays homage to donkeys

25Nov

Here on the blog of Hotel Angela we have told you about Mijas a few times and we have already recommended you to visit it.Monument to donkeys in Mijas - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

Although most people think Mijas is quite small, reality is quite different as it is the second most populated town on Costa del Sol and also the second biggest. How can this be possible? Well, the thing is that when we talk about Mijas not only we refer to Mijas Pueblo (the beautiful white washed village) but also to Las Lagunas (an area of Mijas bordering with Fuengirola) and to Mijas Costa (where for example you can find the coastal town of La Cala).

Mijas Pueblo is better known internationally due to its beauty, its typical Andalusian charm and its legendary donkeys.

Mijas loves these animals and it is very grateful to them so for this reason the town has wanted to pay them homage in the form of statue (or more likely statues as there are 3 of them).

These statues have been made by a local artist and in 2011 the first of them was placed in Plaza Virgen de la Peña in Mijas Pueblo. This year in July the second one was placed beside the town hall in La Cala and then in August the third was put by the Costa Mijas Shopping Centre which belongs to the famous Spanish Department Store “El Corte Inglés”.

The best thing about these statues is that all of them have a pair of steps so anyone who fancies can climb up the donkey and for example get a funny picture taken.

If you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, or you are planning to visit us we encourage you to get a picture taken if you get to see any of these donkeys.

We are sure it will be one of your best and funniest holiday snaps!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Sister cities

18Nov

We know that many of you possibly know Fuengirola even better than us as some of you have been coming to Hotel Angela for almost 40 years. Sister cities - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

This city is so culturally rich and interesting that whenever we find out something new about it we get excited.

For example, did you know that Fuengirola has a sister city which is 4885 miles from us?

Our sister city is called New Iberia and it is in Louisiana in the United States.

New Iberia is the 10th biggest city of its state and it is much larger than Fuengirola though Fuengirola is more populated. Due to its subtropical weather there it rains quite a lot while in Fuengirola we have a fantastic Mediterranean weather with around 300 sunny days a year.

Why do you think these two very different cities have such a special link? Colonization is the answer. In 1779 New Iberia was colonized by Spanish colonists from Malaga, so for this reason this American city is not only sisters with Fuengirola but also with Alhaurín de la Torre, another town on Costa del Sol…Interesting right?

Fuengirola always manages to surprise us!!

 Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Fuengirola Flea market

12Nov

We know most of you love markets and when you are on holiday with us at Hotel Angela you really enjoy going to the one that takes place every Tuesday at the fairground, but did you know Saturday is also market day in Fuengirola?Fuengirola flea market - Hotel Ángela Fuengirola

The one on Saturday more than a market is a flea market or a massive car boot sale. It is also hosted at the fairground and it is really big so there you can find any kind of second hand object you can imagine like books in many languages, antiques, jewelry, clothes, golf balls and clubs, toys or old discs.

Most of the stalls belong to expats who come weekly to this flea market to exhibit and sell their things.

This is one of the most popular in town as there you can find real treasures for a good price… It takes time to find a real gem though as you have to look for it and the market is massive!

 If you are a real treasure hunter and right now you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, why don’t you visit one of the best flea markets on Costa del Sol this Saturday?

We hope you love the plan we just suggested you!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations