Malaga almonds

04Nov

Some weeks ago, here on the blog of Hotel Angela, we told you about the tasty and traditional Malaga raisins. Today we would like to talk about another very typical product from Malaga: almonds.

As we told you when we talked about raisins, even if tourism is the most important economic sector in Malaga, agriculture is also very important for the region.

Almonds grow mainly in the Guadalhorce Valley, Antequera and some areas of La Axarquía and are one of the most exported products from Malaga.

One of the towns that love this product the most is Almogía, a nice village in the Malaga Mountains which most important economic activity is mainly the cultivation of almonds. This village every late September celebrates the Day of the Almond, an event which main aim is to promote their typical products and show visitors the importance and the traditional side of the almond industry.

You can have them salty if you eat them fried or sweet if you go for the garrapiñada version. Not only they can be eaten as a snack but they also can be part of many lovely dishes as they are a very important ingredient in our cuisine. Two very typical dishes from here containing almonds are the Malaga sponge or the traditional ajoblanco, a cold soup which colour is white due to this ingredient.

You surely have seen some almond kiosks while wandering around Costa del Sol. These kiosks are so typical from Malaga that we really hope they never disappear as thanks to them the old profession of the almond seller stays alive.

If you have never tried these lovely Malaga almonds here at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you get some from one of these traditional kiosks, give them a go and if you fancy please share your impressions with us.

We declare ourselves in love with Malaga and its typical products!! What about you?

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Happy Halloween!!

28Oct

Halloween is coming soon and this year more than ever at Hotel Angela we are willing to celebrate it with you as last year due to the refurbishment we couldn’t.

To us Halloween is one of the most fun parties ever as we get to wear costumes and we get to find the child in us.

As Thursday is round the corner, here at Hotel Angela, we are putting the final touches to the Halloween Party we have stored for you. We really hope you love it!

On this occasion we have decorated our entertainment room in a special way as our theme party will be held there. On that night we will have good fun Halloween games and also a Halloween based comic performance.

This year the funny pumpkin competition for our staff will also come back. In 2011 we did it for the first time and although most of them had no experience decorating pumpkins they did an impressing job, so this year their creativity will surely surprise us once more.

If right now you are staying with us at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, from tomorrow Tuesday you will have the chance to see and vote for their scary pumpkins as they will be displayed by reception. If you are not here, do not worry, you will be able to see them and vote on our Facebook page.

We have no idea how spooky they are going to look, but we are certain that it will be terribly difficult to choose our favourite!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Max’s Caravan

21Oct

Max’s Caravan is one of the most legendary tourist attractions on Costa del Sol.Max's Caravan - Hotel Ángela Fuengirola

Located in Mijas Pueblo, this peculiar museum opened its doors in 1972 becoming one of the many appeals this beautiful town has.

Professor Max was the stage name of Juan Elegido Millán, a magician and hypnotist from Guadalajara who also studied medicine.

Its bohemian and adventurous spirit made him travel the world. In these travels, he started to get and collect miniatures.

The collection exhibited counts with 360 pieces. The most popular of them are the portrait of Abraham Lincoln on a pin head or Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Dinner on a rice grain.

Max’s Caravan is a unique museum on Costa del Sol and around the world. It is open daily and it is situated in Avenida Del Compás, one of the main streets in Mijas.

If we have managed to awaken your curiosity and you are one of those who appreciate peculiar stuff Hotel Angela recommends you to go to Mijas and visit this special museum.

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations