The Fair of Los Boliches and the Day of Virgen del Carmen

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If you have had the fortune of having stayed with us before this time of year you might already know that this week is very important in our neighbourhood, Los Boliches.

From Wednesday the 12th to Sunday the 16th of July the Fair of Los Boliches is on, so if right now you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you to visit the fairground as that is where the fair is held.

Sunday the 16th of July is in fact the most important day of this week as it is the day of Virgen del Carmen.

Although this is celebrated by all locals in Los Boliches it is lived in a different and a more intense way as Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of sailors and our neighbourhood back in the day was a typical fishermen’s quarter.

Being a man of the sea is a very hard and risky job, so due to the protection they believe the virgin gives them every 16th of July many of them take her out in procession as a way to express their gratitude.

This procession is considered by many as the most unique and special of the year as the Virgin ends up in the sea surrounded by boats and fireworks.

If this Sunday you are staying at Hotel Angela we would like to invite you to enjoy this celebration in the evening from our pool area.

Try not to miss one of the most beautiful celebrations in Fuengirola!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations