Sister cities

18marras

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

12marras

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

Malaga almonds

04marras

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