Benefits of the ”Siesta”


A few days ago, talking with some guests here at Hotel Angela, they asked me about ”siesta”. They were telling me that they had never practised this and during these holidays they had started to do it everyday. They were surprised to see how energised and revitalised they felt and this inspired me to share with you this post with information on the healthy benefits of a ”siesta”.


’Siesta’ is a brief nap taken afer the meal, very common in Spain. Although this country is worlwide known for this way of living, it is not only done in Spain. Many other hot countries also take a siesta. It is said that it is good for your health as it preventes tiredness, stress and improves your blood circulation, thus, your health. But it is also a biological response as the blood level of glucose decreases causing drowsiness that may tempt you to take a nap.

If you are not used to naps take our advice: don’t sleep more than a half an hour, but surely try a siesta. Here, at the Costa del Sol, is the best place to experience this fit tradition.

Relax….. zzzzzzz…….


Yara Martin
Guest Relations Manager

Let’s take care of the environment


It´s time to think green. The Hotel Angela is already adapted to this new thought in which everyone concentrates in protecting the earth. Low-consuming lights, double glass windows, economizing water taps and the incorporation in 2009 of led lights in common areas are some of the ways this hotel at Fuengirola pretends to help.

There are many ways of taking care of the environment and one of the most important and easy to do is recycling. At our hotel we recycle anything that is recyclable:

  • Oil – from the kitchens is collected by a specialized company that then makes natural soap amongst other things.
  • Glass bottles and containers – are returned to be used again.
  • Cardboard
  • Lightbulbs
  • Batteries – at the front desk you will find a container to drop any you might have.
  • Plastic
  • Paper – from all the office work, we use both sides and then send it to recycle.
  • Water – from the air conditioning units and buffet engines used to water the garden and plants in the hotel.


All this actions are very important to keep our earth in good conditions. Just to give you an idea of the impact little gestures can have, we have measured that we recycle 2500 Liters of water every day at Hotel Angela. Don’t you think this is something we should think about seriously? Can you imagine how much we can all do together?


As part of our enthusiasm for the planet and the environment, we invite all our guests and readers to share this view and take care of the world for the generations to come. To contribute to this purpose you may help us recycle plastic, paper, cardboard, batteries…as well as offering new ideas or suggestions in our Facebook, by email or by mail.


It is all about caring and team work.

Yara Martin
Guest Relations Manager

When the heat rises in Fuengirola…


We will soon be into September and this announces the summer will shortly get to an end. However the heat is still at its peak and from the Hotel Angela, we would like to give you some advice on how to overcome the high temperatures which you are not used to.

During the summer season the temperatures in Malaga go from a minimum of 23ºC to a maximum of 36ºC. On some occasions the temperature goes even higher than the maximum and this is when we have to be aware of what to do for a good health.

  • Hydration
  • Use soft colored clothing
  • Eat light meals
  • Don´t abuse of caffeine

These points are essential to stay in good shape when the heat is strong. And remember it all applies whether or not you are practicing sports or any physical activity. So drink plenty of water, even if you are not thirsty

We do know you all take well care of yourselves at the pool and beach always, which is the best refreshing solution we could recommend. However should you have any questions about this matter please don’t hesitate to ask at reception, where we will give you some advice on what to do on very hot days so you can enjoy your visit to Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, to the fullest.

Yara Martín
Guest Relations Manager