3rd Edition of Malaga Flamenco Biennial


The Malaga Flamenco Biennial always takes place on odd years and, even if it has been on pause for a while, this 2013 it is standing strong.Malaga Flamenco Biennial - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

It started on the 28th of February and it will last a bit less than 7 months. To be more precise there will be 29 weeks on which many activities related to flamenco, like flamenco shows, concerts or exhibitions, will take place.

The activities and performances organised by the Flamenco Biennial not only will be held in Malaga city but also in more than 30 towns in the Malaga region; luckily Fuengirola is one of them!

Next Saturday the 6th of July at 10:30 P.M there will be a concert by a flamenco singer from Huelva called Argentina that is part of its programme. This fantastic concert is one of the most important ones organised by the Biennial and will be held in Castillo Sohail, the perfect setting for this kind of event.

Argentina will come to Fuengirola to present “Un viaje por el cante”, one of the best selling albums in Spain since it was launched which has given her get a great reputation.

If at the moment you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, you love flamenco and you would like to go to this unique concert in Costa del Sol you can either buy your ticket at Castillo Sohail 2 hours before it starts or do it online at www.malagaentradas.com

Enjoy good music!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

How to make paella


Back in September we dedicated a blog entry to one of the most important dishes of Spanish cuisine: paella.Paella - Hotel Ángela Fuengirola

Many of you already know how to prepare a beautiful paella as every second week here at Hotel Angela our lovely PR Alison shows you how to cook one and explains you the secrets of this tasty dish.

At Hotel Angela we are big food lovers so, as the paella recipe has been requested by some of our guests, today we would like to share it with you.

There you go …

INGREDIENTS (6 servings)

–          600g rice

–          500g clams

–          300g prawns

–          2 ripe tomatoes

–          1 green pepper

–          2 cloves of garlic

–          Paella colouring

–          Parsley

–          800g chicken

–          200g squid

–          1 small onion

–          150g peas

–          2 red peppers

–          10 strands of saffron

–          Salt

–          ½ cup olive oil


Wash the clams in cold water with a bit of salt; open them in a saucepan with ½ cup of water, strain and reserve the clams and the resulting stock separately. Wash the peppers, deseed them and chop them. Wash the chicken and chop it. Wash the squid and cut it into pieces. Peel the prawns and boil the shell and heads for 10 minutes; strain and reserve the stock. Heat the oil in a paella pan and fry the chicken until golden; add the squid, sauté for a few minutes and add the finely chopped onion, the peppers, the peas and the peeled tomatoes. Sauté for 15 minutes. Add the rice, stir and pour in the reserved stock and some more water as it will have to double the volume of the rice. Mix the peeled garlic with parsley and saffron and add it to the paella, season and add a bit of colouring. Let it cook for 10 minutes on a high heat. Lower the heat and cook for about 6-7 minutes. Finally add the prawns and clams. Let it rest for about 3-4 minutes and serve…Very easy, right?

Paella is a very summery dish, so now that you have the recipe and the good weather is here we are sure that you will be willing to have a wonderful dinner party at home and cook it for your friends and family! Let us know how it goes! We are sure it will be a success!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

The ”Júas”


Springtime is coming to an end and summertime is round the corner. San Juan’s Night, the night of the 23rd of June, means the start of the summer and as it is getting closer here at Hotel Angela we have already started with the preparations for this important celebration. 

On this important night the “Júas” are the highlight, but what is a “Júas”?

A “Júas” is a big handmade doll made with fabrics and other easy to find materials. It is thought that the name “Júas” comes from the name Judas, so the doll is supposed to represent the traitor apostle. As it represents an evil character the “Júas” gets burnt at midnight in order to leave bad things behind and start the summer in a good way.

In previous years here at Hotel Angela we have created our own doll, so this year we will do so again. Next Tuesday the 18th of june at 11:30 A.M our PR Alison will be by the pool helping you to make our own amazing “Júas”, it will be good fun!

As every year it will be a pleasure to us to celebrate the arrival of summer with all of you on Sunday the 23rd of June from 11:30 P.M. at the Rivera Beach Club, opposite Hotel Yaramar; you only have to sign up in reception.  We will see how our “Júas” burns away at midnight, will have a great time and we will welcome summer in a great way!

Are you ready for the change of season?

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations