Virgen del Carmen Day

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If you have had the fortune of having stayed at Hotel Angela this time of year you might already know that today is very important day in Los Boliches.

The Virgen del Carmen festival is celebrated in many coastal towns and village across Spain, and the Costa del Sol is one of the best places to enjoy it.

The history of Virgen del Carmen appears in the Old Testament where it is said that during Pentecost prophet Elias saw the Virgin on a cloud and he then built a temple in Mount Carmelo in her honour.

Virgen del Carmen is now the patroness and protector of sailors, fishermen, scuba divers and even the Spanish Army, so they always ask her to provide good conditions for fishing and protect their boats.

In Fuengirola, the procession of Virgen del Carmen will start this evening at around 20:45 from the Virgen del Carmen Church in Los Boliches. This is considered by many as the most unique and special procession of the year as it ends with the Virgin in the sea surrounded by small boats and fireworks.

If you are staying at Hotel Angela this evening we definitely recommend you not to miss this celebration from your balcony or from our pool area.

We hope you enjoy one of the most awaited events of the year in Fuengirola!

Fernando González

Fair of Malaga 2017

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It is mid August and this time of year is when the city of Malaga celebrates its fair.

This year the fair of Malaga started last Saturday the 12th of August and it will be on until Sunday the 20th.

Although the dates can vary a bit this is always on in mid August as it commemorates the reconquest of Malaga by the Catholic Monarchs on the 19th of August 1487.

The fair of Malaga is no doubt the most awaited event of the year not only for locals but also for tourists.

This amazing festival still has a traditional side even if it is quite cosmopolitan and international due to the big amount of visitors from all over the world who come to the city willing to enjoy it.

If at the moment you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we certainly recommend you to visit this fantastic fair which is held from the morning to the early evening in the historical centre of Malaga, around the popular and well known Calle Larios.

There you will have the opportunity to see beautiful flamenco dresses, to watch people dancing the traditional sevillanas and to enjoy some fantastic music performances. Besides, you can also try some delicious tapas and amazing local wines in a very cheerful and happy environment.

As you know getting to Malaga from our hotel is cheap and easy thanks to the train service that connects Fuengirola with Malaga city.

 Have lots of fun at the fair!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Traditional Malaga for “foodies” – Part2

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Today’s recommendations are:

  1. Casa ArandaTraditional Malaga for foodies Part 2 - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

This is considered by many the most legendary café in Malaga city as it has been open non stop for over 84 years. What would we recommend you to order there? “Churros con chocolate” for sure!  No other place makes them tastier!

Nowadays there are 2 Casa Aranda cafés in town: The original one is the one located in Calle Herrería del Rey (very close to the market we recommended you to visit last week) and a more modern one which opened in 2013 and it is located in Calle Santos near the Thyssen Museum.

  1. Casa MiraTraditional Malaga for foodies part 2 - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

To sweet toothed people Casa Mira is another “institution” in Malaga. Their specialities are Spanish nougats (turrón) and artisan ice creams, both of great quality and flavour. There are a few Casa Mira shops in Malaga, though the 3 most popular ones are the ones right in the city centre: The oldest opened in 1890 and it is located in Calle Nueva. The one in famous Calle Larios opened in 1943 and less than a year ago a new Casa Mira opened in Calle Andrés Pérez. This new establishment is no doubt the nicest of them all as the quality and flavour of their ice creams is the same but the décor is stunning and the range of gourmet products available is impressive.

  1. Café CentralTraditional Malaga for foodies Part 2 - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

Café Central is on famous Plaza de la Constitución and it is our last recommendation of the day.  Although you can order lots of things there, what makes this place unique is its coffee as in this place is where the peculiar way we ask for coffee in Malaga was invented.

Its founder in 1954 was who after observing his customers’ likes decided to established different funny names to coffee depending on how much milk contained.

 Well, these last 2 weeks we have recommended you a total of 6 fantastic bars / cafés in Malaga city so if next time you explore the city you get a bit hungry,  you can always check our suggestions.

 Having fun and eating something nice is pretty easy in Malaga!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations