Fuengirola, « Little Finland »

10Juin

It is quite obvious that Fuengirola is a very international town as it is visited by an important number of tourists and it also has many foreign residents, but did you know that Fuengirola has the biggest Finnish community outside Scandinavia?Centro Finlandia - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

The first Finnish arrived in the 70s and from that moment they have not really stopped.

Due to the big number of Finnish people who nowadays live in Fuengirola they have their own media and even their own Finnish school, a unique and outstanding school in Spain that it is considered to have an excellent educational system.

These days at Los Boliches Library you can even find some books in Finnish. The reason is that the majority of them loves Los Boliches and chooses the Los Pacos district as their favourite place to live, therefore the number of establishments owned by Finnish people in Los Boliches and Los Pacos is quite big.

By the way, have you ever visited the Finnish shopping centre in Los Boliches right beside Hotel Angela?

This shopping centre called “Centro Finlandia” is a reference to the Finnish community in Fuengirola, as there you can find all kind of Finnish establishments like shops with Finnish products, a restaurant or a beauty salon.

It is open from Monday to Friday from 9 A.M to 8 P.M and Saturdays from 10 A.M to 2 P.M.

As Hotel Angela is so close we encourage you to visit it. You will get to see the most international side of Fuengirola!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

We love horses

03Juin

At Hotel Angela we are real horse lovers and this has always being present in the hotel decoration.Restaurant of Hotel Angela - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

After the refurbishment the restaurant has a fresher and more modern look, but despite the changes we wanted the hotel to keep its essence, so because of this now some beautiful horses in metallic colour decorate the new walls. What do you think about them? To us they have the wow factor and we really love the contrast of colours.

As you know we have also been refurbishing the entertainment room as we wanted it to be a much more beautiful and comfortable place for you to enjoy the great shows we offer you. Today it is all about horses so we would love you to “adopt” the horses that have decorated the walls of our entertainment room for years.Posters from the Entertainment Room - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

The posters will be sold for modest price of 5 euros and all money raised will be donated to charity.

If like us you also love horses and you would like to have a “souvenir” from Hotel Angela at home please let us know by emailing us at rrpp@mlhoteles.com

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Sohail Castle

28Mai

Hotel Angela is a legendary hotel with lots of history. The city of Fuengirola also knows lots about history as has one of the biggest historic heritages in Costa del Sol, so for this reason a few weeks ago we recommended you to visit the Fuengirola History Museum but… have you ever visited our castle?Sohail Castle - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

The Fuengirola castle is known as Sohail Castle and the caliph Abderraman III in the 10th Century was the one who ordered its construction. Strategically located up on a hill and beside the mouth of the Fuengirola River its main purpose was being a fortress to control the coast.

This fortress has been destroyed and rebuilt on a few occasions and nowadays is considered as the most important tourist attraction in town.

This is not only an attraction though as it also hosts several events organised by the City Council and concerts during the summer months.

The castle is approximately 2 miles away from Hotel Angela and it is possible to get there walking down the promenade.

If you have not seen it yet make the most of these beautiful spring days to have a nice walk and explore this interesting area of Fuengirola….Because in Fuengirola you can enjoy the sun and our history at the same time!!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations