Virgen del Carmen Day


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

The Fair of Los Boliches and the Day of Virgen del Carmen


If you have had the fortune of having stayed with us before this time of year you might already know that this week is very important in our neighbourhood, Los Boliches.

From Wednesday the 12th to Sunday the 16th of July the Fair of Los Boliches is on, so if right now you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you to visit the fairground as that is where the fair is held.

Sunday the 16th of July is in fact the most important day of this week as it is the day of Virgen del Carmen.

Although this is celebrated by all locals in Los Boliches it is lived in a different and a more intense way as Virgen del Carmen is the patron saint of sailors and our neighbourhood back in the day was a typical fishermen’s quarter.

Being a man of the sea is a very hard and risky job, so due to the protection they believe the virgin gives them every 16th of July many of them take her out in procession as a way to express their gratitude.

This procession is considered by many as the most unique and special of the year as the Virgin ends up in the sea surrounded by boats and fireworks.

If this Sunday you are staying at Hotel Angela we would like to invite you to enjoy this celebration in the evening from our pool area.

Try not to miss one of the most beautiful celebrations in Fuengirola!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations