Located close to Malaga city, Fuengirola is one of the Costa de Sol's most popular seaside resorts, with lots of great restaurants, extensive beaches and an enviable climate. Fuengirola is a firm favourite with families and couples.
Just 25km from Malaga Airport on the popular Costa del Sol, this Mediterranean coastal town offers winter sun or a lively summer experience. Popular among tourists due to its' accessibility and inexpensive cost of living, Fuengirola has become one of the most popular destinations on this costa.
Fuengirola’s tourist journey began all the way back in the 1960s, and today it is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol. The town was originally a fishing village, the centre of which is the Plaza de la Constitución, although the old fishing village isn’t visible today.
Fuengirola is one of the Costa del Sol's most popular resorts, being just 25km from Malaga, located between Marbella and Benalmadena. This seaside town has an excellent selection of hotels for all your holiday needs, from five-star deluxe resorts, to more low-key family-run establishments and self-catering apartments.
Only 25km from Malaga International Airport is the town of Fuengirola – one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol. Easily accessible by road, rail or bus, it is not difficult to see why this buzzing cosmopolitan town on the Mediterranean is the number one choice for so many.
See below a selection of excellent private party or family excursions from Costa del Sol with or affiliate partner Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise it yourself.
For the more adventurous thrill seekers, there is parasailing - where you are strapped into a seat which is suspended from a large parachute and carried along which attached to a power boat. If flying along on your own is a bit too much of a challenge, you can fly with a friend and even up to groups of five.
The Fuengirola tourist office is located in the centre of town a few minutes walk from the train or bus station. It was located in the 1992 restoration of the old pre 1970 railway station which, built in brick and stone and stands out amongst the concrete.
The gourmet market in Fuengirola, Mercado La Galería, opened in February, 2016, but became a favourite place for locals and visitors to meet straightaway. Right in the heart of the town, between the Plaza de la Constitución and the sea, Arquitectos Martín have created an attractive space with a barrel-vaulted glass roof that lets the light flood in.
Some visitors to Fuengirola want to do nothing but kick back, soak up the sun and forget the pressures of everyday life. And who can blame them? But if you're after animal adventures, high-octane sporting experiences, or some fascinating history and culture, you've come to the right place.
Fuengirola has some particularly interesting festivals: April: The International Fair : “La Feria de los Pueblos”. This is a wonderful fair, which is held in the main fairground of Fuengirola (between train stations of Fuengirola and Los Boliches) and lasts for a week. In just one day, you can visit up to 50 countries.
Some companies offer luxury yacht and boat hire, a luxury sailing concierge, who can arrange almost everything from sunset cruises with fine dining to trips to Morocco and Portugal. All in all it's great to see Andalucia from the sea.
The RENFE train station in Fuengirola (952 128 079) is located on Avenida Jesús Santos Rein, just one road away from the bus station. From here you can catch the Fuengirola to Malaga commuter (cercanías) trainline C-1 which takes 48 minutes to get to Malaga City, via Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Malaga Airport.
The bus station in Fuengirola is located in the town centre, on Calle Jacinto Benavente, just one road away from the train station. From here you can take buses along the Costa del Sol, west to Algeciras and east to Malaga.
Fuengirola is a mecca for partygoers and clubbers of all ages. Not only does it boast some of the best disco pubs and clubs on the Costa del Sol, but everything is situated close to the centre of town which is ideal for bar hoppers. Attracting thousands of tourists during the summer season, Fuengirola caters to all tastes and requirements.
Fuengirola is famous for its seven kilometre (5 mile) stretch of sandy beach, beginning at the Sohail Castle to the west (at the Beatriz Spa Hotel) and ending at Torreblanca to the east. The promenade is officially called Paseo Maritimo Rey de España. (Promenade).
The history of Fuengirola dates back to Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman and Arabic times. Historical reference was made of the town during the 2nd century B.C. Roman remains have been found which include sculptures, one of which is the well known so-called 'Venus of Fuengirola', which is now an exhibit in the History Museum - Museo de Historia.
Fuengirola has plenty to offer shoppers both in the old town and outside. In the old town centre, around the main square Plaza de la Constitucion, there are many designer clothes shops, interesting small boutiques. Choose from one of the many high street shops such as Zara, Benetton, Pull & Bear.