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Fuengirola

Caption Sunshine days are almost guaranteed in Fuengirola. © Michelle Chaplow
Sunshine days are almost guaranteed in Fuengirola.

OVERVIEW OF FUENGIROLA

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. 

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

There are a number of privately operated health clinics in Fuengirola for patients to go without referal as an alternative to the state health service.

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… More →

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,… More →

Travel video to Fuengirola, Spain staying at Myramar Hotel. Visiting Costa Del Sol, Bioparc and Castillo Sohail by Ayman Mazzal.

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… More →

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… More →

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 (… More →

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 (… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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,… More →

Zoos aren't what they used to be, fortunately. You won't find miserable animals pacing up and down shoebox cages, clinging to solitary branches or paddling around in sad puddles at Bioparc… More →

Fuengirola is a hub for cafés, bars and restaurants on the Costa del Sol. The city has some of the best restaurants on this stretch of coastline, including everything from authentic Spanish… More →

Like all towns of its dimensions, Fuengirola has commonly known districts, which are handy as landmarks and reference when getting around: El Centro (The heart of the centre of Fuengirola is the… More →

See below a selection of excellent group excursions from Costa del Sol with Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise it… More →

Information about the cinemas in Fuengirola. Address and link to listing of Alfil multicines Parque del Sol and >Cinesur Parque Miramar.

 

 

Previously, a tiny fishing village, Fuengirola has become a vibrant metropolis with character.  The advent of many up-market tapa bars, good cafes and restaurants, interspersed with chic boutiques and other shops of interest, as well as fabulous beaches makes it the perfect holiday destination.  The main square, Plaza de la Constitución, has been re-designed but still retains its unique enchantment.  It looks pretty especially at Christmas, when it is decorated with very attractive lights and ornaments.  It is also attractive during the Fuengirola summer feria, when the whole town takes part in the annual street celebrations.  A walk down the narrow, pedestrian streets leading off the main square is a voyage of discovery for the many visitors, who come across some of the hidden secrets and delightful corners of this friendly, Andalucian town.

Fuengirola, Roman Temple
Fuengirola, Roman Temple

Beaches in Fuengirola

One of the Fuengirola’s main attractions is, of course, its wonderful seven kilometres (five miles) of sandy beaches, stretching from the Sohail Castle to the west and Torreblanca to the east.

 

Shopping


Fuengirola has all the amenities and comforts you need but in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Whether you love shopping, or looking for a good gym or municipal sports centres.

 

 

Watersports


Water sports are strongly featured in this coastal resort. Where better to get to grips with speed boats, jet skis, parasailing than at the cool Marina.

 

Getting around Fuengirola

If perhaps you need a more personal hand finding things then you may want to try a Viator guided tour on our excursions page, which always prove to be enjoyable. Buses in Fuengirola run quite regularly to places along the coast such as Torremolinos and Marbella all the way to Estepona and Algeciras. Hire a car is best way to get around as public transport is limited.  Consult our general Car Hire page.

 

 

HISTORY

Since the 1960’s, foreigners have been discovering the joys of living in Fuengirola. At the beginning of the 1960’s, there were around 8,500 people living in this small village. By 1980 there were some 30,000 and now there are over 63,000 official residents. In the summer season, this number swells enormously with tourists. read about the history of Fuengirola

Next Places

The next places along the Costa del Sol to the East are Mijas and Benalmadena and to the West are Mijas Costa, Calahonda, Cabopino and Marbella.

 

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