Fuengirola, Things To See and Do
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.
Andalucia has festivals throughout the year, in its myriad towns and villages, from the smallest-scale pilgrimage, to the massive city fairs. The two most important are Semana Santa (Holy Week) and the Ferias - most notably Seville, Cordoba, Jerez, Granada and Malaga. See Andalucia at its most colourful and joyous.
This mesmerising art form, which encompasses both music and dance, is full of the heat and passion of Andalucia. You can get a taste of the swirling dance and emotion-filled music in most towns and all cities, with venues offering several shows every day - although the spontaneous variety, late at night in a crowded bar, can feel more authentic.
With all the fabulous freshly-caught fish, locally-grown fruit and vegetables and extra virgin olive oil, how could Andalucia's restaurants not be top-league? Tapas bars galore, Michelin-starred restaurants, and countless palate-pleasing experiences await you.
There are hundreds of music and dance events taking place in Andalucia every year, especially in the summer. There are thousands of sporting events at all levels.
Most Andalucians don't even have dinner before 10pm, so after eating it's straight onto copas - spirits with a mixer. In summer, everything moves outside, and often upwards - to roof terrace bars, or beach bars if you're near the sea. Nightclubs offer the latest tunes for those who want to shake their thing.
You will never be short of things to do and see in Andalucia - from high-velocity slides in water parks, to whale-watching, wildlife parks and aquariums, or a dose of culture in one of the hundreds of museums or historic castles around the region. Whatever your tastes for holiday entertainment, family or grown-up, you will find something to suit.
Sould Park opened a children's park adjacent to Fuengirola Port on 20th February 2015. This park is over 3000m2 and consists of 15 rides for children to enjoy.
Access to the park is not free and works on a top up card system where the cards are free to obtain and then you can top up as little or as much as you want onto to the card. Sould Park makes for a great day out for the kids.
Monday - Friday: 17:00 to 21:00 hrs
Saturdays & public holidays: 11:30 to 22:00
Sundays: 11:30 to 21:00
For more information call Sould Park on: + 34 93 845 32 41
Costa Water Park
Off shore water park. Bright Green Yellow and Blue slides and floating rafts. There are three in Fuengirola, one off Carvajal beach, one of Los Boliches and another off Fuengirola beach. Open 11.00 to 20.00 hrs June to Setember. Purchase an armband ftom the Kiosk on the adjacent beach. One hour 10€ and all day 25€ and swim out and join the fun.
Andalucia is famous for its beautiful horses. For the expert or the beginner, there is horse riding at the Rancho El Rengo. As well as riding lessons, there are organised treks around the local countryside and along the dry river bed. The stables also have a bar/restaurant - perfect for the times you have worked up an appetite after a ride. You will find Rancho El Rengo at Ctra. Cerros del Aguila, La Vega, opposite the castle. Tel: 677 086 539.
For the keen golfer, Fuengirola is ideal, since it is right in the heart of the Costa del Golf. The golf courses of Mijas are just a few kilometres from Fuengirola.
The is a good skateboard park near Miramar shopping centre (or the Castle) west of the river between Calle San Cayetano and Calle Virgin del Rosario. Suitable for both skate boarding and BMX riders. friendly atosphere with good community. Cafe on site.
Small track on the roof of the Miramar Shopping Centre.
Mijas Water Park
Parque Aquatico Mijas. Located tecnically in Las Lagunas district of Mijas but any tourits would be forgiven for thinking it was Fuengjrola. Right next to the A-7 coast road as it by-passes Fuengirola. More>
Actually just over the border in Mijas the Costa del Sol Hipodrome (horse racing venue) has had a checkquered past since it opened in the 1990's. Access is from Fuengirola. west of river head inland oposite the castle on Calle Tramo de Union. Sunday market in the car park. More>
Lets not forget the Orange tourist (road) train that runs in the summer mornings and evenings. It starts on the front near the port and heads east to Torreblanca before turning round and returning inland all the way for a rest stop by the skateboard park near the Miramar centre before returning to the port. Tickets 8€ (2015) and last all day. Advertised as 'Hop on Hop off' however you would need to advise the driver before you board of any stop requests.