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

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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. 

 

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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