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Fuengirola

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Fuengirola

Popular among expats, Northern European travelers and domestic vacationers, this sun-drenched coastal town offers convenient, well-maintained beaches.

Fuengirola has long been a popular destination for tourists seeking a convenient beach break. Join the many British expats who make their home here as well as European tourists discovering historic monuments, soaking up the sun and enjoying the buzzing nightlife.

The Costa del Sol is big among sun worshippers who flock to its beaches for sunbathing. Among the most popular urban beaches in Fuengirola is the blue flag-awarded Carvajal, a 1,480-foot-long (450-meter) stretch of dark sand north of the city center. Rent lounge chairs, swim in the safe waters and sip cocktails at beach bars.

South of here and closer to the town center is Los Boliches Beach, which backs onto Fuengirola’s old fishing quarter. Bring the whole family to this wide, well-equipped beach. While here, wander the historic neighborhood behind the beach, which still retains much of its original charm.

For some cultural appreciation, explore the History Museum. Exhibits contain archaeological finds from Ancient Carthage as well as Moorish items. Continue learning about local history at Sohail Castle. This hilltop fortress, which has stood here in some form since the 10th century, is a city icon. Also within easy reach of the city is Finca del Secretario, where you’ll find the remains of an old Roman spa resort.

In the Bioparc Fuengirola animals roam freely in spacious plots designed to resemble their natural habitats. See white tigers and other large cats, as well as chimpanzees, reptiles and pygmy hippos.

Don’t miss the town’s Tuesday street market, which draws in visitors from all around the Costa del Sol. Shop for souvenirs, handbags and shoes. On Saturday, a flea market takes place.

Find Fuengirola just 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Malaga Airport. Rent a car, take a taxi or ride the train to the town center. It is possible to get around the beachfront and city center on foot. Suburban trains run along the coast, while local bus companies also offer routes in the vicinity.

Where to stay in Fuengirola

Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo Rey De Espana 87, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €104 per night from 25 Jul to 25 Jul
Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Benalmadena ...
3.9/5Very Good! (980 reviews)
"Amazing service and good quality for the money. We stayed and ILUNION in both Malaga and Fuengirola and can only recommend it. Clean, good location, friendly service and good COVID-19 measurements."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
Avenida del Higueron, 48, Fuengirola
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €186 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Offering direct access to the beach, this Fuengirola hotel is next to a golf course, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Carvajal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Torrequebrada ...
4.4/5Excellent! (57 reviews)
Value for (little) money
"What you pay is what you get, spacious, somewhat oddly styled "5 star" hotel. Paying rather little compared to other 5 stars in the region already tells you what to expect.... Employees from friendly to correct, good experience."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2021

Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
Apartamentos Nuriasol
Apartamentos Nuriasol
3 out of 5
Av de Francisco Rivera Paquirri, 23-25, Fuengirola, Malaga
Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Roman Archaeological Park and Los Boliches Beach. Fuengirola Beach and Bioparc ...
4/5Very Good! (654 reviews)
"Excellent place to stay close to all amenities very helpful staff on reception"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Apartamentos Nuriasol
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sur Suites La Dorada
Sur Suites La Dorada
3.5 out of 5
Calle General Rodrigo 1, Fuengirola
The price is €180 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Selwo Marina are ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"This property was wonderful and a great location. Apartment style living with all the amenities. We will definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Sur Suites La Dorada
Apartamento Los Boliches
Apartamento Los Boliches
3.5 out of 5
Situated in Fuengirola, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Carvajal ...
Apartamento Los Boliches
Apartamentos Mary
Apartamentos Mary
2 out of 5
Avda. Torreblanca 5, Fuengirola, Malaga
Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this beach apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Torreblanca Beach and Carvajal Beach. Los Boliches Beach and ...
3.6/5Good! (18 reviews)
Very comfortable stay
"Very comfortable stay, clean, tidy and very quite area WiFi is very poor"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Apartamentos Mary
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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