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

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
3 out of 5
Avda de la Encarnacion 2, Costa del Sol, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €56 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Centro Comercial Miramar, Fuengirola Adventure Golf and Playa ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (546 reviews)
"Much enjoyed relaxing time ,thanx"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2021

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Hotel Las Palmeras
Hotel Las Palmeras
4 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €67 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Playa de San Francisco and Fuengirola Beach. Los Boliches Beach and Bioparc ...
3.4/5 Good! (654 reviews)
"We’ve stayed here many times. Great location and easy for train and bus everywhere. Buffet breakfast is great. Disappointed pool was closed, as weather was lovely for November. Also noisy at night if room is on the entrance side, as pub plays music till 3am! Not every night, but not good to sleep! ..."

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2021

Hotel Las Palmeras
Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park
Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park
4 out of 5
Avenida de las Gaviotas, 23, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €76 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Las Gaviotas Beach and Los Boliches Beach. Fuengirola Beach and Bioparc Fuengirola are ...
3.6/5 Good! (193 reviews)
"Really enjoyable stay. The hotel was bit dated and need of a refurb in places but the Staff were wonderful. Food was also very enjoyable. Would we stay again...YES"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2021

Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park
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.
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €55 per night from 19 Dec to 19 Dec
Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fuengirola Beach and Los Boliches Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Selwo ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,150 reviews)
Great Hotel
"Fast checking in. Reception staff couldnt be more friendly or helpful. Looked after our bags until early evening even though we had checked out. Hotel clean with all amenities as stated. Ideally situated in heart of town."

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2021

Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
3 out of 5
Avda de la Encarnacion 2, Costa del Sol, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €56 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Centro Comercial Miramar, Fuengirola Adventure Golf and Playa ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (546 reviews)
"Much enjoyed relaxing time ,thanx"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2021

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (672 reviews)
"Have been visiting this property for several years. There has been an improvement on cleaning & the new garden Lounger area is a great addition. Location is great for the train & sea front."

Reviewed on 13 Nov 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.

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