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, 29640
The price is €63 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec
€63
per night
19 Dec - 20 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4/5 Very Good! (991 reviews)
"Great staff lovely surroundings great hotel rooms starting to get a little bit dated all in all really good"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2022

Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
Apartamentos Nuriasol
Apartamentos Nuriasol
3 out of 5
Av de Francisco Rivera Paquirri, 23-25, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (787 reviews)
Clean and quiet apartment 😌
"Clean and quiet apartment near Los Boliches train station Comfortable for a couple but would be a squeeze for 4 people. Be aware that"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2022

Apartamentos Nuriasol
Occidental Fuengirola
Occidental Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Calle Miguel Marquez, 43, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
The price is €96 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec
€96
per night
17 Dec - 18 Dec
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (306 reviews)
Great hotel
"The hotel was clean and good for an overnight business stay. Breakfast excellent with a great choice for everyone"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2022

Occidental Fuengirola
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.
Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Calle San Miguel, 1, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the family amenities and ...
4/5 Very Good! (286 reviews)
Family holiday
"We had a really nice holiday, staff very nice and friendly. The entire complex was kept at a very high standard , hygiene wise. The pool absolutely lovely, only thing is , I had asked about PHand Chlorine levels, but no one could answer me. It would be a good idea if levely were shown for everyone ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2022

Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
Apartamentos Nuriasol
Apartamentos Nuriasol
3 out of 5
Av de Francisco Rivera Paquirri, 23-25, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (787 reviews)
Clean and quiet apartment 😌
"Clean and quiet apartment near Los Boliches train station Comfortable for a couple but would be a squeeze for 4 people. Be aware that"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2022

Apartamentos Nuriasol
Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,299 reviews)
Great hotel
"It is a really nice hotel with fantastic views and at a great location at the heart of the marina. All the staff were friendly and really helpful. Maid service everyday that left you with plenty of soap, shampoo, toilet rolls etc which other hotels I have stayed at haven't, so you end up buying more ..."

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2022

Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
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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