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FuengirolaSpain

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 City Centre

Fuengirola City Centre

4/5Very Good!(102 area reviews)

The pristine beaches and ample dining options are top of the list for many visitors to Fuengirola City Centre. A stop by Bioparc Fuengirola or Fuengirola Beach might round out your trip.

Fuengirola City Centre

Top hotels in Fuengirola

Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
3 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana, 32, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €53 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Fuengirola City Centre hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola S.A.M. and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola ...

3.9/5Good! (1,103 reviews)
Great Central Hotel

"Second time I've stayed here and once again a great stay. It was only the covid restrictions that made the stay frustrating but thats not the hotels fault."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo Rey De Espana 87, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €56 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

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! (960 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
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €48 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fuengirola Beach and Los Boliches Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Tivoli ...

3.7/5Good! (1,124 reviews)

"The staff are very helpful and efficient. Good value."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hotel 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.

Holiday Rentals in Fuengirola

Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €48 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fuengirola Beach and Los Boliches Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Tivoli ...

3.7/5Good! (1,124 reviews)

"The staff are very helpful and efficient. Good value."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Calle San Miguel, 1, Fuengirola, Malaga

This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Centro Comercial Miramar and Bioparc Fuengirola. Fuengirola Beach ...

4/5Very Good! (226 reviews)
Review

"The room was basic but it was clean. The reception staff were friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
HTL10-Vistamar
HTL10-Vistamar
3 out of 5
Calle Martínez Catena, 6 , Fuengirola

Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Fuengirola Beach, Los Boliches Beach and Bioparc Fuengirola. Centro ...

4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)

"Ac not working, since the property had no maintenance there was a couple of places that was were not clean"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

HTL10-Vistamar
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.

Popular places to visit in Fuengirola

Los Boliches Beach
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Los Boliches Beach

4.5/5(173 reviews)

Enjoy the spirit of Fuengirola at one of its most buzzing beaches, where the dark sand makes for a striking appearance and the facilities are excellent. 

El Castillo Beach
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El Castillo Beach

Give yourself lots of time to explore this gorgeous strand, which connects with the longest beach in the Fuengirola area and is overlooked by a 10th-century castle.

Sohail Castle
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Sohail Castle

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Get a sense of Fuengirola’s long history at its most iconic landmark, a 10th-century castle that now houses a museum and hosts regular festivals. 

Top things to do in Fuengirola

Gibraltar Sightseeing - Full Day Tour
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Gibraltar Sightseeing - Full Day Tour

€65
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas - Full Day Tour
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Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas - Full Day Tour

€44
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Tangier by Ferry - Full Day Tour
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Tangier by Ferry - Full Day Tour

€108
Per adult
Bioparc Fuengirola Admission
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Bioparc Fuengirola Admission

€20
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Full Day Round Trip Granada & Alhambra
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Full Day Round Trip Granada & Alhambra

€80
Per adult
Light Mountain Bike Tour around Fuengirola and Mijas
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Light Mountain Bike Tour around Fuengirola and Mijas

€48
Per adult

Reviews of Fuengirola

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 52.4390243902439%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 40.24390243902439%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.7073170731707314%
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.6097560975609756%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Mar 2020

Love the place, very friendly, lots of excursion options, great restaurant options

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

A lovely town, plenty of places to eat and drink, lovely and flat for easy walking and exploring the area and very easy to get around the area using public transport.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

There is more Fuengirola than meets the eye just take the time to explore.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

street sellers are really disgusting ,invading your privacy and leisure time,they DO NOT know what " NO " means.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Jan 2020

really happy place to visit with great rail and bus links. taxi druvers very polite

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Jan 2020

Lovely place pyr in the throng of everything.

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