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

Leonardo Hotel Fuengirola Costa del Sol
Leonardo Hotel Fuengirola Costa del Sol
4 out of 5
Calle Doctor Galvez Ginachero, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
The price is €76 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Lovely hotel
"Lovely hotel. Comfortable bed. Nice and quite and very safe. Big rooms and good air con"

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

Leonardo Hotel Fuengirola Costa del Sol
Occidental Fuengirola
Occidental Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Calle Miguel Marquez, 43, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €132 per night from 11 Jun to 12 Jun
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 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (213 reviews)
"Hotel was good overall. Little things like charging for room safes felt a little wrong. Free fridge was good and staff on reception weren't ultra friendly (but I didn’t go to make friends). On the whole a good hotel, clean with excellent food."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Occidental Fuengirola
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
4 out of 5
Autovia A7, km 207, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
The price is €111 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (969 reviews)
"It was great if at breakfast was much more vegetables. Almost none was there"

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2022

Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
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 PYR Fuengirola
Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
The price is €78 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
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 ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,203 reviews)
Comfortable but noisy
"Reasonably priced close to beach and bar/ restaurant area Nice decent sized outside heated pool with lifeguard and hydro lift Breakfast good, cereals, pastries, hot/cold, bread/toast, coffee, juices Balcony, kitchenette Safe needs a key Clean but dated Beware noise from beachfront bars west side ..."

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2022

Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
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! (248 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
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! (700 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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