Fuengirola
Travel Guide

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 €66 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr

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 Selwo Marina ...

3.9/5Very Good! (981 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 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 18 Apr to 19 Apr

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

3.9/5Good! (998 reviews)

"Excellent stay and will definitely be back again"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Boutique X
Boutique X
3 out of 5
Av. Condes de San Isidro, 68, 29640, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €98 per night from 13 Apr to 14 Apr

Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bioparc Fuengirola, Fuengirola Adventure Golf and Parque Acuatico Mijas. El ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (145 reviews)

"Very centrally positioned within walking distance of everything. Beautiful views of park. Rooms on the tiny side."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Boutique X
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 €61 per night from 19 Apr to 20 Apr

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! (1,131 reviews)
PYR Fuengirola

"First time at PYR, very impressed with staff and the cleaning of the hotel during this period of Covid situation and will be staying again for new year."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2020

Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
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! (652 reviews)

"Excellent place to stay close to all amenities very helpful staff on reception"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Apartamentos Nuriasol
Sur Suites La Dorada
Sur Suites La Dorada
3.5 out of 5
Calle General Rodrigo 1, Fuengirola

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Benalmadena Marina ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (17 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
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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Reviews of Fuengirola

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5/5 - Excellent

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21 Mar 2020

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

4/5 - Good

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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

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12 Mar 2020

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

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2 Mar 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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31 Jan 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Jan 2020

Lovely place pyr in the throng of everything.