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
The price is €88 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Tivoli ...
3.9/5Very Good! (976 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
Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
Avenida del Higueron, 48, Fuengirola
The price is €127 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Offering direct access to the beach, this Fuengirola hotel is next to a golf course, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Carvajal Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Torrequebrada ...
4.3/5Excellent! (70 reviews)
Value for (little) money
"What you pay is what you get, spacious, somewhat oddly styled "5 star" hotel. Paying rather little compared to other 5 stars in the region already tells you what to expect.... Employees from friendly to correct, good experience."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2021

Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
Occidental Fuengirola
Occidental Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Calle Miguel Marquez, 43, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €97 per night from 12 Oct to 12 Oct
Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bioparc Fuengirola, El Castillo Beach, and Fuengirola Adventure Golf. Centro ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (141 reviews)
"Very nice, well appointed with a relaxing atmosphere and lovely staff."

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

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
The price is €68 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Centro Comercial Miramar and Fuengirola Adventure Golf. Bioparc ...
4/5Very Good! (230 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
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 €71 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located on the riverwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Fuengirola Adventure Golf, Bioparc Fuengirola and Centro Comercial ...
4.1/5Very Good! (545 reviews)
"2 day stop off. Hotel in clean condition. Basic facilities in room. Very close to shopping centre. Good for free parking."

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2019

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is €80 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
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! (1,140 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
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