Fuengirola holidays

This once sleepy fishing village on the Costa del Sol has blossomed into one of the region’s leading resorts, loved for its sweeping golden coastline and traditional Spanish charm. The resort has a lively town centre focused on a breezy square, and enjoys a fast-paced nightlife scene and delicious local cuisine. The chic marina and towering Moorish fortress set Fuengirola apart from the crowd.

Things to do

Fuengirola’s beautiful Costa del Sol location is a beach paradise, with kilometres of smooth, golden sand curved around the coast. Pick a different beach every day and stroll along the sunny boardwalk that connects them, right the way up to the marina. The marina is the place to go for a relaxing boat excursion along the coast. It’s well worth the walk up to see the town’s landmark, Sohail Castle, perched on a hillside with fantastic views across the whole town. Fuengirola holidays have great nightlife, with a tempting array of waterfront bars, big clubs, tapas bars and pubs to spend the warm evenings in.

Excellent beaches

The resort has a huge eight kilometre stretch of beach, split into different sections so you’ll have no problem finding some sand to relax on. Medieval castles decorate the seafront, which provides stunning views of the glistening water and scenic coastline. The soft golden beaches are well equipped with all the amenities needed for a comfortable visit, including quaint restaurants and a wide variety of water sports to entertain the thrill seekers.

Shopping

Spend a day relaxing with a spot of retail therapy in Fuengirola’s wonderful malls and markets. You’ll be able to find a great selection of designer clothing as you browse idyllic boutiques and well known high street brands like Zara and Pull & Bear. There’s plenty of opportunity to buy handcrafted, traditional souvenirs and trinkets from the local markets too.

History
Once a peaceful fishing village on the beautiful Costa del Sol, Fuengirola can be dated back to Roman time and is now one of the region’s most favoured resorts. This is largely down to its beautiful beaches, traditional square and lively nightlife. Discover the Spanish history in the many historical sites around the town and explore the towering, 19th century fortress, Sohail Castle, along the coast.

Vibrant nightlife

Fuengirola has a fantastic array of after dark activities. Whether you want to watch live music, drink cocktails in a Spanish bar or dance until the sun comes up, this vibrant resort will keep you entertained. With the majority of the bars in short walking distance from one another, moving from place to place is easily done. With views of the stunning coast, the marina is where you’ll find energetic Irish pubs, jazz clubs and tropical nightclubs. Alternatively, you can enjoy the contemporary atmosphere of the town’s central square in one of the tapas bars and Mediterranean restaurants.

Map of Fuengirola

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Fuengirola enjoys beautiful Mediterranean summers and mild winters. 

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Fuengirola is best for...

Beach lovers: Fuengirola has eight kilometres of beaches, each of them blessed with smooth golden sand, clear waters and a vibrant promenade.

Culture vultures: Between its old town, Moorish castle and busy port, Fuengirola has a lovely traditional feel with lots of sightseeing opportunities.

Night owls: The nightlife in Fuengirola is superb, with beachfront bars dotted along the waterfront and dance clubs open until dawn.

Fast facts for Fuengirola

Language: The language spoken in Fuengirola is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in Fuengirola is the Euro (€).

Local time: Fuengirola is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Malaga Airport. The transfer time to Fuengirola is about 1 hour. 

Flight time from UK: The Fuengirola flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Fuengirola tourist information can be found at www.andalucia.org/en/fuengirola.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Fuengirola.

 

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Getting around Fuengirola

By bus: Fuengirola has a bus station in the town centre, with a bus service running to the coast and out to nearby resorts. Buses are regular and reliable and are an affordable way of getting around.

By taxi: There are several taxi ranks throughout Fuengirola, including close to the bus station in the town centre.

By train: Fuengirola’s train station is a few minutes’ walk from the bus station in the centre of town. The airport and resort on Costa del Sol are well-connected by train, and the journey is an opportunity to enjoy the scenery.

Events in Fuengirola

The fun of the fair: Spain is big on town fairs, and Fuengirola hosts its own in October. Feria de Fuengirola consists of a week of kids’ funfair rides, activities and stalls, with lots of food, drink and live music. Traditionally, locals drink sherry and dress up in colourful flamenco costumes. The fair closes with a big party and firework display.

Beer festival: In August, Fuengirola goes all Bavarian. The town’s beautiful Moorish castle, Sohail, becomes the venue for Bierfest, a 10 day beer festival featuring German specialties and the best beer from around the world.

Fuengirola weather

Temperature: 12-24 (°C)

Fuengirola enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. If you're planning on exploring the outdoor attractions, come in the spring when the weather is heating up and the resort isn’t as crowded. For the best beach weather, book your holiday in summer or early autumn when you can enjoy highs of 29 and up to 14 hours of sunshine a day, or experience a more peaceful holiday during the mild winter season. 

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