Originally a small fishing village, Fuengirola has blossomed into one of the most-popular holiday hotspots in the Costa del Sol. In addition to being blessed with beautiful beaches, superb restaurants and outstanding boutique shops, Fuengirola has another ace up its sleeve. The Fuengirola nightlife is the stuff of legend and whether you're a dedicated clubber or just want to dive into the party atmosphere you'll find some superb clubs, pubs and bars. The nightlife in Fuengirola starts early and finishes late, allowing you to make as much of your nights as you do of your days. If you've never been before, here's our guide to the best clubs, restaurants, and bars that make up Fuengirola nightlife.
Warm up for a night outBefore you get stuck into the club scene, you might want to prepare yourself with a drink or a meal. If you're up for food and drink, then the Calle Moncayo is the place to go. Also known as ”Fish Alley', you'll find a great selection of bars and restaurants. While there are some fantastic places to grab some tapas, look out for the bars: places such as Aroma and Casa Castellana do a great line in good wine and cocktails, which are the perfect pre-club drinks.
The best clubs in FuengirolaWhen it comes to finding the best nightlife in Fuengirola, there are two big names to put at the top of your list: the Karbon Klub Nightclub and Heaven's Gate. Heaven's Gate is for those who want to be seen on the scene. It's upmarket, trendy and effortlessly cool, playing the best in modern dance music and getting things going with amazing light and laser displays. By comparison, the Karbon Klub is where you go to catch great tunes and enjoy a real party atmosphere. With big-name DJs regularly spinning the decks, it's worth booking a table in advance, as this club is always busy. If you really want to make a night of it, book one of the VIP tables and enjoy having someone delivering drinks to your table.
Beach parties and bars with brasFor a real mix of music and the chance to enjoy an evening under the stars, hunt out the Karama Nightclub, located on Fuengirola Beach. With a dancefloor that opens out onto the sands, there's ample opportunity to enjoy a quiet drink between boogies, or dance until the sun comes up. If you prefer your parties to be a bit more hardcore, seek out the Foreplay Party Bar, situated just a short walk from the bus station. This is where both visitors and locals mix to enjoy a night of out-and-out hedonism. The tone's set as you soon as you walk into the dance area: look up and you'll see the ceiling decorated with bras. Expect a night of banging tunes, boozy body-shots, and heady cocktails.
Pubs in FuengirolaIf you want to be part of the Fuengirola nightlife but don't want to miss that all-important match, you'll find plenty of sports bars in town. Jackson's Bar has some big-screen TVs and shows most major sporting events. Scubie's bar, located in the marina, also offers the chance for sports fans to catch up with their team, while enjoying some classic cocktails and delicious British pub grub. For a taste of the quieter side of the nightlife in Fuengirola, the Yorkshire Lad bar serves a good line in real ales and some familiar favourites on its food menu.