Fuengirola travel guide


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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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.


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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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.


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.