Experience romantic Fuengirola: its beaches, dining, marina and more!

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.

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Where to stay in Fuengirola

Fuengirola City Centre
Fuengirola City Centre, Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola City Centre

Known for Beaches, Bars, Friendly People

4/5(77 reviews)

Everything you could need for an easy, happy vacation is here in this oceanfront downtown area, from bars and restaurants to entertainment options. 

Top hotels in Fuengirola

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
£55
per night
5 Nov-6 Nov

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! (985 reviews)

"We liked everything we have been there 4 times and looking forward to come back"…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019

Hotel Pyr 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
£38
per night
18 Nov-19 Nov

Nestled on the beach, this Fuengirola City Centre hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playa de Santa Amalia and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Los ...

3.9/5Good! (1,197 reviews)

"Really like this place. Ita so different from first tjme went 33yrs ago for my honeymoon. It wasnt oart if this group then. Changed for the better"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Occidental Fuengirola
Occidental Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Calle Miguel Marquez, 43, Fuengirola, Malaga
£73
per night
23 Oct-24 Oct

Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of El Castillo Beach, Bioparc Fuengirola and Fuengirola Beach. Los Boliches Beach ...

4.4/5Excellent! (20 reviews)

"Loved suite. Unexpected upgrade. Staff v helpful. Coped with special diet well. Gluten n dairy free."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Occidental Fuengirola

Popular things to do in Fuengirola

Fuengirola Beach
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Fuengirola Beach

4/5(276 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Fuengirola Beach, a popular beach in Fuengirola. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.

Bioparc Fuengirola
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Bioparc Fuengirola

4/5(77 reviews)

Visit the native and exotic animals and see why Bioparc Fuengirola is a popular stop in Fuengirola. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the golf courses.

Los Boliches Beach
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Los Boliches Beach

4.5/5(139 reviews)

Enjoy the spirit of Fuengirola at one of its most buzzing beaches, where the dark sand makes for a striking appearance and the facilities are excellent. 

Sohail Castle
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Sohail Castle

5/5(1 review)

Get a sense of Fuengirola’s long history at its most iconic landmark, a 10th-century castle that now houses a museum and hosts regular festivals. 

El Castillo Beach
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El Castillo Beach

Give yourself lots of time to explore this gorgeous strand, which connects with the longest beach in the Fuengirola area and is overlooked by a 10th-century castle.

Las Gaviotas Beach
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Las Gaviotas Beach

This dark-sand beach has a striking appearance, excellent facilities and a convenient location for accessing the restaurants and bars of Fuengirola. 

Top activities in Fuengirola

The Rock of Gibraltar Full-Day Excursion
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The Rock of Gibraltar Full-Day Excursion

£46

Discover the fascinating history of Gibraltar, where prehistoric findings, Ice Age caves, and Muslim legacy lie behind the later British settlement. This comprehensive tour of the city unravels facts from the jurisdiction's turbulent and impressive history, as well as the iconic Rock of Gibraltar.

Gibraltar Shopping Experience from Costa del Sol
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Gibraltar Shopping Experience from Costa del Sol

£24

Practice your bargaining skills on this full-day excursion to the shopping paradise of Gibraltar. Sun-kissed streets, designer boutiques, traditional shops with friendly people, and an unhurried atmosphere await you.

Bioparc Fuengirola Admission
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Bioparc Fuengirola Admission

£17

A zoo that strives to maintain harmony between its animals and exhibits, Bioparc Fuengirola immerses you deeply within the natural environment of each exotic species found here. Witness animals living together in groups as various species interact in the same habitat, just as they would in the wild.

Tangier Full-Day Excursion
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Tangier Full-Day Excursion

£79

Step into a fascinating world where snake charmers, handcraft makers, and dancers alike display their goods to gain your attention. Taste authentic flavors and drench your senses with colors, smells, and people's smiles as you discover the tantalizing city of Tangier.

Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque
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Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque

£58

Drive through the stunning Andalusian countryside on your way to mesmerizing Cordoba. This captivating ancient city was once the capital of Spain during its Islamic rule, is home to the striking Mosque of Cordoba, and its beguiling Jewish quarter is filled with tranquil, cobbled streets.

Segway tour + Automobile and Fashion Museum
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Segway tour + Automobile and Fashion Museum

£53

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Museo Automovilistico y de la Moda, Avenida de Sor Teresa Prat 15 Edificio de Tabacalera, 29004 Malaga Spain Combine your exploration of Málaga by Segway with a visit to The Automobile and Fashion Museum.

Reviews of Fuengirola

4.4

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

14 Oct 2019

Lovely beaches. Lots if supermacado

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

13 Oct 2019

Very convenient location for car and bus services to many popular towns on Costa del sol. Excellent seafront area with plenty of benches to rest etc !

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

11 Oct 2019

Met up with some of my family to go to the farrier fair and horses .excellent to see,the Spanish women how they dress and the men dress who ride the horses ,it comes every yr first week in October ,wonderful to watch .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

8 Oct 2019

Plenty of restaurants and shops

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

6 Oct 2019

Pleasant area and flat which makes walking a lot easier for people with limited mobility

5/5 - Excellent

David

28 Sep 2019

Lovely beach and the people are friendly