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 El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
3 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana, 32, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is £49 per night from 15 Nov to 15 Nov
Nestled on the beach, this Fuengirola City Centre hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playa de Santa Amalia, Playa de San Francisco and Fuengirola Beach. Los ...
3.9/5 Good! (981 reviews)
"Very good value for money and excellent location."

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2021

Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
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 £92 per night from 22 Nov to 22 Nov
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 ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (76 reviews)
Breathtaking hotel
"Last minute booking...we chose well :) Modern, clean, stunning ideas executed well...it was very funky! Will go back :)"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
4 out of 5
Autovia A7, km 207, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is £87 per night from 12 Nov to 12 Nov
Located in Fuengirola, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps away from El Castillo Beach and Playa Mati. Playa El Ejido and Sohail Castle are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (970 reviews)
"Really nice hotel"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2021

Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
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.
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 £47 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Centro Comercial Miramar, Fuengirola Adventure Golf and Playa ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (546 reviews)
"Much enjoyed relaxing time ,thanx"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2021

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is £51 per night from 1 Nov to 1 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 Selwo ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,147 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
Apartamentos Nuriasol
Apartamentos Nuriasol
3 out of 5
Av de Francisco Rivera Paquirri, 23-25, Fuengirola, Malaga
Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Roman Archaeological Park, Los Boliches Beach and Las Gaviotas Beach. Torreblanca ...
4/5 Very Good! (664 reviews)
Great location on Los boliches
"The apartments are clean and has all the amenities. Not modern but spacious and clean. The kitchen is well stocked but you have to but your own cleaning materials, washing up liquid, etc The staff are extremely helpful 24 hours and they even printed my PCR results in a few minutes late at night a ..."

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2021

Apartamentos Nuriasol
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.

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