Nestled between Malaga and Marbella, Fuengirola neighbours the towns of Mijas and Benalmadena on Spain’s sun-drenched Costa del Sol. Once a fishing village, it has flourished into a vibrant metropolis and one of the most popular family-friendly tourist resorts in the region. Boasting 7km of splendid beaches and a modern coastal promenade, it is easily accessible by road, rail or bus and is only half an hour away from Malaga International Airport.
Our villa and apartment rentals in Fuengirola put you at the heart of it all, from the cluster of upmarket tapas bars to the independent boutiques and glorious golden sand beaches. Watch the world go by as you stroll along the fishing boats along the harbour, or for an injection of traditional Spanish culture take a trip to the famous bullring Plaza de Toros near the town’s centre and watch a performance from the local matadors and toreadors.
Towering over the coast lies the stunning 11th century Moorish Sohail Castle, the perfect spot to enjoy panoramic views, with music concerts taking place every summer. Famous musicians from Sting to The Beach Boys have performed here, with delicious gastronomy to accompany a night of great music. For a taste of Fuengirola’s local culture, the History Museum in the heart of town is home to some fascinating Roman remains. Bioparc is a hit with children, with its naturalistic enclosures and recreated jungle zone, or make a splash at Aquamijas water park.
Fuengirola’s promenade, Paseo Maritimo Rey de España, is the longest in Spain, stretching from El Castillo beach to the west and Torreblanca to the east. The palm-lined boardwalk, flower adornments and 7km of golden sand offer many scenic spots for a sunset stroll. The beaches of El Castillo, Los Boliches and Carvajal all boast Blue Flags, while Torreblanca, Las Gaviotas, San Francisco and Santa Amalia offer modern facilities, beach bars, shops, recreational areas and an array of water sports. There are also bike lanes for easy access for cyclists.