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    Visit Fuengirola. Guide of things to see and do in this location of the Costa del Sol

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    Located in the amazing Costa del Sol, Fuengirola is a clear example of what Andalusia is all about. This place offers its visitors an extensive coastline full of incredible and beautiful beaches. Fuengirola has been a tourist destination for many years, which is why it now features countless services and a great tourism infrastructure, among which we can count equestrian centers, golf courses, restaurants and leisure centers.

    Even considering all of the above, one of the characteristic that best define Fuengirola is its effort to preserve the remains of the civilizations that inhabited this land in the past, the greatest example of which is the Arabic Castle of Sohail.

    Fuengirola is especially famous amongst tourist for the large number of restaurants and places for entertainment. From the typical Andalusian Tapas bar and the restaurants to eat fried fish, to places where one can enjoy British fried food, all of which make Fuengirola a very popular place for eating out.

    For all of the above, and for many other reasons, Fuengirola is a place you should definitely visit. That is why we offer you a guide of things to see and do during your visit.


    Curiosities about Fuengirola


    How to get there

    Fuengirola, same as Marbella or Torremolinos, is one of the preferred choices for tourists who are looking to spend their vacations at Costa del Sol. Fuengirola is located 25 km away from Malaga airport, and there are numerous ways to make it there in less than 30 minutes.


    By Bus

    Riding the bus can be a good idea since you will get a better view of the beautiful landscapes; however, if you are carrying too a lot of luggage, it may be a little uncomfortable. There are a few bus stops in Fuengirola, but the trip could take you a little over half an hour.


    By Taxi

    From Malaga airport, you may easily take a taxi to Fuengirola; the average price is 24 euro.

    You could also use a private taxi or a van. This is a good choice if you do not wish to rent a car and you are traveling with a group of people.


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    By Train

    From Malaga airport, there is a train station nearby that will take you to Fuengirola’s old town. It runs every 30 minutes, and the station is right across a bridge from the airport’s arrival terminal.

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    By Car

    Renting a car may be your best choice if you are thinking of moving around considerably, something we recommend given that Costa del Sol has a lot to offer. To reach Fuengirola from the airport or from Marbella, you have to follow the A-7, a highway that runs through the entire coast, connecting all its cities. There are paid sections, called AP-7, that help you take some time off your journey, especially during the summer, when there is more traffic.

    Here is a list of some car rental companies:

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    What to see


    Castillo Sohail (Sohail Castel)

    Working hours: (opened starting on September 14th) Wednesdays to Sundays, 10:00 to 14:30.

    The Sohail Castle is located at the mouth of the Fuengirola River, atop a small isolated hill that rises 38 meters above sea level. This magnificent geographical location allowed, even in ancient times, the continuous population of the hillsides by Punics and Romans.

    On top of the ruins of their initial settlements, during the time of the Caliphs, a first town was built. Later, in the twelfth century, the Almoravids built a defensive structure of irregular floor plan. In 1485, the castle was occupied by the Christian army.

    Since then, the military structure entered a process for readapting its architecture. The entrance that featured a curve was substituted for a direct entrance, one of the watchtowers was eliminated to build a platform for cannons and the angle of southeastern external wall was reoriented, to become an embrasure, after it was blown up by the army of Napoleon during the War of Independence.

    The renovations performed in the last few years by the Escuela Taller del Ayuntamiento de Fuengirola (Fuengirola’s City Hall Workshop School) have made it possible for the Sohail Castle to become once more a meeting place for the people of Fuengirola, with the glory of its history, and as a space to hold various cultural events, such as the famous Festival Ciudad de Fuengirola (Festival of the City of Fuengirola), the Mercado Medieval (Medieval Market) and the Fiesta de la Cerveza (Beer Festival).

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    Parque Yacimiento Romano (Roman Settlement Archeological Park)

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    The discovery of this roman settlement was made in the 1970s. It is an important archeological site that includes a salting facility, a pottery workshop and baths, dated between the first and fifth century AD.

    Close to the salting facility, from which the pillars are preserved, and next to the pottery workshop, there is a building for baths where we can appreciate the architectural details and the decoration of a private bath in a Roman villa. The interpretation center of the Roman baths rebuilds, at scale, the different rooms inside the Roman baths.

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    Fuengirola Beaches

    Fuengirola is in front of the Mediterranean Sea. Its 8 km of beaches connected to the metropolitan area are certified with a “Q” for tourism quality, certification granted by the Spanish Institute for Tourism Quality (Instituto para la Calidad Turística Española, ICTE) and earned for the excellent preservation of the quality of the water and the sand.

    There are 7 beaches in Fuengirola: Carvajal, Torreblanca, Las Gaviotas, Los Boliches, San Francisco, Sta. Amalia and El Egido.

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    Paseo Marítimo (Seafront Promenade)

    Fuengirola is in front of the Mediterranean Sea, its eight kilometers of coastline are flanked by its exceptional Paseo Marítimo (Seafront Promenade), opened to the sea as a giant balcony that is always full of life with the presence of locals and tourists.

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    Town centre

    The metropolitan area of Fuengirola emerges and expands from the Iglesia del Rosario church and the Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square). Although modernized, it still preserves the structure of its typical streets and traditional buildings.


    Los Boliches

    The practice of the traditional fishing art of “Boliche” gives its name to this urban location, which has become a thriving developed tourism hub that successfully combines its traditional corners with modern infrastructure.

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    Bioparc Fuengirola

    This place is famous for having a natural setting for the animals. Here you will be able to enjoy a tropical forest with rivers, exuberant vegetation and waterfalls given that its focus is preserving tropical species and others adapted to the tropical forest habitat, mainly from Asia, Africa and the islands of the Indo-Pacific.

    That is why you will be able to see Nile crocodiles, lemurs playing around an ancient Baobab tree or the Sumatra tigers bathing next to the Angkor Wat. There are two tours every day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

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    Centro Cultural & Art Gallery Studio 33

    Nuevo Centro Cultural & Art Gallery Studio 33 en Fuengirola!! You can enjoy incredible works made by local and international artists, workshops and interesting events. Free admission.
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    What to do



    Fuengirola, besides being a beautiful coastal town where visitors can enjoy the sun for most of the year, is also a great place for leisure activities and shopping given that, since 2004, it features one of the largest malls of the entire Costa del Sol.

    In Centro Comercial Miramar mall, you will find everything you are looking at in any of its numerous stores; it also features bars and a cinema complex where you can enjoy the latest movies, some of them in their original version.

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    Golf Courses

    Just ten minutes away from Fuengirola’s old town, there are six 18-hole golf courses, in addition, in a 30 km radius, there are other twenty perfectly equipped golf courses.

    Eating out

    Fuengirola is the perfect place to go out for tapas; here are some of the best places to enjoy a great glass of wine or a refreshing beer while tasting the most delicious tapas.




    BODEGA El Tapeo Andaluz

    P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 81, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 952 581 279

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    Mesón de Andrés

    C. San Pancracio, 16, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 952 593 660

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    La Marmita

    Pje. Pedroza, 2, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 722 712 300

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    Bodega Charolais

    C. Larga, 14, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 952 475 441

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    En tiempos de María Castaña

    C. San Pancracio, 23, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 667 616 510

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    Restaurante Tipi Tapa

    C. Málaga, 4, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 951 311 630

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    Espetos de sardinas


    Chiringuito Oasis Fuengirola

    P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 132, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 952 661 068

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    Chiringuito El Lotero

    P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 147, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 644 495 911

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    Restaurante Botavara

    P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 4Bis, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 952 465 040

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    Rancho Playa

    P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 51, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 952 475 479

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    Restaurante Los Marinos Paco

    P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 158, 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
    +34 952 661 320

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    Fuengirola Nightlife

    No matter if you like rock, pop or hip-hop, if you are more into dance music or if what you enjoy is flamenco, Fuengirola is the perfect place for you to go out and party when the sun goes down. In fact, during the summer months, the number of parties in Fuengirola grows exponentially. Try to get used to having an afternoon nap because here the parties start late and last until your body gives out.

    We must say that most of the fun in Fuengirola converges between the puerto deportivo (marina) and the paseo marítimo (seafront promenade), which is a good place to hang out and meet with friends.


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    Where to stay

    Hotel El Fuerte Marbella

    If you decide to come to Fuengirola, do not hesitate to stay at Fuerte Hoteles. El Fuerte Marbella a historic establishment on the Costa del Sol, now transformed to 5 stars, is the Marbella hotel that best combines casual luxury, an exclusive and welcoming atmosphere and the sheer comfort offered by its location on the city centre’s beachfront, which offers stunning sea views right across Marbella’s seafront promenade.

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