Fuengirola

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Fuengirola which includes a sunset, a coastal town and landscape views
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 Las Rampas
Hotel Las Rampas
3 out of 5
Calle Pintor Nogales s/n, Centro Comercial Las Rampas, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is $52 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
$52
per night
Oct 17 - Oct 18
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Los Boliches Beach and Salon Varietes Theatre ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (647 reviews)
Fantastic stay Rampus keeps suprising in good ways
"Rampen is in the heart of Fuengirola, close to the Bech restaurants and bars, but fear not you do not hear all of the hustle and bustle from your room all is quiet. our room was great stayed here many many times, but this year. we got a veranda ....a wonderful surprise which made our holiday! Great ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Hotel Las Rampas
Leonardo Hotel Fuengirola Costa del Sol
Leonardo Hotel Fuengirola Costa del Sol
4 out of 5
Calle Doctor Galvez Ginachero, Fuengirola, Malaga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
$68
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Los Boliches Beach and Puerto Deportivo ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (68 reviews)
"The hotel is very well located. Close to airport train, bus and cabs. Lots of choices to eat but accept the tourist prices. The service of the hotel was great. They moved us to a higher floor room since we are staying longer but the room had faulty flickering foyer light and ac. Handyman tried to ..."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Leonardo Hotel Fuengirola Costa del Sol
Occidental Fuengirola
Occidental Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Calle Miguel Marquez, 43, Fuengirola, Malaga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $106 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
$106
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (399 reviews)
Great Hotel!
"A great hotel in a perfect location. Very clean and good breakfast will definitely be returning! :)"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Occidental Fuengirola
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.
Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Popular attractions Los Boliches Beach and Puerto Deportivo ...
7.6/10 Good! (1,383 reviews)
LOVE Fuengirola!
"Location 10/10-stones throw from everywhere. Cheap buses. Uber lots cheaper than regular taxi. Our room was ready a couple of hours before check-in which was perfect. Asked reception where room looked onto-was told the sunny side. Was on 1st floor-same as pool. Being on that level there was no outlook ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
Apartamentos Nuriasol
Apartamentos Nuriasol
3 out of 5
Av de Francisco Rivera Paquirri, 23-25, Fuengirola, Malaga
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the property condition in our reviews. ...
8/10 Very Good! (874 reviews)
"Staff were absolutely fantastic. The train station was a 5 minute walk and was only €4-20 to the airport The seafront was about a 7 minute walk with plenty of bars and restaurants for all tastes. Only moan I have is the bathroom needed a good overhaul"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Apartamentos Nuriasol
Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Calle San Miguel, 1, Fuengirola, Malaga
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the property condition in ...
8.2/10 Very Good! (322 reviews)
Family summer holiday
"Hotel clean, apartment great size & comfortable & 2 showers. Balcony view fabulous. Atmosphere great. Reception desk excellent. (We had to return home early due to family emergency & couldn’t have been more helpful & understanding ). Location v good- walking distance to shopping centre, waterpark, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Aparthotel Myramar Fuengirola
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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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
Jan 17, 2020

Loved it!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler
Aug 23, 2019

Poor lighting on the street at night. Use taxi if needed.

4/5 - Good

Robin
Mar 5, 2019

Plenty to do in the area.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler
Jan 18, 2019

I am a real fan of Fuengirola. Has amazing eating facilities, beaches, entertainment , shops, sight seeing and excellent transport links to all of Costa del Sol.

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