Fuengirola

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Fuengirola showing landscape views, a coastal town and night scenes
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, 29640
The price is $119 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,001 reviews)
"This was my fourth stay here and everything was excellent but the last morning before I left I went in for a coffee and I had to pay €2.20 for one coffee and they wouldn't let me have another one unless payed another €2.20"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
4 out of 5
Autovia A7, km 207, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
The price is $137 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (996 reviews)
"Great resort, very attentive front desk staff. Beach bar service could use some improvement."

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2022

Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
Avenida del Higueron, 48, Fuengirola, 29640
The price is $202 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the bar and the convenient parking in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (158 reviews)
Great time in Fuengirola
"Six night stay was enjoyable. Location of the hotel and the availability of on-site parking were big pluses."

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton
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, 29640
The price is $84 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
Stay at this 3-star beach aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a children's pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,251 reviews)
Great wee break.
"Good sized studio with kitchen area. Had side sea view which was great. Beds exceptionally comfortable. Nice pool area on 1st floor Pool heated in winter lots of sun loungers. Breakfast continental plus a few cooked items. Bread/ rolls/ croissants excellent AND Nespresso machine in breakfast room. ..."

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Aparthotel PYR Fuengirola
Apartamentos Nuriasol
Apartamentos Nuriasol
3 out of 5
Av de Francisco Rivera Paquirri, 23-25, Fuengirola, Malaga, 29640
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (746 reviews)
Another great stay
"We have stayed at this hotel around 10 times. This was the busiest I’ve ever seen it. All was great apart from the pool, the pool was very merky and dirty lots of hair and bits floating in it."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Apartamentos Nuriasol
Caleyro Boutique Apartments - Parking incluido
Caleyro Boutique Apartments - Parking incluido
3.5 out of 5
C. Sta. Gema 24, Fuengirola, Málaga, 29640
The price is $233 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 24
Stay at this 3.5-star family-friendly aparthotel in Fuengirola. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 12 beach bars. Popular attractions Los Boliches Beach and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Clean and tidy. The rooms have everything you need. When travelling with children, I appreciated the laundry facilities. It was a pity to see the plants by the pool, which were not watered and as a result were partly dead."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Caleyro Boutique Apartments - Parking incluido
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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