Bustling with promenades, plazas and parks, the charming town of Fuengirola sits in the heart of the Costa del Sol. The town’s subtropical Mediterranean climate, eight kilometers of soft-sand beaches and medieval Moorish fortress add to its authentic Spanish charm.
Things to do in Fuengirola
The town center can be found at Plaza Constitucion, a beautiful public square and the perfect place to people watch as the locals mill in and out of the Church of Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Head to Taperia en Fuengirola Meson Salamanca to dine on delicious local tapas.
Looking to entertain the family? Bioparc Fuengirola is a zoological park home to more than 200 animal species living in recreated natural habitats. Follow the pathways through the tropical forest past the Sumatra tiger’s den and alongside the roloway monkeys as they swing from tree to tree.
When it comes to relaxing on the sands, Playa de Fuengirola is the town’s main beach that runs right up to the marina. This Blue Flag beach is home to soft sand and is lined with tasty tapas bars. For a more secluded beach day, head to Boliches-Gaviotas.
For insight into Fuengirola’s history, head to the Castillo de Colomares. This beautiful fortress, located in the hills between Fuengirola and Benalmadena, was built in the 1980s and boasts Byzantine, Romanesque and Moorish architecture.
Getting around Fuengirola
Malaga International Airport is just a 30-minute drive north of Fuengirola and can be accessed using public buses, taxi or car hire. The town center and beachfront can be explored on foot, while the suburban train and bus services connect it to the surrounding area.