Fuengirola is a tourist resort located on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Fuengirola dates back as far as the Phoenicians and also played a role in Roman and Arabic civilisations.

Today a Moorish Castle still stands in Fuengirola. Fuengirola is also home to more than eight kilometres of beaches.

Below – a simply stunning must-see video of Fuengirola from the air!

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Where is Fuengirola?

Fuengirola is located to the south of the tourist resorts of Benalmadena and Torremolinos yet lies to the north of glitzy, ritzy Marbella. There are two airports within a relatively short distance to the resort which are Gibraltar Airport and Malaga Airport.

Fuengirola is 20 km west of Malaga along the coast towards Marbella. Fuengirola is very well located – only 20 minutes drive from the major international airport of Malaga with it’s huge choice of flights to destinations all over Europe.

Fuengirola is blessed with a good transport infrastructure and there are numerous bus and train services running daily between the resort and Malaga Airport. You can also hire a car for the duration of your holiday.

By car Fuengirola is just off the major roads of N340 or the A7 autoroute. Fuengirola has a regular bus service to and from Malaga airport and also Malaga city centre. Fuengirola also has a train service to Malaga city centre.

Rio FuengirolaFuengirola also has a good tourist infrastructure with tons of bars, restaurants, supermarkets, shops, villas, apartments and hotels.

What is Fuengirola Like?

Fuengirola is very much a massive, sprawling high-rise tourist resort comparable to mass tourist resorts such as Benidorm on the Costa Blanca and fellow Costa del Sol resorts such as Torremolinos and Benalmadena.

There are lots of facilities and amenities here and plenty of nightlife, but for a more traditional taste of Spain head elsewhere!

What to See and Do in Fuengirola

If you wish to see what the Fuengirola market has to offer then you can head for the Los Boliches fairground on a Tuesday or a Saturday while on a Sunday you can browse for antiques at the marina.

A few blocks from the resort centre is the Fuengirola Zoo which is one of the most modern in Europe. The Tivoli World amusement park in neighbouring Benalmadena will keep children occupied for many hours as it closes daily in the summer months at two in the morning.

To experience a Flamenco Show you can head for the Parque Miramar Shopping and Leisure Centre where every Wednesday evening the Flamenco Azabache gives a free tourist show.

The Parque Miramar Shopping and Leisure Centre is one of the largest shopping centres on the Costa del Sol and is home to all the Spanish high street stores such as Zara, Springfield, Massimo Dutti, Mango as well as C& A and H&M, as well as multi cinema screens, bars, restaurants and free parking for as many as 3500 cars.

To see for yourself what Fuengirola has to offer, why not look at a webcam of Fuengirola.


Fuengirola has many hotels starting from as little as €10 per person a night and the most recommended hotels include the Florida Spa, THB Reserva del Higueron, Yaramar Hotel, Angela Hotel and Las Rampas.

Hostels (Hostals)

If you are looking for accommodation on a budget then consider staying at a youth hostel. Hostels (also known as hostals) are a very cheap form of accommodation traditionally appealing to backpackers and students but anyone can stay there.

Hostal Galan – “Our hostel is newly opened and we have low prices (15 Euro / person / night). We rent rooms both daily and monthly. Our hostel is located in the heart of Fuengirola on a quiet pedestrian street near the beach. The hostel is situated behind the beautiful “Plaza de la Constitution” with fine restaurants, pubs and garages, close to making every visit a pleasure.”

Hostal Galan Address: Calle Marbella 15 – 29640 Fuengirola – Malaga Tel: +34952665538

Hostal El Cid is English-owned and is situated in the heart of Fuengirola on the Costa Del Sol, a few minutes walk to the beach. We have 45 spacious rooms over 5 storey’s with a lift to all floors. There are many good restaurants a few minutes walk from the hostel.

We are on the main street of Fuengirola, Av Condes De San Isidro S/N, closed to main bus station, closed to Plaza la Constitucion, next to Bershka.

Hostel El Cid Address: Avenida Condes San Isidro, Fuengirola, Spain 29640. Telephone: (+0034)952-466-338

Hostal Nevada is located in the center of Los Boliches in Fuengirola. All the services are located near by, included train station, bus stops and plenty of shops. The beautiful beach of los Boliches is just 400 m from the hostel.

Hostal Nevada Address: Calle Santa Gema 1, Fuengirola, Spain 29640. Telephone: (+34) 952468305.


Another popular way to spend a vacation in Fuengirola is to rent an apartment. Many of the apartment complexes are within easy walking distance to the beaches and the most recommended apartment complexes include the Fuengirola Beach Apartments and the Veramar Apartments.


Of course there are also many Fuengirola villas to rent most of which are located on urbanisations such as campo Mijas and Las Acacias a few minutes away by car from the resort centre and beaches. Here you can expect to rent a three bedroom villa with swimming pool and air conditioning for approximately €1000 a week.


There are three golf courses within a short drive of the resort centre which are the El Chaparral Golf Club, Club de Golf Mijas and the Torrequebrada Golf Course.

Just outside Fuengirola are two golf courses:

La Cala Resort, La Cala de Mijas 29650 Mijas, Spain Tel: 952 669 000

Mijas Golf Urbanizacion, Mijas Golf S/N 29640 Mijas, Spain Tel: 952 464 377

Beach in FuengirolaBeaches

As mentioned before Fuengirola has eight kilometres of beaches and these include the Playa El Ejido-Castillo, Playa Sta Amalia, Playa San Francisco, Playa Los Boliches, Playa Las Gaviotas, Playa Torreblanca and the Playa Carvajal.


Being a large popular and well equipped resort there are well over three hundred restaurants to eat out at in Fuengirola and according to the Trip Advisor the top ten reviewed Fuengirola restaurants include La Luna, Cala Luna Restaurant, Santorini Restaurant, Moochers’ Jazz Café, Restaurant Barolo, El Rio, Zena, Oyster Bar, Mira India, Portofino and the Triffula Restaurant Pizzeria.


Fuengirola bars recommended by holidaymakers include Coasters Bar, Lolas Bar, Jacksons Bar, London Pub Fuengirola, Bar La Paz Garrido, Bodega El Toston and the Smile Bar.

Fuengirola is known for its nightlife and the most popular hotspots includes the Discoteca Mai Tai, the London Underground, Bogart Café, Mahama, the Coyote Fuengirola, Rambo Ocio and the El Templo Copas Bar Fuengirola. The neighbouring resort of Benalmadena is also worthy of a visit for the nightlife enthusiast – see our reviews of Benalmadena nightclubs & bars.

Tourist Information Office

Fuengirola Tourist Office
Address: Paseo Jesus Santos Rein 6, 29640 Fuengirola (Malaga)
Telephone Number: +34 952 467 457
Email Address: turismo@fuengirola.org
Website: www.visitafuengirola.com

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  1. linda sell says:

    Can you give me the date for the international fayre held in the feria ground in Fuengirola this year please

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