Fuengirola

Travel Guide

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

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
3 out of 5
Avda de la Encarnacion 2, Costa del Sol, Fuengirola, Malaga
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$88 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Centro Comercial Miramar, Fuengirola Adventure Golf and Playa ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (560 reviews)
October break
"Couldn’t fault our stay at the hotel. Staff were friendly, apartment was clean and spacious. We were on the 6th floor looking out to the castle and sea. We had sun on our balcony all day. We ate twice at the pool bar for lunch, the salads were great. It’s 5 mins walk to the beach and about 20 mins ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
3 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo Rey de Espana, 32, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is AU$92 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Fuengirola City Centre hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Playa de Santa Amalia and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Los ...
3.9/5 Good! (986 reviews)
"Very good value for money and excellent location."

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021

Hotel El Puerto by Pierre & Vacances
Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
Hotel ILUNION Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Paseo Maritimo Rey De Espana 87, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is AU$89 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.
Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Selwo Marina ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
"Beautiful location and amazing staff"

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

Hotel ILUNION 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.
Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
3 out of 5
Avda de la Encarnacion 2, Costa del Sol, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is AU$88 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
This family-friendly Fuengirola aparthotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Centro Comercial Miramar, Fuengirola Adventure Golf and Playa ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (560 reviews)
October break
"Couldn’t fault our stay at the hotel. Staff were friendly, apartment was clean and spacious. We were on the 6th floor looking out to the castle and sea. We had sun on our balcony all day. We ate twice at the pool bar for lunch, the salads were great. It’s 5 mins walk to the beach and about 20 mins ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2021

Fuengirola Beach Apartamentos Turisticos
Mediterraneo Real Apartamentos Turísticos
Mediterraneo Real Apartamentos Turísticos
4 out of 5
Calle de Antonio Machado, 25, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is AU$113 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Los Boliches Beach and Fuengirola Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (435 reviews)
Good size apartment
"Check-in was pleasant 😊 and easy. Room was nicely sized. Location was good. Only small note, the phone number to call for help never answered when we were checking out? It was 08:45 it should have answered; at any hour. Left keys at counter. Would come back if in the area."

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

Mediterraneo Real Apartamentos Turísticos
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
Hotel Pyr Fuengirola
3 out of 5
Lamo de Espinosa, 10, Fuengirola, Malaga
The price is AU$94 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Fuengirola City Centre, this beach aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fuengirola Beach and Los Boliches Beach. Bioparc Fuengirola and Selwo ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,164 reviews)
Convenient
"Convenient location minutes from the train station and even less to the habour. Been twice now for a stopover."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021

Hotel Pyr 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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