Holidays to Fuengirola take you to one of the Costa del Sol’s big-league resorts – a larger-than-life hub of designer shops, gourmet restaurants and a non-stop beach.
With its seven-kilometre beach, lively nightlife and variety of hotels, shops and restaurants, Fuengirola is one of the biggest tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol. Spend a Cruise & Stay holiday here and you can be sure of a relaxing break.
The holiday town that has everything
Fuengirola started life as a quiet fishing village, but when a trickle of tourists began visiting in the 1960s it started growing in size. Today, the town is one of the most popular resorts on the Spanish Costa del Sol. Situated near to Málaga, Torremolinos and Marbella, Fuengirola also serves as a convenient starting point for daytrips. That said, there’s so much to do in Fuengirola itself, you might not have time.
Lazy beach days
One of Fuengirola’s main draws is its assortment of excellent beaches and when you're on a cruise holiday, you'll feel them calling you, too. The sandy coast begins near the historic castle and stretches all the way down to Torreblanca. Along the way, you’ll find pockets of golden beach lined with sunbeds and umbrellas. There are specially designated sections for watersports and other areas left for swimmers. The Paseo Marítimo, Fuengirola's promenade, also boasts a range of bars, restaurants and cafés.
Activities and attractions
Much of the action in Fuengirola takes place at the water – whether you’re sunbathing, parasailing, taking a boat trip or just watching the sun rise over the Alboran Sea. Away from the coast, there’s the Mijas Aquatic Park, the Fuengirola Zoo and the formidable Sohail Castle. This castle dates back as far as the days of Moorish Spain. History buffs will like the Finca del Secretario, where there are ruins of a Roman salting factory and thermal baths to explore.
The area surrounding Fuengirola is bursting with things to see and do. Drive north to Torremolinos and you can exhaust yourself at this colourful town’s theme parks. Further north lies the cultured city of Málaga, which is famous for its Moorish fortress and the Picasso Museum. From Fuengirola, Málaga can be reached in just over half an hour by car. Last, but by no means least, there’s glitzy and glamorous Marbella, 25 minutes east by car or public transport.
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Feria De Fuengirola
A huge fireworks display signals the start of Fuengirola’s annual fair, held at the fairground in Los Boliches. It’s a massive…
Take a walk up to Sohail Castle
This former Arabic fortress has had a chequered history, what with being conquered by Christians then occupied by Frenchtroops…
La Marmita, Paseo Maritimo Parque Dona Sofia
Genial owner Manolo has a cheery welcome for locals and tourists at this prom-side Mediterranean restaurant. The food isa…
Moochers Jazz Café, Calle De La Cruz
This one-time fisherman’s cottage is now a busy jazz bar, crammed with music posters and memorabilia. The nightly live acts…
Hunt for bargains at the Feria Market
Saturday’s flea market at the fairground in Los Boliches is a huge deal, with over 500 stalls, and sellers from all overEurope.…
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