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Fuengirola Holidays

The heart of the Costa del Sol

Famous for its clear blue waters, this once-sleepy fishing village has flourished into a beachside metropolis. Those on Fuengirola holidays can enjoy both old and new by wandering through the town, with its winding streets and historic tapas bars, before popping over to the modern district by the sea to enjoy its many facilities. One of the largest resorts on Costa del Sol, Fuengirola’s enormous, pristine beach makes it a favourite among all those who love sand and sea.

Boasting the longest seafront promenade in Spain, the area’s balmy weather and waterside views attract visitors all year round, with water sports and wildlife-spotting especially popular activities. Best of all, the resort’s high-end amenities don’t always come with high-end prices and, if you know where to look, holidays to Fuengirola can be as pampering as they are reasonably priced.

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Expect to find plenty of irresistible small Spanish plates across Fuengirola’s roster of restaurants, which means lots of opportunities to explore between bars and bites.
You’ll find the British overseas territory of Gibraltar nearby, as well as natural sites, such as El Chorro Gorge, and charming towns like Ronda – all of which are less than a two-hour drive away.
Fuengirola has a Mediterranean climate, warm and sunny with fresh sea breezes. If you want to make the most of the long, hot summer days, July and August are the ideal months for your Fuengirola holiday. September offers summery heat and a quieter feel. You’ll have plenty of sunshine as late as October. Spring is lovely too, with mild temperatures and lots of light. An April or May holiday is an excellent choice for budget-conscious travellers.
Fuengirola is famous for its beaches. You have eight kilometres of beachfront – more than any other resort on the Costa del Sol. There are seven beaches in all, from Playa del Castillo in the west to Torreblanca in the east, connected by a long seafront promenade. Visiting them is as easy as taking a walk. Each of Fuengirola’s beaches has its own character, but they’re all well-maintained and clean with warm waters and soft sand. There’s a choice of boat hire and water sports if you're that adventurous, and plenty of fresh-caught fish and local delicacies when you're hungry.
With activities ranging from scuba-diving and kitesurfing to paddle boarding and canoeing, there are plenty of ways to take to the water and have some fun.
Your Fuengirola holiday can be as lively or as low-key as you choose. Stay in the town centre and you’re at the heart of the bustling nightlife that brings so many people to the Costa del Sol. The quieter districts of Los Boliches and Torreblanca are pretty and tranquil, with beautiful beaches and plenty of bars, shops and restaurants. Both have railways that bring you to the centre of Fuengirola in a matter of minutes. If you want to take in the scenery, you can walk along the promenade. The route from Torreblanca to Fuengirola port takes around an hour.
A Fuengirola holiday is an excellent choice for families. Children love the Bioparc, a humane zoo where you can see animals from all over the world. Costa Water Park is a major attraction, too. But there’s plenty to see and do in Fuengirola at any age. Older offspring can visit the medieval Sohail Castle and explore the Roman ruins at Los Boliches.
The Costa del Sol is known for its clubs and discos, and Fuengirola is no exception. Nightlife here is lively and diverse. But a Fuengirola holiday is not just for partygoers. Music lovers can take in a traditional flamenco show, enjoy live jazz, go to a rock club or sing karaoke. There are many quieter options, too, from classic British pubs to high-end cocktail bars. You can have a good night out every night without leaving Fuengirola. But if you want to explore further, there are direct buses to the nearby resorts of Marbella, Torremolinos and Benalmadena.
Your Fuengirola holiday is a good opportunity to enjoy all the most famous Spanish dishes: Paella, tapas, calamari… But the Costa del Sol has its own special food culture. The chiringuitos, or beach bars, sell delicious fresh fish and seafood cooked on the spot. Grilled sardines, anchovies and fried shellfish are all local favourites. There are plenty of other choices, too. In the centre of Fuengirola, the famous Fish Alley – Calle Moncayo – has an impressive range of international bars and restaurants. You can try something different every day.