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.
Pick up a bargain
Fuengirola Street Market springs to life every Tuesday and runs from 9am until 2pm, selling a bit of everything (including food) – don’t be scared to haggle.
Look out for dolphins
Join a sightseeing boat from Port Fuengirola and you might spot some of the dolphins, turtles and whales often found off the Costa del Sol.
Soak up some history
The 10th-century Sohail Castle regularly hosts festivals and open-air concerts. It’s a great place to enjoy cultural events and take a break from the beach.