Holidays in
Fuengirola

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.

Your Fuengirola questions, answered

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.

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.

Best things to do in Fuengirola

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.