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Located just a short distance from the central hub of Malaga International Airport, Fuengirola has, over the decades, become one of the most visited and most popular holiday destinations on the entire Costa del Sol. Once upon a time a tiny fishing village, Fuengirola is today a large bustling resort with lots of character and culture.
Vacationing on a budget is very achievable in Fuengirola, with a number of good quality hostels and hotels in the Fuengirola beach area, as well as the Los Boliches neighbourhood.
Neighbourhoods of Fuengirola
Fuengirola consists of a number of districts:
- El Centro: This is the beating heart and centre of Fuengirola, boasting the celebrated Plaza de la Constitución.
- Los Boliches: This is the seafront haven located on the eastern side of the city centre, offering a slower paced way of life.
- Torreblanca: This is a hillside location on the east side of the town, which provides a slightly different type of holiday to those right on the beach.
- Pueblo Lopez: This is the neighbourhood to visit if you want to take in the most picturesque elements of the town, with lots of old architecture and history on show.
What to see and do in Fuengirola
Some of the most popular attractions in Fuengirola include the Bioparc, a naturalistic zoo with a unique jungle clearing; the historic Sohail Castle that provides coastal views and holds many concerts; and the magnificent Aquamijas which is a large scale water park for family fun.
What to eat in Fuengirola
There is rich food culture in Fuengirola, with such traditional dishes as pescado frito which is fried fish, tapas that feature things like Iberico ham and olives, and the signature gambas pil pil which are prawns in garlic oil.
Typical events and festivals in Fuengirola
There is always something going on in Fuengirola. There is the La Feria do Los Pueblos town fair in April, patron saint celebration La Fiesta de San Juan in June, and the annual Medieval Market that takes place every August.
How to move around in Fuengirola
Fuengirola enjoys multiple options in connected transport including busses, taxis, and trains. The city provides vital links to other resort towns in the Costa del Sol.
The climate in Fuengirola
Fuengirola enjoys a pleasant climate all year round, with the hottest month being August and mildest month being January. The ideal time to visit for holidaymakers tends to be anywhere from May until October.
More interesting facts about and sights in Fuengirola
Did you know that Fuengirola was founded by the Phoenicians? Over the course of history, the likes of the Romans, the Visigoths, the Moors and the Byzantines all passed through.