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Surf the windswept shores of this rocky Spanish coastline, visit the port where gleaming luxury yachts share berths with dilapidated fishing vessels, and stroll along the strip, fending off street sellers, and eating tapas in traditional Spanish bars, the historic town of Fuengirola has a sharp, lively tourist edge, and an insatiable appetite for fun.

Things to see

The main attraction in the pretty hillside resort town of Fuengirola is arguably its beach, an impressive 7 kilometers of flat, golden sands, edged by the warm, azure blue waters of the Alboran Sea. On warm days it’s packed with tourists and sun-worshiping locals resting beneath colorful thatched parasols. Its brick-paved boardwalk follows the curve of the beach, leading along a route of gaudy souvenir shops, tacky tourist cafés, and lively Spanish bars. Swimmers usually head for Torreblanca Beach, where safety comes first. The swelling currents are monitored by lifeguards while merry vacationers indulge in snorkeling, and kayaking in its shallowest waters. It’s a typical tourist beach, overlooked by enticing restaurants, and welcoming hotels, and where bars spring to life the moment the sun goes down. Inside the extensive grounds of the unique Bioparc Fuengirola, discover the feeding habits of the unusual Tomistomas crocodile, and play with excitable lemurs in the roots of an ancient Baobab tree. Enjoy a nocturnal display where animals of the night are the stars of the show, and meet Sumatran tigers without a cage to bar your way.

Hotels in Fuengirola

Hotels in Fuengirola stretch along its welcoming sands, running the length of the golden beach from the fortified walls of Sohail Castle perched on its hilltop, to the smooth sands of Torreblanc in its east. They cater for all travelers and every budget, delighting with luxury rooms that enjoy extensive views over the shimmering ocean waters, and towards the curving rocky headlands that surround the town, to modest abodes where the rooms might be smaller but you’re still within walking distance of the impressive beach. You can expect to find complimentary breakfast in most hotels in Fuengirola, regardless of the budget you’re willing to spend, and fabulous sea views are often part of the deal.

Where to stay

Fuengirola is a typical Spanish tourist town, but its hillside location gives it dramatic appeal. Its narrow lower streets close to the shoreline are crammed full of discount hotels, awning-covered restaurants, and ethnic bars that open their doors early and stay open late. Away from the tourist zone, the climbing streets snake their way through hillside neighborhoods, and luxury hotels have exquisite views across the bay. At the top of the mountain range, the tiny village of Mihas perches on steep slopes of staggered olive groves and trailing vineyards, its whitewashed buildings arching around the hillside, enjoying unrestricted views across the valleys below.

How to get to Fuengirola

Malaga Airport brings international travelers within an easy commute of Fuengirola, and a 48 minute ride by train will see you arrive at Renfe railway station in the lively coastal town. There’s a bus service that runs the same route between the airport and Fuengirola, and while it does take much longer than the train, it’s worth considering for the fabulous views you’ll get from the mountain passes and coastal roads. In Fuengirola itself, the best way to get around is on foot. Nearly everything is linked to the pretty beach by a block or two, but if you really want to travel by public transport, taxis are the easiest way to go.