Map and guide for Fuengirola Spain and nearby areas of the Costa del Sol, Andalucia.
Complete Guide to Fuengirola Spain
Located between Malaga and Marbella in the Andalucia region of southern Spain, Fuengirola is one of the primary holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, forming one huge resort together with the equally popular Benalmadena and Torremolinos.
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Fuengirola Spain Factfile:
Location: Malaga province, Andalucia, Costa del Sol, Spain.
Overview: These days a modern family holiday resort, Fuengirola does however have some history attached to it, being settled even before Roman times. The town became popular as a tourist resort during the 1960's and has grown ever since, it now has a huge choice of hotels, apartment complexes and holiday rental accommodation, and along with Benalmadena and Torremolinos has a sizeble expat community.
Fuengirola Map: Shown on the right is a handy little Fuengirola map, providing the exact location of the resort on the Costa del Sol coastline.
You can use the buttons to move in closer for a road map of Fuengirola or see the town in satellite or terrain views.
Also shown on this Fuengirola map are the resorts of Benalmadena and Torremolinos, plus the towns of Mijas and Alhaurin el Grande, by zooming out one step you can also see Marbella, Coin, Malaga, Ojén, Cartama and Rincon de la Victoria, by zooming in one step you can see the areas of Mijas Costa, Jarama, El Faro, Las Lagunas, Campo Mijas, Las Yucas, Mi Jardin, Carvajal and Torremuelle.
The closest airport to Fuengirola is Malaga, which is about twenty five kilometres from the resort.
Fuengirola History: Despite having the appearance of a modern tourist resort, Fuengirola boasts a long history which started with the ancient Phoenicians, who traded along this coastline in the 7th to 8th centuries BC. The Phoenicians were followed by the Carthaginians, the Romans (who founded a settlement called Suel), the Visigoths and then the Moors who built a fortified castle upon the site of the original Phoenician remains. The castle was originally constructed in the 10th century AD for the Moorish leader Abderraman III, who called the town Suhayl.
During the Middle Ages the settlement was destroyed by a terrible fire and it's inhabitants were forced to flee to nearby Mijas, as it was rebuilt it became known as Font-Jirola. In 1485 the town was taken by the Christians, and despite an attempt to repopulate the settlement it fell into decline and became part of Mijas.
In the 19th century the Battle of Fuengirola (1810) was fought during the Peninsular War, when a large force of Spanish and British troops were defeated by a tiny force of Polish troops.
The 20th century saw the arrival of tourism and this has replaced agriculture and fishing as the main means of survival for the residents of Fuengirola.
Blighted somewhat by over-development the town has a large number of hotels and apartment blocks as well as considerable amounts of residencial property.
Fuengirola Tourist Information Office: Avda. Jesus Santos Rein 6, Fuengirola. Telephone Number: (0034) 952 467 457
Fuengirola Nightlife: Fuengirola boasts some of the best nightlife in the Costa del Sol, with dozens of bars, restaurants and clubs available to the fun seeker. Among the best known hot spots are the London Pub, Lineker's Bar, the Millenium (night club), the Beetle Bar, Star Disco Bar, Zanadu's, Maxi's Disco, the Funk Club Funk, and the Bell and Bottle.
Fuengirola Fiestas: If you are not too knackered after a night on town you might fancy attending one of the many fiestas that take place in and around Fuengirola. It would of course depend on when you are visiting but you can pick from these Fuengirola fiestas and festivals: Three Kings (January), La Feria de los Pueblos (April), Semana Santa (Easter), Fiesta de San Juan (June), Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen (July), Feria de Fuengirola (October).
Fuengirola Beaches: Among the prime attractions of the Costa del Sol are it's superb sandy beaches, and Fuengirola is no exception, it's main beach is about 5 miles long giving ample space for the thousands of holidaymakers who flock here throughout the year. The beach is backed by the promenade (Paseo Maritimo Rey de España) and has a good range of facilities including beach bars, sun loungers, parasols, toilets, and all manner of water sports facilities.
Fuengirola Tourist Attractions: If you are looking for other things to do apart from sunbathing and boozing in Fuengirola then you will not be disappointed as there are plenty of attractions for all tastes. Hiring a car would add to what is available during your stay enabling you to travel further afield. Among the best attractions are the Moorish castle (El Castillo Sohail), the Roman Springs in nearby Torreblanca, and the History Museum (Museo de Historia). For family fun head to Aqualand, Mijas Aquatic Park (Carretera Nacional 340, Mijas Costa. Tel: 0034 952 46 04 04), Fuengirola Zoo (Avda. Camilo José Cela, Fuengirola. Tel: 0034 952 666 301), or the Crocodile Park Torremolinos.
Fuengirola Markets: The street market in Fuengirola is held on Tuedays and is one of the biggest on the Costa del Sol, go there to enjoy the atmosphere and stock up on fruit, vegetables and gifts.
Fuengirola Shopping: There is plenty of opportunity to get some retail therapy in Fuengirola, for the best shopping head for the main square or take a trip to the Miramar Shopping Centre, near to the castle.
Fuengirola Golf: The Costa del Sol is one of Spain's main golfing areas, with a huge choice of courses to pick from. Fuengirola is no exception with several courses within easy reach of the resort, the nearest are the huge La Cala Golf Resort, the Santana Golf and Country Club, and the Club de Golf El Chaparral.
Fuengirola Camping: There are numerous places for camping in the Fuengirola area, if this is your accommodation choice, you could try the Camping Fuengirola site (Telephone: 0034 952 474 108).
Fuengirola Hotels: Fuengirola has a massive choice of hotels and accommodation possibilities, from basic to 5 star, some of the best known hotels in Fuengirola include the Gardenia Park Hotel Fuengirola, the Las Palmeras Hotel Fuengirola, the Hotel Ronda Fuengirola, the Beatriz Palace Hotel Fuengirola, the Hotel Veramar Fuengirola, the Hotel Torreblanca Fuengirola and the Hotel Myramar Fuengirola.
Featured hostels hotels and aparthotels in and around Fuengirola:
Hostal Agur - Address: Calle Tostón, 2, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone: (0034) 952 476 666.
Apartamentos Marcari - Address: Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, 54, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone Number: (0034) 952 199 024.
Apartamentos La Jabega - Address: Calle Jaén, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone: (0034) 620 288 320.
Acuarium - Address: Avenida de Santa Amalia, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone Number: (0034) 952 460 150.
TRH Hotel Mijas - Address: Urbanización de Tamisa, 2, 29650 Mijas, España. Telephone: (0034) 952 485 800.
Fuengirola Nightlife / Nightclubs:
Old Town Café - Address: Complejo las Palmeras, 1, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone: (0034) 952 580 739 (nightclub).
London Underground - Address: Calle Martínez Catena, S/N, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone Number: (0034) 952 198 513 (nightclub).
Coyote Fuengirola, SL - Address: Calle Jacinto Benavente , S / N , 29640 Fuengirola , Spain. Telephone: (0034) 951311636 (nightclub).
Fuengirola Churches / Iglesias:
Parroquia Nuestra Señora Del Rosario - Address: Plaza de la Constitución, 19, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone: (0034) 952 477 308 (Parish Church of Our Lady of the Rosary).
Parroquia De La Inmaculada Concepcion - Address: Calle del Carril, 6, 29650 Mijas, España. Telephone Number: (0034) 952 485 022 (Parish Church of the Immaculate Conception).
Fuengirola Locksmith / Locksmiths:
Cerrajeria Peinado S.l. - Address: Calle Extremadura, 5, 29640 Fuengirola, España. Telephone: (0034) 952 471 747 (locksmith).
Cerrajeria Basquemar S.c. - Address: C/ Virgen De La Paz, 2, 29640 Mijas Costa, España. Telephone Number: (0034) 952 592 641.
Things to do in Fuengirola Spain
- Sunbathe on the 5 mile long Fuengirola beach.
- Visit the Moorish castle which dates from the 10th century.
- Do a pub crawl and dance the night away in a pulsating night club.
- Take the kids to Aqualand in Mijas Costa.
- Try out a new water sport, windsurfing maybe?
- Book a coach trip to Ronda and marvel at this amazing town.
- Spend a morning at the Tueday street market and buy all your gifts.
- Visit the Fuengirola Zoo.
- Play a round of golf at the massive La Cala Golf Resort.
Fuengirola Weather: The weather in Fuengirola is of course typical of the Costa del Sol, the name alone should give you a clue (Sun Coast). Fabulous during the summer months (May to October) and very pleasant during the winter, Fuengirola is truly an all year round resort, and is especially popular for older visitors who often stay for the entire winter escaping the cold and damp of the UK. Check out today's Fuengirola weather here: Fuengirola Weather.
Fuengirola is situated on the N-340 and can also be easily accessed from the AP-7 motorway, it is about 25 kilometres south-west of Malaga.