Located between Benalmadena and Mijas, and only 30 kilometers from the capital of Málaga, is Fuengirola, one of the most popular cities on the Costa del Sol of southern Spain. Whether it be the great tourist attractions, its wide variety of leisure activities of all kinds, or simply because of its incredible atmosphere both night and day, Fuengirola is an essential stop on your visit to Málaga. In order to make sure you enjoy your trip as best as possible, we’ve laid out some spectacular plans for you to enjoy in Fuengirola this summer, as well as how to arrive!
- Beaches of Fuengirola
- Castillo Sohail
- The Marina
- Feria Internacional de los Países
- How to Arrive in Fuengirola
Starting with its incredible beaches, tourist sites and much more, there is plenty to do and explore in Fuengirola.
Beaches of Fuengirola
Fuengirola has several beaches, all of them bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. Some of the best beaches include: Castillo beach, Santa Amalia beach, Las Gaviotas beach, Torreblanca beach, Carvajal beach, Ejido beach and Los Boliches beach. Boliches beach is perhaps one of the most famous, on account of all of the services it offers, its accessibility and its length, which allow visitors to spend a pleasant and relaxing day basking in the sun, sand, and bathing on the shore.
If you’ve already visited these beaches and you’re looking for something more, you can also travel approximately 5 kilometres to Benalmádena. There, you can continue enjoying the beaches of the Costa del Sol and visit The Beach Club Higuerón, located in an exclusive area where you can sip on cocktails, sunbathe on one of our Balinese beds or simply enjoy the beach with friends and family.
If you’re a history buff and want to visit something a bit more cultural, we recommend Sohail Castle. Located 38 meters above sea level, this site was built during the time of Al-Andalus. Inside the castle there are various activities. Among the most outstanding is the Festival Marenostrum Fuengirola which includes a multitude of open-air concerts (especially during the summer) where both Spanish and international artists alike perform, as well as other events such as the Fuengirola Comic Con, Oktoberfest Beer Festival and cultural events of all kinds. We recommend you take a look at its program on the official website, as you are sure to find an interesting event or activity.
It is also located right next to the Fuengirola River Park, where you can rent pedal boats, kayaks or stroll along the river.
As with other large towns in Málaga, such as Benalmadena or Marbella, Fuengirola has a superb marina as well as 7 kilometres of beaches. Take a stroll and see the various boats moored, buy a souvenir in their souvenir shops or eat at a beach bar or restaurant and enjoy your day to the fullest. In addition, the port offers various tourist activities, such as water sports or boat trips. Will you be one of the lucky ones to spot a group of dolphins?
Feria internacional de los países
If there is an event par excellence in Fuengirola, it would be the Feria Internacional de los Países. It is held every year between late April and early May, and receives in each edition thousands and thousands of visitors who come to Málaga specifically to enjoy this celebration.
In addition to the traditional amusement rides and food stalls that you can find in any fair, this fair, or feria, is particularly spectacular for its thematic “casetas” which offer tastings of the typical gastronomy of the different countries, as well as handcrafted products and spaces with regional music. On the big day there is also a parade of folkloric groups and a festive atmosphere, an event that is definitely worth enjoying!
How to Arrive in Fuengirola
Have you decided to visit this beautiful town in Málaga? Then you will be interested to know that it is also very accessible. If you go by car from the city of Málaga, it will only take you 30 minutes by motorway. If you prefer to use public transport, you can take the M-113 bus, which has several stops throughout the city of Málaga; or the suburban metro line C1 from Málaga-Maria Zambrano station, which also connects to Málaga Airport.
If you choose to visit other towns on the Costa del Sol, we recommend you to read our post about Benalmádena (link follow), which will surely interest you. If, on the other hand, you are planning a route from Fuengirola to other towns, you will find more information in Andalucía.org.