Fuengirola is famous for having plenty of sun, sea and sand, making it a popular choice of Costa del Sol holiday destination in 2020. With a sprawling 7 kilometres of sandy beaches, there’s plenty of time for you to enjoy relaxing on the beach to sunbathe without fighting over sun loungers and parasols. As a former traditional fishing village, Fuengirola has evolved from small and quaint to bustling and tourist-friendly, whilst keeping a lot of its charming authentic character and individuality. With a selection of historic and religious landmarks, easy access to popular tourist attractions and stunning natural beauty, Fuengirola is the perfect pick for your next Costa del Sol holiday whether you’re travelling as a couple or with family and friends.
Your guide to Fuengirola holidays
With pristine beaches and beautiful weather, it’s not hard to see why many visitors choose to spend all their time in Fuengirola at the beach. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of great attractions in and around Fuengirola, though. As with many beach resorts, Fuengirola is famous for its bustling nightlife, with a wide selection of buzzing nightclubs and bars to keep you entertained long into the night. At Calle Capitan, you’ll find some of Spain’s most iconic nightclubs, with a strong emphasis on cutting loose and having fun. Cheesy dance moves are not just accepted but actively encouraged here, making Calle Capitan a popular choice with holidaymakers of all ages. If you’re looking for family-friendly attractions, head to the large water park at Aquatico Mijas to enjoy a selection of adrenaline pumping and fun things to do. There’s also great family entertainment and amenities here including families, bars and family friendly facilities. If you’re planning a special family holiday, you can even book your children’s birthday parties here or sign your kids up for a summer camp for an unforgettable holiday experience. Another great family attraction is the Bioparc Fuengirola, a popular local zoo with a strong family oriented feel, ideal for teaching your kids how to respect and help conserve the natural environment. Inside the zoo you’ll have plenty of fantastic photo opportunities and the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of your favourite zoo animals.
One of the main draws of Fuengirola as a holiday destination is the pristine beaches. If you’re a fan of soft white sands and clear blue waters, you’ll be pleased to hear that Fuengirola has them both in abundance. In recent times Fuengirola has gained a reputation as a beach holiday hotspot, with idyllic beaches and the opportunity to enjoy adventurous water sports off the coast. The sun drenched weather and pleasant swimming conditions make the beaches here the ideal setting for a family picnic or a romantic couples’ meal. If you prefer your beaches quiet and secluded, try El Ejido and El Castillo, close to Sohail Castle, for a relaxing day at the beach.