Fuengirola is perhaps one of the Costa del Sol's most touristic cities. Although it still preserves some of the south Spanish architecture. People from all over the world gather in Fuengirola, and many of them have settled in the area. Fuengirola is home to people from all over the world and offers international schools and many hotels and apartments to rent and to buy. Fuengirola has grown at the same pace as the rest of the towns on Costa del Sol and is no longer a small peaceful village. Nevertheless, the city has kept its charm. The beach promenade in Fuengirola is incredibly long: In fact the longest in Europe with its 8 km. It is full of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. The beach in Fuengirola is one of the best on Costa del Sol. The whole town, including the promenade has been given a facelift recently. Those who have not visited Fuengirola for a time becomes very surprised by the big difference.
Fuengirola is close to Mijas and Benalmadena, but the truth is that it is no longer possible to distinguish the limits between Mijas, Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Torremolinos. They have all grown together, into something like one big city. Fuengirola itself is divided into three different districts. Fuengirola is mainly the city centre, Los Boliches and Torreblanca del Sol are the other two areas that surrounds the City of Fuengirola. There are lots of Hotels in Fuengirola. Most of the hotels in Fuengirola are located right on the Paseo Maritimo in front of the beach or very near the beach promenade. Fuengirola has bus & train services to Malaga City and to the International Airport in Malaga from the city centre.
Fuengirola is located 25km from the airport in Malaga. Fuengirola once was a small fishing village, hard to belive today! Now Fuengirola is a bustling city where people from all over the world lives and comes for holidays.
Fuengirola offers fine beaches and sunny weather almost all year around, 320 days of sunshine a year. The accommodation facilities in Fuengirola are enormous: Hotels, hostels, apartments to rent, etc.
The streets of Fuengirola are always full of people and endless shops, bars and restaurants are found all over the city. The beach promenade in Fuengirola is the longest in Europe: 8 kilometers and the beaches are very wide and nice.
The gastronomic offer in Fuengirola is cosmopolitan but the local cuisine is also found almost everywhere: Fried fish, grilled sardines, seafood and paella.
Its streets are full of commercial activity with first class establishments and competitive prices.
In addition, it has three municipal markets, one large shopping centre and every week two traditional street markets are held, Tuesdays in the fairground and on Sundays in the Doña Sofia Park, as well as an antiques flea market on Saturdays, also in the fairground.
The main festivals and festivities in Fuengirola are in October, in honour of its parton saint: La Virgen del Rosario. On July 16 there is a colourful maritime procession in Los Boliches in honour of La Virgen del Carmen. On the night of San Juan in June fires and parties are arranged on the beaches. The music and dance festival Ciudad de Fuengirola or City of Fuengirola Festival, is held in July and August. La Feria Internacional de los Pueblos, a great folk and gastronomic trade fair with over 50 countries from all over the world participating is very popular. The Feria Internacional de los pueblos in Fuengirola is celebrated in April. At the Galician Gastronomy Day in Fuengirola one can try and buy a wide selection of Galician products. The Oktoberfest in Fuengirola is very popular and the Spanish cuisine gives way to German sausages and beer for a few days.
Fuengirola International Festival of Music and Dance: The incomparable setting of the Sohail castle is the location for this well-known festival, which is held during the month of July.
The Fuengirola International Trade Fair is held in the Fairground, it consists of a great celebration over four days wherein the culture and traditions of more than 30 countries come together, providing a spectacular exhibition of gastronomy, art and folklore in a relaxed and enriching atmosphere.
Fuengirola Beer Festival. This popular Bavarian festival is also held in the Sohail Castle, spanning 11 days during the months of July and August.
Fuengirola Medieval Market. In this market which takes place in the Sohail Castle over four days in the month of August, you can find all types of attractive products and activities which turn the visit into a travel through time and a stroll around the Spain of the jugglers, the artisans’ guilds, the traditional cuisine, etc.
Fuengirola also offers theatre, concerts, musicals, flamenco, dance and trade fairs, in the Palacio de la Paz, sporting events of diverse disciplines, and an extensive cultural programme, which includes exhibitions, concerts, theatre, dance and workshops.
Mondays: Marbella & Torrox
Thursdays: San Pedro Alcantara, Torremolinos and Torre del Mar
Fridays: Benalmadena and Rincon de la Victoria