Fuengirola is a large and very popular holiday resort. Located next to Benalmadena, the coastal town is made up of different regions such as Torreblanca, Los Boliches, Las Farolas and the main centre of Fuengirola.
Originally a tiny fishing port, Fuengirola has seen massive growth over the past thirty years, and is now one of the busiest tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol. Large beaches are flanked by a renovated promenade, along which you will find countless bars and restaurants offering everything from local food and wine, to typical British pub grub and fine international cuisine.
The town centre has recently had a facelift, and both the high street and central square, now largely pedestrianized, offer a pleasant shopping environment, with plenty of leather goods, fashion outlets, and souvenir shops. Fuengirola is also home to The Bioparc Zoo and The Sohail Castle, an old Moorish Castle located just beyond the main town centre. Fuengirola is easily accessible and has a central train and bus station connecting it to all main towns in the Malaga region.
The Sohail Castle is located high on a hill above the town. Standing 38 metres above sea level, it's a great place to relax and take in views over Fuengirola and the Mediterranean Sea.
Fuengirola port is split into two distinct areas; one is the traditional fishing port where local fishermen bring in fresh fish every day for the local market. The other side of the port is a sports and leisure marina, with all of the facilities that you would expect from a 21st century marina.
Fuengirola Zoo (Bioparc)
Fuengirola's Bioparc Zoo is always a favourite with holiday makers visiting the area. Impressive installations and true-to-life settings make this the perfect choice for a fantastic family day out!