Fuengirola is a large town which lies on the Costa del Sol in the province of Malaga in the South of Spain. It is considered as one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol offering more than 8 km of beaches and is also home to a famous medieval Moorish fortress.
Formerly a typical fishing village, the town of Fuengirola is today a vibrant metropolis with its own distinct character.
During your visit in Feungirola, you can explore its main square called the Plaza de la Constitucion which has been designed but still retains its own unique enchantment. The Plaza looks very pretty especially during Christmas when it is decorated by attractive lights and ornaments and during the famous Fuengirola Summer Feria when the whole town takes part in its annual streets celebrations.
Fuengirola is also a renowned yacht charter destination on the Costa del Sol and hosts a beautiful marina, the Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola which can accommodate up to 226 yachts having a maximum length of 20 m.
In the marina, you will see many attractive yachts, sailing boats and glass bottomed boats on where you can enjoy viewing the occasional dolphins. The marina area is also beautifully lined with numerous and restaurants where you can spend a nice time after having found anchorage.
The marina of Fuengirola is also within easy distance to Marina la Bajadilla and Real Club Mediterraneo de Malaga, Puerto Jose Banus in Marbella and also to Puerto Deportivo de Calata de Velez.
During you visit in Fuengirola, you can sail along its magnificent coast to discover one of the main attractions in the area, its wonderful 8 kilometers of sandy beaches stretching from the famous Sohail Castle to the West and ending till it reaches Torreblanca to the East.
The best time to visit the beautiful and vibrant city of Fuengirola is during autumn and spring when the temperatures are mild and more pleasant and when you can enjoy the glorious sunshine of the area. The streets are much quieter and you can enjoy most of the beaches.
In the city center, you can enjoy shopping in the various shops where you will find anything you might expect. In the Plaza de la Constitucion, you will find numerous boutiques and designer clothes shops. The Miramar Center is also worth visiting, it is a large modern shopping mall where you will find numerous shops, a childrens play area and even a multi-screen cinema.