Tips for your holidays in Fuengirola
Fuengirola is located in southern Spain. The city is surrounded by Mijas, Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Marbella. It is a popular holiday destination because of its location in relation to the main attractions along the Costa del Sol.
Tuesday is market day, open in the morning hours, El Baratillo is the largest open-air market on the coast. It is certainly worth to see the goods in this market. From fake design clothes and watches to more traditional Andalusian products.
- Our favorite beach: Playa de Fuengirola
- Our favorite restaurant: Restaurante Palangreros
- Our favorite watersport: Parasailing in Fuengirola
Language and currency in Fuengirola
Spanish is the official language and local people feel most comfortable speaking Spanish, rather than English. But no worries, a lot of people in the tourism industry know how to speak English. The local currency is Euro and nowadays it is no problem to pay with card in most places.
Getting around in Fuengirola
Buses run quite regularly to places along the coast, such as Torremolinos, Marbella, Estepona and Algeciras. Hiring a car is the best way to get around as public transport is limited. Why not hire a car and visit other places along the Costa del Sol as well?
Best things to do during your holidays in Fuengirola
Discover the Bioparc Fuengirola
This Bioparc is an animal park model based on respect for nature and the preservation of their species. In the park, animals live together in a recreational environment of their natural habitat. That encourages their development at all levels. A visit is like stepping into a real documentary about the deepest tropical forests.
Day trip to Benalmádena
From Fuengirola, it is nice to visit Benalmádena, which is just 19 kilometres from Malaga airport. This is a lively place. The busiest time of the year is during the hot summer months when there are many tourists. Don't forget to visit One of the best aquariums in Andalusia, Sea Life at Puerto Marina.
Parasailing is one of the best water sports activities. You will be flying in the sky with a specially designed parachute behind a powerboat. Now, can you imagine doing this along the coast of Fuengirola? Overviewing Benalmadena, Fuengirola and the Sierra Nevadas from high in the sky is truly amazing.
Visit Palangreros in Fuengirola
If you are looking for an authentic Spanish restaurant, then you should definitely visit Palangreros. A Mediterranean cuisine with top quality and seasonal products. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the restaurant is absolutely spotless. Be sure to book this restaurant in advance, because it is very popular and gets fully booked quickly.
Enjoy the gorgeous Playa de Fuengirola
Playa de Fuengirola is a beach that we highly recommend. Especially as it is used by the local people and kept constantly clean. Fuengirola has a wide sandy beach and entry into the sea is gradual, so suitable for children. The beaches are well kept with plenty of sunbeds and shades and toilets and cafe/restaurants are all along the paseo.
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Fuengirola, we promise you will love this part of Andalusia! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.