Eight beaches are spread across 8km of Fuengirola's coastline. The stretch of sands starts at the Sohail Castle and runs past an attractive marina area that features plenty of shops and restaurants.
There are many European Blue Flags waving over many of the beaches that signify the areas' safety and cleanliness so you are assured to find the sunbathing spot that is perfect for you and your loved ones.
Most of the beaches are well serviced by nearby restaurants, shops and even beach bars. There are also a number of chiringuitos in the form of small wooden huts on the beach selling drinks and snacks.
Every day is an adventure
While by the beach you may be tempted into partaking in one of the many exciting water sports on offer or there is the option to take a boat ride from the harbour too. You can take your own small boat out, take a fishing trip or even head out for a scuba excursion.
There are plenty of opportunities to find excitement around Fuengirola with a great number of attractions. The Fuengirola Zoo has a great display of birds and animals as well as fun play areas that have been designed to look like jungle temples. Tivoli is a small theme park that can be enjoyed day and night with a great selection of games and rides on offer.
Elsewhere you'll find even more to enjoy around the town with a go-karting track, a skate park and a horse racing track. If you'd rather take it slow then there are wonderful historic monuments and pieces of art spread throughout Fuengirola.
Dance by the promenade
Partygoers of all ages will revel in the bars and clubs that Fuengirola has to offer as there are dozens of different venues to try.
Tourists will feel most at home on the Paseo Maritimo promenade as there is a good selection of Brit bars, Irish pubs and nightclubs. Locations like the London Underground, Coyote Fuengirola and Discoteca Mai Tai are just some of the places you can dance the night away in.
For those who want to enjoy a quieter evening with a bit more Spanish flair then slink into your seat at a bar or lounge in the Plaza Yates square in Calle Cuesta.
Parque Miramar shops
Fuengirola is one of Costa Del Sol's best shopping resorts and that claim is backed up by the Parque Miramar shopping centre. There are over 160 shops inside that offer a range of products with many being cheaper alternatives to the selection found within Marbella and Puerto Banus. There are also bars, restaurants and a cinema to keep you in the complex.
There are two weekly markets held on a Tuesday and a Saturday at Los Boliches fairground. By the marina there is a market held on a Sunday that specialises in antique products.
Among the occasional hustle and bustle of this large town you'll be thankful for the opportunity to stop in one of the hundreds of cafes and restaurants that can be found here. From the promenade to the shopping centre and everywhere in between you have a range of choices when it comes to meal times.
Fuengirola is a popular place for people from all over Europe to migrate to so there is a wide selection of flavours to try at meal times. The most common dishes are Spanish cuisine but there are is also a strong British, German and Italian theme too. Seafood is also a popular option, particularly by the beachside restaurants.
Bus and rail options
After landing at Malaga Airport it will take just over 20 minutes to reach the lively resort town of Fuengirola.
The resort is quite large and taxis are readily available to ease the stress of walking the long distances.
There are good bus and rail options to help get around the Costa Del Sol coastline. Bus services also regularly run to Marbella to allow you to see the extravagant resort at a cheaper price.
Best time of year to visit
Fuengirola's eight beaches can be enjoyed through the majority of the year with over 300 days of sunshine blessing Spain's south coast. Temperatures reach an average of 24C in July and August but the days regularly surpass 20C from April to October.
The Los Boliches fairground is the host of Fuengirola's large annual fair held every October. The Feria De Fuengirola kicks off on the 6th with a large fireworks display before a week of celebration, music and dancing is enjoyed by locals and tourists.
Location of Fuengirola