Fuengirola has some of the liveliest nightlife in the Costa del Sol. This sunny Spanish town attracts thousands of holidaymakers over the summer – many of whom are looking to party! Although the beachfront promenade has late night bars and partygoers dancing until sunrise, Fuengirola is also home to a variety of pubs, laidback bars and lounge-style cafes. If you want a quieter evening on your Costa del Sol holiday, the streets around Plaza de la Constitution are a good place to head. This old quarter square has a vibrant atmosphere and regularly hosts street musicians. Everything is relatively close together, making it perfect for bar crawls, but whatever floats your boat, here are our top 10 after-dark picks.
Down near the seafront, the London Pub is Fuengirola's best-known English bar and has a large outdoor terrace with waiter service. Inside it has a pub feel but plays disco music until the early hours so you can stay all night.
Anyone booking a cheap holiday to Costa del Sol should definitely check out this place. Bogart's Café serves up coffee by day and floor fillers by night, making it a great stop for food and early evening drinks.
After starting at Bogart's Café take a short shimmy down the street to Mai Tai Disco, which plays a range of urban, techno and Latina music. The décor is Spanish kitsch and mood is pure fun.
Open until dawn, the Karma club has several resident DJs who play everything from house music to Latina. It's a favourite of the party-hard crew.
Dry Martini is a classy place serving up a wide variety of gins and speciality cocktails you can enjoy on the terrace. Come to people watch or nibble on some late night tapas.
Fuengirola has some big clubs that attract tourists from elsewhere in Andalucía. One such place is the newly refurbished Karbon Klub located just a few metres from the Paseo Maritimo. What this venue lacks in size, it makes up for in spirit so it's no surprise it gets packed in the summer months – expect a one-in-one-out policy.
Heaven's Gate competes with Karbon Klub for the big club crown. It boasts a top-notch sound system playing modern dance and techno, but the drinks can be a little more expensive than other bars.
More Londoners-in-Spain than London Underground, this club attracts tourists looking for a classic disco vibe. Open from midnight until 6am – or 7am on weekends – this venue is definitely the one to go to if you're looking for a big night out rather than a few quiet drinks as the sun sets, with chart hits and classic dance anthems all night long.
Need live music? Pogs Old Irish Rock Bar, just off the Paseo Maritimo, has live music every night including classical rock and jazz, as well as showcasing quirky new bands.
Finally, you shouldn't go home without experiencing some traditional Flamenco music. Taberna 'El Tentaero' on Calle Francisco Cano is a typical Spanish taproom serving up great drinks in a colourful atmosphere. Olé!