Summer Festivals, Street Entertainers And Superb Shopping
Fuengirola holidays offer over 5km of soft sandy beaches and is an ideal holiday destination for young and old, families or singles alike. The lively centre with high rise accommodation complexes, multitude of bars, shops and restaurants is enough to keep you entertained all summer long.
With accommodation to suit every budget, ranging from all inclusive hotels, family villas with private pools, to simple self catering apartments. Transfer times are about 25mins from Malaga airport, taxis are very reasonable but there is also an excellent rail link running through the Costa del Sol.If you are lucky, your summer holidays in Fuengirola will coincide with the summer feria; a festival of dancing and entertainment centred round the Castle of Sohail.
Stroll along the longest promenade in Andalucia, and marvel at the street entertainers then stop for a quiet drink while watching the world go by in what seems like slow motion, with fantastic views of the sweeping bay. The beaches here are very clean and well looked after, with Torreblanca offering a children's play area, pedalos and extensive water sports, all watched over by fully trained life guards. The narrow pedestrian streets offer every kind of shop imaginable, from souvenirs to designer goods; Fuengirola holidays are a shopper's paradise.
Quick Fuengirola Tips
The currency in Fuengirola is the Euro
The time difference from the UK to Spain is GMT +1
Flight times from the UK to the mainland of Spain take between 2 and 2½ hours, depending on which part you are visiting.
Paella is the national dish of Spain, Flavours and cooking vary from region to region but if you're a seafood lover it really hits the spot
Transfers between Malaga airport and Fuengirola take approximately 30 minutes
From Horse Riding And Golf To Waterparks And Zoos
Mijas Aqua Park offers an exhilarating day out for all the family with water slides, wave pool and kids area. Fuengirola Zoo is an amazing oasis hiding in the middle of the resort. The Zoo specializes in captive breeding for endangered species in a very animal friendly environment. There are no cages in this zoo, just woven bamboo canes, plastic guards, nets or bridges over small rivers and lakes. Check out the opening times before you go as the Zoo sometimes opens at night and lets you see the nocturnal habits of its animals, many of them coming out to play in the cooler hours after dark. The lively weekly market gives the opportunity to buy souvenirs and gifts to take home, or just soak up the atmosphere as you wander through its colourful stalls.
The Andalucian region is famous for its beautiful horses and Fuengirola is no exeption to this, Rancho El Rengo will provide lessons for beginners and experts, with organised treks through the countryside or dry river beds. Golf is also plentiful in Fuengirola with Mijas Golf Club close to the centre and many more courses nearby. Fuengirola is a thriving tourist resort and one of the most popular on the Costa del Sol. It can have a totally Spanish atmosphere with some wonderful opportunities to enjoy the laid back Spanish lifestyle while still being able to get a good old Sunday roast if you want one, so book your holidays to Fuengirola at Late Deals now.
Top Places to Visit
Designed to replicate the natural habitat of all the animals living here, Fuengirola Zoo does not have cages and the animals are all kept in enclosures where you can look through glass walls or peer over the walls or through viewing points. There are all kinds of animals here, tigers, gorillas, all kinds of monkeys, turtles and fish. And a some amazing bird species.
Get ready for what’s dubbed the Eighth Wonder of World - the magical Alhambra Palace. This 14th century palace-fortress has a breathtaking collection of mosaic-covered chambers, arcades and fountained courtyards that fully deserves its UNESCO World Heritage status. Sitting against the backdrop of Andalucia’s Sierra Nevada mountains a trip to Granada has so much to offer.