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Fuengirola is a well established holiday resort situated in the centre of Spain's Costa del Sol. With it's three sandy beaches, Los Boliches, Gaviotas and Torreblanca, which in total measures over five miles, it has become a firm favourite with the many nationalities that visit each year. Fuengirola is renowned for it's five miles of safe and sandy beaches which are overlooked by the many apartment complexes and hotels that accommodate the thousands of holidaymakers that visit each year. Together with the newly laid promenade, it is one of the best holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol. The beaches of Los Boliches, Gaviotas and Torreblanca are classified as clean and safe by the Blue Flag organisation.
Many watersports are available including, water skiing, paragliding and windsurfing and of course pedaloes for the not so adventurous. There is also a marina, which although not as illustrious as the ones in Puerto Banus or Benalmadena, is still a pleasent place to wander and see the cruisers and fishing boats. At the southern end of town is Sohail castle which was constructed in the 12th century by the Romans. Since it was recently renovated, many cultural events are staged here including the Festival Ciudad de Fuengirola.
Food and drink are particulaly well catered for, with hundreds of bars and restaurants serving such diverse menus as good old British fish and chips to Spanish tapas. The world renowned "Fish Alley", ( c/ Moncayo), situated behind the Hotel el Puerto, is where you will find some of the best restaurants in town. A pleasant sight seeing trip by horse drawn carriage is one way to see what the resort has to offer.
The largest market on the Costa del Sol is held at the fair ground in Fuengirola on Tuesday mornings. Visitors from other resorts along the coast arrive by train, bus and also on organised excursions run by the major travel companies. The market gets very congested, so please take care of your handbags, wallets etc. Also beware of the gypsys who will try to sell you flowers or tablecloths while their accomplice dips into your pockets, bags, etc. There is also a boot sale on Saturdays held at the same venue with a smaller market near the Pyramides Hotel on Sundays, (10am).
Popular mostly as a tourist destination, Fuengirola is now a bustling town along the south coast of Spain, something which it owes to tourism as much as its busy harbour. The industry in the town has helped bring modern attractions which in turn have brought many people to enjoy holidays in Fuengirola, but those attractions compliment historic and cultural aspects such as Sohail Castle and Plaza de Toros.
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Fuengirola Local Attractions
Parque Acuatico Mijas (Location MapCtra. Nacional 340.Km 209 29650 Mijas Costa (Málaga) Tel: 952 460 404The water park is actually in Fuengirola and not Mijas and is about twenty minutes walk from the centre. It is open from the end of April to the end of October. The park contains a kamikaze and raft slide, wave pool, water chutes, adventure river and a mini park for children.
Fuengirola Zoo (Location mapAvda Camilo José Cela 6, 29640 Fuengirola (Málaga) Tel: 952 666 301Completely refurbished and reopened in 2001, the zoo has been transformed to replicate the natural habitat of each of the animal species living there, with water and vegetation take the forefront. Rivers, waterfalls, bridges and abandoned mines taken over by birds and bats, representing a tropical rain forest.
Sea Fishing Trips – Fuengirola Port
The “Ganeisha” is a 1969 wooden built Cornish Sea Fishing Boat now residing at Pier 2, Fuengirola Port.  Fully Spanish registered and licensed for fishing in the Alboran Sea, we offer 2hr trips or 4hr trips to break up your day. To see the 25% child discounts  on offer and other details, please visit our website.