On the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Torremolinos, Fuengirola is quiet compared to other resorts along this stretch coast. Most holidaymakers come for the five miles of golden beaches, flanked by one of this area’s longest promenades. The water is calm, the sand clean, and there are plenty of watersports.
Handy for Málaga airport, Fuengirola is also easy to get around on foot. Stroll along the port and marina, take in the Roman ruins and Moorish castle, or enjoy some fresh fish at a beach bar.
Fabulous Fuengirola offers golf, tennis, pedal boats, jet ski-ing, parascending on the beach and more! If yachting or diving are your thing, head to the marina at Los Boliches.
Fuengirola Zoo is another big draw. Where possible there are no cages, but instead the tropical forests of Africa, Asia and Madagascar are recreated.
Nightlife in Fuengirola is fantastic, catering for all ages and tastes. Most clubs are on the beach front. Alternatively, there are some great bars near the centre of town. But most of the action is centred around the marina and the prom - a good place for a sundowner.
For excursions out of town, Mijas is an idyllic Andalucian village. You could also take in the swanky marina at Puerto Banús, visit Ronda, set above a ravine and surrounded by rolling Andalucian countryside, or jump on the train to Málaga.
Also in the region you’ll find, a popular water park, and this coast’s largest amusement park. At the Puerto Deportivo, the Sea Life Centre is a firm favourite, with displays and feeding demonstrations.