Fuengirola is a popular tourist town located on the southern Mediterranean coastline. This Spanish Costa is the Costa del Sol. Fuengirola is best known for it’s 8 km’s of golden sand beaches and Sohail Castle. The ancient Moorish medieval fortress built in 956 AD.
Fuengirola, Costa del Sol, Spain
Things to do & see in Fuengirola, Costa del Sol
Like most of the top tourist locations on the Costa del Sol, Fuengirola was re-developed in the 1960’s. This town is now home to over 75,000 permanent inhabitants. According to the known registered inhabitants list. More than 25% of the population is British, Irish and Scandinavian permanent residents. this figure swells with tourism in the summer months.
The origins of this town dates back more than 2000 years to Phoenician and Roman times. Most of the southern coastline of Spain was under Moorish from the 8th – 15th Century. This added a strong Arab influence to it’s Roman and Phoenician origins. Fuengirola lies around 30 km’s east of the city of Marbella. 15 km west of the popular town of Benalmádena, Mijas is 7 km’s north of here.
The climate in Fuengirola is excellent all year round. the average yearly temperature is a mild 18 Celsius. This increases to over 30 Celsius during the hotter summer months.
Fuengirola is full of attractions and interesting things to do during your visit. Below we provide a small insight into some of the best things to do and see here.
Bioparc Zoo, Fuengirola
The ground-breaking Bioparc Zoo sets the standard for flagship zoological parks in Europe. Known as an “immersion zoo”, Bioparc is an artificial jungle. This jungle imitates the original habitat of it’s animals. Bioparc allows it’s visitors to get up close and personal with these animals. You can enjoy a walk through their environments such as Africa, Madagascar and Asia.
These picturesque themed areas contain scenic waterfalls, rocky areas and artificial trees. Much has been done to mimic those found in the animals original homes. Bioparc is open all year round but the opening times vary during the year. Here you can check the latest timetable and ticket prices.
This beautiful seaside town has 7 km’s of golden sandy beaches to enjoy during your visit. Most of these beaches have various types of water sports on offer. Popular water sports include jet skiing, parasailing and motor-boating.
The beaches of Fuengirola stretch from the Sohail Castle in the west to Torreblanca in the east. These are all accessible via the promenade “Paseo Maritimo Rey de España” that runs alongside. The most popular beaches include Los Boliches, El Ejido and Santa Amalia. Most have excellent services and activities on offer. These services include chiringuitos, (beach bars) and entertainment.