On the eastern end of the Costa del Sol, 32 kilometres from Malaga and 8 from Mijas, Fuengirola is one of the most important tourist towns on the eastern Costa de Sol, its municipal area extending almost eleven square kilometres along the coast between Benalmádena and Mijas.
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Train to Fuengirola
The local train station provides easy access to such popular nearby resorts as Torreblanca, Arroyo de la Miel and Torremolinos. Lively, popular and always buzzing - the resort of Fuengirola has come a long way from its days as a simple Spanish fishing village.
Today it is a fascinating mix of local Spanish residents and international visitors, many of whom have made their permanent home in the urbanisation housing complexes that stretch up into the hills. Lying to the east of Marbella it is a bustling little town during the height of the tourist season.
Fuengirola is a busy town
The town is full of bars and nightclubs, offering something for most tastes. The advantage of staying here is that it is a compact seaside resort and town which has an excellent selection of supermarkets and competitively priced shops.
Attractions and activities in Fuengirola
Paseo Marítimo The esplanade in Fuengirola, called the Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, is one of the longest in the country. Its almost seven-kilometre length looks out over beaches with chiringuitos and restaurants along the way. Here too is the marina, a pleasure port of the first order, filled with bars and good restaurants and, of course, all types of boats.
Tradition and modernity meet here, with the fishermen's boats sharing this space too, and a street market there on Sundays. The marina can hold 226 boats, about half of them there on a temporary basis.
Sohail Castle Sohail Castle is one of the most interesting buildings in the town, and following the work carried out there, it is currently used for holding cultural events, like the Festival Ciudad de Fuengirola. Opening hours are 10 to 2 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and the building is closed on Mondays.
There is a small museum inside, showing different aspects of the castle.
Palacio de la Paz
One of the newest buildings in Fuengirola is the recently inaugurated cultural centre in the feria grounds, built on 2,000 square metres with capacity for 1,800 people. It was designed in such a way that the three storeys can be used for different cultural activities.
The ground floor can hold 1,200 people, and has entrances on three sides. On the first floor are most of the balconies and boxes, while the second floor is more suitable for exhibitions and other big events. The building is fully equipped with the latest sound and vision technology.