Fuengirola is in the heart of the Costa del Sol, where the blue skies blend with the Mediterranean. A paradise overlooking the sea that offers much more than just sun and beaches. Fuengirola, that has preserved its Andalusian character, is a modern town with the ever-present ambience of the villages of the south.
Origins and culture
Fuengirola’s origins date back to Mediterranean civilisations such as the Phoenicians and Romans, who settled at the foot of the hill where today stands the Arab castle “Sohail”. Fuengirola offers a historical and cultural legacy: · Phoenician and Roman archaeological remains such as the baths and a salting industry. · The Sohail Castle built in the 10th century. · The History Museum, for learning about our more than 2600 years of history and traditions.
20 minutes from the airport, Fuengirola has very good communications by land, sea and air and is the ideal starting point for a visit to the most beautiful corners of Malaga and of Andalusia.
Fuengirola lives overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Its 8 km of beaches part of the city have been awarded the Blue Flag by the European Union, thanks to the excellent quality of its water and its sand. Its exceptional beach promenade opens up to the sea like an immense balcony.
At 10 minutes from the centre of Fuengirola are five 18-hole golf courses. In addition, in a radius of only 30 km. there are some twenty other perfectly equipped golf courses.
In Fuengirola, the practise of any sport is assured with the two heated indoor pools, one of them Olympic, the three football grounds, the two sports pavilions, the equestrian centres, the tennis and paddle tennis clubs.
Fuengirola’s gastronomic offer adapts to all tastes, with restaurants of all categories and traditional tapas bars, the delicious Mediterranean cuisine, the exquisite bamboo-skewered sardines, fried fish, ajoblanco, gazpacho or the delicious oven baked fish.
de la abuela:
Semana Santa: Easter Holy Week,
a beautiful popular religious manifestation,
allowing already the enjoyingmentof the first
beach days of the year.
The International Fair of Peoples:
This major festive celebration is held over the
course of four days, bringing together the races,
culture, religions and traditions of more than
30 countries and offering a spectacular
selection of their culinary styles
art and folklore in a relaxed
and engaging atmosphere.
The Saint John’s festivities:
The Saint John’s festivities with a
magical night when the popular “juás”
are burned, dolls that symbolise
all that we wish to get rid of.
The Carmen festivities:
The town gives homage to the Virgin of Carmen,
patron saint of all men of the sea.
In accordance with the tradition,
the figure of the Virgin is carried
by sailors and fishermen.
The Romería pilgrimage: Rosario Fair.
The great Fuengirola Fair and festivities
are held every year from the 6th to the 12th
of October, where the great protagonist is
the horse. Exhibitions of horse-drawn carriages,
bullfights, flamenco singing and dancing,
and fun is assured at the “casetas” of the Fairground.
Erotic tapa tour of Fuengirola:
This is a contest in which numerous
bars and restaurants participate creating
the most sensual and fun tapas. The
customers will choose the winning establishment through
voting and participate in raffles with various prices.