great hotel gardenia park , 2nd week oct. festival drunk spanish on hoarse back on a pub crawl great too see, chikitas looking amazing in traditional dress
Fondest memory: the BEAST book this trip with GRAHAM & DONALD in the harbour or visit www.youtube.combeastfuengirola &see for yourself . CLUB 92 DON'T MISS IT CHIKITAS !!!!!!
One of the first stops you should make in Fuengirola is to the TOURIST INFORMATION. As we had our very own guide, Eva (Diageva) to show us around, we did not need their services. But I'm sure you will find what you need to know and what you want to see and do while in Fuengirola.
Located near the train station.
Avda Jesus Santos Rein 6
Tel: 952 46 74 57
Like many Andalusian towns, Fuengirola is very RICH IN HISTORY, having at times been occupied by the Romans, Phoenicians and the Moors. Evidence of this history can still be seen in many parts of the town and surrounding area.
One notable monument is Sohail Castle at the western end of the town. The Castle and its surrounding gardens have recently been refurbished and it makes for a pleasant visit.
Sorry as we did not get the chance to visit Sohail Castle, I do not have a photo of it, so I substituted it for a very cute pic of me -- LoriPori.
Fuengirola offers one of the best MARINAS of the Mediterranean. Situated right on the Fuengirola Promenade, it shares the enclosure with the Fishing Port and offers comfortable terraces, a large selection of restaurants and each Sunday, an outdoor market.
The Marina area offers cruises to see dolphins, water sports and sea fishing.
Favorite thing: Fuengirola was one of the original towns along the coast and existed well before tourism became popular. The evidence of this still exists in the town centre "Plaza de la Constitucion" with its narrow streets and lovely church "Ntra Sra del Rosario" OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY. It is a simple, yet beautiful white church, which dominated the square. All around it was a hub of activity as locals and tourists alike went about their business.
Favorite thing: One of the more attractive features of Fuengirola is its port PUERTO DE FUENGIROLA. This is one of the most important suppliers of fresh fish to restaurants in the western area of the Costa Del Sol. The cuisine in Fuengirola is characteristic of the gastronomy of the coast of Malaga province. Some of the seafood delicacies available here include anchovies, red mullet, squid, etc.
Favorite thing: The centre of Fuengirola is conserved in its layout, in the structure of its streets, squares, gardens and houses -- a typical Andalusian town. Short narrow streets with shops, bars, banks and restaurants branch out from the PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCION.
Fuengirola is one of the smallest municipalities in the Malaga province, but this has not prevented its eight kilometres of coastline from making it an important tourist resort with nice beaches like Carvajal, Torreblanca del Sol, Los Boliches (pictured here), La Gaviotas, Santa Amalia and El Castillo.
As we were in Fuengirola in March 2001 and February 2004, neither time was the weather exactly suitable for the beach. In the summer the beaches are packed with tourists.
Favorite thing in Fuengirola is, of course, a mixture of diverse things, like beach, sun, light. The combination of all make it very nice and good.
Fondest memory: Because i live in Madrid and i miss the beach, it's, of course, to toast in the beach for hours without doing asnything(reading as much) and swim like a fish in the water.
Of course, being with eva, a very good host and guide, explaining details when is "required", and listen to her stories!
In this picture it show the nice ceramic in lays
in the wall off this church.
The words printed underneath are as follows.
'' PAROQUIA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN Y SANTA FE LOS BOLICHES .''
A very nice white building it is indeed.
In Fuengirola and other Cities in Spain, a statue of the Virgen del Carmen is taken out to sea in a world famous Marine procession on July 16th, for a blessing of the waters, the virgen Carmen is the protector of the seaman/fishermen.
This event should be some thing wonderful to see.
When I walked from the esplenade to the busy street going back to centre of Fuengirola I walked by a small plaza called Plaza del Carmen ,a lovely Church was there .
'' PARROQUIA VIRGEN DEL CARMEN "
Very nice looking Church ,the next few pictures show the church and the Plaza (square).
Favorite thing: I am now coming from the beach area and from Plaza San Rafael and in this busy street that goes back to Fuengirola centre I saw this nice Mercado Municipal ,(Municipal Market), there is allready an example how narrow and busy this street is.
This is as far as I walked , I came from the Bus station then I went to the Marina and I strolled along the promenade to the Playa de Los Boliches ,past the Virgen del Camen
statue and then ended up here at the Plaza de San Rafael , and then back through the business street , a very busy and narrow business street , back to the centre of Fuengirola where the busstation and the train station's are located , located.
Very close to each other just a few minutes walking.
Fondest memory: Well Fuengirola was nice ,but it is a busy place and it seems to have outgrown itself .
But it is very enjoyable and fantastic place to walk & walk & walk. Enjoy it if you go there.
Promenade, Esplenade ,Walkway , just some of the names for the fantastic and beautiful walkways that are along the beaches of Fuengirola I believe that there is a stretch of 8 Km of walkway from one end of Fuengirola to the other end ,and I sure walked at least 8 Km the day I went there by myself. Spain is so great with their places to walk and sit on the benches ,they become a real meeting place for the people
Sunday is the traditional day when the Spanish people walk the Esplenadas.
It really is something you must see for yourself
Fondest memory: Walking and people watching , and more walking and eating some Tappas,or Churros etc then some more walking.