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  • El Castillo Sohail.
    El Castillo Sohail.
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  • The square at the center Idea.
    The square at the center Idea.
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  • The lovely Spanish mountains - view from Idea.
    The lovely Spanish mountains - view from...
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    A beautiful Church and Square in Fuengirola.

    by Waalewiener Updated Mar 5, 2004

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    This is a lovely church ,NUESTRA SENORA
    DEL ROSARIO, the Square PLAZA DE LA
    CONSTITUCION ,is a beautiful area ,really a wonderful place to sit down have cofffee or something in one of the Bars/restaurants with outdoor tables.As you can see in the many pictures of Lori relaxing on a bench in this square we had a geat time ,it was a bit cool but still very nice.

    Church in Fuengirola

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    Calle Espa?a

    by diageva Written Nov 25, 2003

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    From Plaza de la Constitucion (Constitution Square) you can take Calle Espa?a (Spain Streat), to go to the Paseo Maritimo and the beach. Full of clothes shops, gifts shops, photo shops, second hand book store, restaurants and Correos (Post Office). At the end, in the Paseo Maritimo, a good Ice Cream Shop "Verdu"

    Calle Espa��a

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    Restaurants were nice along front

    by rachel_sun Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    This resort is very popular with families and older people and is package holiday heaven.There is not many nice sights here apart from the Plaza de la Constitucion.It has a church and bars and is nice as they have outdoor seating.The streets around here are quite pleasant too.Some of them are car free and you can sit and eat a nice meal in peace.I had a nice meal along one street and really enjoyed it.

    The hotel we stayed in was crap.We payed £450 per person and expected it to be really nice. Los Piramides was basic and not worth the money.The rooms were really basic and the food was rubbish.They served jelly and ice cream for dessert every night and nothing else.The buffet food was rubbish.

    We eat out every night to escape hotel food
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    Breath taking

    by rachel_sun Written Nov 10, 2003

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    We walked around Mijas and there were a selection of gift shops and a few nice bars and restaurants and we had a drink on one of them.We then walked along and saw a church and it had a garden at front and wonderful views across the mountains to the sea.It was breath taking.There were a few benches and we just sat for a while and admired the views.

    Mountains around Fuernigola
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    Hire a car

    by rachel_sun Written Nov 10, 2003

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    As the hotel food was crap we went to loads of restaurants and bars.They were all pretty good and the food was good quality and think i put on half a stone ;-).We hired a car and went to a village called Mijas which was an enjoyable day out.

    I remember driving to Mijas and the scenery on the way was great.Its 1400 feet above sea level and has some nice streets.Its very popular and coach loads of people visit during the day.We visited late afternoon as most coaches had left or were leaving.In the pic you can see behind me donkeys and horse and carts.You could hire a horse and cart and tour the town.But i decided to walk.I remember buying some caramel baked nuts things off a stall here and they were so yummy i bought another pack about an hour later.

    Me at Mijas
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    Puerto Marina and the promenade.

    by Regina1965 Updated Oct 23, 2009

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    It is said that Fuengirola offers one of the best Marinas in the Mediterranean. There are many terraces and restaurants at the Marina, The Fishing Port and The Yacht Club and from the Marina you can go on dolphin cruises, sea fishing, scuba diving and other water sports.

    The Promenade is lovely as well and filled with lovely statues. I add photos of 3 of the statues there. One of which is called "La historia de la Peseta" - The history of the Peseta.

    On the Promenade you will also find a lot of African men selling fake label bags and watches and sun-glasses.

    The 7 beaches in Fuengirola all have The Blue flag, which is given for cleanliness and good facilities.

    At the Marina. The yachts at the Marina. One of the many statues on the Promenade. The Peseta statue on the Promenade. One of the many statues on the Promenade.

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    The obligatory visit to the Information Center.

    by Regina1965 Updated Oct 22, 2009

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    The first thing to do in Fuengirola is to head for the Information Center and get a map of the city with information on what there is of interest here. Plus a train timetable and bus-schedule and then one is set to go and explore the city - and here there are a lot of things to explore.

    The Information Center is situtated on the main street, the same street as the train-station.

    The Information Center.

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    Centro Idea - The Danish center.

    by Regina1965 Updated Oct 22, 2009

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    A little outside of Fuengirola on the road to Mijas there is a Danish Center called Idea, where everything is Danish - the shop owners, the restaurant - everything. As I love Denmark then I went there many times. There is a furniture store, a health-food store, a Danish food-store, linguerie boutique, travel-agency, a restaurant/café, a dentist and a hairdresser, a bank and a trading agency and many more activities. In this area a lot of Danes reside.

    It is open from 10-19 and Saturdays from 10-16.

    The Danish Center - Idea. The activities and stores at the center Idea. The square at the center Idea. The Danish and Spanish flags at the center. The lovely Spanish mountains - view from Idea.

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    Plenty to eat and drink

    by rachel_sun Written Nov 10, 2003

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    There is also a castle in Fuengirola which is worth seeing.It was built by the Moors in A956 and destroyed in 1485.It was rebuilt in 1730.I liked going here as the views were exellent.Nearby Mijas has loads of great golf courses.Fuengirola has a great selection of bars and restaurants and i walked along the Paseo Maritimo along the beach and looked at all the menus on display.I liked the ice cream parlours and the chinese all you can eat buffets.

    I liked it here but it was abit too built up for my liking.Its a good place for families though as it has everything in one place....I will always remember it as it was my first experience of Spain and i did have a good time here.

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    Excursions from Fuengirola

    by annemariebyrne Updated Aug 10, 2009

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    There are lots of excursions you can do from Fuengirola, some of them easy to do yourself on public transport, some easier to do with and organised tour group.
    The white village of Mijas is about twenty minutes away, just take the bus from the bus station in the centre of town, they leave regularly.
    You can also get the bus to Marbella further down the coast, where you can walk on the promenade, visit the old town or take a boat trip down to Puerto Banus.
    Another trip you could do is take the train into Malaga and visit the Gibralfaro Castle or the Picasso museum or just go shopping.
    You will find information about day trips in your accommodation or in the Tourist Office. Two popular trips are to Granada (+the Alhambra) or to Morrocco.

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    Fuengirola and surroundings

    by Dutchman76 Written Mar 26, 2005

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    FUENGIROLA

    Located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, in the heart of the COSTA DEL SOL, thanks to its good communication infrastructure (new motorways, railways and proximity to the airport), Fuengirola is still one of the favourite touristic destinations for Spaniards and foreigners, any time of the year, who find here a quiet town, with great leisure facilities and an excellent climate.

    In spite of the great achievements in tourism infrastructure, the city of Fuengirola still maintains its traditions and its nature of an Andalusian village.
    Its Phoenician, Arab and Roman remains prove that this privileged spot captivated all who arrived here, since distant times.
    Its semi-tropical climate and its eight kilometres of wonderful and well cared for beaches of fine sand, with all the services and bordered by a magnificent Promenade, make this a place that is both an obligatory place to stay and the starting point for a large variety of excursions and for the practice of all types of tourism: Historical-cultural, Active, Rural, Nature, etc.
    Fuengirola offers everything from visits to the Zoo - the only one on the whole Andalusian coast-, to tours of the city on the tourist train, from the animated and varied entertainment areas of night time Fuengirola to romantic rides in horse-drawn carriages.
    The Casa de la Cultura offers visitors and residents year-round a long list of cultural and leisure activities that are characterised by their variety and quality. Exhibitions, concerts, plays and musicals, puppet shows, dance?.
    The city has the Teatro Variet?s, the only theatre in Andalusia that is managed and directed by foreign residents -who are a numerous and important part of Fuengirola - where spectators can enjoy all year many top quality shows in English. Fuengirola, a city of services and shopping centre of the Costa del Sol, is visited every Tuesday by thousands of people who come to the popular "street market" that is set up at the Fairground

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    Feria spanish festival

    by kivi84 Written Jun 11, 2008

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    in august there is feria time. every bigger city makes a festival. this is really someting special.
    if you can plan it, then you have to join this fesival.

    everyone is dressed, children and adults and horses too.
    there are so much activites and things to do, like watching the bullfighting. quite amusing
    or the Amusement Park and traditional dancing and a lot spanish food

    feria de rosario at night the bulls chicas got you dressed bull
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    Had a memorable trip

    by rachel_sun Written Nov 10, 2003

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    So my view of Fuengirola is mostly positive.It was clean and tidy and had a great nightlife and a great selection of places to eat and drink.The beach was ok but i dont think it was that nice and ive seen nicer.When i went it was so windy and sand went everywhere and it actually stung as it was so windy and it was blowing around.I think what made the trip was hiring a car and seeing the beauty inland.By all means go to Fuengirola but do go inland abit as its wonderful.I would go back and i would rent an apartment and eat out every night ;-)
    Also Mijas was a nice day out.The great views and the roasted caramel nuts and walking along the nice streets.Its worth going here but try to go late afternoon so u can park and see alot more without bus loads of people.

    Inland was stunning
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    Cataraman Boat Ride off Fuengirola

    by angelab_nyc Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If your going to be near the water, you should be on the water. I enjoyed my boat trip on the Aqua Vista-a glass bottom submarine/cataraman that does several sailings per day. I liked it was only one and a half hours long. It was a nice break from laying on the beach, yet was not an all day commitment. The boat goes out for over an hour and will take you to see dolphins. I saw dozens the day I went- they are beautiful & jump right out of the water to greet the boat. A nice quick scenic view of the coastline, and back in time for lunch!

    Aqua Vista Boat Trip
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    Aqua land Water theme park

    by PeterVancouver Updated Dec 16, 2011

    You can easily spend E100 for a family of four for the day as entry alone can cost $50.00

    Not a bad park but during the childrens holidays is simply too crowded which means huge line ups for evey event reducing the time and patience you can have for the place. If you have been to the theme parks of florida you will be disappointed here as there really is little for the big kids amounst us

    Even loungers are extra cost but there is an area under shade which is grassed and on which you can take a siesta if the loud music doesnt annoy you to distraction.

    Fine for 5 - 11 year olds or to keep cool away from the beach

    young childrens pool
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