Play Bridge, Fuengirola
Updated 10th April 2014 following another visit.
The Manila Restaurant right on the seafront in Fuengirola meets Monday, Thursday and Friday at 2pm on the upper floor of the Cafe.
The frontage of the Manila is Yellow with a covered area in front of the building.
The organiser said they were about to cease playing at the Manila and would move to Doninique's Restaurant about 50m away from Fuengirola centre towards Torreblanca but still on the seafront, directly opposite "The Peseta" sculpture.
At this date I can't 100% confirm these details.
Now playing Monday and Friday only prompt 2.00 pm start.
Located about 100 m north of the Yaramar Hotel (towards Torreblanca) its literally on the front, despite what the directions in the tourist office might tell you.
Usually 5 - 7 tables mostly ex pats.
Los Boliches Bridge Club is primarily ex pats. Usually about 5 or 6 tables and wine is the winning prize.
They are amazingly friendly and it may well be possible turn up without a partner.
This is updated 10th April 2014 following a recent visit.
Table money is €4
Sessions are Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm for a 2:15 start
Tea and bicuits at mid session break too!
Location is in St Andrews Church in Los Boliches, a suburb of Fuengirola.
Avenida de Jesus Santos Rein, and about 100m north of Los Boliches Railway Station on the same side of the road, next to the Scandinavian Cafe.
Car parking can be difficult.
There's plenty of opportunity to play Bridge in Fuengirola unlike many other locations on the Costa del Sol. The prime club is the International ACE Club where they play 5 afternoons a week (no Sunday or Wednesday) starting at 4 pm.
Pretty decent standard and visitors are welcome as pairs and no prior notice is required.
We visited them in December 2005, December 2006 and December 2008. They have a fully working "BridgeMate" scoring system installed - totally opposite to the huge majority of English clubs.
Table money is €4 for visitors.
Mostly English spoken although many spoke Spanish, Swedish, French and Italian.
Parking can be tight but its close enough to the Bus and railway station to walk.