Fuengirola Travel Guide

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    spanish sunrise
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    El Castillo Sohail.
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    The square at the center Idea.
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Fuengirola Things to Do

  • Markets

    The market site is really called '' the Fairground '' it is such a large and beautiful site that Iam sure it has many different events held here.What I do know is that Tuesday Market is held here for all sorts of goods for sale like in any market. But on Saterdays the market is a ''Flea Market , or used goods market . Vendors come to this market...

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  • Sohail Castle

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The castle El Castillo Sohail has got an interesting story. It is located on a hill at the outskirt of Fuengirola and is 38 meters above sea level. The Carthaginians and Romans occupied it continuously many centuries ago. On the ruins of these settlements the first buildings were erected at the time of the Caliphs. Then the Almohades built a...

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  • Zoo

    The Fuengirola NEW Zoo is designed to replicate the natural habitat of each and every one of the animal species living there. Large areas have been created in which water and vegetation take front stage. Rivers, gigantic trees, impressive waterfalls, bamboo-shrouded temples, hanging bridges and abandoned mines taken over by birds and bats. The Zoo...

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  • Paseo Maritimo

    The Promenade PASEO MARITIMO spans practically the entire coastline of Fuengirola, from the area of Sohail Castle to Santa Fe de los Boliches. Los Boliches was originally a fishing village which, thanks to tourism, has grown at an incredible rate. Its originsgo back to the 14th and 15th centuries. At around this time, Genoan merchants were allowed...

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  • Bull Fight

    If you are an animal rights activist, stay away. I wanted to see just one bullfight, but happened to stay for all of them. Got it horribly wrong by whistling when I should not and throwing roses at the wrong time, but hell still enjoyed it. Not something I would do for a second time around, bit too gruesome.

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  • Play Bridge

    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...

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Fuengirola Hotels

  • Florida Spa

    Great staff, great service and food. Will definitely return as good value for money Stayed half...

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  • Angela Hotel

    Hotel Angela is an hotel of beginings of 70's, is in the Paseo Martítimo, in a good location. What...

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  • Hotel Las Rampas

    This hotel is in a great location. There is a lot of shopping right near by. The beach is very...

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Fuengirola Restaurants

  • Homemade food for reeeal good prices!

    This Bar/Restaurant is very near to the Mijas Aquapark and prices are really good, so is the food.The best place to eat close to the waterpark without spending to much money.There is a daily selection of food for less than 5 euros! Homemade food!Actually for us it is much cheaper having breakfast and lunch there then driving back home for lunch (we...

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  • Lovely warm welcome from owners and...

    We were given a really warm welcome by the owners and nothing was too much trouble. We were made to feel very welcome and important even though the cafe bar was very busy. The atmosphere is really relaxing and has a lovely sea view. I could have spent all day there. The food is delicious and really reasonably priced - The home made lasagne is to...

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  • Excellent seafood

    Probably one of the best restaurants along the beach not only for the price, but also for good value and well presented food.Having visited the town over the past thirty years this could certainl;y be within my top ten restaurants of the area Swordfish. A good size section of fish and presented with a good range of vegitables all of which were...

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Fuengirola Nightlife

  • The mother of all party venues!!!

    Smile bar & lounge is an elegant and stylish bar, its staff are well trained always making sure your drinks are full. The Venue its self is amazing!!! its un like anything in Fuengirola, its definatley a must see.The drinks are very well priced, they do the most amazing cocktails along the coast. You can even ask the bar staff to recomend a...

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  • KARBON KLUB

    Karbon Klub is the newest, classiest most stylish nightclub in Fuengirola. Great Summer artists lined up every weekend and great drinks deals. Pre-party upstairs in Jacksons Bar too. Check out Tripadvisor for more comments! Smart casual, no football shirts.

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  • THA PLACE 2 BE...

    IF YOUR EVER DOWN IN FUENGIROLA, FOREPLAY PUB IS THE PLACE TO BE...THE STAFF ARE CLASS, THE DJ PLAYS MUSIC OF YOUR CHOICE AND THERE IS EVEN A DANCE POLE WHICH IS SH*T H*T WHEN YOU'VE HAD A FEW!!!ITS EASILY THE BEST OF THE PUBS!!!!!!MARC NO JUST DRESS IN CASUAL WEAR...

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Fuengirola Transportation

  • Air Berlin

    A somewhat unconventional route from our home in Vancouver Canada to Malaga for our trip to Fuengirola was to travel on Air Berlin.The service we received on the flights were at least as good as the more conventional carriers from Vancouver, such as British airways or Air Canada and conciderably less expensive.The flight out of Vancouver in August...

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  • TRAVEL IN SPAIN BY TRAIN

    As Hans and I did not rent a car, we got pretty good at taking the train. We used it a few times and found it quick, easy and inexpensive. The day we went to Fuengirola, we took the local bus in Torremolinos, which brought us to the bus depot and the train station is a short two block walk from there. The train departed quite often, I think it was...

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  • The train from Malaga to Fuengirola.

    There is a train running from Malaga to Fuengirola every half an hour. Fuengirola is the final station and from there the train returns back to Malaga. It is a cheap and fast way to travel. I used this train a lot as I love Fuengirola. The train is modern, clean and there is a security guard on-board so you feel very safe. There were incidents some...

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Fuengirola Shopping

  • FLEA MARKET

    Saturdays, you will find the FLEA MARKET in Fuengirola. This market has vendors selling used items such as clothing, old furniture, antiques and collectibles. There is also a good range of craftwork available. The entrance to the Flea Market is not far from the train station, and is held on the "feria" or fairground. Just ask one of the locals...

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  • Parque Miramar

    Is the biggest shopping center in Andalucia. 140 shops, restaurants, cinemas, bars, free parking. You will find here all for your shoppings and for fun

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  • FUENGIROLA'S FAIR GROUNDS

    The location of Fuengirola's Tuesday and Saturday's Markets is in the RECINTO FERIAL. It is also the site of many fairs. It is easily accesseble by bus and train. By train get off at Los Boliches and walk left for about four blocks. Food ProductsSierra honey, Olive oil, sweets and pastries, "Village" bread, sugared almonds, avocados.Crafts: local...

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Fuengirola Local Customs

  • CHURROS --- MMM

    As promised, Eva took us to her favourite place for CHURROS -- Costa Del Sol. When they brought us our plate of churros, I couldn't help but giggle. They were the funniest looking things, but they were awesome and delicious. No wonder they are a favourite custom.A churro is a deep-fried pastry-based snack usually curled or spirally twisted. Churro...

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  • Spanish pronunciation

    In Andalucía, I noticed that much like in the Carribean, people leave off the final "s" of words. For example, "muchas gracias" becomes "mucha gracia." Not that pronouncing the "s" will make much of a difference, but hey, "when in Rome...." :)

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  • bueno, bueno, los churritos

    As in most parts of Spain: churros. Nothing better than a breakfast:chocolate with churros. It's free fat and give you energy! break a diet(like in my case) to eat here in Fuengirola.pero que pinta tiene, Dios mio!!!

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Fuengirola Warnings and Dangers

  • Girl gangs

    Just got back from 5 nights in Fuengirola on a stag do. Not the classiest of resorts, but in that respect you get pretty much what you expect, ie. British pubs and cafes, lots of "Lucky Lucky" men hawking "Ray Berry" sunglasses, fake Rolex watches, and wooden elephants, and cheap San Miguel.What surprised us most of all were the African girl-gangs...

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  • Assault

    In summer 2007 I was victim of a violent assault. I was threatened with a glass, punched, kicked, had my head kicked and chased down the road.Basically they kept asking for money, i'd spent all my money and my wallet was in the flat. They didn't belive me even after I turned out my pockets and showed them I had no money. They just kept on and...

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  • Trinket-Touts

    There is a significant number of immigrant trinket-touts: with armfuls (armsful?) of watches, or sunglasses, or 10 hats on their head, or carrying a load of shopping/evening bags.They are polite, but quite insistent. As soon as you settle down for a quiet drink, they appear out of the woodwork

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Fuengirola Tourist Traps

  • ALWAYS COUNT YOUR CHANGE

    Update: February 20, 2010Took the train to Fuengirola as I wanted to go to the Saturday Flea Market at the Feria - fairgrounds. It is a short walk from the train station to the fairgrounds.The price was 3,10 Euro per person return. At the ticket booth in Torremolinos I asked for "dos - returno - Fuengirola". It came to 6,20 Euro for the both of us....

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  • The Time Share Tout

    yes they are lurking in the undergrowth and as soon as you step out of your hotel you can hear their cry "Are you British". The timeshare tout or holiday representative is alive and kicking in Fuerengirola. They have other cries which you should be aware of as they try to disguise themselves. Yes here we have the ultimate cameleon."I am not trying...

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  • The marina area for dining

    Its where all the bars are so its where all the tourists are. The restaurants are weak...walk away from the paseo to discover some smaller restaurants hidden on the back streets. Overall Fuengirola is a very developed beach resort town so there really is no avoiding the tourist-trap syndrome. Have a cold beer or ask for a nice glass of wine and...

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Fuengirola Off The Beaten Path

  • Competa streets

    We also stopped off at Competa during our Discover Andalucia tour. This was the town selected where we would have lunch. As usual a lovely little town in hte middle of nowhere, but with a lot to offer. Look at this funny little streets with the crooked houses

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  • Competa

    We also stopped off at Competa during our Discover Andalucia tour. This was the town selected where we would have lunch. As usual a lovely little town in hte middle of nowhere, but with a lot to offer

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  • Frigiliana exploring

    The narrow steep streets are forgotten almost, but what lingers is the beauty of this little down done on a day excursion.

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Fuengirola Sports & Outdoors

  • Horseriding at Costa del Sol

    I was picked up in Fuengirola by a very nice man called Freddy. We drove to Torremolinos and picked up two more on our way. Since I was going to ride with a lady and her boy, who never had ride before, it had to be a easy trip without trotting and gallop. I was a bit disappointed at first, becase I thought it would be a bit boring for me. But...

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  • Scuba diving in Mediterranean Sea

    I don't have a divers licence, but when I visited Australia I had three test dives and it sure gave me the taste for more! So when I had the opportunity to try it again, I just couldn't resist it. When you go under water it is like a whole other world. It is so peaceful and quiet... Full og colors and funny creatures. Unfortunately we couldn't go...

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    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 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 !!!!!!

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  • TOURIST INFORMATION

    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 6Tel: 952 46 74...

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  • RICH IN HISTORY

    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...

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