Fuengirola is on the coast in-between Marbella and Benalmadena Costa, located just off the N-340 Fuengirola is around 15 minutes to Mijas by car which is set a little further inland. The nearest golf course is 'Mijas Golf' which is around 5 minutes drive, two courses in the form of Los Olivos and Los Lagos. More course close by include: La Cala Norte, La Cala Sur, Alhaurin Golf, Torrequebrada and Golf Miraflores.
Fuengirola is a travellers paradise and one of the most cosmopolitan resorts / towns on the Coast. For a long time the Spanish and the British have favoured Fuengirola, but more recently it has become increasingly popular with many European nations.
Fuengirola is a former fishing village that was founded by the Phoenicians, the name "Fuengirola" originating from the girola, which was the type of fishing boat manufactured in the town before being "exported" to other towns along the coast.
Fuengirola has a long history of fine craftsmanship and there are many centres within the town that still produce quality handmade goods such as jewellery, wooden furniture, pottery and tapestries. If you leave the modern beach front behind you and walk into the town you will find many establishments that sell some of the best quality shoes and leatherwork you will find anywhere.
A number of monuments of special historical value can be found in Fuengirola as well as various archaeological sites. Sohail castle, which is one of the most distinctive landmarks on the Costa del Sol and the parish churches, which are, also of great historical significance can be found in the town.
Today you could say that Fuengirola is a modern day resort that offers something for everyone. For those who enjoy Spanish culture and life the streets of the old town are full of interest things to see and do. If you worship the sun then Fuengirola will not disappoint as you can enjoy the beaches where it is possible either to lounge on a sun-bed all day or to take part in a variety of water-sports.
The promenade in Fuengirola is one of the longest and most scrupulously maintained in this part of Spain. The marina in the port offers all the facilities for fishing trips, parascending, water-skiing and scuba diving. Further up the Coast there is the Mijas Aqua park with a large selection of slides and other water orientated attractions and in Fuengirola there is the only zoo on the Coast.
Fuengirola town is packed with places to eat and, as in so many parts of this area; the food is largely influenced by the many nations that have helped to develop it. While the back streets of the town have many small, charming eateries, frontline Fuengirola is a world of choice with many themed restaurants and pubs serving excellent food at reasonable prices. Three places worthy of a quick mention are AREA 51, a restaurant with an alien theme, Irish Times for good ales and ambience and Linekers that, as its name suggests, is famous for its sporting fetish!
Nightlife in Fuengirola has earned this area of the Coast the label Funky Town for its wild and outrageous nocturnal activities. Numerous bars, discos and clubs, which are all situated within a small area, stay open until the small hours of the morning. The cosmopolitan nature of the town means that one moment you could find yourself in an English pub and the next you might be in a bar where everybody is speaking Dutch. This gives the town an international atmosphere that goes a long way to explaining its universal popularity.
Fuengirola maintains the reputation of the Costa del Sol as one of the world's leading tourist destinations with its inviting beaches, first-class leisure facilities, perfect climate and friendly atmosphere. It's truly a place where everyone can have a good time.