A Guide to…Fuengirola
‘Fuengi-who?’ you may be saying. Well don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it or if it rings a bell but you can’t quite place where it is, we are here to reveal all and outline why you should add Fuengirola to your 2022 holiday bucket list.
Fuengirola is on Spain’s Costa del Sol, and is one of the numerous resorts along this stretch of Spanish coastline that caters for Brits looking for a traditional fun in the sun holiday experience.
Sandwiched between Marbella in the south and Torremolinos to the north, Fuengirola sometimes gets overshadowed by its more well-known neighbours but that should not take anything away from the resort itself which is a true favourite with those in the know!
How to get there
The nearest airport is Malaga, located around 20km away meaning a swift transfer from airport to resort is possible. If you don’t want to get a private transfer, just hop on a local bus which depart regularly from the airport and takes roughly an hour depending on traffic.
What to expect
If you’re looking for a sunshine getaway that still allows access those home comforts, then this is the place for you. Head down to the beachfront and you will find a long stretches of wide golden sand that never feels too crowded. Torre Blanca Beach is often the quietest of the bunch seeing as it is located closer to the nearby resort of Benalmadena. If you enjoy walks, the Playa de las Gaviotas beach is the place to stretch your legs and breathe in the sea air.
Once you have had a hard morning at the beach it is time for a spot of lunch. Literally a few yards from the beach on the other side of the road you will find almost countless cafes, restaurants, bars and shops all ready to serve whatever takes your fancy. Or alternatively stick to the beach side of the road and indulge in one of the seafood restaurants literally on the beach. Nothing beats a plate of whitebait and chips washed down with a cold glass of beer all for under 12 Euros. Not bad, eh?
Once you’ve finished a hard days sunbathing it is time to explore the nightlife, and you will not be disappointed. The strip has countless restaurants that offer all sorts of cuisine from pasta to tapas to curry! Once that has settled, find yourself a lovely bar and ‘explore’ the local wine menu. Pure heaven! Popular nightspots such as Pogs and Shaggys are there if you want to dance the night away into the wee small hours.
Fun for all the family
There is much more to the resort than just tanning, drinking and eating though. Fuengirola is perfect for family holidays to Spain, with lots to keep the kids entertained close by. Fuengirola has its own water park called Aquamijas, which contains water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers and lots more. If you aren’t much of a water baby or thrill seeker, stay on dry land and pay a visit to Bioparc Fuengirola and spend the day looking out for a host of wild and exotic animals such tigers and leopards. If you have young children, then take a trip to Sould Park which has plenty of activities to keep the little ones happy.
Have you ever been to Fuengirola? Do you have any tips you can share that made your holiday to Spain special? If so leave a comment below, we’d love to hear what you made of Fuengirola!