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Diputación de Málaga
Desembocadura del Río Fuengirola. Fuengirola

Fuengirola has become one of the favourite destinations of tourists who come to the province of Malaga; thanks to important infrastructure development. This town, which belongs to the Costa del Sol, is located in the centre of this wonderful coastline and is easy to access from anywhere which facilitates the arrival of many tourists throughout the year. It is no coincidence, of course, that 5,550 British have chosen Fuengirola as their place of residence.

If you are looking for a vacation on the beach without the bustle of big cities, but with all services, we recommend that you check everything that can offer Fuengirola.




Sohail Castle is one of the main attractions of Fuengirola. It is located on a hill facing the sea dominating the coast and the Sierra de Mijas. Abderrahman III ordered the construction of the castle in the year 956; thousand years later, the building has been renovated numerous times to suit its current reality as the scenario for numerous concerts and cultural events.

The archaeological site of Finca del Secretario is also worth visiting. The discovery of this Roman enclave occurred in the 70's. In it, there remains among the centuries I and V D.C., amongst others, including a pottery, a spa resort and salting factory were found. The site has an interpretive centre which include the spa rooms which have been recreated.

The Plaza de Toros (Bullring) of Fuengirola, opened in 1962, houses every season all kinds of bullfighting and equestrian festivities, such as classic dressage and national competition of hitches and carriages.

The promenade of Fuengirola is one of the largest in the Spanish coasts. It is eight kilometres long and, while on one side, there is municipality's beaches, whereas on the other side, bars, restaurants, terraces and local hotels and shops are located.

Geographic Data
Surface 10 km2
Altitude 6 m
Latitude 36º 32'
Length -4º 37'
Distance to Málaga City 33,2 km
City 83226
Men 40454
Women 42772
Nationality Fuengiroleños
Town Hall
Escudo de FuengirolaPlaza de España, 1, 29640 
Links of interest
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    The Church of Our Lady of El Carmen, known to many as the parish of the park, is a recent construction of approximately twenty years. The interior is spacious and airy. The altar is dominated by the...


    A castle built by Abderramán 3rd in the mid 10th century and virtually destroyed during the Christian conquest of 1487, before subsequently being rebuilt in the 18th century to combat the...

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    The perfect setting in which to spend free time.


    Carvajal Beach belongs to the district of Fuengirola, one of the main tourist destinations along the Costa del Sol. 450 metres long and approximately 35 metres wide, Carvajal beach is known for its...


    Las Gaviotas, next to the Rey de España Promenade in Fuengirola makes a stunning picture thanks to its long, vast stretch of dark coloured sand. In fact, it is really two beaches, and it is...

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    The name of Fuengirola appears to be of Castilian origin, as it bears no relation to either the Roman Suel or Arabic Sohail, appearing instead to allude to the presence of a number of springs which...

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    The marina of Fuengirola is located on the main promenade of Fuengirola, Villa Blanca. At the port there are different attractions such as cruises, water sports and excursions to see the dolphins at...


    This zoo stands out for the respect it holds for nature and species conservation. That’s why Bioparc Fuengirola takes you on a unique zoo-immersion experience that lets you travel to the animals’...



Fuengirola: In Costa del Sol Occidental