Holidays in Fuengirola – An always popular beach resort
Fuengirola is an international beach resort that has been a long standing holiday favourite thanks to the beautiful beaches, sunny climate and wealth of attractions. The resort is popular with families who love the clean safe beaches and the attractions including one of the best zoos in the world, the waterpark and sightseeing at cities such as Malaga and Marbella. Fuengirola is also a popular with groups of young people who come for the vibrant nightlife not only here but at the resorts of Torremolinos and Puerto Banus. Activities such as watersports are popular and Fuengirola is also home to several golf courses.
If you love to shop then you will enjoy the modern town centre with its many designer stores and huge shopping malls; Fuengirola is also home to the biggest weekly market on the coast. This lively resort offers something to suit every taste and that includes the huge diversity of Spanish and international restaurants.
Fuengirola is a popular holiday destination all year round thanks to the sunny climate. The summer months and school holiday periods will always be very busy and if you are looking for a quieter time to visit consider spring and autumn. The low seasons months are the perfect time to pick up a holiday in Fuengirola at reduced rates. But Fuengirola can be busy throughout the year thanks to the number of festivals held here; there is usually at least one festival per month during the spring, summer and autumn months.
The climate in Fuengirola is typically Mediterranean and features hot summer months and short mild winters. You can expect to find daytime temperatures of 30C during peak summer months of July and August while the evenings will be a warm 20C.
Spring and autumn are slightly cooler with temperatures of 20C but don’t be surprised to find the occasional 30C temperature during May and October. Rainfall is rare for much of the year and usually appears during the winter months but there will still be plenty of sunshine with 17C winter temperatures.
Book in advance to receive the best prices if you are looking to enjoy a holiday in Fuengirola during the popular summer months. Spring and autumn holidays will mean you can benefit from discounted flights and accommodation and lower priced activities offered by the hotels. Fuengirola is popular during the school holidays including Easter, October and Christmas, and booking outside of these periods will result in good holiday deals. Winter sunshine is an option and some great deals can be found during the low season winter months.
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There are direct, year round flights to Malaga Airport (AGP) from most UK city airports with a flight time of approximately three hours. Malaga Airport is located a mere 30 minutes from Fuengirola. Facilities at Malaga Airport include bars, restaurants, duty free shopping, currency exchange and car hire. Trains, buses and taxis depart from Terminal 3 and taxis are unmetered; the fare to Fuengirola will be approximately 30 euros (£24) per car.
Independently booking a private transfer online is a good option with a fare of around 11 euros (£9) per person. If you wish to explore Costa del Sol then consider hiring a car; the roads in Malaga are in excellent condition with driving on the right. Car hire is inexpensive and can be booked online with a cost of around 90 euros (£72) per week.
The fantastic beaches and sunny climate are the reasons for the lasting popularity of Fuengirola holidays. The beaches along this stretch of coastline are some of the most unspoilt in Spain, and the fine grey sands are lapped by the exceptionally clear Mediterranean Sea waters. Many of the beaches have been awarded the European Blue Flag status thanks to the high levels of maintenance and the safety features including lifeguards.
Torreblanca is typical example of Fuengirola beaches; a huge stretch of fine sands shelving gently into shallow waters. This family friendly Blue Flag awarded beach is the ideal spot to hire a sun lounger and relax while the children play in the warm waters. The seafront promenade is home to many cafeterias, bars and restaurants and there are apartments all along the beachfront area if you wish to rent accommodation overlooking the beach.
Santa Amalia is another beautiful beach that features a wealth of watersports. You can try your hand at windsurfing, diving, sailing and even fishing or you can simply hire a sun lounger and relax under the shade of a parasol. There are plenty of nearby restaurants, shops and bars for a mid-day snack or for dinner later in the evening. This is a safe, family friendly beach and lifeguards are in attendance.
There are plenty of secluded coves and bays to explore in and around Fuengirola but to really escape the crowds take a ten minute trip up the coast to Benalmadena. Tajo de la Soga is regarded as one of the most secluded and romantic beaches along this stretch of bays and rarely becomes busy, even during the summer months. This is one of those hidden little beaches known to the locals; tranquillity and peace are guaranteed on the beaches along this stretch of coastline.
Costa del Sol beaches don’t come much better than those found in Fuengirola. There are a number of long golden beaches in Fuengirola, two of which, Las Gaviotas-Boliches and Torreblanca have been awarded the European Blue Flag. Fuengirola is particularly well regarded for its seven kilometres of sandy beach, and as you would expect there are plenty of water sports to available at a variety of nearby locations throughout the day.
There is no shortage of sports activities in Fuengirola for the energetic holiday maker. Go-karting, golf and horse riding are all available in Fuengirola. Water sports on offer include jet skiing, wind surfing, scuba diving, sailing and surfing.
Children and adults will be kept entertained for hours at the amazing Fuengirola Zoo. Simulated rainforests, waterfalls and rivers are just a few of the attractions on offer. Spot the monkeys, crocodiles and meerkats and don’t forget to make a midnight visit when the zoo is illuminated and the nocturnal animals come out to play.
There is a wide range of cafes and restaurants in the Fuengirola area. From beachside restaurants such as El Bote serving the freshest seafood and fish dishes to the very popular El Paso that serves up a selection of delicious Mexican dishes, there is cuisine to suit every palate in this cosmopolitan resort. There are also plenty of international restaurants serving great British favourites.
Holiday makers will not go short of nightlife activities in Fuengirola. This resort boasts some of the best bars, pubs, and clubs in the Costa del Sol. Intimate live music bars stand side by side with large capacity discos and clubs. There are also plenty of romantic cocktail bars and karaoke fun bars depending on your taste in nightlife.
If you’re looking for some exciting day trips from Fuengirola, make sure you include a visit to the vibrant nearby cities of Malaga and Marbella. Both of these cities offer the best in restaurants, nightlife and sightseeing attractions and Marbella’s famous port in particular is a great place to sip a cool drink and spot some celebrities.