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Torreblanca has everything you would want from a short break or a longer holiday. Variety of restaurants, shops, great beach, lots of sunshine.... So easy to travel to - a mere 30 minutes on the train from Malaga airport. Surrounding area offering great choice of activities for both couples and families. We will definitely be going back. Soon!!

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Apartment in Fuengirola (Torreblanca)

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  • 45 m² living area
  • 20 m² terrace
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Townhouse in Fuengirola (El Castillo)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 3 bathrooms
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  • 50 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
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Apartment in Fuengirola (Fuengirola Centre near the Port)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 120 m² living area
  • 20 m² terrace
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Fuengirola

Fuengirola is situated between Malaga and Marbella, close to the town's of Mijas and Benalmadena; it is one of the most popular tourist towns on the Costa del Sol, a great holiday choice for families and children with a fantastic offering of beach, facilities and activities.

Tourism is an important industry for Fuengirola, with its 6 km of splendid beaches, seaside promenade and endless attractions. Yet if you look behind the touristic facade you will find an old-fashioned, friendly Spanish working town by the sea.

Fuengirola is located just 25 kilometres from the city of Malaga and its international airport. The town has good bus and rail transport options to and from Malaga, and a bus service to Marbella, to the west, and beyond.

History
Over the centuries the area has been occupied by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Moors. The history records date back to 2 B.C.

The town is dominated by the old Moorish castle, Castillo Sohail, which sits atop a hill just outside the town. In ancient times the area was known as Suel and then Suhayl, hence the castle’s name.

Roman remains have also been found in sites in around Fuengirola and can be found in the Museo de Historia (History Museum) in the town.

Places to visit
Just 8 km away is Benalmadena, with its elegant Casino de Torrequebrada, Selwo Marina and Tivoli World, and the capital city of the province Malaga, is 20 kilometres away. Malaga is a beautiful city of culture, history and great cuisine and well worth a visit. You can reach the city by bus or train, as well as by car.

The charming pueblo (village) of Mijas is around a 10 minute drive away and although it is now more populated with foreign residents and tourists, you still get the feel of traditional Spain here.

The glamorous seaside resorts of Marbella and Puerto Banus are around 25-30 minutes journey time in the car or taxi, or you can catch a bus, which takes a little longer as it stops at every urbanisation/village along the way.

Beaches
The broad sandy beaches of Fuengirola and Los Boliches offer heaps of facilities, restaurants, sports, showers and toilets. Carvajal, Gaviotas, Boliches, San Francisco, Santa Amalia and Castillo beaches beckon. Chiringuitos line the beachfront with delicious smells of ‘Sardinas al Speto’ (Sardines on the spit) wafting out along the promenade. All serve tasty traditional Southern Spanish seaside dishes, such as Gazpacho, sardines on the spit, paella and pescaito frito (mixed fried fish platter).

Around town
Fuengirola offers all the facilities of a major tourist centre: restaurants, bars, discos, sports clubs, etc. There is also a large shopping complex, the Parque Miramar Shopping Centre, which houses over 160 shops, plus bars, restaurants, cinema and a children’s play park.

Apart from the general attractions of a tourist centre, Fuengirola offers a number of interesting venues such as the Roman baths at Torreblanca, the Arab castle of Solhail, the Outdoor Museum, exhibiting paintings by a variety of artists, the yacht harbour and club and two fantastic golf courses – Los Olivos and Los Lagos.

Eating out
You won’t go hungry in Fuengirola, the town has got an amazing restaurant choice, whatever your preference. Of course, there are some amazing Spanish restaurants, tapas bars and beachside restaurants that serve traditional Spanish cuisine, but there is also such a diversity of people living in Fuengirola, and the restaurant options reflect this: British, Scandinavian, German, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Moroccan, Lebanese, the choice is endless.

Festivals
The wonderful Fuengirola Feria (festival) takes place annually between the 6th and 10th of October, in honour of Our Lady, the Virgin of El Rosario, the Patron Saint of Fuengirola.

The town’s feria is one of the most important on the Andalusian feria calendar, and one of the most vibrant. The week long celebration makes it feel like the whole town is on holiday.

Climate
Fuengirola enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable; temperatures average 32 ºC during the summer.

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Reviews for Fuengirola

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The locals were very nice and welcoming and there are some great restaurants - try Roma for Italian as their pizzas are amazing and The Brittania pub does great food and super music. It was really handy having a lot of eating houses and pubs all together within a few streets. On the downside, Fuengirola is a bit tired and in need of a revamp. In places the pavements could do with being resurfaced, although they were cleaned regularly. The "lookie, lookie" people were annoying, frequently hassling you to buy their goods, although they did accept a firm No and moved on. Weather was brilliant, even in early May.


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Torreblanca has everything you would want from a short break or a longer holiday. Variety of restaurants, shops, great beach, lots of sunshine.... So easy to travel to - a mere 30 minutes on the train from Malaga airport. Surrounding area offering great choice of activities for both couples and families. We will definitely be going back. Soon!!


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There are many places to eat also to visit


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Fuengirola is an ideal base for exploring this region of Spain. It has very good transport links from Malaga Airport. The streets are filled with small bars and restaurants, and it is a town where many Spanish people live, so it is not just some holiday destination.


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Nice mediterranean town, with lovely beach walks and great tapas.


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Beautiful coast, warm and sunny, friendly atmosphere.
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Very nice Promonade and beach. numerous bars and eating places for all tastes.


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Many nice places to stay from Hotels to Appartments Sport is more than catered for with and abundance of Golf Falcilities Tennis and other activities Excellant choice of Beaches to suit young and old
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Very busy resort and working town giving you lots of choice. The tapas and wine bars in the square are very busy and enjoyable. There are lots of different bars and restaurants to suit every taste throughout the town. The biopark is well worth a visit. Good for short or long walks along the coast and a very good cheap train service for visiting nearby resorts of getting to the airport.


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Plenty sunshine and things to do.
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We love it . we have stayed in different places from the Carvajal side in the east to up beside the castle. there is so much to see and so may friendly people to meet.simply love it


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Dog fouling is its biggest problem
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Always love to visit this lovely place.


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Excellent weather, friendly people and good food.
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Fuengirola is our favourite town on the Costa del Sol because it is a working town as well as a holiday resort and this gives much more feel of a Spanish town with tourists rather than a tourist resort. We had not stayed in the Los Boliches area before and found it particularly charming. Transport links are great - both train and bus and it is very easy to use one of the many outlets to arrange trips further afield ( we went to Cordoba this time).


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This area of the Costa del Sol has great beaches with all the facilities required such as showers and toilets on the beach; accessing the sea to swim is by a very gentle slope making it easy to get into the water. There are countless restaurants, bars and cafes making it very easy to choose exactly the type of food you want to eat on any given occasion.
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Nice place, the service everywhere is appropriate and high in quality


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Fuengirola is a nice place.


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Costa del sol is very nice, great beaches and restaurants.
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Fuengirola is a versatile and cosy city with beautiful beaches and a beautiful seaside promenade, with nice restaurants and shops! And has a beautiful harbour built in Moorish style. Really worth it!


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The Costa del Sol is a beautiful area in southern Spain with beautiful cities, beaches and very nice people!
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SWEET TIME


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The lookie lookie men are extremely persistent and this can be a pest especially when at your meal. My friend is coeliac and was well catered for. The waiters seemed to understand her needs and reassured us of their knowledge of her requirements.


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Only problem was the sea was quite littered with rubbish. Not very pleasant Also the lookie lookie men, the mojito sellers shouting meant you didn't get much peace
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Fuengirola has a lot to offer, the sun, activities on the beach, night life, plenty of restaurants, sightseeing nearby areas eg gibraltar, mijas, granada, good area for relaxation and exploration!


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The Costa del Sol is probably 100kms of beautiful coastline, varying throughout its journey well worth seeing!
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Fabulous area on an efficient train link running from Malaga to Fuengirola which is reasonably priced. There are many places to visit with Los Boliches being our favourite. Visiting Montemar is a must. Malaga is an amazing city with everything you need. The harbour is beautiful and if you like shopping it has it all


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The coast is awesome. Beautiful beaches. Water sports galore. They now also boast a huge inflatable playground for both adults and children in the sea.
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Child and disabled friendly, 8km long boulevard makes for great walks after sunset, highly suited for relaxing/cultural visits/golf. Great central location!


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We stayed in Carvajal, clode to Fuengirola. Carvajal was rather quiet, which was our aim. Fuengirola easy to reach by train has more than sufficient shopping and restaurants to please everyone.


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Nice sunny weather, but enough air to perform sporting activities.
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Great


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Fantastic
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