The beaches known as Boliches – Gaviotas and Torreblanca hold a European blue flag.
The town is just twenty minutes from Malaga airport, while the local train station provides easy access to such popular nearby resorts as Torreblanca, Arroyo de la Miel and Torremolinos. Lively, popular and always buzzing the resort of Fuengirola has come a long way from its days as a simple Spanish fishing village. Today it’s a fascinating mix of local Spanish residents and international visitors, many of whom have made their permanent home in the urbanizacion housing complexes that stretch up into the hills.
Fuengirola’s amazing beach is overlooked by one of the longest promenades in the Mediterranean and takes just a little over two hours to walk from one end to the other. From the walkways gently swaying palm trees it’s only a short stroll to one of the resorts oldest areas, the Santa Fe quarter where fishermen once worked and lived. Today this is an attractive alternative to Fuengirola’s modern face, a maze of white washed buildings and narrow streets, where the restaurants are some of the best in town. Try some of those surrounding the Plaza de la Constitucion or the Calle Moncayo and soak in the atmosphere.
Fuengirola and Los Boliches were once distinctly separate fishing villages but due to recent development they are separated only by names.
Follow the shopping baskets on Tuesdays and you will find yourself at the largest and liveliest street market on the coast. There is also a Saturday boot sale here with the predictably intriguing selection of items on sale.
There is certainly no shortage of things to do for holidaymakers in Fuengirola, ranging from such family fun activities as aqua park, a trip to the zoo and a host of sea sports to a leisurely sight seeing tour on a horse-drawn carriage, or by foot, particularly recommended for Fuengirola’s neighbour, Los Boliches which still reflects the ambience of a bygone era with narrow streets, neighbourhood shops and traditional white washed houses which once belonged to the local fishermen