Fuengirola – Area Guide
The area of Fuengirola is located just 25km west of Malaga and is easily accessible by road, bus or train and is a popular tourist and residential area.
Fuengirola has a population of 75,953 inhabitants with an average yearly temperature of 18 degrees and an average yearly rainfall of 570mm. The main reasons for its popularity is its location and proximity to the resorts of Benalmadena and Torremolinos to the east and the resorts of Mijas Costa and Marbella to the west, just over 35km away.
It also has 8km of coastline of which is mostly uninterrupted beaches of which there are 7, one being a blue flag beach. The train line links Fuengirola to the resorts on the west of the Costa del Sol and Malaga via the airport. It also has a bus station where buses run not only around Fuengirola but to Malaga, via the airport, Benalmadena and Torremolinos.
There is a good service that links the resorts to the east also, taking in Marbella, Estepona and Algeciras near Gibraltar along the way. Having good transport links has made the town of Fuengirola a popular commuter town which reflects in the increased number of residents and tourists in recent times. The Paseo Maritimo (promenade) virtually runs along the length of the resort and has been improved and developed considerably in the past few years. Many of the front line hotels, apartment blocks, bars and restaurants of many nationalities can be found along this route.
There are numerous parking zones and car parks for those travelling into the resort. All seasonal water sports are catered for along this sandy coastline such as surfing, windsurfing, paragliding and jet skiing. A number of child friendly play areas have been created on the beaches.
Los Boliches & Torreblanca
The areas of Los Boliches and Torreblanca are busy areas in their own right but offer a less fast pace of life. The high street and side streets in Los Boliches provides a gluttony of little bars, restaurants not only offering international drinks and cuisine but that of quality local produce and has its very own identity.
Torreblanca is very frontline orientated but not to the extreme of its neighbouring areas where sitting out enjoying a drink or a meal looking out over the Mediterranean is a customary act. Both of these areas have a train station. Fuengirola is not just a beach resort with a busy night scene. The town is abundant with interconnecting side streets leading to small and large squares or the main road that runs through the town centre.
Almost everywhere there are bars and restaurants that cater for any taste and the further into town, establishments that the local residents occupy can be found. Fuengirola is also one of the best shopping areas in this area of the Costa del Sol. The streets and side streets are lined with boutiques, high street and designer labelled fashions and local individual retailers providing a wide selection of choice.
A number of Ferias (Fairs) occur on the Fuengirola Feria ground and of note the main ones are the Fuenguirola Feria, the International Feria and Los Boliches Feria. The grounds are also home to one of the largest outdoor markets on the Costa. Fuengirola also has a leisure marina that offers plenty of trips and has a number of bars and restaurants situated there. Other tourist attractions include the Bioparc (the zoo), Sohail Castle and the Bull Ring.