Destination guide

Enjoying a holiday letting in Playa de Fuengirola

Playa de Fuengirola is one of the most popular beaches in Spain. Travellers arrive every year to enjoy the warm climate and relaxing atmosphere. Holiday lettings can be found throughout the area. Most if not all will be on or close to the beaches. Playa de Fuengirola’s promenade was once ‘the king of Spain’s promenade’, and today’s travellers will agree, it still distinguishes itself as king among holiday destinations.


Learn the history near your Fuengirola holiday cottage

Fuengirola holds some of Spain’s hidden historic gems. One of these is Sohail Castle, located on El Castillo Beach. Originally a first-century castle, Sohail was renovated in the early 2000s and is now popular among history buffs visiting Spain. It’s also the site of yearly concerts and festivals. In addition to the castle, travellers like to visit La Plaza de Toros de Mijas, a Spanish bullring. If your holiday cottage is near here, you can enjoy a small museum, a chocolate shop, rich Spanish coffee and leatherwork shops.


Enjoying the beaches near your villa rental in Fuengirola

One of the main reasons travellers come to Fuengirola is, of course, the beaches. The name ‘Fuengirola’ translates to ‘Fuengirola Beach’, but there are actually several beaches and associated towns near holiday rentals. Many travellers enjoy Torreblanca, a somewhat quiet beach near the border of the Fuengirola municipality. Its deep, golden sands beg you to sink your toes in, and there are beach chairs and sunshades for hire. Other travellers prefer more centrally-located beaches, such as Santa Amalia. This beach offers more family activities, such as boating and children’s play areas.

Food & drink 

Eat like a local in Playa de Fuengirola

A holiday letting in Playa de Fuengirola would not be complete without authentic Spanish fare. Beach towns like Fuengirola are generally known for tapas. These are appetisers or ‘small plates’ of all kinds, which diners often share. Tapas can be combined to make a full meal. Popular ones include ham croquettes, Spanish omelets and garlic shrimp. In addition, travellers and locals enjoy paella, often made with local seafood. Cured meats, especially chorizo, are popular. You might also try gazpacho, a cold and refreshing vegetable soup. It’s generally made with a tomato base, cucumbers and peppers. You might top off your meal with a Spanish dessert like flan or leche frita, which is fried milk.

Essential info

Key facts for enjoying your Playa de Fuengirola holiday home

When visiting Playa de Fuengirola, keep some essential information in mind. This will help you get the most out of your holiday cottage experience. The population is about 77,486. The climate is considered subtropical Mediterranean, with temperatures as high as 87°F in July, the middle of peak travel season. Currency is the euro. Some shops may also accept the Gibraltar pound. Bargaining isn’t part of the culture, so pay the advertised price. ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted. For emergency services, dial 112. In some areas, the number for medical emergencies is 061. The medical emergency dispatch is physician-regulated.

How many holiday rentals are available around Fuengirola Beach?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,051 holiday lettings around Fuengirola Beach. From 1,435 flats & apartments to 272 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property near Fuengirola Beach?

Taking deep breaths of fresh ocean air, soaking up the sun and losing all sense of time. Now that's the kind of escape you deserve. HomeAway has 830 places to stay beside the beach. Alternatively, you might like to go for something a little different. HomeAway has loads of rental options to pick from, including:

  • 776 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 588 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 372 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment near Fuengirola Beach?

There's something really cool and chic about staying in an apartment like a local. Whether it's a view you're looking for or just an easy place to chill out, an apartment could be the ideal choice. HomeAway has 1,465 for you to browse here. How does £13 a night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't dilly dally! Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Villa: 254 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £69 per night.
  • House: 231 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Condo: 57 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.

Can I stay near Fuengirola Beach in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than being somewhere totally new with your friends and loved ones. And the best news is HomeAway has some places to suit large groups. Apartment holiday rentals are the favoured option for large groups, with 402 featured here. Properties in this area that can cater for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 1,134 rental properties perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night from just £39.
  • If you have 5 in your family, you'll be pleased to learn that there are 402 holiday rentals that are suitable. The starting price is £48 per night.
  • Seeking places for rent catering to 8 guests? You'll be glad to know we have 304 that will fit the bill. You can grab one from just £65 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can take your aunt, your sister and all your buddies to Fuengirola Beach.

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