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Destination guide

Culture and history near Fuengirola holiday lettings

Fuengirola is everything you thought the Costa del Sol would be – 5 miles of uninterrupted beachfront mingles with swaying palm trees that look like slender fashionistas, bars and cantinas overflow onto a long and sun-drenched promenade, while the rising sierras provide a backdrop of breathtaking mountains. A Moorish-era castle and a buzzing centre packed with international eats – German bakeries, full-English greasy spoons – adds more to the mix, making Fuengirola holiday rentals a top choice for families eager for some Spanish sun, sand and sea this year.

History

History and heritage near Fuengirola holiday homes

Fuengirola has more than just beaches and outdoor spaces. Holiday homes can be found near fascinating historic sites like the Fuengirola Mosque, an Islamic place of worship with stunning architecture and a serene courtyard, and Museo de la Ciudad, a museum dedicated to the history of the region from ancient times to modern day. You could also explore Yacimiento Arqueológico Romano, an ancient Roman archaeological site with building ruins and a cafe.

Things to do

Attractions near Fuengirola holiday lettings

Be sure to take a break from the sands and seas just for a moment, because this happening town on the Costa del Sol has a medley of excellent family attractions up its sleeve. The Bioparc Fuengirola comes top of the bill. With sprawling enclosures that mingle animals in recreations of their natural habitat, it's a great place to spy out Sumatran tigers, lemurs, orangutans – the list goes on. It's also got a night safari option for getting glimpses of nocturnal critters, not to mention groves of baobabs and flowering orchids for the budding botanist to see.

Activities

What to do near Fuengirola holiday homes

Don't come to Fuengirola expecting in-depth lessons in Spanish tapas cooking or bouts of Roman history and Moorish heritage. Life here is, unashamedly, centred on the beach. Running from Carvajal in the north, through wavy Los Boliches, to the quieter Playa del Castillo in the south, it's an unceasing montage of volleyball players, sandcastle builders, swimmers, sunbathers and more. Water sports also abound. You can whizz over the waves on personal watercraft or take to the skies on a parasail, if you dare.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Fuengirola holiday homes

Fuengirola holiday rentals on the seafront, or hiding in the nearby sierras with pools in their gardens, are primed for one type of weather – sunshine. Thankfully, that's in abundance on the Costa del Sol – it does mean the Coast of the Sun, after all. You can usually get beach-worthy conditions as early as spring, in May, while the top time for soaking in the rays comes with summer months like June, July and August, when temperatures can creep over 30. Autumn, in September especially, is also a great bet, particularly for avoiding the crowds.

Natural features

Sandy Fuengirola

Fuengirola holiday rentals pepper the streets of a town that clutches the edge of the Costa del Sol, some 20 miles from Malaga. As the coastline bends to run south-westerly, it peels back to reveal a ribbon of sand and sea – the piece de resistance of the resort. Boating trips out over the swells can mean the chance to see dolphins in the Med. Back inland is the domain of the mountains. They rise with the Montes de Malaga Natural Park, an arena of ridges – each higher than the one before it – dressed in pines and carved by waterfalls.

Beaches

Beaches near Fuengirola holiday rentals

Fuengirola is filled with pristine beaches to enjoy seaside relaxation on your trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Avenida Carvajal, a quiet beach with crystal-clear waters for swimming, and Playa de San Francisco, a serene beach with dramatic rock formations and gentle surf. You'll also enjoy Playa de Los Boliches, a popular sand beach with a promenade and watersport equipment rentals.

How to get there

Transport to and around Fuengirola

Fly into Malaga (AGP), the closest airport, located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Fuengirola Station or Fuengirola Boliches Station and explore the city from there.

How many holiday rentals are available around Fuengirola?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,210 holiday lettings around Fuengirola. From 819 villas to 4,189 flats & apartments, 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 seaside property in Fuengirola?

Nothing beats a bit of sand between your toes and the smell of salt in the air. It's time to muster up your pals for some serious beach action. HomeAway has 2,198 rental properties by the beach to check out. Alternatively, you might be looking for a different sort of holiday setting. HomeAway has stacks of properties to choose from, including:

  • 2,157 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,578 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 857 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Fuengirola?

Forget about sterile hotel rooms. Experience this destination from the comfort of your very own apartment. HomeAway has 4,193 for you to browse here. If you get in quickly, you could be spending as little as £13 per night. If that doesn't fit with your squad's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options available, such as:

  • Villa: 816 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.
  • House: 659 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Studio: 182 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.

Can I stay in Fuengirola in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect escape is catching up with your friends and loved ones in a completely new place. If you'll be travelling with a big group, HomeAway has options for you. Why not have a look at the 1,033 apartment holiday rentals listed here? They're the most popular option for big groups of guests. Around the area, the rental properties that can house bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we offer 3,054 rental properties suited to that size. Spend a night from just £17.
  • If you have 5 in your crew, you'll be happy to hear that there are 1,058 holiday rentals perfect. The starting price is £37 a night.
  • Searching for rental properties catering to 8 people? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 918 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £56 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your uncle, your cousins and all your pals to Fuengirola.

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