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Make a holiday apartment in El Faro your home away from home

El Faro apartments provide holidays with all the trappings of a Costa del Sol holiday, but with the privacy, freedom and comfort of self-catering accommodation. Mere minutes from villas in El Faro are Blue Flag beaches, numerous golf courses, high-quality family attractions and lots of interesting places to visit a little further away in the car. At an El Faro villa there’s the extra element of exclusivity, as many offer private gardens, pools, satellite TV and Internet access. It all adds up to a flexible holiday destination, catering to visitors of all ages and tastes.  

Things to do

-Beaches: There are several kilometres of inviting sandy beaches in both directions. El Faro’s own beach is a small bay that sits beneath the lighthouse “Faro” that gives the community its name. To the east is Fuengirola’s eight-kilometre series of beaches, backed by landmarks like the Moorish Sohail Castle. West is the broad and long Cala de Mijas, with great facilities and an array of watersports on offer.  

-Golf: On this patch of the Costa del Sol there’s a tremendous range of golf courses, surely one of the best in Europe for choice and quality. Within a 30-minute radius there are more than 20 courses, the vast majority of which welcome guests. E Chapparal is closest to El Faro, with nine holes across undulating terrain and invigorating views out to sea.  

-Attractions: In the summer kids and teenagers will have great fun at the Mijas Parque Aquático, which has slides that range from the high-speed “kamikaze” to the child-friendly “adventure river”. There also pools, jacuzzis and a range of other amusements. In Fuengirola there’s the humane Zoo Bioparc, which displays and carefully recreates the habitats of a variety of birds and small mammals.  

-Days out: For upmarket shopping and a taste of the high life, Marbella is a posh day trip a few kilometres to the west. To the east is Malaga, the Costa del Sol’s main city and the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. There’s a museum with a collection spanning several of his periods, as well as historical monuments from Roman (an amphitheatre) and Moorish times (the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro fortresses).  

-Cuisine: Andalucia is the home of many of Spain’s most popular culinary exports. For instance, tapas is a regional speciality, with small portions of cured ham, deep-fried squid, potato omelette and patatas bravas (spicy potatoes) served as an accompaniment to wine and beer at local bars. Here, seafood and fish are a big part of the diet; try sardines, which are either fried or grilled on wooden skewers over log embers on the beach.  

Weather in El Faro

For beach weather the best time to get to a holiday apartment in El Faro is between May and October. Sunshine and warmth are abundant at this time of year, but on this portion of the coast there are also breezes that help to take the edge off the heat. Temperatures peak at about 30°C in July. The fringe seasons are also moderately warm, with highs of 20°C in April and November and plenty of days with clear skies. Winters are mild, getting highs of 16°C in December.  

Travel to El Faro

Holiday accommodation in El Faro is served by Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). It’s one of the largest and busiest airports in the country with three terminals and flight connections to a host of cities in the UK. The drive from the airport to El Faro doesn’t take more than half an hour on the A-7, which follows the course of the coastline. The train is an affordable alternative, with a stop in nearby Fuengirola, and a connecting bus service that runs to Marbella, stopping at El Faro.  

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    tucked away but nice

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    A little tucked away but from the main road and parking but a lovely spacious property with a genuinely helpful owner. Exactly as described, only thing let it down slightly was that ants seem to have made a concerted effort to get into one of the bedrooms and although someone had sprayed them, no-one bothered to sweep them up. Which was slightly off putting considering being charged for cleaning etc. My girls weren't too happy as the odd couple of ants were often seen. Apart from that everything else excellent
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    Comfortable apartment near to beach

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    This is a comfortable ground floor apartment tucked away off the road and quite quiet at this time of year. The apartment has all the basic requirements for a pleasant self-catering holiday. Be aware, if there are three people, that the pull-out bed is in the entrance area, although the owner, Alain, kindly let us use the second bedroom during our stay. There is a small table in the kitchen for eating indoors. No doubt in better weather than we had it would be pleasant eating on the outside patio which is quite spacious and well-equipped. The apartment is well located within a few minutes walk to the beach and there is a fairly large supermarket, as well as cafes and restaurants, nearby. Alain is a considerate owner who made us feel welcome and was on hand when needed. Hopefully he has now fixed the numbering on the street so that it is clearer which is the entrance to the property, as we had some difficulty locating it. Make sure also that you find out the code for the box containing the key to the apartment before you arrive.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    A beautiful, peaceful apartment, superbly equipped. very comfortable and just the R and R we wanted.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a super week at the apartment and loved the level of comfort and amenities available to us. The proximity to the pool, beach and boardwalk were a delight and we made use of the nearest beach bar, where the personnel were friendly and the fare was of a good quality. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners who made sure everything was in place for our comfort. Many, many thanks.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016