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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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                                                                                                      Wonderful, such a great find!

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                                                                                                      Fantastic spacious house with heated pool Beautifully Spanish style Great location Excellent owner We will return!!!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Clean, comfortable and set in a great area away from tourists with eady access to centre and sea! .

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                                                                                                      Katherine was very accomodating from the outset, sending me maps and ideas of what we can do when we arrived and even letting me send tickets for a football game we were going to to the apartment incase they didn't get to my house before we left. Booking was easy and straightforward. When we arrived we were given a lovely welcome and the apartment was perfect for my son and myself with absolutely everything that anyone would need for a very comfortable stay. It was also very clean I cooked most nights and the kitchen was well kitted out with everything needed to make a good meal. The beds were comfortable with pleanty of extra blankets, and everything we needed was in the apartment. The block was also very quiet, and considering it was in the middle of Holy Week with celebrations going on well into the night, this was a surprise and very welcome as we live in the middle of rural Wales where it is very quiet. Catch the no 4 bus and it takes you directly to the station, the old town and the sea, ( get a pass from a tabac shop for around 10.90 as it's much easier and saves money) but I found it great to be based away from these more busy areas . The food very close to the apartment is very good and much cheaper than in the centre of town. There are fresh fruit shops, a butchers and a large supermarket very close by and lits of cafes and restaurants within a few minutes walking. We hired bikes from Malaga Bike Tours and Rentals by Kay Farrell which was cheap, the bikes well maintained , and this was the perfect way to look around the city.. I think I struck lucky with this apartment in Malaga. It is reasonably priced, in a great area, fully kitted out and has a very helpful and nice owner... what more would you want!! We will defi itely be coming back!! Thank you so much Katherine !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017