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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

                                                                                                Beautiful, large villa in fabulous location

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We have just returned from spending a week at this lovely villa, which is only a 5-min walk from the beach. We chose this villa as it has plenty of bedrooms (4) and bathrooms (3) to easily accommodate our large family of 4 adults and 4 children, and when we arrived we were definitely not disappointed. It has bags of space, lots of cupboards/storage and being over 3 levels we never felt on top of each other. It has all the mod cons you would expect and plenty of plates, cutlery etc which can often be lacking in holiday rentals. It also had useful things like strong shopping bags and clothes driers (with plenty pegs!) so you can hang up your washing or wet towels outside on one of the many balconies or terraces. The pool was a good size and there were lots of sun loungers plus there are 3 different eating areas outside (on the various levels) which again made this villa such a pleasure to stay at. For us the location was also key as we didn't want to rent a car so deliberately chose somewhere close to Malaga Airport (approx 30-mins by taxi) and we wanted to be able to walk to the beach, restaurants and a supermarket. There are lots of family-friendly beaches nearby with beach bars and we visited these a lot. There are a few restaurants near the villa - one of our kid's favourites was Papa Luigi's which served simple but good Italian food (pizza, pasta) and had very reasonable prices. There is a supermarket within the nearby Los Amigos Beach Club resort which we visited daily to stock up on all the usual essentials. For a larger supermarket you can get a bus to Fuengirola (the stop is a 5-min walk from the villa), which has a large shopping mall called the Miramar and also a large Lidl. In fact we visited Fuengirola a couple of times as it is so close (10-mins by bus) and very cheap to travel to by bus. You can also get a bus to Marbella (the stop is on the main road about 15-min walk from the villa) - this bus also stops at all the towns on the way to Marbella. We particularly enjoyed walking around the old part of Marbella which was very pretty and very traditionally Spanish. Throughout the whole booking process and prior to our stay, the owner has been very quick to respond and was very helpful when answering my questions. So overall, we enjoyed a fantastic week staying at this villa which had everything we needed and more, plus gave us easy to access to so many great places. We hope to return again in the future.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Great

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                We loved this apartment, there were 5 of us and considering only two bedrooms we had ample room as it's huge, the second living room was turned into a bedroom for us. Verandas all around giving amazing views of the sea and Castle. Apartment was spotless, loads of towels provided. Dawn and Simon were very helpful. Everything is close by, no need for a car, beach is a few steps away. Mall is a 5 min walk away and is brilliant, taxis outside to help take your shopping home. The castle across the road had simply red playing on our first night so we were able to open up the veranda screens sit back and enjoy. Fans were provided in every room, and being august we needed them. The only downside was there was no Airconditioning, (hence the 4 stars) and we had 2 days of 40 ° but the fans helped. I would definitely stay here again. Love love loved it.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Loved the apartment very spacious and clean

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                we had a lovely family holiday very quiet and relaxing just what we wanted :-D
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016