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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.  

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Apartment #8026179
    8
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (8 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #1370843
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        Exceptional! 5/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #1076854
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          Exceptional! 5/5
          (6 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 7
          Apartment #8027369
          6
          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.4/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #8061247
            10
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Multiple rentals Apartment #6961186
              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (35 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #3764000
                35
                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (23 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #1925719
                  23
                  Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6961186
                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 6 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 14
                      Villa #6892051
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Apartment #6796805
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
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                          Apartment #6740432
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (25 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #1130970
                            25
                            Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Apartment #8168430
                              2
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #6956107
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #4225674
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Villa #8150683
                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Villa #8171570
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        House #8235281
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #6835247
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Condo #4300310
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                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #1667453
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #4250103
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                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #6894883
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #2544853
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #679992a
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                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Apartment #2560706
                                                        1
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
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                                                          House #2388616
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Apartment #8268159
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Apartment #4138442
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Villa #8244554
                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #6911903
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
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                                                                    House #2304122
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      House #2139352
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                                                                        • 6 BR
                                                                        • 6 BA
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                                                                        Villa #6989966
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #1951783
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #2633786
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #4252103
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                House #2626190
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Apartment #2633784
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #8013835
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8013835
                                                                                      1
                                                                                        • 7 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #8045551
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                                                                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 22
                                                                                          House #6510991
                                                                                          Viewed 89 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #1874793
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 195 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Condo #6081306
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                                                                                              Viewed 336 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Apartment #1802582
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                                                                                                Viewed 186 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Condo #1585637
                                                                                                  25
                                                                                                  Viewed 119 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (24 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #8170595
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                                                                                                    El Faro Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Everything you need

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Overall the apartment is of a great size and comfortable with everything you would need to enjoy a brilliant holiday. The only thing that we did find a bit strange, was there are no umbrellas around the pool to help shade you from the sun. The walk through to the beach is via a gate which has to be unlocked by the concierge, otherwise you have to walk the long way round. Was suprised how rocky this part of the beach is, you would need to take "beach shoes". We went in low season - and the hotel/apartments were quiet which is what we wanted.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    Perfect for relaxing holiday

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The apartment has all that family need for a relaxing holiday. It's directly opposite to a pool that is well kept. Most of days we have had the pool to ourselves. The area is lovely with few restaurants that offer good variety and mainly delicious food with very friendly staff. There are many takeaways restaurants that deliver free of charge to the apartment and again food is delicious. Paul is professional and friendly and happy to help with any enquiries. We really could not wish for nicer place to stay. Thank you Paul :) we will be back :) Zuzana
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017