Only 25km from Málaga International Airport is the town of Fuengirola – one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol. Easily accessible by road, rail or bus, it is not difficult to see why this buzzing cosmopolitan town on the Mediterranean is the number one choice for so many different kinds of people..
Previously a tiny fishing village, Fuengirola has become a vibrant metropolis with character. With its fabulous beaches, the advent of many up-market tapas bars and good restaurants, interspersed with chic boutiques and other shops of interest, makes it the perfect holiday destination. The main square, Plaza de la Constitución, has been re-designed but still retains its unique enchantment. It looks especially pretty at Christmas, when it is decorated with very attractive lights and ornaments. It is also attractive during the Fuengirola summer festival (“feria”), when the whole town takes part in the annual street celebrations. A walk down the narrow, pedestrian streets leading off the main square is a voyage of discovery for the many visitors, who come across some of the hidden secrets and delightful corners of this friendly, Andalucian town.
One of the Fuengirola’s main attractions is, of course, its wonderful seven kilometres (five miles) of sandy beaches, stretching from the Sohail Castle to the west and Torreblanca to the east.
Fuengirola has all the amenities and comforts you need but in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Whether you love shopping or are looking for a good hairdresser, everything is close at hand and usually within walking distance or just a short bus or train ride away.
Whether you are on vacation or looking to settle down in Fuengirola, you can always find a good gym. As well as privately-run gyms, there are also municipal centres.
Andalucia is famous for its beautiful horses. Whether expert or beginner, the Rancho El Rengo offers horse-riding. As well as riding lessons, there are organised treks around the local countryside and along the dry riverbeds. The stables also have a bar/restaurant – perfect for the times you have worked up an appetite after a ride.
Fuengirola is ideal for the keen golfer, since it is right in the heart of the golfing territory of the Costa del Golf, with Mijas Golf just a few kilometres from Fuengirola centre and many more courses within a very close radius.
Of course, water sports are strongly featured and where better to get to grips with speed boats, jet skis or fishing gear than at the cool marina.
The choice of accommodation is vast, from 5 star luxury hotels, penthouse apartments or villas with private pool, to studio flats with sea views or fishermen’s cottages on the beach. With an average of around 320 days of sunshine a year, the only decision is when to make the move.
If you are planning to re-visit Fuengirola after a gap of 10 years or more, prepare yourself for some changes. If you are considering a first time visit, you will be impressed by the atmosphere, amenities and wide choice of accommodation and property for sale (in case, like most people, you want to stay a little longer!). In recent years, the town has made enormous investments in improving the infrastructure in Fuengirola, not only to maintain a healthy and happy tourist trade, but also to make this a wonderful place to live. The results speak for themselves and have brought Fuengirola into the 21st century, while never losing sight of the rich historic past and traditional Andalucian roots.
Since the 1960’s, foreigners have been discovering the joys of living in Fuengirola. At the beginning of the 1960’s, there were around 8,500 people living in this small village. By 1980, there were some 30,000 and now there are over 63,000 official residents. In the summer season, this number swells enormously with tourists.
Magnificent frontline beach penthouse with fantastic views from east to west. Two penthouses joined together make this a very spacious and bright property. The penthouse consists of three bedrooms, all with sea views, three bathrooms, a cloakroom, a very good size living/dining area and a modern kitchen. The community is gated and offers a lovely garden and…
Amazing luxury penthouse close to the beach in Fuengirola, with wonderful panoramic views to the sea and the mountains..It is distributed as follows:Entrance hall, large living room, office, second living room, fully fitted kitchen, storage room, storage room and laundry room. Main corridor from where you can access to 4 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and…
Apartment, Furnished: NA, Equipped Kitchen, Parking: Underground, Pool: NA, Garden: Community, Facing: East, West and South
A very special house designed and built by the original owners to a high specification to suit both their living and business requirements. The house is arranged over three storeys. On the lower level is a large private, secure garage of 116m2 - with direct easy access from the street. This is currently used as a warehouse by the owners.On the second level…
The views from this property are as magnificent as any you could wish for. The flat plot of this exceptional villa lends itself to gracious living in a modern yet comfortable environment. A heated salt water pool sits in a fabulous garden area overlooking the breathtaking views. Fruit trees and a water feature rambling down the property ending in a pond with…
This beautiful restaurant is situated frontline to the beach in the prestigious Doña Sofia complex of west Fuengirola. Built and decorated to the highest of standards with an area of 242m² approx. with 70m² of covered terrace. Consisting of large bar area with seating for 30, spacious dining area with seating for 70-80, high quality equipped industrial…
House, Furnished: Negotiable, Equipped Kitchen, Parking: Private, Pool: Private, Garden: Private, Facing: East, West and South