A Costa that comes with extras
Sandwiched between Torremolinos and Marbella, the former fishing village of Fuengirola is now one of the Costa del Sol’s biggest players. It’s got the high-rise hotels, buzzing bars and tourist-friendly restaurants to prove it, but there are also side streets and squares crammed with upmarket tapas places and chic boutiques. And a Moorish castle adds a bit of history. The real draw, though, is the super-sized sandy beach.
A brace of Blue Flag beaches
Fuengirola has a whopping 8 kilometres of sand, split into 8 different beaches. It kicks off at the castle and streaks westwards past the marina to Carvajal in the east. Rows of loungers await sunseekers and all sorts of watersports are on standby. And there are chiringuitos – mini-restaurants right on the sand – plus reams of food and drink places on the Paseo Maritimo, which spans the whole stretch.
Fuengirola firmly embraces its nightlife. The Paseo Maritimo keeps up the Costa spirit with an energetic collection of Brit bars, Irish pubs and discos. Meanwhile, the area in and around the Plaza de la Constitucion – the town’s main square – picks up the traditional Spanish vibe with chichi tapas bars and bodegas, or wine cellars.
Daytrips to Granada
It’s less than 2 hours to Granada. Here, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the must-see is the Alhambra Palace, a vast Moorish citadel that dates back to the 14th century. It’s an architectural wonder, with latticed columns and ceilings that look they’ve been carved out of honeycomb. And close by are the Generalife Gardens, all fountains and cypress-lined paths.
Places To Stay In Fuengirola View all places to stay »
Things To Do View all »
All prices shown are updated once every morning and therefore could change at any time during the day. All prices shown are per person and are based on 2 adults sharing unless otherwise stated. When selecting an offer you will be asked to enter in the number of adults and children travelling, the applicable price will then be displayed based on your chosen party size.
Online savings - Refers to an online discount of 10% on August and 9% on September & October on holidays and applies to the basic adult cost before supplements. Available on package holidays booked online departing between 1st May 2014 and 31st October 2014 Online discount only applies to package holidays booked on firstchoice.co.uk and does not apply to flight only, accommodation only and tailor made flight+hotel bookings. Online discount is not combinable with free Child Places.
Save up to £400 per couple on September & October holidays – Saving offer applies to new bookings only on selected Thomson package holidays booked on thomson.co.uk. Offer applies to holidays departing between 01 September & 31 October 2014 and is subject to limited availability. Savings is against brochure price. Excludes flight only, accommodation only, cruise, Thomson Ski and any other bookings. Additional supplements may apply. Saving is based on a minimum of 2 adults travelling. Thomson reserves the right to withdraw or change this offer at any time. We reserve the right to change or withdraw the offers at any time.
Free child places - Free kids offer applies to new bookings only, on selected summer 2014 holidays, subject to limited availability. Only 1 free kids place is available in each selected hotel room or selected apartment type or villa with 2 full paying adults. Other children must pay the full brochure price. Available on First Choice holidays only. Free child places may not be combinable with other discounts.