Fuengirola is an important tourist destination with around 250.000 people during the summer months whose revolves around this sector.
Fuengirola has one of the most famous markets of the Costa del Sol; the market is held at the fairground on Tuesday and Saturdays here you will find all kinds of second hand items.
The first settlers in the town were the Phoenicians, however over the years Fuengirola has had the presence of Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Moors, all before it joined the Castile kingdom in 1485.
The castle has its origins in 956 when the caliph Abderramán III of Cordoba ordered a fortress to be built on top of the ruins of a small Greek-Latin settlement.
The purpose of this fortress is believed have been to defend the coasts.
The harbour in Fuengirola is used for both fishing and sports purposes. It has a capacity for 226 vessels. It is located around 20km away from Malaga airport.
The town hall in Fuengirola decided a monument to the old Spanish currency which was used in Spain before the Euro.
The monument was revealed in 2002 and is on the seafront.
The mayoress of Fuengirola, Esperanza Oña, revealed the full sized monument dedicated to the Seat 600 in 2008.
The metalic statue is on top of a roundabout in the Los Boliches part of Fuengirola.
It was said the time of revealing the car “is linked to those first steps tour of the city and the start of prosperity in the town”.
Bioparc Fuengirola is becoming known as one of the best Zoos in the world.
National Geographic magazine have featured the Zoo on numerous occasions. Some of the species at the park include Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Nile Crocodiles and Meer cats.
General Entry Fee 17,90
Children’s Entry Fee 12,50
Pensioners Entry Fee 12,50
*Visit the Bioparc Fuengirola website for more information on opening times and special prices for the zoo.
Adults 23 €
Junior (8 a 12 years) 17 €
Infant (3 a 7 years) 12 €
Matrimonio + 2 children (3 a 7 years - The 2nd Child is FREE) 58 €
Senior (Over 65 years) 15€
*Visit the waterparks website for opening times and special entry prices.
The seven beaches on 8km coastline in Fuengirola tend to be low with calm waters.
Fuengirola has a lot of beach bars which offer a wide range of typical dishes of Malaga and the Mediterranean diet.
There are also plenty of restaurants which offer a more international cuisine.
TOURISM OFFICE ADDRESS
Avda. Jesús Santos Rein 6
Tel. 95 246 74 57
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 18:00 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 14:00