Calling all sun-seekers! Fuengirola lures visitors to its shores with its fabulous beaches, great attractions and a relaxed holiday vibe. Here is why you should go...
Booking car rental in Fuengirola is the ideal way for you to embark on a Spanish adventure and visit all the great locations on the resort's doorstep. Simply pre-book online to ensure you get the best price and vehicle that you want, and then pick up from the airport or downtown locations.
But before you hit the open road, make sure you explore the town itself. With 8km of beach at your disposal, it's the perfect place to flop with a book and soak up some rays. However, it also offers plenty for those looking for more than a relaxing beach getaway and is crammed with watersports options, traditional tapas bars and a lively nightlife.
The former fishing village is now one of the most popular resorts on the Costa del Sol and history hunters will also have plenty to keep them busy, with the imposing Sohail Castle being a particular highlight. Traditionally dating back to Moorish times, during the summer it plays host to a number of outdoor plays and festivals.
When the sun goes down, there is a wide selection of eateries and watering holes where you can finish off your day. Choose between bodegas and traditional Spanish bars in the main square, or make your way to the Paseo Maritimo if you want to indulge in a bit of home away from home revelry with a variety of British and Irish bars.
Fuengirola is perfectly positioned on the Costa del Sol for driving to some fantastic destinations in your hire car, whether you want to pop into the next resort or go slightly further afield...
A mere 20 minutes away is the busy tourist resort of Torremolinos which has been popular with Brits since the 1950s. The enormous beach is its main selling point, so if you want a change from Fuengirola it is definitely worth visiting. The resort's renowned nightlife has something for everyone so if you fancy strutting your stuff, Torremolinos is the place to do it!
Just half an hour away is fashionable Marbella where you will be able to spend a day with the jet set admiring the super-yachts and topping up your tan on the beach. It also has a beautiful old town if you want to experience the traditional side of Spain.
For a city with a real wow factor, less than two hours away is the fabulous city of Granada and it is well worth making the journey from Fuengirola. Here you will find the Alhambra, a historical palace complex and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched high on a hill with great views over the city, you'll find plenty to explore in this fantastic ancient building.