Fuengirola holidays 2020
Fuengirola is famous for its abundance of sun, sea and sandy beaches. Sun worshipers and beach babies unite because we have just found you the ultimate beach holiday destination. Fuengirola boasts no less than a whopping seven-kilometre sandy beach, so there will be plenty of room for you to top up that all important tan and get a well-deserved dose of vitamin D. Secure a cheap holiday right here with a variety of deals on hotels and flights.
Fuengirola is only a 20-minute drive from Malaga airport, and even better, there are loads of hotels and resorts right on the seafront. Wherever you are, you can be sure that you won’t be more than a hop, skip and a jump away from that sandy beach. The Costa del Sol is true to its name and really is the sunshine coast. Pack your sunscreen, grab that beach ball and let’s head down to the beach pronto!
Why book Fuengirola holidays
Discover the best beaches
Get the best of Costa del Sol's sandy beaches
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Visit the medieval Moorish Sohail Castle Towers
Bioparc Fuengirola, Aquamijas Waterpark and Sould Park for the little ones
Explore the local markets
Check out the local street markets every Tuesday in Fuengirola's square
Perfect for watersports
Hire a jet ski and take on the deep blue waters
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Enjoy your evenings in Fuengirola with a cocktail and live music
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Family-friendly activities in Fuengirola
A holiday in Fuengirola is sure to be one where most of your time is spent lounging around on the beach. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that there aren’t a number of other things to hold your attention while on holiday here because there certainly are. As with most beachside holiday resorts, Fuengirola is a fantastic choice for family holidays.
A huge number of the resort’s hotels have an amazing amount of facilities for visiting families, from separate children’s pools and playgrounds as standard to amazingly-ran entertainment programmes and day-cares. Meaning that whether parents want to venture out on a communal daytrip, or have a little time off, they will be well-catered for, whatever they choose.
There are also many opportunities for more wholesome family entertainment, a major one of these being the large water park Aquatico Mijas. The park offers thrills in its many rides for any adrenalin junkies visiting, a particular highlight being the New Diverdragon slide which is sure to get anyone’s blood pumping. The park also has many bars, restaurants and facilities meaning you can spend the whole day there without stressing about anything. Depending on your preference, you can also celebrate children’s birthdays here as well as leaving your sprogs to attend summer camp – a great time they will remember forever.
There are also age-appropriate rides and attractions available for all youngsters. Older kids, and of course young-at-heart adults, can sample the many adrenalin-inducing rides on offer like Adventure River, New Dragondiver and a number of log flumes like Body Ski and the Labyrinth slides. For those a little younger there are the Kiddie Slides in the Jungle area, Lizard Island where they can create their own adventures and of course many shallow pools for them to practice their strokes. When the whole family want to get back together then they can enjoy the Blue Lake for a relaxing time or the Wave Pool if they want to have some excitement. There are also many restaurants and facilities to take care of you throughout the day.
Another family attraction is Bioparc Fuengirola, a local zoo which is equally committed to providing fun for all the family as it is conserving the natural environment of its surrounding areas. Within the zoo you will not only have the opportunity to snap photos of beautiful animals, but also learn about how the park is trying to battle the many challenges the environment is currently facing.
Bioparc Fuengirola is a non-profit organisation which cares deeply about conservation. For this reason, Bioparc is so much more than your average zoo. Despite sharing all the fun qualities that many zoos offer, Bioparc also educates the youngsters about what it takes to conserve nature and why it should be taken care of. Popular attractions in the park are the regionally themed areas like the Africa area, the India-Pacific region and the Isle of Madagascar. In addition to these parts, there are also numerous talks and explanations from expert biologists where the whole family can learn something new.
Fuengirola's best beaches
So if you hadn’t guessed already, Fuengirola is pretty bonkers about beaches. When it comes to white sand and crystal blue sea, Fuengirola has got it covered. Over the years it has earned quite the name for itself as a holiday hotspot all because of its glorious beaches. Whatever your preference, there’s a beach for you. Families and adventurers will love the action packed beaches of Santa Amalia. A haven for water sports lovers, this beach is the perfect location for hours of fun in the sun. Pack a picnic and try your hand at the variety of water sports on offer.
If you’re looking for somewhere a bit quieter, then the El Ejido and El Castillo beaches near Sohail Castle are the perfect location. If you fancy a quick break from the beach, then be sure to visit the stunning castle; definitely a must see. Unwind with a book and a cold drink and take in the stunning views - total bliss.
For those seeking something a little bit more left-field as a way their holiday, then perhaps sampling some of the many activities offered on the beach - from higher-octane water sports like jet-skiing and scuba diving, to more laidback options like snorkelling and banana boats. There are also a number of daytrips offered on the beach which could provide great memories for families and couples.
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Yes, especially if you love laid back holidays with the family or as a couple. Fuengirola has great beaches, markets and other fun activities. Plus, its location along the Costa del Sol makes day trips to other nearby towns easily accessible.
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