Around Town

For many years Fuengirola has been a very popular destination for North European holidaymakers and expat residents alike. Over these same years it has also tried to tidy up its rather tacky “Kiss me Quick” image that it shared with places like Benidorm and Palma Nova/Magaluf. In the last 20 years the population has doubled to over 65,000 and of all these resorts, I would contend that Fuengirola has perhaps succeeded the best. During that time the mayoress, Esperanza Oña Sevilla, was in power for an impressive 20 years and whilst not always popular she ensured that Fuengirola became a resort worthy of visiting and equally a great place to live. It has excellent shopping, a lovely promenade, a popular marina, many attractions and great communications – including a direct train to the airport and Málaga City

The town council has an excellent English-language website and the local foreign-language papers now all have online editions where you can keep up with all the news (The Sur in English), (Costa Del Sol News) and (The News) in English. There is in Norwegian, in Swedish and in German. Further details of local media:

Just along the coast at Benalmádena there is an excellent hospital and there are many clinics, dentists and other health professionals who speak English (and many other languages). Fuengirola also has the Miramar and the Alfil cinemas so now residents have the choice of all the latest films “on the doorstep”. Just along the coast at Málaga there is La Segunda football with a very successful international supporters’ club Fuengirola has its own side but I am afraid it is many levels away from the pinnacle of Spanish football.

Fuengirola is fast maturing and whatever your views on the change of Fuengirola over the past few years it has most definitely been an exciting place to live and it looks like it will stay that way for many years to come. Enjoy!

Local Attractions

Fuengirola Bioparc

Fuengirola’s popular zoo with a new image

Selwo Marina

Swim with the sea-lions in nearby Benalm¡dena

Sea Life Benalmádena

Pirate adventure, mini golf, aquarium

Teleférico Cablcar

Amazing views all along the coast from Arroyo de la Miel


Hotel Las Pirámides

A personal favourite

Fuengirola Guide is the place to learn Spanish in Fuengirola. Anybody who knows me will know that I am fanatical about expats learning Spanish and this is the school that I would recommend most highly. is a very successful international business networking association which is suitable for business of all sizes – even those who are in the starting-up phase. All welcome.

Finally, for details of all events on the coast, I recommend the excellent for  comprehensive What’s On listings in Fuengirola and nearby.