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Lisa Sadleir

If you are thinking of moving to Spain or are already living in Spain and are looking at moving to a different area, why not think about moving to Malaga and even more specifically, moving to Fuengirola.

The town of Fuengirola is located in the Malaga province of Andalucia in southern Spain. It is approximately twenty kilometres from Malaga airport and is situated between the coastal resorts of Benalm¡dena and Mijas Costa. Fuengirola has been, and often still is, misrepresented and negatively portrayed by the UK press. This is mainly due to its rather tainted past as a favoured resort for the infamous British lager louts (originating from the 1970s). Nowadays, the resort is more and more popular with tourists of all nationalities and even Spaniards, who tend to favour the Fuengirola resorts in the busy summer months of July and August.

The profile of both the Fuengirola tourist and the Fuengirola resident have changed dramatically with more families and pensioners choosing to both holiday and live in this great area. If you are looking for an inexpensive yet cosmopolitan place to live in Spain, then Fuengirola may well be the ideal place for you.

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With an annual average temperature of 20ºC, the pleasant, warm and very sunny Fuengirola climate is a major attraction for many people. Summers are long and winters are short and there are very few days a year that you cannot make the most of outdoor living. In my opinion, this is a fantastic climate for people of all ages. Imagine yourself and/or your children spending so much more time outdoors in a healthy and natural environment. Take a trip along the beautiful long Fuengirola promenade, at almost any time of day, and see families and people of all ages, out for a brisk walk, or a sociable stroll with friends.

The town´s eight kilometer stretch of sandy beach has been awarded the Blue Flag distinction, granted by the European Union, for the magnificent quality of its sea and its sand. An impressive promenade runs the length of the beach. Lie back and relax on the beach or participate in the many watersports activities there are on offer.
Fuengirola is also home to over 350.00m2 of public green zones and landscaped areas. Children’s play parks are scattered all around the town, encouraging the wonderful outdoor living and integration of many nationalities – how better do children learn to interact with others than by playing!

Getting around is easy too. In addition to several car hire companies and local taxis, Fuengirola has a regular bus service that connects the town to many destinations and it also enjoys an efficient train service that runs from Fuengirola centre to Malaga Capital.

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Do you like to eat out? Do you sometimes fancy a take away? In Fuengirola you are spoilt for choice. Bars, restaurants, cafes and take away outlets are in abundance in Fuengirola. The caf© culture is very much alive in this wonderful town. Old and young can be seen relaxing, chatting, partying or simply watching the world go by on the many terraces scattered throughout the maize of back streets and seafront promenades. I do believe that, if you really wanted to, you could eat in a different bar /restaurant every night of the year without having to go into the same place twice. Whether you are looking for traditional tapas bars, international dishes or a specific cuisine, you are almost certain to find one, if not more, in Fuengirola. Do not forget to taste the famous Malaga chiringuitos (beach bars) – and of course Malaga’s infamous ‘espeto de sardinas’ (sardines cooked over burning wood in a fishing boat!)

If what you have just read is not enough to convince you, and you would you like to know more, just pick up the phone and call me on +34 952 48 68 06 or +34 608 840 692 and I will happily tell you why I believe that this area of Spain is a great place to live.

If you are looking for the right part of Spain to move to and are considering the Malaga province/Costa del Sol, and would like some honest answers to your questions, contact me and I will give you the truth. I am known for my honesty, and my reputation and business have been built around it. I will not sell you a dream, I will show you the reality and how to avoid potential pitfalls when first planning your move to Spain.

So, who am I?

My name is Lisa Sadleir. I have lived in many parts of Spain and the islands for over twenty years and have chosen Mijas/Fuengirola in the Málaga province as my family home.

For further information about living in Spain, please feel free to have a read of our Family Blog www.familylifeinspain.com and our essential information website for advice and assistance related to moving to Spain and living in Spain: www.ccbspain.com. For information specific to the Malaga area, have a look at www.movetomalaga.com.

You may email me privately if you prefer.

I look forward to meeting you in Fuengirola very soon!