The Fuengirola Zoo has been a benchmark in Europe for many years. Its name as a Zoo changed in 2010 to Bioparc because it cannot be classified as an ordinary animal park. It is an animal park dedicated to the conservation of species by recreating their habitat and environment. In this park you can enjoy a zoo-immersion of around 200 species. Read more…
ROMAN SITE FINCA DEL SECRETARIO
Fuengirola was of great importance during Roman times, as evidenced by the Secretary’s Estate. A Roman site in Fuengirola that has remains of a Roman villa, an old salting factory, a pottery workshop and some Roman baths. Thanks to the Interpretation Center of the Secretary’s Estate you can see a recreation of the Roman Estate.
Taking a ride on the tourist train is a quick and original way to get to know the city. A day pass can be purchased at the ticket office located on the seafront in front of the Hotel El Puerto. The train runs through the city and passes by almost all the monuments of the city. The train ticket has the Hop-On and Hop-Off modality, which means that you can get on and off as many times as you want.
The Sohail castle located in the municipality of Fuengirola on a promontory next to the coastline. In its surroundings there are Phoenician, Punic and Roman remains. The fortress, which originally dates back to the 10th century, has undergone numerous modifications to this day. Currently it is a key tourist spot for Fuengirola, where in addition to highlighting its historical and cultural heritage, different events such as parties and concerts are held. The castle can be visited free of charge. Read more…
FUENGIROLA RIVER PARK
Next to the Castle of Fuengirola. The Fuengirola river offers at its mouth and its banks green areas full of leisure activities for playing sports: ping-pong tables, bike lanes, basketball hoops. If you like aquatic leisure in times of good weather you can rent pedal boats. A place where the charm of the river, the sea and the Sohail Castle come together.
MIRAMAR SHOPPING CENTER
Located on the outskirts of the city. The shopping center is a great reference in the area for shopping. It has more than 200 shops of all kinds: gifts, fashion, sports, toys, jewelry, accessories, shoe stores, etc. It has a dozen restaurants. On the top floor there is a cinema and an open-air go-kart.
PORT OF FUENGIROLA
In the center of the city’s coastline is the Fuengirola Marina. A charming little port with around 200 boats of all kinds. In the port several companies offer boat trips, jet ski rental, parasailing, ferry service to Benalmádena, boat for dolphin watching activity. It has dozens of restaurants and bars of all kinds. During the weekend in several bars live concerts are held. During the summer in the main square several events are held.
It is located on Moncayo and De la Cruz streets, popularly known as “La Calle del Hambre” or by foreigners as “Fish Alley”. These streets are located in the old part of the city where around 60 businesses of all kinds coexist, some of which are more than 50 years old. Do not forget to take a walk through these streets to see the great offer of restaurants that Fuengirola offers.
PLAZA DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN
Located in the old town. It is the main square of the City where the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario is located. It was the first square named as Plaza de la Constitución in the year 1841. This square has witnessed many events and the evolution of the Fuengiroleños. The great witness of this square is the centenary ficus that watches over the square, also known as the “tree of pellets”. In the square, the town hall holds hundreds of events during the year, and at Christmas the Christmas Market is set up in the square.
THE BEACHES OF FUENGIROLA
Fuengirola has 8 kilometers of coastline that are divided into 7 beaches. Each beach in the city has the distinctive “Q” for Spanish Tourist Quality (ICTE) and Blue Flags on all beaches for the high quality of maintenance of its facilities and coastal waters. The coast of Fuengirola has dozens of beach bars, showers, recreation and leisure such as pedal boat rental. In the Fuengirola Castle area there is a Dog Beach.
THE MARKETS OF FUENGIROLA
- Tuesday at the fairgrounds: In the morning between 9:00 and 14:00. Sale of clothing, footwear, fruits, vegetables, sheets, etc.
- Saturday at the fairgrounds: In the morning between 9:00 and 14:00. Second Hand Trinket.
- Sunday morning: Market in the Doña Sofía Park area – Mosque.
- Mercacentro: Traditional market where you can buy fresh products daily such as meat, fish, fruits, flowers, spices, etc.
- Mercado Los Boliches: Closed market near the Los Boliches train station to buy fresh produce.
INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF COUNTRIES
One of the fairs with the most visits in Andalusia. It is celebrated around May 1 at the Fuengirola fairgrounds. It is an international fair where 32 countries represent the best of each country in terms of folklore, tradition and food. At this fair you can have a Belgian waffle, a Peruvian chevice, a Romanian wine and dance the samba in the in Brazil. It is a fair for all ages. Admission is free and on the Saturday of the festival there is a parade where more than a thousand people participate.
BOAT FERRY FUENGIROLA-BENALMADENA
Enjoy a boat ride along the Fuengirola-Benalmádena coast. It is a relaxing walk for the whole family, there are routes throughout the year, there are low and high season hours. The “Starfish Dos” ferry has a bar, an inner deck and an upper deck for sunbathing. It is an optimal activity to combine a boat trip and a visit to Benalmádena. official website
Located at the entrance of the Fuengirola marina. Dozens of attractions for the little ones. They will be able to enjoy trampolines, jumping, trains, duck fishing and much more. It also has an arcade game room for teenagers and adults where they can get points and prizes. The venue also has a 4D simulator, a bar and a snack area. Free entrance. official website
FUENGIROLA SKATE PARK
The Skatepark Fuengirola de Málaga is divided into several zones. There are three bowls of different sizes and heights, a flat area with drawers, an area with quarters, a funbox, pyramids, beautiful stairs with a railing and a downward drawer, Eurogaps and ramps. In addition, a wall 55 meters long and 2.2m high for Graffiti. All this in an area of 1750 square meters. Next to the skate park there is a bar-restaurant to enjoy snacks and ice creams.
Located on the terrace of the Miramar Shopping Center. Karting Fuengirola has two circuits, one for adults almost 500 meters long and another for children 200 meters long. There are different types of Karts depending on the level, so the whole family can enjoy it. Next to the karting and on the terrace there is a restaurant and leisure area for the little ones. official website
SNAKE ROOM SERPENTARIUM
Located at Calle Miguel de Cervantes 24. Snakeroom Fuengirola is an interactive serpentarium where you can meet and learn about more than 50 different species of snakes, insects, lizards and arachnids. It is a curious and fun visit where you can feel the touch of the snakes and take photos with the animals. official website