Fuengirola

Fuengirola is a city in the Costa del Sol in southern Spain.

It is one of a number of villages along the Costa del Sol that has grown up with and due to tourism.

Get in

The main airport is Malaga International and just about every airline in Europe runs regular flights into it. The cheapest options from the UK being the usual Ryanair, Jet2, EasyJet & Monarch Scheduled. Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian from Scandinvia. Once on the ground you have a few options:

By car

Fuengirola is a 25 km drive from Malaga airport. Numerous rental car agents operate from within the airport, but you can usually save a few Euros by going to cheaper rental companies across the road from the airport, rather than renting from a company inside

By taxi

Fuengirola is 20 minutes by taxi from Malaga airport, and taxis are available 24 hours a day. Fares are usually €30–35 (depending on time & season). The usual, common sense rules apply when taking a taxi abroad: agree the rate in advance, and if the driver is being vague mention ask to see the rate card "to help him understand your requirement". All taxis are required to have one. Be aware of the minibuses, as they will often try to charge you €65 or more. It is alway recommended that you use the first in first out policy, commonly

By train

This will take you approximately 35 minutes by light rail from Malaga airport. Fuengirola is the last stop. The station is situated about 2 minutes' walk from the terminal building, just go out of the door at departures and turn to the right. It's well sign posted. The fare is €2.80 (€2.80 Weekends and holidays) but make sure you hav change as it's self-service and there is almost always a ticket inspector., The first train leaves at 5.34AM and then every 20 minutes until the last train at 11:03PM and is very punctual indeed.

Get around

Fuengirola is a city, but chances are you will only visit the centre and beach front and it is possible to walk everywhere. The light train is excellent for getting up the coast as is the bus service. Both stations are in the centre of the city, 5 minutes walk from the marina.

See

Sohail Castle

Do

Buy

Eat

Drink

This is very much personal taste and the kind of night you are out for. The clubs are mostly on the beach front and get going at around midnight. There are some very good bars towards the centre of town if the beach front isn't your scene. Nightlife in Fuengirola is amazing. There are places for both the young crowd as well as the elder. Most of the action is centered around the marina and the seafront promenade so this is a good place to rendezvous with friends for a sundowner.

Sleep

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