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Consider a honeymoon or romantic getaway at Fuengirola on Spain’s most famous coastline.
The quiet fishing towns of Fuengirola and adjoining Los Boliches sit conveniently between the two famous Costa del Sol resorts of Marbella and Torremolinos.
While Fuengirola boasts a good range of high-rise apartments, hotels, discos and nightclubs to suit all budgets, nearby Los Boliches remains relatively unspoiled. Both offer long stretches of golden beaches and are less noisy than Torremolinos and less expensive than Marbella or Puerto Banús.
What to do and see in Fuengirola
Choose from several broad, clean, golden-sand beaches to sunbathe, swim and enjoy a variety of water sports. Stroll the 4km-long palm-fringed promenade known as Paseo Marítimo, which stretches along the shore from Fuengirola to Los Boliches.
Wander around the fortifications of the 12th century Castillo de Sohail and visit the Fuengirola Zoo, where animals live in simulated tropical forest environments similar to those found on the African and Asian continents.
Check out Tuesday’s flea market at Fuengirola – the biggest on the Costa del Sol – then relax with a pint at one of the many authentic Irish and British pubs that are favoured hangouts of local British retirees. For sailing and diving, head to the marina at Los Boliches.
With such a huge choice of honeymoon accommodation options on offer, why not splurge on a few days at the luxurious Byblos Andaluz resort, featuring Moorish arches and two international golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr, located just 5km from Fuengirola.
Or unwind in comfort at the Villa de Laredo, conveniently located on the waterfront promenade.
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Best time to honeymoon in Fuengirola
The best time for a Fuengirola honeymoon is during May, June, September and October when the days are long and sunny but lacking the crowds and torrid heat of July and August, when midday temperatures regularly soar beyond 30°C.
May to June and September to October midday temperatures average 23°C to 28°C. Winter on the Costa del Sol offers bright sunny days with little or no rain, however the water is chilly for swimming.
Fuengirola receives more than 320 days of sunshine a year, with an average temperature of 22°C. The average water temperature is around 18°C; in July and August it’s around 25°C.
Fuengirola and Los Boliches are 25km and 32km respectively from Málaga. Fuengirola is 35km from Marbella.
By air, Fuengirola is easily accessed via Málaga’s Pablo Picasso Airport, with hundreds of daily flights to and from all the major European cities including London, Paris and Rome.
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