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Fuengirola Honeymoon Guide

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.


Best Beaches in Fuengirola

Fuengirola offers a choice of more than 7km (4mi) of well-maintained golden-sand beaches equipped with lifeguards, showers, sun beds, umbrellas, beachfront chiringuitos and a range of water sports.

The beaches are backed by a palm-edged promenade lined with high-rise hotels and apartments.

The best beaches in and around Fuengirola include the following…

Playa Los Boliches, Fuengirola

Playa Los Boliches

Dig your toes into the soft golden sand of Fuengirola's largest beach, a wide, 2.5km-long sandy beach flanked by a corso lined with seafood restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and hotels.

Facilities include parasols, sun beds, a children's park, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols.

Located just 1km east of Fuengirola, Playa Los Boliches is the best equipped beach in the area, with volleyball nets and a range of water sports that includes windsurfing and kite surfing.


Playa de Las Gaviotas, Fuengirola

Playa de Las Gaviotas

Flanked by a marine promenade, this wide golden-sand beach adjoins Playa Los Boliches and offers good conditions for windsurfing, volleyball and football.

Facilities include parasols, sun beds, a children's park, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols.


Playa de Torreblanca, Fuengirola

Playa de Torreblanca

Unwind on one of Fuengirola’s most popular beaches, a 1.5km-long stretch of fine golden sand shelving into calm, clean waters that are safe for children.

The beach is flanked with bars, restaurants and cafes.

Facilities include parasols, sun beds, a children's park, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols. Water sports include windsurfing, kayaking and fishing.


Playa de Las Gaviotas, Fuengirola

Playa Santa Amalia

Relax on the soft golden sand of this popular family beach that offers a range of water sports including windsurfing, sailing and fishing.

The 2km-long beach is flanked with seafood restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and hotels.

Facilities include parasols, sun beds, a children's park, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols.


Mijas beaches

Situated between Fuengirola and Marbella and flanked by hotels and apartments, Mijas Costa offers some of the best beaches along the Costa del Sol, including the following …

La Cala de Mijas, Fuengirola

La Cala de Mijas

Unwind in the shade of a parasol or grab a tan on the golden sands of this wide, 800m-long beach that shelves into clean, calm water ideal for children and families.

A beachfront promenade hosts a selection of chiringuitos and restaurants serving mouth-watering seafood.

Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols.

Water sports activities include jet skiing, pedalos (small foot pedal boats) and windsurfing.


La Cala de Mijas, Costa Mijas

Playa La Butibamba

This clean golden-sand beach is a continuation of La Cala de Mijas Beach, forming part of the same sandbank.

Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sport activities.


Playa de Calahonda, Costa Mijas

Playa de Calahonda

Pick your own quiet spot to sunbathe and swim on this wide, 4.5km-long golden-sand beach that shelves into transparent waters.

Enjoy a tasty lunch or snack from the many beach bars and relax on a sun bed beneath a shady parasol.

Calahonda is the largest residential development between Marbella and Fuengirola and offers a huge range of accommodation options.

Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sport activities.


Playa Cabopino, Marbella

Playa Cabopino

Escape the more crowded beaches of Fuengirola for this quiet 1.2km-long beach that stretches between a small marina and a bush-covered hillside of secluded sand dunes, known as Playa Artola.

The beach shelves gently into calm waters that are perfect for young children and families.

Choose from a range of chiringuitos, bars and restaurants along the main section of the beach, which sits opposite a quiet residential neighbourhood.

Facilities include sun beds and parasols for hire, toilets, changing facilities, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sport activities.

Cabo Pino is located off the main coast road, around 14km from Fuengirola and 12km from Marbella.


Playa Artola, Marbella

Playa Artola

Pick your own secluded spot to swim and sunbathe amid sand dunes on this unspoiled beach that adjoins the eastern end of Playa Cabopino.

Stroll though the bush-covered hillside of sand dunes to the old fortified watchtower for great views along the coast; on a clear day you can see the shoreline of Africa.


Playa El Faro, Marbella

Playa El Faro

This long sandy beach is set beneath a rugged rocky section of the coast and is popular with locals who fish from the shore.

Facilities include a beach bar/restaurant and sun beds and parasols for hire.

El Faro is located between Fuengirola and La Carla de Mijas.


Where to stay

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.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotels in Fuengirola at TripAdvisor.


Best time to honeymoon in Fuengirola

The best time to visit Fuengirola is during spring and autumn when the days are long and sunny but lack the crowds and torrid heat of July and August when daytime summer temperatures average 29°C (84°F), and regularly soar to 33°C (91°F) around midday.

Fuengirola receives more than 320 days of sunshine a year, with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F).


Getting to Fuengirola

Fuengirola is located on Spain's Costa del Sol around 25km (15mi) from Málaga and 35km (21mi) from Marbella.

The Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) stretches for more than 150km (93mi) along the south coast of Spain, from Tarifa in the east, near Gibraltar, to Almuñecar, near Granada.

The most convenient route to Fuengirola is by air to Málaga Airport (AGP), officially Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, located 8km (5mi) southwest of Málaga and 22km (14mi) northwest of Fuengirola.

From Málaga Airport, the Málaga Cercanías (RENFE) train service runs to Fuengirola every 30 minutes, taking 34 minutes. Taxis and hire cars are also available. A train and bus service also operates from Málaga town centre to Fuengirola with stops at Torremolinos and Benalmádena.

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Latest update: Fuengirola Honeymoon Guide: 27 November, 2019


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