The gorgeous city of Fuengirola is located on the Costa del Sol, in the Province of Malaga. This means that it enjoys wide and long beaches, being a touristic attraction for anybody that wishes to visit Spain. In the old days, the city was known as Suel or Suhayl, the Sohail Castle being one of the rare remaining of the early Phoenician settlements in the area. Today, Fuengirola is a much-appreciated touristic destination, due to its 8 km of soft sand beaches. Another attraction of the city is a Moorish fortress, built here since the medieval times.

Beach time in Fuengirola

The town benefits from good weather all year round. If you are renting an apartment in Fuengirola for the winter, you will be able to thoroughly enjoy the town’s 8 kilometres of coastline and its seven beaches all-year-round. All of the beaches are classed as “urban”, meaning that they can be easily accessed from town with the local transports or a short car ride, and suitable for swimming and other water sports. In 2009, Fuengirola became the only municipality in Spain where all the beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag. Fuengirola’s seven beaches are named Carvajal, Torreblanca, Los Boliches-Las Gaviotas (equipped for disabled), San Francisco, Fuengirola, Santa Amalia and Ejido-Castillo. 

Other things to do in Fuengirola

If you choose Fuengirola for a long-term rental, make sure you visit the Castillo Sohail, a Moorish fortress built on top of an older Roman fortress. The remains of the Castillo date back to the caliphate of Abdurrahman III, who ordered the construction of the fortress in the year 956 AD. 

There are also several Roman ruins to explore; for example, Finca del Secretario, dating back to somewhere between the I and V century, is an important archaeological site comprising a Roman salting factory and a thermal station complete with mosaics and two praefurnium – the ovens used to warm up the thermal pools. 

Furthermore, renting a house or flat in Fuengirola to spend the winter in Spain allows you to immerse in the local vibe, thanks to several cultural initiatives and the characteristic local market, the biggest in Andalusia, held every Tuesday on Fuengirola’s fairground.