Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, like Torremolinos and Benalmadena Costa was one of the original towns along the coast and existed well before tourism became popular. The evidence of this still exists in the town center, with its narrow streets and lovely church.
The town of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol is distinguished by its seven kilometers of beach and harbour, part of which is still a fishing port. At on end of the beach lies Los Boliches which is a separate area in its own right and a favourite spot for British residents and holiday makers. All the streets around the seafront are full of bars and restaurants, although most of the entertainment bars are grouped round the town centre. Nearby there is an area of restaurants and bars, known locally as Fish Alley. Walking around in these streets in the evening involves navigating between all the tables out on the pavement, although it does mean that you have a chance to see what everyone is eating!
Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol also boasts the biggest market on the coast (Tuesdays) and a terrific flea market held every Saturday. In Fuengirola, there is also a third, smaller market held, near the mosque, on Sundays.
Like many Andalucian towns, Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, has a very mixed history, having, at times, been occupied by the Romans, Phoenicians and the Moors. Evidence of this history can still be seen in many parts of the town and surrounding area. One notable monument is Sohail Castle (Pictured Right) at the western end of the town. The castle and its surrounding gardens have recently been refurbished and it makes for a pleasant visit. If you do visit the castle, you may think that you have seen it before. This is hardly surprising as it was used as the setting for a well known brand of lager. The advert suggested that football was invented in the middle ages by a group of lads kicking around an empty lager can!