Fuengirola's main attraction is its 5 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

The hotels and apartment blocks have great views over the Mediterranean and sweeping coastline. Fuengirola's beaches are known as Boliches, Gaviotas and Torreblanca, they all hold a European blue flag, for the high standards.

Spanish Charm

Despite the development into a holiday resort, Fuengirola has still kept its Spanish charm. This is due to many Spanish still owning holiday homes in the town. There is also a considerable percentage of British and other nationalities, the result being an impressively wide variety of entertainment and restaurant choice.

The advantage of staying in Fuengirola is that it is a compact seaside resort and town which has an excellent selection of supermarkets and competitively priced shops, as opposed to being restricted to the typical gift shop strip with its imported shells and t-shirts.

Follow the shopping baskets on Tuesdays and you will find yourself at the largest and liveliest street market on the Costa del Sol. There is also a Saturday boot sale here with the predictably intriguing selection of items on sale.

A few miles down the Costa del Sol, you will find yourself at equally popular Torremolinos.