5 places not to leave Fuengirola without visiting

Whether you are a regular visitor to Fuengirola or you are planning your first trip, you will find a vast range of things to see and do in this vibrant seaside town on the Costa del Sol.

Five places not to leave Fuengirola without visiting include:

Bioparc Fuengirola

The Bioparc, Fuengirola is one of the most popular family attractions on the Costa del Sol.

Set among beautiful man-made waterfalls, rivers, caves and valleys, to represent a tropical rain forest, this fabulous zoo plays host to over 1,300 animals and reptiles in semi natural and spacious surroundings.  Species include Sri Lankan Leopards, African tigers and Nile crocodiles and smaller animals such as the curious meerkats.

There is also a café and gift shop situated within the zoo complex where you can stop for refreshments.  With easy road access and within walking distance of most hotels in town, plus great facilities, this is a great fun day out for all the family.

General admission is €20.50 per adult, seniors: €16.50 and children aged 3-9: €15.50.

La Plaza de la Constitucion

‘Church Square’ which is lined with bars, restaurants and shops is the perfect place to relax and ‘people-watch’ in downtown Fuengirola.

 Even if you are not a churchgoer, the Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario is well worth a look. With stunning stained glass windows and an ornate interior, this church is one of the most beautiful on the Costa del Sol.

You may even get to see a wedding here if you visit on a Saturday. This is also the centre point for a wide choice of celebrations including Easter processions and religious events.

Fuengirola properties for sale close to ‘Church Square’ include typical townhouses, apartments and penthouses.

 

La Plaza de los Chinorros

Situated just around the corner from the Plaza de la Constitucion, La Plaza de los Chinorros is behind the main post office. Boasting some of the best and most vibrant tapas bars, Spanish restaurants and wine bars, this relatively ‘new kid on the block’ is high up on the list of the best places to eat in Fuengirola.

Live entertainment usually takes place in the evenings (especially in summer) to accompany a delicious choice of local food and drinks.

Los Boliches

Situated just 2km east of Fuengirola centre is the lively suburb of Los Boliches. Enjoy the long, sandy beach, a wide choice of cuisine, including Indian, fish and chips, Italian, Greek and Spanish. Weekly markets are also held in Los Boliches on Saturday and Tuesday where you can find everything from fresh produce to second hand washing machines! Also some great souvenirs.

If you are looking for properties near the beach in Los Boliches, choose from a range of apartments, villas and townhouses.

Sohail Castle

Sohail Castle at the western end of Fuengirola promenade hosts a range of events throughout the year, including concerts and beer festivals. If you are feeling adventurous, book to go on the zipline which goes from the castle and across the river to the seafront. You will also find a rock-climbing wall here if you are feeling active. If not, sit in one of the friendly local bars and watch the activities!

Properties for sale in Fuengirola

Properties for sale in Fuengirola are popular with expats looking for holiday homes and permanent residences.

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