A Spanish municipality and also a town, Fuengirola is located in the province of Malaga, 30 kilometers from the city of Malaga. It covers 10 square kilometers and have a population of about 75 000 inhabitants in the area. In the east fuengirola bordering Benalmadena and in the north and west it borders to Mijas. Directly south is the Mediterranean.
Originally Fuengirola was a small fishing village, but today it is completely redesigned. Tourism is its nutritional and both Spanish and Europeans have their holiday in the area.
Along the Costa del Sol, Fuengirola is also the center of the Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish population. There is the Swedish school, the Swedish Church, the Spanish Nordic Society and more.
The town has an 8 km beach and the boardwalk is among the longest on the entire coast. Most bars and restaurants can be found here, in addition to the popular marina with 330 berths and pieces of a large number of bars and discos. The harbor lying there is of great importance to the city’s economy.
The coast’s only zoo is also located in Fuengirola and it is also open for night viewing of nocturnal animals.
Fuengirola is not the most eye-catching of the seaside resorts on the Costa del Sol and has not Marbella high international status, but s on the other hand, one of the Spanish much appreciated holiday destination.