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Things to do

 

Fuengirola

Awaiting visitors to this quaint town is a vibrant character deriving from its history as a fishing village. Many up-market Tapa bars can be found between the myriad of chic boutiques and other shops whilst down at the beach, visitors can find 5 miles of sunbathing space.

Fuengirola is a cosmopolitan centre that retains its traditional Spanish charm. It has everything a holiday-maker could want at their fingertips and here are a few to wet your appetite:

  1. For all your shopping necessities, head to Plaza de la Constitución, the main square of Fuengirola town where you can find an abundance of pretty little stores. Take a wander further through the narrow streets leading off the main square to discover hidden secrets of this Andalucian town.
  2. For those in search of a little culture, take a trip to Sohail Castle (El Castillo Sohail) clearly visible, standing proud on top on the hill at the far end of the beach. Having been occupied by both Moors and Christians, the castle has had several alterations as well as serving as the town’s fortress. Presently it serves as an exceptional auditorium for concerts and events.
  3. Just down the road in Torreblanca, culture vultures can also find of Roman Springs, remains of a 4th century fish salting factory and with a graveyard with 32 Visigoth burial tombs.
  4. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy Fuengirola since it is right in the very heart of the Costa del Golf. Mijas-Golf can be found just a few kilometers from the town and many more beautiful courses are within close proximity.
  5. With Andalucia’s fame for beautiful horses, there is riding available for everyone at Rancho el Rengo, located opposite the castle.
  6. Fuengirola port is a hive of activity all year round, offering a plethora of public activities from speed boat hire, scuba diving to parasailing, and jet-skiing.  Tickets from most of these activities can be obtained from the Port Ticket Office. It is also the spot to obtain tickets for other activities like glass-bottom boat rides, yacht rides, and dolphin-watching excursions.
  7. Fuengirola is also famous for its seven kilometres of beautiful, well-maintained beaches.  You will find all the amenities you need for the beach within reach and also, you can sample the fine fare of the Spanish beach bars called “chiringuitos”.  The sardinas espeto (charcoal-grilled sardines) are especially mouth-watering.  They are cooked over charcoal, an exclusive tradition from Málaga province,  and taste unbelievably good.
  8. Fuengirola is also a great place for families.  For example, there is the Fuengirola Zoo – Bioparc. This modern, animal-centred zoo has a number of recreated climates where the animals live in a semi-natural environment.  You can also find children parks along the promenade, the most famous right next to our sister hotel Florida with a beautiful carrousel and other attractions.

If you take the time to explore Fuengirola, you’ll find so many delights and won’t be sitting still for long.

 

 

 

Málaga

Malaga is one of the most popular holiday designations in the entire world.  The transportation and cultural capital of the Costa del Sol (the Sun Coast), Malaga Airport welcomes daily flights from all over Europe and around the world which are filled with people looking for sun and fun.  It also has a great deal of international connections by both train and bus.

The province of Malaga is home to some of the best-known places in all of Spain with many of them perched along the shores of the magical Mediterranean Sea, which has been called the “cradle of civilisation” for centuries.  Its coast is dotted with towns and villages which owe their heritage to fishing and the seafaring life only a few minutes inland lay the mountains and countless pueblos blancos, scenic villages in which all of the buildings are painted white, not only giving them a unified look but it makes them beautiful photographic subjects, both from a distance but also while you wander their narrow, winding streets and alleyways.