• Fuengirola is a large town on the Costa del
Sol in the province of Málaga in the south of
• The town has its origins in Phoenician, Roman,
and Arab civilisations.
• In ancient times, Fuengirola was known as Suel
and then Suhayl.
• A the beginning of the 19th century it fell into
the hands of the French. Later Fuengirola came
under the jurisdiction of the municipality of
Mijas and gradually the population grew.
Fuengirola got its independence from Mijas in
the 19th century.
• One of the Fuengirola’s main attractions is, of
course, its wonderful seven kilometres (five
miles) of sandy beaches.
• Population (2016)
• • Total: 77,486
• • Density: 7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
• In the last decade, Fuengirola’s population
has increased by 50 per cent.
• Pescaíto frito (fried fish) such as anchovy.
• Sardines made with hot coal .
• Cold soups like gazpacho o ajoblanco, made with
vegetables, olive oil and garlic.
• Ensalada malagueña ( typical salad from Malaga
with cod, potatoes and oranges).
• Tortas de Fuengirola, made with olive oil.
• Gambas al pil-pil (shrimps with garlic, olive oil
ACTIVITIES TO DO
• Puerto de Fuengirola”: It is a sport and fishing port.
• Castillo Sohail (Sohail Castle).
• Finca del Secretario: archaeological site, dated between the 1st and the 5th century.
• Termas de Torreblanca: Roman baths found in 1991.
• Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario: The main catholic church in the town.
• Bioparc Fuengirola: A zoo inaugurated in 1978, with 1300 animals and 140 diferent species.
• Feria Internacional de los Pueblos in April and the fair in October.
• Street markets during several days of the week.