Fuengirola was Suhayl in times of Al Andalus: it is said that this star, the second brightest, could be clearly seen from the fortress that the Muslims built in the 10th century. Today, both the castle and the star Suhayl have become its emblems. Fuengirola stands out today as being one of the favorite destinations of Costa del Sol. A place with great attractions for all ages, at any time of the year. 

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Fuengirola Travel Tips

In Fuengirola you will enjoy the excellent climate of the Costa del Sol, so it is a destination worth visiting at any time of the year, also in winter. Like any other coastal destination in Spain, July and August are the most crowded and expensive months. From the end of October to March, you will find better prices.


This city is located  24 km away from Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport (AGP), with direct connections to the main Spanish and European cities. Additionally, the Malaga-María Zambrano Train Station operates AVE fast trains to Madrid, Barcelona and other capital cities. There is a commuter train between Malaga train station and Fuengirola. Costa del Sol has one of the best road networks of the country, with highways and toll motorways leading to any point of the region and Spain. The price of a taxi from the airport or Malaga train station to Fuengirola is approx. € 35.


Fuengirola is located in the center of the Western Costa del Sol, that is, a privileged place to visit other famous destinations of this region such as Marbella, Estepona, Benalmádena or Torremolinos. The picturesque Mijas is a stone's throw away. Its location also allows day trips to Granada, Cordoba or Seville.


In the Mosque called Mezquita de Fuengirola or Islamic Cultural Center Suhail. Address: Santa Amalia, 10.

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