Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental
C/ Bonanza s/n (Urb. Playas del Arenal)
29604, Marbella (Málaga)

952 83 93 16
952 83 93 20
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One of the most popular destinations in Málaga Province, offering peace and entertainment

Cosmopolitan and touristy, Fuengirola is one of the most popular towns on Costa del Sol, welcoming thousands of visitors from Spain and abroad every year. Yet, it is a quiet place with excellent weather – like all the other towns on the Western Costa del Sol.




Located by the sea, it has attracted men since time immemorial. The town could have been founded by the Phoenicians. It grew larger with the Romans, becoming a civitas foederata, which meant it had its own jurisdiction and institutions, like Málaga City.

Called ‘Suel’ by the Phoenicians and ‘Sohail’ by the Arabs, Fuengirola got its current name in the eighteenth century, when it was a major hub supplying the ships heading for Gibraltar. Many of the ships were Genoese and so they were called ‘girolas’. Hence the name of the town.


  • Plaza del España, 1 29640. Fuengirola. Málaga.
  • Phone: 952 58 93 00
  • Fax: 952 46 59 45
  • Email:
  • Major: Excma. Sra. Dª. Ana Mula Redruello

Geographic information

  • Area: 10.2 Km²
  • Height : 5 m


  • Average temperature: 18.0 °C
  • Sunshine hours: 2800 hours / year
  • Precipitation: 500 l/m²


  • Fideos a la banda
  • Fritura malagueña
  • Espetos de sardinas
  • Arroz con mariscos
  • Pescados a la sal y al horno

Touristic Infromation


  • Fiestas locales: Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen: 16 de julio
  • Fiestas mayores de la Virgen del Rosario: del 6 al 12 de octubre

Interesting places

  • Castillo de Sohail
  • Iglesia Parroquial de la Virgen del Rosario
  • Paseo marítimo y puerto deportivo
  • Parque Yacimiento Romano - Finca del Secretario
  • Zoo


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