A buzzing commercial centre, Fuengirola offers a perfect mix of local Spanish culture mixed with large hotels, thousands of tourists and numerous different nationalities who have relocated to the town in search of a more affordable new life in the sun.
Fuengirola has excellent transport links to all other areas of the coast, including an excellent train service to Malaga, making it popular with youngsters as you do not really need a car to get around. Not to mention the abundance of bars, restaurants, and clubs in the centre of town and along the busy marina. Although distinctly Spanish, Fuengirola also has large expat communities from Britain and Nordic countries. The charming and laid-back district of Los Boliches, for example, is home to a sizeable Finnish community with its own church, school, cafes, and other businesses.
The town also boasts one of the largest shopping centres on the Costa del Sol, Miramar, with a cinema, fast food outlets as well as tapas bars and a large number of retail outlets including the popular names such as Zara, Mango, H&M, Primark and Adidas.
With easy access from the airport and five miles of large sandy beaches, Fuengirola remains a favourite with holidaymakers and properties near the beach offer excellent rental returns throughout the year.