The area of Fuengirola is one of the smallest in the province of Malaga, with a coastline that extend over seven kilometers of coastline with excellent beaches.
Still preserved in the city center a traditional feel, but the dominant face of Fuengirola is the large buildings: Hotels, Apartments, etc., specific to its core business, the sun and beach tourism.
Fuengirola was populated by Bástulos, the Phoenicians and later by the Carthaginians. The Romans called Suel and Arabs Sohail, which is the name of a star that Ibn-Jallicam could only be spotted in the peninsula from this geographical point.
In the year 912, Abderramán III, had built a fortress on the hill that rises in the corner formed between the waterfront and the river mouth Sohail; the remains of this castle, still amazed at the Fuengirola coast landscape. It was used for military purposes and control of the maritime border until the nineteenth century, playing a leading role in the Independance War.
In the seventeenth century the town took its current name of Fuengirola, and it seems to be the name that accustomed to give Genoese sailors who roamed these shores and used the bowling, which they called “gironas”.
It has the right to be born in Fuengirola, in 1115, Abderramán Ben Abdallah Ben Ahmed “The Sohaili” outstanding writer and scholar of the twelfth century recognized for their knowledge of grammar and theology.
Abderramán Ben Abdallah Ben Ahmed “The Sohaili” outstanding writer and scholar of the twelfth century recognized for their knowledge of grammar and theology. Martin Miguel Marquez, matador. Jose Lopez Ruiz, journalist and poet.
Fuengirola’s cuisine is varied, gazpacho, sardines, rice with seafood, etc. but the highlight, like the rest of the towns on the Costa del Sol, are its fish, salted fish, baked fish and frying.
Fuengirola belongs to the tourist area of the Costa del Sol, Malaga province. It has approx. 72,000 inhabitants and its inhabitants are Fuengiroleños.
Aparthotel Veramar Fuengirola
The property is located in the city center, apartments in Fuengirola in quiet surroundings, 5 minutes from the promenade and the beach. All around us we have all kinds of shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Our address is Calle Burgos, 1, Málaga street corner.
From our location, you can enjoy the zoo and the promenade of Fuengirola and go if you like the Costa del Sol, since we are very close to Marbella, Puerto Banus, Benalmadena, Torremolinos and Malaga.
To get there, you have to just go along the A-7 towards Marbella, take the last exit in Fuengirola (Myramar Mall) and head towards the center. From there, it only has to follow the signs.