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Fuengirola: Private Boat Rental With Skipper

1. Fuengirola: Private Boat Rental With Skipper

Enjoy a relaxing day on the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean from Fuengirola with up to 12 of your favorite guests. Sit back, snack, and sip your beverage of choice as your licensed skipper takes you along the coast. Sunbathe on the spacious deck restock snack plates in the kitchen, and take a break in one of the three cabins Choose from a selection of included soft drinks, juice, wine, champagne, and snacks. Meet your captain at the Fuengirola Marina, and board your private luxury yacht for an unforgettable way to experience the Costa del Sol.

Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure in Costa del Sol

2. Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure in Costa del Sol

Soar safely above the sea with a parasailing experience provided by a British-run company that has been operating water sports in Fuengirola for over 22 years. Experience the rush of reaching heights of 250 meters on this action-packed trip.  Check in at the activity provider's office and begin your high-flying adventure. Feel confident as you fly with a full briefing of how the activity works and what to expect, including safety procedures. Enjoy using a disability-friendly company endorsed by the APA and PPAE. Take off from the shore on a comfortable winch boat and enjoy views of the shore. Get set up with high-quality parasailing equipment that is maintained to the highest safety standards. Fly alone or with your friends and family, as up to 6 people can fly together. Marvel as uninterrupted views of the charming town of Benalmadena and the Sierra Nevadas. Gaze out at the beaches and turquoise waters of Fuengirola. Return to your starting point at the end of your trip. 

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour with Drink

3. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour with Drink

Cruise along and look for frolicking dolphin on the Costa del Sol with this yacht tour from Fuengirola. Sip on a complimentary water, soft drink, or beer and unwind on a spacious 12-meter boat. Be greeted by your skipper at the activity provider's office and hop aboard a comfortable boat with a covered seating section and open viewing area. Navigate the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean on your way to areas where the dolphins are typically active. Learn about the different kinds of dolphins and the habitat where they live as you sail along. Gaze out at long stretches of sand, green hills, and turquoise waters as you sail. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

Fuengirola: Jetski Rental

4. Fuengirola: Jetski Rental

Enjoy an adrenaline-fueled trip along the coastline, with no license required. Arrive at the marina in Fuengirola and receive a quick briefing on the operation of the jetskis. You'll be pleased to hear that the jetskis are easy to handle, even for first-timers. Then, head out into the sea and experience the Malaga coast in this unforgettable way. Feel the thrill as you speed across the water. Embrace the feeling as the sun hits for face, and adrenaline pumps through your veins.

Fuengirola: Jet Ski Rentals - No License Required

5. Fuengirola: Jet Ski Rentals - No License Required

Chart your own course through Fuengirola bay with a Sea-Doo GTX 130 jet ski rental. Create your own high-octane adventure and enjoy breathtaking sights along Costa del Sol. Have the freedom to roam all the way to Castle Sohail.  Check in at the activity provider's office and enjoy a short briefing on how to handle the jet ski to ensure you are confident in the water. Set-off on your own through the turquoise waters of Costa del Sol. Reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour and test out one of the latest generation Sea-Doo jet skis. Feel secure knowing that the activity provider's monitor will be there at all time to provide assistance and ensure you are safe.

Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

6. Benalmádena & Fuengirola: Round-Trip Ferry

Set off from the architecturally impressive Benalmádena Marina or the chic port in Fuengirola on a ferry ride that shows the Andalusian coast in all its glory. Take a round-trip boat ride between Benalmádena and Fuengirola and enjoy the views of the old Benalmádena Pueblo, which is one of the many charming white villages you can spot scattered across the Costa del Sol. Discovering Fuengirola is a must for lovers of designer clothes, boutiques, and those all-important market days that give you a sense of the local culture. Jumping aboard this pleasure cruise will deliver picturesque, panoramic views of the coast, resorts, and local attractions that are difficult to beat on any other mode of transport.

Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

7. Full Day Gibraltar Sightseeing Tour

Your minibus will pick you up from Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and we will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, our minibus will take us to all the major sights, including Punta Europa and Las Cuevas de San Miguel. Punta Europa, on the edge of the rock, has a lighthouse and stunning views of the African mountains, just across the water. Cuevas de San Miguel has more of an edge. Though now a major tourist attraction, it was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, we will give you the time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

8. Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

After leaving the Costa del Sol and Malaga, continue along a scenic route with local vegetation as orange trees, olive trees and cork oak and the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Arrival to Setenil de las Bodegas, one of the most beautiful and original white villages in the province of Cádiz. Take advantage of your free time to enjoy this peculiar town. Visit the houses embedded under the rocks of the precipice and sit down for a coffee. In Ronda, arrive at the bus station before continuing on foot and enjoy a guided tour of the main sights. The incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” (the Cut) on the Guadalevin river where we will have a taste of a local Ronda wine on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. Walking tour in the romantic town centre, with its churches, mini-palaces and Spain's oldest bullring, offers plenty to uncover. The Palacio Mondragón, also known as Palacio del Marqués de Villasierra, is without doubt, an interesting visit, being a land lord palais with arabic gardens, but it is also the Archeologic Museum of Ronda, with interesting pieces of proving the antiqueness of the city. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace.

Fuengirola Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Train 1-Day Ticket

9. Fuengirola Hop-on Hop-off City Tour Train 1-Day Ticket

Your hop-on hop-off city sightseeing tour begins at Fuengirola’s Paseo Maritímo, near the marina and the fishing port. The train follows the seafront to Torreblanca, and crosses the fishing district of Los Boliches and its Roman site, the fairgrounds, and its famous street market (held on Tuesdays and Saturdays), where you can find all kinds of new and second-hand items. Continue through the city center, passing one of the most important zoos in Europe and stop near Sohail Castle, the city’s top landmark. Your 1-day ticket gives you unlimited access to the hop-on hop-off train tour that runs hourly, on the following itinerary: • Paseo Marítimo (to Torreblanca) • Avenida de las Gaviotas • Avenida Jesús Cautivo • Avenida Jesús Santos Rein • Avenida Juan Gómez Juanito • Calle Camilo Jose Cela • Calle Molino de Viento • Calle Málaga • Avenida Santa Amalia • Avenida Miramar • Avenida Santa Amalia • Calle Méndez Núñez • Calle Héroes de Baler • Paseo Marítimo The articulated train has 2 wagons and is adapted for disabled guests. Onboard audio commentary is available in 7 languages.

Andalusian Horse and Flamenco Show

10. Andalusian Horse and Flamenco Show

Watch 'Ritmo a Caballo', an equestrian ballet that has been performed here every Wednesday at 5:45PM uninterrupted for 30 years. The choreography incorporates a mixture of cowboy moves and dressage to Spanish music. Riders wear old Andalusian costumes and the show is directed by José Carlos González Guerrero, who was awarded the Champion of Spain in 2009. The one and a half hour show features 20 horses, all trained by their riders. Be amazed as you watch a group of Spanish horses all move in unison to the beat of the music. Rigorous training and traditional elegance are combined in this impressive performance.

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Planning Your Visit

  • When to go?

    Summer is considered to be the best time to visit Fuengirola. Most days in June are sunny for over ten hours! You'll also find that the water temperature is a comfortable 68 degrees. August is quite warm, though the heat is usually most intense for a short period of time in the middle of the day.

  • Where to stay?

    The Plaza de los Chinorros is a fun playground to stay on if you want to be close to restaurants and bars within the city. Of course, a beachfront hotel is tempting too. We recommend staying on Carvajal Beach where there are high rise buildings that offer luxury amenities and waterfront views.

  • How to get around?

    Transportation in Fuengirola comes in many shapes and sizes. From the Malaga airport the easiest way to get to Fuengirola is to take the train. Otherwise, you also have taxis and the option to rent a car. There is also a network of trains and buses within the city.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Spring and Fall are best to avoid the hotter days of summer and the crowds. Around Christmas the town turns up the charm by decorating the main square with lights and ornaments.

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What people are saying about Fuengirola

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 3,813 reviews

It started off a bit disorganised as no one was at the meeting point at the correct time. However, when our guide Pako arrived he apologised for being late and got us very quickly to Gibraltar. On the journey Pako did an amazing job of speaking/guiding en route in numerous languages and speaking so fluently. Once at the border crossing Pako was great at guiding us where we needed to go. We were then given a few hours free time and could leave the shopping in the coach safely. We then had smaller minibuses with our tour guide Nikki who was informative and funny and gave a great tour of the rock whilst giving interesting points about Gibraltar in general! Would recommend this tour company massively and doing this tour whilst in Spain.

This private taxi and private tour was the best! Our driver (Jose) tailored our drive to our interests (lookout point [Placeta de S. Nicolás] and great espresso) and allotted time for us to visit city center. Bring a taxi allowed us to enter otherwise restricted areas. Our tour guide (Jose Francisco)of the Alhambra was extremely knowledgeable (everyone of my many questions was answered) and accommodating to our interests. He allowed some decisions for our itinerary. I take a lot of photos (used 2 batteries) and Jose showed us where to get the best shots. This tour is expensive but worth every penny. It was the highlight of our visit.

Right on time, lovely vehicles on both occasions. Very nice drivers and all ran very smoothly. Price was very competitive with taxi…if not better.

Fully enjoyed this tour with knowledgeable staff and guides. I think, we made a right call choosing your organization for this your.

Easy and great trip. Guide and driver were great. The org went very well...