Hire the car in Fuengirola and visit this beautiful city as its name is, resplendent and perfumed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, which forms a wide bay here. The city stretches along the coast and at the foot of a mountain range called Sierra de Mijas, whose slopes fall to the edge of the urban area.
Recently, Fuengirola has become a great city with wide avenues, at the intersection of them striking fountains were installed as well as solemn monuments of various shapes. At the same time without losing their former quality of beloved places. Moreover, they seem to be rejuvenated and to be at their best.
Take into consideration also that Fuengirola has the largest expanse of green areas in the entire Costa del Sol, no less than 350,000 m2 distributed in 20 parks and gardens populated with a large variety of trees and floral shrubs. Most of them are equipped with playgrounds, gym machines, spaces for children’s games, gymnastics machines, rides for adults and rest areas. Among the best of these parks, it is worth mentioning the park called Poniente, between Alberto Morgenslein Street and the old N340 road, today it is a motorway. It has 16,000 m2 and consists of a tribute to the sea and the sailors through children’s games in which they include a large galleon and three caravels. Although the best of all is Parque Fluvial Sohaíl, which is very close to the mentioned motorway. The Fuengirola River has been channeled and is navigable, you can take a boat ride there, practice water sports and celebrate various sports and recreational events. It is a unique place in Costa del Sol, extraordinarily relaxing area.
Moreover, there is the Sohail castle located at the western end of the city. It has been a ruin until 20th century, currently, after a profound restoration, is happily recovered for the city and for the visitor. All kinds of events of a cultural and festive nature take place there. From here up to the east part of fabulous Paseo Marítimo, which has more than 7 km long promenade what makes it one of the best footpath in the Malaga coast. All the way through, there are bars and restaurants with their terraces facing the sea and shops of different types and categories. Towards the first third of the promenade, the fishing ports and sports centers can be found. In the marina, 79 fishing boats are docked, 18 of them are trawlers, 28 purse seine fishing boats and 33 smaller craft boats. Together they capture almost 2,400 tons of fishes per year, among others, sardines, anchovies, horse mackerel, red mullet, frigate fish, hake or prawns.