With long, warm days throughout spring, summer, Fuengirola remains one of the most popular towns on the Costa del Sol.
Data obtained from Malaga weather station, 16 km to north-east
The town of Fuengirola is situated on the Costa del Sol in Andalucía along the southern coast of Spain and is home to around 76,000 people.
The town dates back to 200 BC through the Phoenician, Carthaginian, Roman and Arabic times. Many remains and artefacts from these eras have been found. For much of its history, Fuengirola was involved in fishing, agriculture and trading with boats that moored in the port there. Since around the 1960s the town has developed and now relies on its tourism industry. The area has become popular with both the Spanish and the British due to the variety of activities on offer.
Festivals are popular in the area including the international fair "La Feria de los Pueblos" which gives visitors the chance to see around 50 different countries represented in one place. July and August see dance and music concerts taking place in the Castle of Sohail; an open-air venue that hosts well-known Spanish groups who dance and play music.
There is a variety of sport on offer in Fuengirola at the Campo Municipal Elola. This is a large sports centre with a football pitch which plays host to local games, a six-lane running track and long jump area. Handball and basketball are also played here, as is tennis. If watersports are more for you then why not give parasailing or diving a go.
Tourist attractions include the Fuengirola Zoo which is home to a range of mammals, birds and reptiles; the street market which is one of the largest along the coast; or you can cool off at the big Aquapark found on the outskirts of the town.
Temperatures in Fuengirola peak at an average daily maximum of 31 °C during July and August with an average of 11 hours of sunshine a day providing plenty of time to enjoy the town's beaches.
Last updated: 14 March 2014