Fuengirola is a small vacation town with about 60,000 inhabitants, plus between 200,000 and 400,000 tourists who visit the place every year. Fuengirola is located midway between Malaga and Marbella and it takes about 30 minutes from Malaga or Marbella by car. The city is designed for tourists and suitable for anyone who likes to be in the sun and heat. Fuengirola has one of the nicest and longest beaches on the entire coast. If you think it gets a little crowded on the beach in August, you can go to area called Caravajal and relax in a comfortable hammock or Torreblanca where there is even a bit more space to relax.
Fuengirola has a vibrant life, which is reflected by all of the nationalities living here. There are many people from northern Europe who have bought vacation property here. In addition, there are a lot of people from the rest of the world that have moved here because the Costa del Sol is the only place on continental Europe that has a subtropical climate.
The city also has a great nightlife with everything from discos, located in a small area of the harbour that stay open late into the morning hours, plus rock bars, Latino bars, salsa bars, blue bars that organize jam sessions, jazz cafes, flamenco bars and belly dancing , etc.