ThisIsSpain has now launched a ThisisFuengirola website. This is becoming a definitive guide to the town.

Higueron West – See below

For many years Fuengirola has been a very popular destination for North European holidaymakers and expat residents alike. Over these same years it has also tried to tidy up its rather tacky “Kiss me Quick” image that it shared with places like Benidorm and Palma Nova/Magaluf. In the last 20 years the population has doubled to nearly 65,000 and of all these resorts, I would contend that Fuengirola has perhaps succeeded the best. The mayoress, Esperanza Oña Sevilla, has been in power for an impressive 17 years and whilst not always popular she has ensure that Fuengirola is now a resort worthy of visiting and equally a great place to live. It has excellent shopping, a lovely promenade, a popular marina, many attractions and great communciations – including a direct train to the airport and Málaga City every twenty minutes.

The town council has an excellent English-language website and the local foreign-language papers now all have online editions where you can keep up with all the news www.surinenglish.com (The Sur in English), www.costadelsolnews.es (Costa Del Sol News) and www.thenewsonline.es (The News) in English. There is www.costaanachrichten.com in German. The Finns have their excellent www.uusifuengirola.fi and www.20minutos.es is in easy-to-understand Spanish. There is a daily free-sheet El Noticiero. Details of Scandinavian Language newspapers and magazines are listed here.In Spanish there are two websites SalirPorFuengirola and Fuengirola.es Further details of local media: www.thisisspain.info/help-advice/the-media

Just along the coast at Benalmádena there is an excellent hospital and there are many clinics, dentists and other health professionals who speak English (and many other languages). Fuengirola also has the Miramar and the Alfil cinemas so now residents have the choice of all the latest films “on the doorstep”. Just along the coast at Málaga their is La Liga football with a very successful international supporters’ club Fuengirola also has its own side but I am afraid it is many levels away from the pinnacle of Spanish football.

Property

Tens of thousands of foreign residents have purchased property in and around the town. Many have chosen to use the services of my recommended agent in the area, First 4 Property Group . They have some 3000 properties in Fuengirola and along the coast and are an official vendor for the prestigious Higuerón West development with its magnificent location perched in the mountain overlooking the town. Viewing is highly recommended.

Residents and visitors enjoy the spring sun in the church square. Photo courtesy of regular Fuengirola visitor, Angela Hobson

Residents and visitors enjoy the spring sun in the church square. Photo courtesy of regular Fuengirola visitor, Angela Hobson

Fuengirola is fast maturing and whatever your views on the change of Fuengirola over the past few years it has most definitely been an exciting place to live and it looks like it will stay that way for many years to come. Enjoy!

ThisIsSpain has now launched a www.ThisIsFuengirola.info website. This is becoming a definitive guide to the town.

Local Attractions

Fuengirola Bioparc

Fuengirola’s popular zoo with a new image

Selwo Marina

Swim with the sea-lions in nearby Benalmádena

Sea Life Benalmádena

Pirate adventure, mini golf, aquarium

Accommodation

Hostal Marbella

A personal favourite

Golf

A great site for all golf fans on the coast

Fuengirola Guide

www.inmalagatoday.com covers the Málaga province and Inland Andalucia. As well as giving you all you could want to know about Fuengirola, this site shows local area information about Málaga, Alhaurín el Grande, Alhaurín de la Torre, Álora, Coin and Mijas. News, information and advice about living and working in Spain. We aim to integrate the Spanish and foreign communities.

www.euro-lingua.es is the place to learn Spanish in Fuengirola. Anybody who knows me will know that I am fanatical about expats learning Spanish and this is the school that I would recommend most highly.

Salon Varietés Theatre is the only English-language theatre in the south of Spain. They host many productions throughout the year. All welcome.

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