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Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Boat Tour with Drink

1. 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: Private Boat Rental With Skipper

2. 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: Jetski Rental

3. 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: Parasailing Adventure in Costa del Sol

4. 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: 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.

Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

9. Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol

Begin with a pickup by air-conditioned coach in Costa del Sol. Sit back and relax on the journey. Admire the beauty of the picturesque streets during the free time you will have in Setenil de las Bodegas. Feel the relaxing atmosphere and walk around at your own pace. Back in the bus, head to Ronda with your guide and enjoy a panoramic tour. See the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, among others. Visit the Maestranza bullring on your own, one of the oldest ones in Spain and considered the cradle of traditional bullfighting. Home of the famous Goyesca bullfighting style, enjoy a visit to its museum and see its typical clothing. You will have free time to visit and to have lunch on your own. Meet your guide back again for the return trip to Costa del Sol.

From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

10. From Malaga: Day Trip to Gibraltar with Guided Tour

Meet your guide and hop aboard a motorcoach as you set off to Gibraltar. Along the way, relax and enjoy the scenery as the coach makes stops to pick up additional guests. During your journey to Gibraltar, listen to your guide as they detail the program for the day, point out interesting sites, and explain the main customs limits for products purchased on the peninsula. Also, learn a bit about the overseas British territory and its connection to Greek mythology.  Upon crossing the border notice how the city lies at the foot of a huge limestone rock where you can have fabulous views over the bay and sometimes the northern coast of Africa if the weather permits it. Arrive in Gibraltar and after the coach is parked you will have five hours to spend as free time and participate on your guided tour.  Connect with your guide to join a sightseeing tour that includes stops at Europa Point, entrance to Saint Michael’s Cave and the possibility to have a close look at the famous Barbary apes, the only wild primates in liberty in Europe. The tour takes approximately 1.5-hours, after which you will have free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring the city at your own leisure.

Frequently asked questions about Fuengirola

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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

4.2 / 5

based on 3,611 reviews

Loved the Alhambra and appreciated the free time in Granada. Phillipe our tour guide at the Alhambra was wonderful and very knowledgeable. He is an asset to the tour company. Thank you Phillipe for an incredible tour where we experienced the history wonder and beauty of the Alhambra.

Very nice tour. The tour guides were very informative. Too bad that everything was told 3 times... In Spanish, French and English. That makes everything a bit tough... But respect for the tour leader...

Excellent experience and well worth the money. The crew were super helpful and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone who is staying in Benaladena

Tour guide was brilliant, the tour itself and transportation was perfect it went very smoothly, I would definitely recommend to friends/family.

Friendly skipper. Good service. Covered, decent boat. Everything went well