Oh yes, Fuengirola certainly has its detractors but it does have great deal to recommend it. Although its balmy climate has attracted a lot of foreign nationals, it still remains predominantly a very Spanish town steeped in traditions, but with the bonus of having a very cosmopolitan vibe, reflected in the gastronomy and culture. There are Swedish and Danish churches and schools plus a Spanish-Nordic Association. You’ll find a good array of Scandinavian eateries and pastry shops, Irish pubs and touristy fast food cafes all rubbing shoulders with traditional Spanish restaurants and simple chiringuitos selling the catch of the day. In testimony to the melting pot of cultures, every summer Fuengirola stages an International Fair of Food and Culture.
Fuengirola is very easily accessible by the A7 motorway, rail and bus; with the airport just a 10-minute drive away. Moreover, Fuengirola is the envy of other coastal towns such as Marbella as it boasts a train station with stops at Arroyo de la Miel, Tivoli World, Plaza Mayor outlet mall, Ikea, the Airport and Malaga high speed station, making a car somewhat unnecessary.
Further afield there are numerous family-friendly entertainment and recreation options. Mijas Aquapark and the Bioparc Zoo both make for great family fun. The white village of Mijas is just 8 kilometres away, and Malaga offers a wonderful blend of culture and gastronomy with its maze of café-lined streets, Cathedral, Roman Fortress, Picasso museum, etc.
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