Things to do in Fuengirola

Our most recommended things to do in Fuengirola

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

1. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

Discover the stunning beauty of the Fuengirola coastline while cruising on a 15-meter luxury yacht. Explore the seas and search for dolphins. Enjoy drinks and delicious snacks while on board. Your cruise begins when you board the yacht and leave from the port of Fuengirola. From there, you'll head out to the open sea. The captain will give you a little information about the species of dolphins you may encounter. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you cruise over the waves. While out on the water, you can swim, sunbathe, or have a glass of cava and nibble on tasty snacks. See landmarks like the Calaburras lighthouse and the Torrequebrada beach before returning to port.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Spotting and Sunset Yacht Cruise

2. Fuengirola: Dolphin Spotting and Sunset Yacht Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise in Fuengirola onboard a large, luxury motor yacht and take in the sun while searching for dolphins playing just outside the bay, enjoying some included soft drinks, wine, snacks, and fruits along the way. Make your way to the port of Fuengirola and meet your crew and group for the day. Get settled and relax on board the boat and wave goodbye to the shoreline as you set sail on the Mediterranean Sea. Listen to your captain tell you about the local environment as you enjoy a few snacks and sip a drink in the sunshine with picturesque views of the coast. You may even see dolphins playing around the boat. If you're feeling up to it you might get a chance to cool off with a dip in the crisp, clear waters. On the last trip of the day, you can enjoy watching the sunset over the distant Sierra de las Nieves Mountains, the Fuengirolas coast, Castle Sohail, and the city skyline.

From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

3. From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes. Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. You will make a short stop in Ardales, a white village, so you can purchase breakfast in a this local area before to start the activity. Return to the bus and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley. After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

4. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Tour

Your tour will begin as you meet your bus in the center of Málaga, near el Corte Inglés, or elsewhere along the Costa del Sol. From there you will take a coach to Gibraltar, traveling in air-conditioned comfort complete with reclining seats, WiFi, and USB ports. Throughout the journey, your guide will provide you with information about interesting things to do and see once having arrived at Gibraltar. Once having passed through customs, your coach will drive inside Gibraltar before stopping in the city center to park for free time. If you booked the full nature reserve rock tour option, enjoy a panoramic tour of Gibraltar, visiting places such as the Strait of Gibraltar, and access to the interior of the St. Michel Caves. You will also be able to see Barbary macaques at the Apes Den. After the panoramic tour, enjoy free time for lunch and explore the area for its shopping and hotspots like Main Street, Casemates Square, Marina Bay, or the Mediterranean Steps. Your bus will return in the afternoon, leaving Gibraltar at 3:30 PM.

Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure on the Costa del Sol

5. Fuengirola: Parasailing Adventure on the 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 a secure experience with an activity provider that is endorsed by the EPPA, Europes leading parasailing training organization. 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 Fuengirola 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. 

From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

6. From Costa del Sol: Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour

Be picked up by minubus Torremolinos, Marbella or Estepona and will drive you to Costa del Sol. Once in Gibraltar, discover 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. See the Cuevas de San Miguel, which was once a refuge for soldiers during wars and a secret passageway for those looking to escape. After the tour, take some free time to explore the shopping district of Calle Real and surrounding areas.

Costa del Sol and Malaga: Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas

7. 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 such as orange trees, olive trees, and cork oak and the white village of Ardales and Cuevas del Becerro. Arrive at 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. A walking tour in the romantic town center with its churches, mini-palaces, and Spain's oldest bullring, offers plenty to uncover. Enjoy the incredible views of the Puente Nuevo, which crosses the “Tajo” (the Cut) on the Guadalevin river where you'll taste a local Ronda wine on a terrace with an exclusive view of the Tagus Bridge. The Palacio Mondragón, also known as Palacio del Marqués de Villasierra, is, without doubt, an interesting visit, being a landlord Palais with Arabic gardens, but it is also the Archeologic Museum of Ronda, with interesting pieces proving the antiqueness of the city. Enjoy your free time to explore the city at your own pace.

Andalusian Horse and Flamenco Show in Malaga

8. Andalusian Horse and Flamenco Show in Malaga

Watch 'Ritmo a Caballo', an equestrian ballet that has been performed here every Wednesday at 5:45PM uninterrupted for 30 years. The choreography incorporates a mixture of cowboy moves and dressage to Spanish music. Riders wear old Andalusian costumes and the show is directed by José Carlos González Guerrero, who was awarded the Champion of Spain in 2009. The one and a half hour show features 20 horses, all trained by their riders. Be amazed as you watch a group of Spanish horses all move in unison to the beat of the music. Rigorous training and traditional elegance are combined in this impressive performance.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Yacht Tour with Drinks & Snacks

9. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching Yacht Tour with Drinks & Snacks

Cruise along and look for frolicking dolphins along the Costa del Sol with this yacht tour from Fuengirola. Sip on water, a soft drink, or a 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.

From Fuengirola: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

10. From Fuengirola: Alhambra Full-Day Tour without Nasrid Palaces

The Alhambra is the most visited monument in Spain and an essential stop for anyone visiting Granada. If you want to discover all its secrets, including the Generalife Gardens, do not hesitate to book this excursion. After pickup from Fuengirola, enjoy a scenic drive across the mountain range of Málaga to reach the historical city of Granada. Upon arrival, discover the monuments that form the Alhambra. Firstly, take a walk across the Generalife Gardens which holds the Palace of Charles V. Then explore the Alhambra, built during the 13th century and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and then have some free time in Granada town. You can have lunch or walk through the typical narrow streets of the Alcaicería. After, return to Fuengirola where your tour will end.

Frequently asked questions about Fuengirola

What top attractions are a must-see in Fuengirola?

The must-see attractions in Fuengirola are:

What are the best day trips and excursions from Fuengirola?

The best day trips and excursions from Fuengirola are:

Málaga

What are the best deals and discounts on activities and attractions in Fuengirola?

Other Sightseeing Options in Fuengirola

Want to discover all there is to do in Fuengirola? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Fuengirola

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6,587 reviews

A good full day tour - the only downside is the early start (6.30 am) from Malaga and you go through many other places to pick up passengers before heading on the road to Gibraltar. I don't think there is any way around this as it would be impractical and too expensive to run smaller buses from each town - thus having less pickups. However, the trip is worth it - there is some stunning scenery along the route and the view of three continents as you enter Gibraltar is beautiful - even better on a clear day when you can see Africa very clearly.

The guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions he escorted us to the center of town and then met us to guide us back to the bus in Nerja. When we arrived in frigiliana he had arrange a road train at a small extra cost which was optional.

Great organization, really nice tour guide (Ana) and the driver. ;) Big Joe from tour to the Rock was also AMAZING (and extremely funny!). Love it!

Le transfert a été rapide et efficace ,la chauffeuse était très sympathique

War alles TOP! Gut organisiert, ich habe super viel Spaß gehabt.