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Introduction

Fuengirola

Fuengirola

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Fuengirola is a large resort town in the southern Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. Located in the Málaga Province, the town has about 70,000 inhabitants.

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Getting There

By Plane

Málaga airport is the best airport to fly into when you are visiting the Costa del Sol. It is located just 5 kilometres southwest of the city centre. In 2010 the new terminal 3, has opened at Málaga airport increasing the capacity of the airport.

To/from the airport

  • Rail: At the airport there is a train station of the cercanias (commuter trains). A ride to the central train station takes about 15 minutes, with trains leaving every half hour. There are also connections to Fuengirola.
  • Bus: Busline 19 has a service between the airport and the busstation. Buses leave in front of the airport, approximately every 35 to 40 minutes. An airport coach goes directly to Marbella.
  • Car: The airport can easily be reached by car from Málaga and other nearby coastal towns. There are many car rental companies and als taxis available at Málaga Airport.

By Train

Fuengirola is served by the C-1 commuter rail service from central Málaga.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Apartamentos Nuria SolAv de Francisco Rivera 'Paquirri' 23-25apartment-
Hi! Gardenia ParkAvda. Carvajal, 3Hotel-
Hostal El Cid FuengirolaAv. Conde San Isidro S/N esq. Hnos PinzonGuesthouse-
Hostal GalanCalle Troncon 12 29640 FuengirolaGuesthouse70
Hostal MarbellaCalle Marbella 34Guesthouse73
Hotel Angela‎Calle Jaen 2hotel-
Hotel Florida SpaCalle Gálvez Ginachero 5hotel-
Hotel Fuengirola ParkAvenida de Las Gaviotas S/Nhotel-
Hotel TorreblancaAvenida de Torreblanca s/nhotel-
Hotel YaramarPaseo Maritimo Rey de Espana, 64hotel-
Myramar Fuengirolac/ San Miguel 1 Urb. Castillo de Myramar Next to Myramar Shooping Centehotel-
Pension Santa FeLos Boliches 66Guesthouse61
Mediterraneo RealCalle Antonio Machado 25Apartment-
Finca el NaranjalCalle Londres s/nGUESTHOUSE-
Pension los FarolesCamino de Santiago, n20GUESTHOUSE-
El Porton HouseCarretera de Mijas-Fuengirola, Cielo Mijas Grupo El Porton casa 18APARTMENT-
Hotel Las RampasCalle Pintor Nogales s/nHOTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.

The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.

Post

If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.

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