Costa del Sol/Fuengirola

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1. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 79 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

We are going to Spain in October and we have rented an apartment in Fuengirola. We are going to rent a car for couple of days and explore a little bit.
I would love to see some "real Spain".
Also i would like to save money, so places near-by so we could get back to our apartment at nights.
Do you have any suggestions where to visit? :)
As always, your expertise will be greatly valued! :)

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1869 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Real Spain is away from the coast. Drive towards Malaga and take the A7, A45 inland to places like Lucena.

Remember the siesta when shops, etc can be shut for a few hours (often 2 to 4 or 5pm.)

Nearby north of the A7, there is an El Corte Ingles, Carrefour, and an Iceland.es store, as well as a Miramar Mall just a little to the west, for shopping, for food, etc. Open late.

3. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 79 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

Thank you for the tip!
Probably in our 2 week holiday i will get to see the beach more than enough so we will most definitely get away from the coast :)

4. Posted by Nuski (Budding Member 8 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Real Spain + Fuengirola is just not right

Málaga is full of brits. If anyone would like to have a more Spanish experience, they would not go there.

You can go to other areas such Bolonia, Chiclana, Tarifa, Roquetas de Mar along the Andalusian coast.

5. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 79 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Yep, i noticed that :) we did some driving around and generally had a good holiday :) but if i ever go Spain again i will avoid Malaga and go inland

6. Posted by Nuski (Budding Member 8 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I am glad you had a good holiday!

I really hope you could, at least, have some great tapas.

7. Posted by Hensku (Budding Member 79 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Yes, i had great tapas. And also found some good wine

8. Posted by ToddP (Budding Member 96 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

We went to Ronda for a night. Or Granada is another good alternative...