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One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

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One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

Ok we are all booked now, got a car for a week, staying in Fuengirola, want to do some day trips. On the agenda so far we have a day trip to Granada and one to Ronda. I am sure we will go to Marbella and Puerto Banus just to have a look. For day trip I am happy to do about 130 mile round trip so in that is there anywhere else we should see. Any recommendations for where to eat in Fuengirola and any good Tapas recommendations ?

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1. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

Fuengirola is the best pace to eat around here, how I wish Torremolinos (including Carihuela) were half as good, so explore Fish Alley and for tapas the small square behind the post office is amazing. The road that runs parallel to the main road on the station side has some good places too.

You must include a day in Málaga, relax a little with a visit to Mijas. I was with people last night who were raving about the Chocolate factory there but the views are great and wander a little to the back of the town and you are away from the tourist tat and in proper Andalucian white village.

Not sure when you are coming but check the weather for the Ronda trip. Going over the Sierra de las Nieves is the best part of it for me so you don´t want low cloud or roads blocked with snow.

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2. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

Please do not miss Malaga, a really interesting and fun city. Take the commuter train that runs every 20 minutes, easy and cheap.

My favourite restaurant is Molnars Schnitzelhaus in the port (front line).

Read some more about Fuengirola: megafon.net/en/costa-del-sol/fuengirola.html

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3. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

If you intend to take in Marbella and Puerto Banus, why not try to squeeze in Istan, too? A wonderful drive there (see link).

Lots of good dining choices in Fuengirola, not least Restaurant Don Jesus. Yes, the main waitress is a "soor ploom" (see reviews) but the food more than makes up for that shortcoming. Book a table the day you arrive!



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4. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

you could try rock of gibraltor or cordoba.Or even ferrying across to Tangiers in Africa for the day

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5. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol and has beaches, plenty of sunshine, and one of the best climates in Spain. It is also one of the most beautiful and relaxing cities in Spain, and 100% Spanish. Malaga has 14 museums (among them the Glass and Crystal Museum, Carmen Thyssen Museum, Automobile Museum, and the two Picasso Museums), historic churches (four founded by the Catholic Kings), and monuments that include two castles (Alcazaba and Gibralfaro). The sights are mostly downtown and completely walkable. There are very good restaurants, tapas bars, and nightlife. The city is very safe. The Malaga Park is a very large semi-tropical park and beside it is a new park called the Palmeral de las Sorpresas at the port. Muelle Uno is a new shopping/restaurant complex at the port. The Gardens of La Concepcion are the largest tropical plant gardens in Europe. There are about 1000 buildings from the 19th century downtown, one of the largest and best conserved collections in Spain.

The natives have the great charm of Andalucia and are among the most friendly people in Spain. It is easy to do day trips to the white towns of Ronda, Mijas, and Nerja, since Malaga is the transportation hub of its province. Malaga Airport is the third largest airport in Spain and has direct connections with many European cities. One can take the AVE from Madrid to Malaga. Read the top questions in the Malaga forum.

Shopping is wonderful and most stores are walkable from downtown. Downtown has Calle Larios, Calle Nueva, and Calle Granada and surrounding streets, with many boutiques. El Corte Ingles is a large department store near downtown. Two shopping malls near downtown are the Larios Center and Vialia.

Good hotels:

5-star: Vincci Posada del Patio

4-star: Hotel AC Malaga Palacio – The rooftop restaurant is a romantic place during twilight with a great view of the port.

4-star: Hotel Molina Lario – The hotel restaurant Café de Bolsa is a very good restaurant.

3-star: Hotel Don Curro

The Restaurant El Pimpi at Calle Granada, 62, has Andalusian decoration and music and one can have tapas and try Malaga’s sweet wine here. This is the restaurant that celebrities are brought to. Movie stars and members of royalty have all been here.

Malaga was named by Trip Advisor as the 7th best destination in the “Traveler’s Choice 2013 – Top 10 Destinations of Spain” list.

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6. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

If you are only staying a week I would think 3 or 4 trips out is sufficient.

Perhaps the ones you were considering yourself and a trip up to Mijas.

Fish Alley is good in the evenings as said, also try the waterside where the boats are on the port during the afternoons if you have the time.

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7. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

Definitely don't bother with Gibraltar or Morrocco if you're only staying a week! Not worth the long day, stay in the area between Malaga and Estepona and you will find more than enough to keep you occupied and some amazing views all along the coast and inland.

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8. Re: One week in Fuengirola, what to see where to go ?

Eat in Moochers, a restaurant in and around fish alley, lovely food and live music every night. We always make a point of eating in Moochers each time we are in Fuengirola. If you are looking for really good tapas, head to playa de las constitution, the main square in Fuengirola, behind Lola's bar their is a little street running parallel which has many different Tapas places. The best one is off a little side street on the left, I think it's called La Picanta or something similar. This place is amazing. Order panna cotta once you have had some tapas, its beautiful.

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