Fuengirola is quite a rare thing: In many ways it’s an ordinary Spanish coastal town, even though it’s right at the centre of the Costa del Sol. There are lots of tourists of course, and a sizeable population of expats, but this hasn’t altered the Spanish feel of the place.
Fuengirola has welcoming plazas, promenades and parks, and plenty of restaurants that serve local specialities like grilled sardines. Added to these are big-hitting attractions like the Bioparc Feungirola, a humane zoo that the little ones will adore. You’ve also got three Blue Flag beaches, so everything is in place for an easy holiday in the sun.
Let’s have a look at the best things to do in Fuengirola:
1. Bioparc Fuengirola
Nobody likes to see unhappy animals confined to cages, and you definitely won’t get them at this first-rate family attraction.
Both animal and visitor are brought closer together at the Bioparc Fuengirola.
For visitors this means adventurous pathways through recreated tropical forest, with real vegetation and water features like waterfalls.
For creatures like crocodiles, gibbons, pygmy hippos, lowland gorillas, Malayan tapirs and Borneo Orangutans it means ethical enclosures without bars.
In the summer you can book a “moonlight visit” to get glimpses of nocturnal animals that would normally be hiding or asleep during daylight hours.
Tickets are available online: Bioparc Fuengirola General Admission Day Ticket