Living in Fuengirola
Fuengirola is a vibrant and lively town within easy reach of Malaga airport, which has a lot to offer expat residents.
There are of course miles of wide sandy beaches, but the town itself is highly developed for year round living, with great shopping and dining options. There are many good schools, parks and playgrounds and lots to do with young children, such as the zoo and waterpark on your doorstep. There is a lively nightlife and social scene, including a packed calendar of events, particularly during the summer months.
The highlight of the summer event season is the Marenostrum Festival, which brings some of the world’s top performers to Fuengirola’s iconic castle. As well as fun, the festival creates jobs and they are now recruiting for four-month contracts for this summer season, with interviews taking place at the council offices in Los Boliches on March 16th and 17th. Find out more
People who like to get active will also enjoy living in Fuengirola, there are some great sports and leisure centres run by the council and offering excellent facilities at discounted prices including football pitches, running tracks and athletics areas, gyms and an indoor swimming pool. The council is encouraging more people to cycle with a network of bike-friendly streets spanning 25 kilometres currently being put in place.
There are also many clubs and societies that you can get involved with in Fuengirola, such as the Fine Arts Society, many social clubs, Age Concern and a very active amateur dramatics group Salon Varietes.
Fuengirola is the most International of all of the towns on the Costa del Sol, with an incredible 127 nationalities calling it home. Among the largest group of expats here are the British and Scandinavian, in particular the Finns. The town celebrates its multicultural identity each year with the “Feria de los Pueblos” where many of the nationalities show off their food, music, dancing and culture at this five-day event.
Not surprisingly, Fuengirola has a well developed Foreign Residents Department and offers translation services at the Police Station as well as many of the doctors surgeries. There is lots of help out there for those living in Fuengirola who don’t speak Spanish and the town as a whole is very accepting of foreign residents and tourists and has a network of multilingual businesses and services available to make life easier.
Last but no means least is the great public transport options in the town. A train connects residents with Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Malaga airport and Malaga city, making it easy to get about for work and travel. The Town Hall has recently approved a later train timetable for the summer months, to allow people to make the most of all the great events taking place between Fuengirola and Malaga and make connections with later flights easier by running a service until 3am between mid June and the end of September. Find out more
Here at HomeRentalontheWeb, we have a great selection of long term rental properties in Fuengirola itself and in the nearby popular areas of La Cala de Mijas and Los Boliches. Please browse our website for more information, or contact us to find out what options we have available at present. Our office is located in La Cala de Mijas, so this is an area we know very well and we’re confident we can find you a great option to fit your needs.