To Fuengirola with children – 18 tips for a family holiday

The whole family has a good time in Fuengirola. Discover the best child-friendly activities and attractions in Fuengirola and the surrounding area!

1. Beach day

Fuengirola’s beach is about eight kilometers long and is perfect for children, as it is shallow and has enough sand to play. In summer, the beach offers many different water activities, such as bouncy castles on the sea, pedal boats and parasailing, i.e. paragliding. Surfing lessons are also organized on the beach.

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Fuengirola offers a great setting for a relaxing beach holiday.

To the delight of children, on the promenade you may come across green parrots flying on the branches of palm trees. There are also several ice cream kiosks on Rantakatu during the summer.

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2. Aqua Mijas water park

Aqua Mijas is a popular destination for families, with a variety of water slides and pool areas for all ages. The restaurant services in the area ensure that hunger does not surprise you in the middle of the day.

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Aqua Mijas also has sunbeds, shaded areas and jacuzzis for relaxation.

The water park is open from the end of April to the middle of September. Opening hours and prices may vary depending on the season, so it’s a good idea to check them in advance from official websites before the visit.

3. Sohail Castle

Sohail Castle is a historical fortress known as the symbol of Fuengirola, located on top of a hill and offering a wonderful view over the city. The castle dates back to the 9th century and has been part of Andalusia’s rich history.

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Castillo de Sohail is one of Fuengirola’s most famous attractions.

Today, the castle can be visited free of charge, and various events for the whole family, such as concerts, are organized in its grounds. Sohail Castle can be reached along the promenade Paseo Maritimo, and it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the center to the castle.

4. Miramar Mall

Miramar Mall is an easy destination for a family vacation, and it offers a change from sunny days at the beach. The shopping center is a modern and versatile shopping paradise, which also has a cinema and a variety of places to eat.

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Shopping center Miramar is less than half an hour’s walk from the center of Fuengirola.

Miramar also has a children’s playground. Hurjapääs can test their driving skills on the go-kart track located on the roof of the shopping center.

5. Sould Park amusement park

Located near the port of Fuengirola Sould Park is a cozy amusement park for the youngest in the family. The park is full of various amusement park equipment, games and entertainment, which guarantee joyful moments on a family vacation.

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Children between the ages of 3 and 10 have the best time going to a small amusement park.

Sould Park opens its doors Spanish-style only in the early evening and the equipment is open until the wee hours of the morning. There is also a small Sould Park amusement park area at the connection to the Miramar shopping center.

6. Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays

Fuengirola’s market is a lively place that opens on Tuesdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays, you can find fresh vegetables, fruits and other local delicacies as well as handicrafts at the market.

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The entrance to the market area of ​​Fuengirola is through an impressive gate.

On Saturdays, a flea market is held at the market. The market is also a great place to enjoy the local atmosphere with the family.

7. Village of Mijas

The village of Mijas, or Mijas Pueblo, is a charming white village surrounded by mountains. Here you can walk through narrow alleys, admire traditional Andalusian houses and enjoy wonderful views.

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The idyllic village of Mijas is a truly beautiful place to visit.

You can easily get to the mountain village by bus from the center of Fuengirola, or alternatively, you can also take a brisk walk to the village of Mijas along an easy hiking trail. It is possible to travel the route with baby carriages, but there are quite steep uphills in places.

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8. Numerous playgrounds

Fuengirola’s numerous playgrounds stand out thanks to their colorful enclosures and offer children a cheerful environment to have fun. The biggest parks include Parque del Poniente, whose specialty is a huge ship where children can climb and play.

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There are also several playgrounds for children on Fuengirola beach.

Fuengirola also has several indoor playgrounds, such as the Kiddo Lounge, which offer an alternative in case of bad weather. Indoor playgrounds often offer a variety of activities, such as trampolines.

9. Restaurant experiences with children

Fuengirola has plenty of restaurant experiences for the whole family. Children are welcome in all restaurants, and most have highchairs for children. Here you can enjoy both traditional Spanish dishes and the flavors of many international cuisines, and for example Sukiyaki-sushibuffetissa children can admire the robots that carry the food to the table.

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Spanish tapas are delicious for the whole family.

In Spain, dining times differ significantly from Finland, and many restaurants close between 4 and 7 p.m. In Fuengirola, however, Nordic tourists have been taken into account, and there are several restaurants that also serve at the dinner time familiar to Finns, which is especially convenient for families with small children.

10. Fuengirola Adventure Golf

Fuengirola at Adventure Golf families can enjoy an outdoor activity with mini golf. The surroundings of the mini golf course is a beautiful theme park, where there are fun water obstacles, because of which the golf balls are designed to float.

This fun costs 10.50 euros for an adult, and 8 euros for a child under 16. The Golfshak Bar also operates in the area, where you can buy burgers, pizza, salads and other snacks.

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11. Boat trip from the port of Fuengirola to Benalmadena

A boat trip from the port of Fuengirola to Benalmadena offers a great opportunity to get to know the wonderful landscapes of the Sunshine Coast from the sea. This family-friendly excursion gives passengers a chance to relax and enjoy the maritime atmosphere.

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The boat trip takes you to the port of Benalmadena, i.e. Puerto Marina, which is a pleasant excursion destination.

One of the wonderful aspects of this excursion is the opportunity to see dolphins, as the waters of the area are home to several species of dolphins that may from time to time make visits near the boat.

12. Fuengirola Fair

The Fuengirola ferias organized in October, Fuengirola Fair, are traditional annual celebrations that start with a big firework display. The event is significant along the entire coast and takes place in the market area between Fuengirola and Los Boliches.

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During Fuengirola’s ferias, the market area is filled with colorful amusement park equipment.

The holidays have a lot to offer families, in addition to amusement park equipment, there are plenty of different food and drink stalls in the area. Children also get excited about flamenco dance performances. Locals and visitors often dress in traditional Spanish clothing.

13. Colomares Castle, Benalmadena

Castillo de Colomares in Benalmadena, about 15 minutes’ drive from Fuengirola, is an interesting place to visit that offers an opportunity to learn about Spanish history and architecture.

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The impressive castle is located right near Fuengirola.

The castle was only built in the last century, but its architecture and interior design reflect Spain’s colorful past. The castle-like environment also attracts the youngest members of the family.

14. Teleferico cable car, Benalmadena

in Benalmadena Teleferico cable car offers wonderful scenery and experiences for the whole family. You can take collapsible strollers with you. The cable car takes you to the 770-meter-high Monte Calamorro mountain, which offers a breathtaking view of the landscape of the Sun Coast.

You can get up to admire the scenery above the city while riding the carriage.

Even the trip up is an adventure for the whole family. You should buy tickets in advance for a cheaper price than on the spot. Up there, you can enjoy a nice day of hiking, for example.

15. Aventura Amazonia adventure park in Marbella

Amazon Adventure is the largest adventure park in Andalusia and is located in Marbella, about 20 kilometers from Fuengirola. The adventure park offers exciting activities for the whole family.

The park is surrounded by beautiful nature and offers the opportunity for adventures both on the ground and in the heights. There you can experience, among other things, cable car adventures, balance courses and cable slides.

16. Excursion to Gibraltar

A day trip to Gibraltar, which belongs to Great Britain, is a nice adventure for the whole family. Rent a car or go on an organized excursion from Fuengirola, from where you can travel to Gibraltar in about 1.5 hours.

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Howling monkeys are a real sight in Gibraltar.

The main destination is Mount Gibraltar, where wild Barbary monkeys live freely. In Gibraltar, you can also visit the magnificent St. Michael’s Stalactite Cave.

Read more: Rantaballo travel guide to Fuengirola

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