Fuengirola is one of the best locations to visit when you are traveling to the Costa del Sol. It is diverse, has many great historic sights to see and is packed with entertainment options for all ages.
Since it is located a mere 30-minute drive from the airport it is no wonder that it is listed as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the south of Spain.
Fuengirola has lots of offers in terms of entertainment, there’s a zoo, a water park, many historical sites to visit, but it also has many exciting things to do to get your adrenalin flowing. If you want to do something out of the ordinary that still gives you a chance to see the beautiful sites the South of Spain has to offer, then check out these 6 exciting things to do in Fuengirola:
Things To Do In Fuengirola
Paragliding with Pirate Parasailing & Watersports
For the daredevils out there, you don’t have to go far to enjoy your much-needed adrenaline shot.
Located opposite the Florida Spa and Hotel, this is a MUST do for anyone that likes to push their own boundaries.
This company offers paragliding services for all ages and is the only paragliding company on the Costa del Sol that has disabled access so anyone can experience this adventure.
Prices start from 40€ per person (if you fly with 4 people at the same time) or 50€ if you fly alone. This will give you a 10-minute flight along the Fuengirola coastline no less the 650ft in the air!
They are open every day from 10:00 am to 19:00 pm
Tel: +34 952 479 063
They speak English & Spanish
Buggy Tours with Mijas Buggys
Mijas Buggys offers an unforgettable adventure per Buggy through the highest and most remote mountains of the Costa del Sol.
This attraction is fun for all ages, but the driver does need a valid drivers license to be able to drive. Each buggy fits 2 people so the price is reasonable at 55€ per person for a 2 hour trip.
The trip will have you race through rivers, down steep slopes and over remote paths you would otherwise never visit. And the views are simply breathtaking at times (though try to keep your eyes on the road!)
Even though they are called Mijas Buggys” their depot is actually located more in the direction of Fuengirola and it can be found just behind the MiraMar Shopping Center of Fuengirola.
If you are not afraid of getting a little dusty and dirty and love speed and adventure, then this is a great thing to do with all the family.
Mijas Buggys also organizes Stag and Hen Do’s and is very popular for business outings, team building adventures and large group excursions.
And if Fuengirola is a little too far out for you, you can also try their sister company “Marbella Buggys” located towards Estepona.
They are open every day from 09:00 am to 21:00 pm
Mijas Buggys Tel: +34 672 74 42 78
Scuba Diving with IntoTheBlue
We have discovered great heights with the previous 2 attractions, but what about great depths! Into the Blue are a fully qualified and professional scuba diving company that are located in Benalmadena costa, next to Fuengirola.
This company organizes anything from half-day trips to 3 full day courses. They also have packages with and without equipment if you decide to bring your own.
They know of the best and most beautiful diving sites in the area including the beach of Bora Bora (not the tropical Island!) which offers a historical wreck or closer to home in Benalmadena where you can dive 4 meters down to see the House Reef.
Tel: +34 951 137 306
Jet Water Fly Boarding
Staying in the Mediterranean sea for a moment, we recommend to go Flyboarding with jet-watersports in Fuengirola.
From 65€ you can fly over the water with your flyboard for 15 minutes. The company recons that in this time, anyone can learn to flyboard and it is masses of fun to do. The flyboard will catapult you up to 12 meters in the air, and you can dive like a dolphin at high speed.
They offer a variety of packages including the FlyBoard and Chill package which includes a boat trip, free drinks and music and of course a flyboard experience fro everyone!
Tel: +34 695 10 61 90
Tree Climbing with Amazonia
This one is not just for the adults among us, it is definitely a great day out for the smaller adventure seekers too!
Amazonia is a park near Furngirola where you can climb, abseil, bungee jump and more. It is located in a dense forrest making you feel like you really are in the Amazon releasing your inner tarzan!
Apart from general entry, you can book team building activities for your staff or organize a family event that no one will ever forget or why not organize your stag or hen party here, it is guaranteed fun for all.
Tel: +34 952 835 505
Canoeing with Christophers Kayak Rentals
This local Kayak rental company is not only a great place to rent your Kayak from for a day at the beach, they also organize great tours for White water Kayaking in the area of Fuengirola.
The guides are very experienced and know of all the best places to go on adventure in the remote mountans of Andalucia.
The company also organizes great tours for businesses and team building events.
They organize trips of half a day or a full day or you can rent the kayaks per hour and also offer “double kayak’s and kayaks for disabled people.
Tel: +34 952 465 157
This selection of most exciting things to do in Fuengirola has been tried and tested by us and each deliver the adrenalin rush you are looking for and then some! Our personal favorite was Mijas Buggys (www.mijasbuggys.com) because it gave us everything from speed, dirt, dust to water and even a spot of sightseeing. All our group members agreed that they loved that attraction and some even booked a second trip to experience it all over again!