Setting the scene With more than 40 golf courses beween Malaga and Algeciras, it's no wonder that the Costa del Sol is now known as the Costa del Golf.
At the base of tiny mountain villages and taking up acres of former scrubland are greens and bunkers, fairways and clubhouses - and to house the players are great swathes of apartments, villas, time-shares and five-star hotels.
There are actually seven beaches in Fuengirola, and the three main ones – Santa Amalia, Los Boliches and Gaviotas are all over 1km in length.
Attractions in Fuengirola Sohail Castle: The site where this castle was built has a lengthy history dating back to Roman times, as three statues and the remains of Roman baths were found in the area.
Its large, imposing walls show how important military defence was for coastal towns in those days!
Treatments available There are 18 different treatments at the thalassotherapy centre and eight beauty treatments at the beauty salon.
The treatments include a seaweed wrap, followed by a foil wrap covered with a heavy blanket.
Today, the town has around 72,000 inhabitants with around 25% coming from other countries.
With a welcoming nature and lively character, it is no surprise that this slice of paradise will make you want to stay.