Hotels in Fuengirola and Marbella – Facts and things you must know

Fuengirola is one of the most touristic resorts along the western Costa el Sol, together with Torremolinos and Marbella. But at the same time, it is a tranquil and cosmopolitan city at the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, with a great offer of sunny beaches, leisure time activities and night life. The town centre has preserved its andalusian charm with its typical streets, squares and houses. The villages´ fishing tradition materializes in an excellent gastronomy based on several types of fried and grilled fish which can be tasted all along the sea promenade in one of the many beach bars.

There is a wide range of Costa del Sol Hotels for all tastes and purses on offer, although there is only one 5- Star Hotel in the Area (Hotel Torrequebrada).

In Marbella in comparison, the finest Resort along the Costa del Sol, is distributed an extensive variety of exclusive Marbella hotels in selected surroundings.

Fuengirola is conveniently situated half way between Malaga airport and Marbella (about 34 km) and has the great advantage of the suburban train which connects the resort with the airport, Torremolinos, Benalmádena and Malaga city. The transportation to Marbella is far more uncomfortable if you are depending on the public transportation service. The Marbella to Fuengirola bus route follows the CN-340 (Carretera Nacional N-340) along the seashore. Sounds idyllic but especially in summer the seats tend to be sold out and the traveler has to resort to the crammed municipal bus, which takes ages to get to the final destination, as it stops along the 30 kilometres to Marbella every 500 metres, no exaggeration!

For the nearer future is planned the extension of the actual train network along the Costa del Sol until Estepona. By now, the Autovía de Mediterráneo (A-7 / N-340) connects perfectly the resorts along the Costa del Sol.

Have you considered celebrating New Year’s Eve in Marbella, San Pedro or Puerto Banus?

Treat yourself to an escapade with your partner, family or friends. With 325 days annual days of sun and an average temperature of 18ªC, Marbella is an ideal holiday destination with lots of activities during Christmas for the whole family.

During these days, meanwhile the golden sun shines in the blue sky, the short sleeved workers of the town hall are installing the Christmas illumination and garlands in the shape of snow flakes, which are going to imbue with light and color the main streets of Marbella, San Pedro and Puerto Banús.

This year there will be more illuminated streets than other years and there will be arranged more than 1 million light bulbs, but with a reduced consume due to LED.

The Christmas decoration can be found as well in the trees in Plaza de los Naranjos, in the parish churches and the Entrance arches of Marbella and San Pedro and in form of nativity scenes en the Pirulí roundabout and in San Pedro de Alcántara.

The town hall has prepared a large Marbella Christmas program from the 2nd of December until the 5th of January, with many activities for all ages. Formally its starts with the inauguration of the official nativity scene and the children´s park in the Plaza de la Iglesia and the illumination in Avenida Ramón y Cajal. The children present in the inauguration can enjoy a free ride on the carrousel.

The program includes children’s events, concerts, contest, and the long awaited visit of the three wise men and sweets for everybody.

In general, all better Hotels in Marbella offer special Christmas packages and programs for Christmas and New Year´s Eve Gala Dinners, with tempting and exclusive combinations for every taste and purse. We have found packages and programs in the following Hotels: Hotel Fuerte, Hotel Puente Romano, Don Carlos Resort, Marbella Club Hotel, Villa Padierna, Hotel Barceló and Hotel Guadalpin.

Join us and enjoy the mildest winter in Europe together with your family. Below you find further information about Christmas activities in Marbella:

  • Childrens park in the Paseo de La Alameda and Plaza de la Iglesia, with Santa Claus Post office.
  • 5th to 8th: Solidarity Bazaar in the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos
  • 15th to 24th: Santa Claus tours through the main streets of the historic centre distributing sweets
  • 17th, 12:00h: Christmas Concert in the Squares of Victoria, Naranjos, Iglesia and África.
  • 18th, 17:30h: Storyteller, sweets and workshops in Plaza de la Iglesia
  • 18th, 20:30h: Christmas Concert in Teatro Ciudad de Marbella. Free entrance.
  • 19th, 17:00 h: Traditional chocolate and churros in Calle Juanar of Barriada la Patera.
  •  21st, 20:00h: Christmas Concert in Teatro Ciudad de Marbella. Free entrance.
  • 23rd, 17:00h: Great children’s Christmas party in Plaza de la Iglesia. 19:00h Children´s choir.
  • 26th, 19:00h: Ballet of Madrid performs Nutcracker Suite in Teatro Ciudad de Marbella. Ticket-sale in El Corte Inglés and the Teatre box-office.
    30th, 17:00h: Great children´s party in Plaza de la Iglesia
  • 5th of January, 18:00h: parade of the three wise men through the following streets: Starting in Estadio Municipal de Fútbol, Calle Magallanes, Travesía Huerta de Los Cristales, Avenida Severo Ochoa, Avenida Ramón y Cajal, Avenida Ricardo Soriano  and ending in Avenida Ricardo Soriano.