Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Fuengirola – the “real Spain”

For many holiday makers, Fuengirola is all they see of Spain – the English pubs, German bars and Scandinavian restaurants; each catering for their loyal northern European customers.  Not much of an insight into the "real Spain".  Or is it?Dsc00086
This week I met a friend in the town for Tapas – as it was a good halfway point between Marbella where I live and Malaga where he lives. As I waited in the main square, just as the sun was going down, I was struck by just how Spanish this holiday resort still is!  Every bench was crowded with locals, out to chat and enjoy the warm evening.  Dsc00085Children played in the fountain, a blessing was being held in the church, elderly people sat and watched the world go by.
So even in Fuengirola you can discover a flavour of the "real Spain".

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  1. Noelle
    NoelleJun 03, 2006

    It looks good to me.

  2. Camilla
    CamillaOct 31, 2006

    I used to live in Fuengirola for some time; if one just look inbetween the buildings with the restaurants they’ll be amazed by the lives taking place their. If one finds their way up to Mijas, or even just a 5 minuits drive from the centrum towards el campo, they’ll find the old man with one tooth and his hat of straw walking his horses while the construction trucks thunders by.
    Enjoyed your site. One may leave Andalucía, pero siempre llevará Andalucía en su corazon.

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