Fuengirola, a place under the Andalusian sun
Fuengirola is one of the most popular locations that tourists and expats alike flock to when in holiday in Spain or looking for a rental apartment or rental flat. This thriving town in the Andalusian province of Malaga in the region known as Costa del Sol, south of Spain is home to a lovely stretch of beach spanning 7 kilometers from the Castle (Castillo Sohail ). It was once a fishing village that ha seen a boom in development in the 1960s and has progress has continued from then on. It is no wonder that many holiday makers come here not just for the sought-after clime only found in Costa del Sol, but also for the seaside offerings and local culture and cuisine. Fuengirola is one of the most family-friendly spots you can stay in the Costa, and there are many properties for rent whether you are after a holiday property, or wanting to stay for a few weeks or permanently. There are also many people who have preferred to make an investment here as the local culture has embraced the different “extranjeros” communities who have stayed for good and added more to the local economy and cultural diversity after discovering the charm of the town.
Transportation and accessibilty
Fuengirola is well-connected to the center of the province, Malaga City, through its accessible and modern train system. Traveling from Fuengirola to Malaga center only takes 25 minutes and just a little under 5 euros for a return train ticket. It also goes all the way to the biggest train terminal- the Maria Zambrano train station- and Malaga Airport (AGH) from the train stations within the Fuengirola zone (Fuengirola, Los Boliches, Torreblanca). Malaga Airport caters to a lot of airlines/ carriers both the upscale and budget ones and many flights from all over Europe fly here. Around the locality of Fuengirola, there are many rental car companies to rent a car from if you want to go around about in your own vehicle, but if you are keen on following a tight budget and want to just use the local public transport, that is not a problem at all as there is a bus terminal at the center of Fuengirola, a few meters from the train station, wherein you can catch buses going to different parts of the neighboring provinces, even all the way to Sevilla, Cordoba, or Granada. One need not worry about transportation when staying or living in Fuengirola and this is the reason why staying in this Spanish city is not just enjoyable but also very practical.
Doesn’t matter if you opt for either a spacious seafront flat with easy access to beaches, or a larger luxury villa on the outskirts which are more spacious in floor area and more private. A wide variety of properties can be found in Fuengirola to suit every individual’s taste or family’s needs.
It is also a very popular retirement haven and no need to ask why to any pensioner getting a tan on a beach blanket at Torreblanca, or Los Boliches, or Benalmadena as you can easily tell why settle here. Charming rental apartments line the Paseo Maritimo del Rey (the promenade) which is not very far from restaurants, shops, and two train stations so you won’t really need to make choice between the beach or the city center, as you can have the best of both worlds and more. If apartments are not your cup of tea, there are also holiday villas, chalets, and luxury penthouses that are offered in Fuengirola from by the beach to the center or near the mountains, if views of the town and the coastline from up there is what floats your boat.
The crash in 2008 has dealt a big blow to the real estate market and effects of that event can still be felt even up to now, making property owners flexible to bargains and realistic offers. This is very attractive especially to holiday rentals and property rentals alike as people who search for places to stay in have more options and possibilities to maximize their budget.
Depending on what your needs and individual preferences, you can always find the perfect place to stay in Fuengirola.
Find your holiday rental
There are many real estate agencies you can contact locally or when you search the Internet but you have to be careful and exercise caution when doing so. It is not difficult to search “rental scams” when looking for a rental property and return a lot of discussions or reports about it. What you need when you are after a rental property is someone who knows how to go about the ramifications of the rental culture and procedures in the town. If for example you want to rent a property for a few months, you will need to be aware of the acceptable housing rules for the deposit, agency, fee, et cetera so you protect yourself, your family, and your business partner from the loss that can arise from not doing due diligence when you are looking for a rental property or wanting to make an investment in one. That is why our real estate agency has partnered with some reliable and trustworthy local Spanish professionals so that we can provide people only the best property rental services.