As always though, it often has that sunny climate that northern visitors have come to cherish !
I've paid several visits with my partner over a number of years and here are some pictures from the area (not necessarily all Fuengirola) that I happen to like.
High rise is the order of the day in the central area.
The Tuesday morning market is always very popular with both locals and visitors.
But it can be a hot and sweaty exercise too...
A popular night club in Buenalmadena, believe it or not...
It's easy to get lost in the narrow back streets of Cordoba
Apart from the closeup view, the subsequent hospitality with the opportunity to sample speciality beers apart from the 'regulars' is an opportunity not to be missed.
In fact, it's been so popular that I'm not sure if they're doing it any more.
A walk up to the fortress in Malaga provides impressive views, here the Bullring, said to be the second largest in Spain. The biggest one is, I believe, in Ronda.
Part of Fuengirola's Castella Sohail. The original Roman town was called Suel which changed, over the centuries, to Suhayl, eventually giving the Castle its modern name. In the Middle Ages the town became known as Font-Jirola (after the spring rising at the Castle foot) which in turn became corrupted into the Fuengirola of today.
Tangier is worth a visit though quite possibly you may not be comfortable with everything you may see. There is a significant and perceptible step-change in culture on moving south. All the same, visitors should not be deterred.
"There is nothing better than experience, but more of it" (Oscar Wilde)
Try a traditional tea house for a change.