Fuengirola is a popular coastal resort town in the province of Malaga, Spain, situated on the Costa del Sol. If you are planning a multi-centre holiday, you can conveniently collect your car rental from Fuengirola and drop it off at another depot, often without any additional fees.
From Fuengirola, you can explore various nearby towns and attractions by car. Here are some places you can drive to and the routes you can take:
Mijas: Mijas is a charming nearby town known for its traditional Andalusian white-washed buildings. It's just a short drive from Fuengirola. You can take the A-387 road or the A-368 for a scenic drive up to Mijas Pueblo (the town center).
Marbella: Marbella is another popular coastal town, known for its upscale lifestyle and beautiful beaches. To reach Marbella from Fuengirola, you can take the AP-7 highway, which is a toll road, or the A-7 coastal road, which is toll-free.
Malaga: Malaga, the capital of the province, is about a 30-minute drive from Fuengirola. You can take the A-7 coastal road or the AP-7 toll highway to get there.
Benalmádena: Benalmádena is a neighboring resort town with attractions like the Benalmádena Marina and Tivoli World amusement park. It's just a short drive east along the A-7 coastal road.
Nerja: If you're interested in exploring the eastern part of the Costa del Sol, Nerja is a lovely town known for its scenic Balcony of Europe (Balcón de Europa) and the nearby Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja). To reach Nerja, take the A-7 coastal road eastward.
Regarding tolls, the A-7 and AP-7 roads both pass through Fuengirola, and the AP-7 is a tolled highway. If you prefer to avoid tolls, you can generally use the A-7 coastal road, which runs parallel to the AP-7 in many areas.
The distance from Fuengirola to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles). The drive typically takes around 20-25 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. You can take the AP-7 toll highway or the A-7 coastal road to reach the airport.
Please note that road conditions and tolls may change, so it's a good idea to check for updates before your trip.