It is a former fishing village which has grown dramatically.
There are no high rise developments in the area and many of the properties are the traditional whitewashed houses.
As suggested by its name it offers excellent weather all year round and properties there range from basic apartments (pisos) to luxury villas (casa sensorial), depending on your budget and taste.
There is something for everyone in the area, from sporting activities to bars and restaurants.
The International Friends Club is located in Fuengirola and has been meeting since 2002.
As the area is one of the busiest in Spain there are many employment opportunities and large numbers of expats move to the area to start their own businesses.The town hall in the village has a department devoted entirely to helping the expats that choose to settle in the area.Mijas Costa is the region’s coastline and lies between Marbella and Fuengirola.There are few modern developments and traffic is not really a problem as many of the streets are too narrow to accommodate cars and vans.The town is 7 kilometres from the coast and is known for excellent restaurants serving traditional Spanish food.It is popular with expats who enjoy the hustle and bustle of a tourist resort and there are many work opportunities in the area since the town expanded.