Its municipal area is one of the smallest in the province, consisting merely of the coastal strip occupied by the town and the Santa Fe de los Boliches district, which make up seven kilometres of excellent beaches.

Though apparently of Phoenician origin, the town's history really begins in Arabic times with the building of Sohail Castle, part of whose walls still remain, for defence purposes. The town centre still retains a certain traditional air, though it is nowadays characterised by the hotels, apartments etc. necessary to its main source of income: sun and sand tourism. 

General information

Tourist Area: Costa del Sol Occidental Province: Málaga Distance from the capital (km): 27 Altitude above sea level (m): 6 Area (Km2): 10 RAINFALL: 500 Nº of inhabintants: 71482 name for people: Fuengiroleños Postal code: 29640 Web: