Fuengirola is situated on the picturesque Spanish Costa Del Sol. Exploring this popular coastline is easier when you hire a car. There are many beaches to enjoy. Marbella is just under 21 miles west of Fuengirola on the AP-7. This should take about half an hour to drive, depending on traffic, and Torremolinos is just under 12 miles northeast via the AP-7, about 20min in the car. There are some fantastic days out, all within driving distance. A trip up the mountain to white buildings of Mijas is about 4.5 miles up in the mountains via the A-387, and the city of Malaga is a short 21 miles northeast Fuengirola up the AP-7.
If you're flying to Malaga airport, getting a car hire in Fuengirola is easy. You'll find car hire desks on the Lower Ground Floor at Terminal 2 and the Ground Floor at Terminal 3. There are also many car hire companies that you can book through KAYAK to pick up and drop off at the airport.
Exploring the town and the region is a lot simpler with a GPS satellite navigation system. Not just for the longer trips up the mountain road but also for potting about the town of Fuengirola. When you are not used to the local roads, the GPS help tremendously, so make sure your car hire in Fuengirola is fitted with an active system. The town is a popular tourist destination, which means the roads are full of local drivers and visitors who are not confident on the roads. Take care to observe all the road signs, particularly ones for pedestrian crossings. A mix of happy visitors not paying attention and locals trying to get somewhere quickly can mean many people suddenly appearing on the road. Especially on the coast road.
Getting in and out of Fuengirola or any of the towns and cities nearby can take longer during rush hour. The busiest times are 08:00 to about 09:00 in the morning and from about 17:00 to 18:30. If you plan on going out in the evening for something to eat, remember in Spain the culture is to eat later when the air is cooler, so check opening times before you drive any distance. Market days can also be hectic. They run Tuesdays and Saturdays, opening at about 08:00 in the morning and closing around 15:00.
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Some car rental companies in Fuengirola which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Dollar and Hertz
On average a rental car in Fuengirola costs $31 per day.
Based on our information, car rental agencies in Fuengirola only have manual transmission cars.
The average gas price in Fuengirola is $6.27 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $75 and $100, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Fuengirola.
A Intermediate car rental in Fuengirola costs $17 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Fuengirola costs $216 per week ($31 per day).
On average a rental car in Fuengirola costs $926 per month ($31 per day).
Small cars are fine for nipping about the town. Should you be thinking about heading up into the mountain areas to explore, you should look at booking a medium-sized car. Some of the hills are very steep, and the larger engine always helps.
All speed signs in Spain are given in Kilometres Per Hour (km/h). The motorway's maximum speed is 120km/h (74mph) though many of the coastal roads are considered to be dual carriageways with a speed limit of 90km/h (60mph) to 100km/h (63mph). There are speed cameras in operation so keep an eye on the speed signs.
You can expect to pay between €1.11 (£0.96) and €1.16 (£1) per litre for unleaded with diesel prices being slightly more at around €1.13 (£0.97) to €1.20 (£1.03).
In the summer, the weather in Fuengirola, like the rest of the Costa Del Sol, can be hot, with temperatures hitting 28°C to 31°C regularly. When finding a parking place, it is advised, if you can, to get a shaded area. If you must park in the sun, give it a moment when you open the door to let the hot air out before you get in, and make sure the car is nice and cooled with the air conditioning before you drive. There is a massive underground carpark on the seafront with an entrance in Fuengirola near the port and another at Los Boliches, which cost about €1.2 (£1.03) per hour. There is another large carpark near the funfair that is free, but this gets very busy during the summer months and on market days. There is plenty of on-street parking but be aware that if there is a blue line, you must purchase a ticket to park there.
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