In case of an emergency you can call 112 which is a common phone number for all the rescue services fire, ambulance and police services all over Spain. It's completely free of charge and even works if you don't have a SIM card in your mobile phone. You can also ask for an English speaking operator.
24 hour pharmacy
Located in Los Boliches at the church square
Adress: Farmacia Central. Avenida de Los Boliches 74, Fuengirola
Phone: (+34) 952 47 42 38
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Centro Salud Las Lagunas
If you are on vacation in Spain remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). you can order it online from NHS nhs.uk. Centro Salud Las Lagunas is a 24 hour medical health centre. If you don't speak Spanish you might want to go with someone who can translate for you.
Adress: Calle la Unión, s/n, 29651 Las Lagunas de Mijas
Phone: (+34) 951 06 22 47
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Policia Local is where you can apply for a NIE-number or a residencia. If you need to report a crime, this can be done in English by calling 902 102 112 between 09 a.m. and 9 p.m. After reporting the crime you need to pay a visit to the Police Station to sign the report.
Adress: Av. Condes de San Isidro, 98, 29640 Fuengirola
Phone: (+34) 902 102 112
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At the Town Hall you can register as a citizen of Fuengirola. In Spanish this is called padron or empadronamiento. You need to your bring passport, NIE-number or Residencia documents, and documentation on residence. Remember to always bring two extra copies of all papers. You also need to go to the town hall to obtain a building permit for any type of internal or external improvements on your home, such as tiling, changing windows, painting the walls, refitting your kitchen, building a swimming pool, etc.
Adress: Av. Juan Gómez Juanito, 12, 29640 Fuengirola
Phone: (+34) 951 31 10 79
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Taxi in Fuengirola
Phone: 952 471 000
Taxi in Mijas
Phone: 952 478 288
Taxi in Benalmádena
Phone: 952 44 15 45
Taxi in Málaga
Phone: 952 04 04 04
Transport to and from the Airport
Taxi: Taxi between the airport and Fuengirola costs about 40 €.
Train: The train between Malaga og Fuengirola stops at the airport. The train has several stations along the line. It takes 33 minutes from Fuengirola to the airport. It is an easy, affordable and comfortable alternative if you are going to or from the airport. The first departure from Fuengirola in the morning is at 06.10 a.m. arriving at 06.43 a.m to the airport. The last train from the airport in the evening departs at 23.42 p.m arriving in Fuengirola at 00.16 a.m.
Bus: If your flight is departing very early or arriving very late at night, the alternatives are taxi or you can book a shuttle bus that costs about 10-12 €. There are several companies offering shuttle bus to Malaga Airport. Two of them are Malaga Shuttle Bus www.malagashuttlebus.com and Hoppa www.hoppa.com. The shuttle bus must be booked minimum 48 hours before departure.
At rentalcars.com you can compare prices and conditions from various car companies at once and choose the one that suits you best.
Fuengirola has the largest street market on the Costa del Sol. Here you can buy everything between heaven and earth such as jewellery, clothing, shoes, belts and so on. The market is held every Tuesday at the Fair Ground. In addition there is a second hand market every Saturday on the Fair Ground and a smaller market every Sunday next to the Mosque.
Tuesdays: Street Market at the Fair Ground
Saturdays: Second hand market at the Fair Ground
Sundays: Street Market on the parking behind the mosque
The Fair Ground on map: Show in Google Maps
Mosque on map: Show in Google Maps
Businesses providing service to expats in Spain: Business Directory
Black container: Organic
Yellow container: Plastic packaging, milk and juice cartons, cans, plastic bottles
Green container: Glass
Blue container: Carton and paper
Most supermarkets in Spain sell yellow and black waste bags that makes the waste sorting easier in your home.
Most supermarkets in Spain also have bins where you can throw batteries and light bulbs.
Finally we would like to mention that Spaniards tend to place old furniture on the streets without making an appointment with the town hall first, as scrap dealers continually are driving past the communal bins to collect these items. In Fuengirola it is prohibited to leave your old furniture on the streets without an appointment, but many keep doing this out of old habits. If you get caught doing this you will be fined.
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Fuengirola is a small holiday resort with 75,000 inhabitants and between 200,000 and 400,000 tourists. Fuengirola is located midway between Malaga and Marbella. It takes about 30 minutes by car from Malaga or Marbella. The city is suitable for anyone who likes to be in the sun. If you think it is too crowded in August, you can always go to the suburb of Caravajal to rent a comfortable hammock or Torreblanca which is a bit more spacious. The area of Fuengirola is completely melted together with the urban area Mijas Costa.
Fuengirola has one of the nicest and longest beaches on the entire coast. Several years in a row, almost all the beaches in Fuengirola have been awarded with the "Blue Flag" which is a quality designation that goes on purity, availability and ease of use.