10 Best Things To Do in Fuengirola When it Rains [2024]

10 Best Things To Do in Fuengirola When it Rains [2024]

If you are planning a winter or spring break, you might wonder what are the best things to do in Fuengirola when it rains.

Are there enough indoor activities to keep you busy? Will you find something to do with your kids?

This article will answer all the questions you might have, and give you plenty of ideas on how to keep busy on rainy days.

How do I know? I have been living in Fuengirola since 2020, so I know what the rainy season has to offer.

Below is a selection of my best local tips.

fuengirola coastal promenade
After a rainy day in Fuengirola

Best Things To Do in Fuengirola When it Rains

This selection of rainy-day activities is focused on Fuengirola only.

If you rent a car, you will have much more options to explore beyond Fuengirola and find some nice museums in Malaga, or indoor activities in nearby Benalmadena.

1. Enjoy a Day at the Theater

Why not enjoy a bit of culture while hiding from the rain? Fuengirola’s Salon Varietes Theatre offers exciting shows in the English language and is open from September to May. It is also child-friendly and wheelchair friendly.

Check out the current shows here and book your tickets at the box office.

Location: C/ Emancípación, s/n, Fuengirola 29640

2. Get Cultured at Museo de la Ciudad

Want a deep dive into the local culture?

Check out Museo de la Ciudad (Fuengirola’s City Museum). It’s a lovely spot to understand the city’s history, from its Roman roots to modern times. The museum is small but packed with fascinating artifacts and interactive displays. Plus, it’s a great way to wait out the rain!

Location: María Josefa Larrucea (Junto al Ayuntamiento)

Opening Times: Tuesday to Friday 18:00 to 22:00. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00. Closed on Mondays.

3. Go Shopping at Miramar Shopping Centre

Retail therapy, anyone?

Miramar Shopping Centre is a sprawling indoor haven filled with shops, cafes, and even a cinema. Whether you’re looking for designer brands, tech gadgets, or a bite to eat, you’ll find it here.

Oh, and did I mention they’ve got an indoor go-karting track?

Location: Av. de la Encarnación, s/n, 29640 Fuengirola

Opening Times: 10 am to 10 pm daily, except Sundays

Miramar shopping mall

4. Pamper Yourself at a Local Spa

You’re on holiday; you deserve to be pampered.

Many of Fuengirola’s hotels boast luxurious spas where you can get a massage, take a dip in an indoor pool, or enjoy a rejuvenating facial. Even if your accommodation doesn’t have a spa, there are several standalone establishments that offer similar services.

There’s no better way to forget about the rain than by soaking in a hot tub.

5. Indulge in Culinary Delights

From classic Spanish tapas to international cuisine, Fuengirola has plenty to offer to your taste buds.

Many restaurants and cafes are situated in charming indoor settings—perfect for a rainy day. You could even take a Spanish cooking class to learn how to whip up some local dishes yourself!

Here is my list of the best restaurants in Fuengirola, but feel free to explore what’s closer to you to keep dry!

El Higueron Restaurante, Fuengirola

6. Hit the Bowling Alley

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone.

Bowling is a great way to spend time with family or friends when the beach is off-limits. Fuengirola has a couple of bowling alleys where you can get your game on. Most also have arcades and pool tables for those who prefer their games a little less strenuous.

Coyote Bowling Saloon – Las Lagunas district of Fuengirola

Mijas Bowling Club Fuengirola – a little further out from the city

7. Visit an Art Gallery

If you fancy a bit more culture, Fuengirola also has a few galleries you can explore. Check their opening times and current exhibitions via links below.

Studio 33 – Calle Pintor Nogales, 6 las rampas local, 12c, 29640, Fuengirola

Galleri SoHo – Av. Juan Gómez Juanito 6, 29640, Fuengirola

Gallery Art Club – new shows every month, Calle Quemada 8-10, 29640, Fuengirola

8. Go to a Cinema

As I mentioned earlier, you can find a local cinema in the Miramar Shopping Center. While most movies are dubbed in Spanish, you can quickly see which ones are also available in English – look out for ‘vose’ written next to the movie, which indicates the original language with subtitles.

The program for the cinema is available here.

9. Dive into an Indoor Swimming Pool

If you happen to stay in a hotel during your trip to Fuengirola, why not enjoy some time in the pool?

Many hotels in Fuengirola have indoor pools and even spa, so you can spoil yourself and relax by the water.

10. Take Your Kids to Kiddo

Kiddo is one of my favourite places for rainy days – I have two boys and they both love Kiddo! This indoor playground is located in Los Boliches, close to the beach, and is a very good size.

They have a separate room for dining and a playroom, and also a dedicated room for babies up to the age of 3. In addition to classes, you can also book them for birthday parties. The access to the playground costs 6 euros for 2 hours.

If you want to relax while your kids are having fun, this is a great option to consider.

They do not have a website but you can contact them through their Facebook page.

Location: Calle Colòn, Fuengirola, Spain

Opening Times: 10am to 10pm Tuesday to Sunday, 2pm to 10pm Mondays (please check their page as these are subject to change)

Final Words

Don’t let a few raindrops dampen your Fuengirola adventure.

Whether you’re into history, shopping, or just kicking back and relaxing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Keep that umbrella handy and go have some fun.

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Lucia has been living on Costa del Sol since 2020, and through her love of photography and travel, she has been documenting the best places to see in Southern Spain and uncovering hidden gems only known to locals. All the articles on Viva La Vita are written based on personal experience and local expertise.

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