7 Fantastic Excursions from Fuengirola: Expert Tips [2024]

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7 Fantastic Excursions from Fuengirola: Expert Tips [2024]

Are you looking for the best excursions from Fuengirola?

If you’re not sure where to book them or which one to choose, this article has answers to these and any other questions you might have.

How do I know?

I have been living in Fuengirola since 2020 and visited all of the destinations on this list, so I can recommend the best places from personal experience.

Shall we check what your best options are?

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Best Excursions from Fuengirola

Fuengirola has a great location on Costa del Sol, with close proximity to Malaga International Airport and good travel connections to other major cities in Andalusia.

The excursions below focus on trips offered by local companies, which are great value for money and very educational. Plus no hassle of driving or navigating the local traffic.

If you prefer to plan your own excursion and want some ideas, you can check my tips in this article. At the end of the article, you will also find detailed transport guides for destinations close to Fuengirola.

How to Choose Your Excursion from Fuengirola

There are a few things you should consider before choosing your excursion.

Things like 1) how long do you want to spend traveling, 2) do you want to see some of the most popular attractions and 3) are you traveling with kids or alone.

Based on those, I have prepared this quick reference guide that will help you choose your trip option:

Traveler Interest Recommendations
First-time Visitors in Spain Seville
History Enthusiasts Granada, Cordoba, Seville
Traveling with Kids Ronda
Less Time in the Bus Ronda
Adventure Seekers Caminito del Rey or Morocco
Off the Beaten Path Caminito del Rey, Morocco

Here is my list of all the excursions from Fuengirola, followed by practical tips you should read before booking your trip!

EXCURSIONS FROM FUENGIROLA

1. SEVILLE WITH ROYAL ALCAZAR

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Rating: 4.2 / 5
Duration: 10 – 11 hours
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This excursion will show you all the main highlights of the capital of Andalusia – Royal Palace of Seville (including a guided tour), the old town (Santa Cruz) with a guided walk.

You will also take a stroll through the famous Plaza de Espana (see picture above).

This excursion also has a 3-hour slot of free time included, in case you would like to see more of the landmarks like the cathedral or sit down to taste some local tapas.

  • Cancel up to 24 hours before for 75% refund
  • Transport to and from Fuengirola
  • Tickets & tour of Royal Alcazar included
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Great value for money trip
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2. CORDOBA & LUCENA EXCURSION

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Rating: 5 / 5
Duration: 10 – 12 hours
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Part of the Andalusian triangle (together with the cities of Granada and Seville), Cordoba is an absolute must-see while staying in Southern Spain.

This excursion will allow you to explore Cordoba at your own pace, so remember to book your tickets to the most important monument – the Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba – in advance so you don’t miss out.

The other place I recommend exploring is the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, near the famous Mosque of Cordoba. As a bonus point for this trip, you also get to see the famous stunning village of Lucena near Cordoba.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Book now and pay later option
  • Transport to and from Fuengirola
  • Free time in Cordoba
  • Free time in Lucena
  • English & Spanish speaking guide
  • Available once a week
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3. RONDA AND SETENIL DE LAS BODEGAS

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Rating: 4.5 / 5
Duration: 8 – 10 hours
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Two of the most famous small towns are covered as part of this exciting excursion.

You will get picked up from Fuengirola and, after a two-hour journey, arrive in Setenil de las Bodegas, the famous town under the rock.

Later, you will enjoy a 1.5-hour guided tour of the spectacular town of Ronda, with the oldest bullring in Spain, and enjoy the most spectacular views from the ancient Puente Nuevo towering over El Tajo gorge.

You will also have three hours to explore on your own.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Book now and pay later option
  • Transport to and from Fuengirola
  • Available three times per week
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4. GRANADA AND ALHAMBRA EXCURSION

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Rating: 4.3 / 5
Duration: 10 hours
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I might be a little biased here, but I absolutely love Granada, and I’m sure you will too. I’ve already visited four times, and there is still so much to discover.

This excursion will show you the best of Granada – the ancient monument complex of Alhambra with the stunning Generalife Gardens.

Plus, you will have plenty of time to explore more of Granada in your free time – you can get inspired on what else to see in here.

  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours
  • Book now and pay later option
  • Includes entrance & guide for Alhambra
  • Free bottle of water
  • Transport to and from Fuengirola
  • Available three times per week
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5. CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION

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Rating: 4.7 / 5
Duration: 6 – 10 hours
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Want an excursion that will leave a lasting impression and photos that will attract many questions?

Caminito del Rey is the one!

This ‘pathway of the King’ was once one of the most dangerous hikes in the world and now boasts the title of the most popular natural attraction in the region of Malaga.

Take a hike through a wooden platform perched on the edge of Gaitanes Gorge, while admiring spectacular views and listening about the history of this natural wonder from the local guide.

Don’t get discouraged by the use of the word hike – it’s more of a pleasant walk rather than anything that would require excellent fitness levels.

  • FREE cancellation up to 24 hours
  • book now & pay later
  • pick up & transport from Fuengirola
  • tickets to Caminito del Rey
  • tour guide (English & Spanish)
  • children under age of 8 not allowed
  • safety equipment
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6. GIBRALTAR EXCURSION

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Rating: 4.3 / 5
Duration: 9.5 hours
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Gibraltar is one of the most popular and demanded excursions from Costa del Sol. I visited in winter time, and it was absolutely spectacular!

This very popular excursion has two options: plan your own program and enjoy the free time in Gibraltar, or book the upgraded excursion with a tour of the Nature Reserve, a highlight of a trip to Gibraltar.

I recommend you book the upgraded tour as the Nature Reserve is a must-see while visiting Gibraltar – plus, the views are hard to beat!

  • FREE cancellation up to 24 hours
  • book now & pay later
  • passport necessary
  • pick up & transport from Fuengirola
  • entry to Gibraltar by bus (waiting time may be necessary at borders)
  • bilingual guide
  • free time or book the Nature Reserve tour
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7. MOROCCO DAY TRIP (TETOUTAN)

Rating: 4.3 / 5
Duration: 10 – 15 hours
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The only tour I haven’t booked myself yet, but it’s at the top of my travel wishlist.

Discover the African continent on an easy and affordable trip from Fuengirola.

This tour will take you to Morocco via the ferry from Algeciras (45 mins journey), where in the beautiful city of Tetoutan you will experience the following:

  • visit of the local Tetoutan Medina (UNESCO world heritage site)
  • free time for shopping in the commercial area
  • visit the old Jewish quarter of Mellah and the Hassan II Square
  • enjoy a local lunch (not included in price)
  • visit a traditional Moroccan Berber farmhouse

This tour includes free cancellation up to 24 hours (for full refund) and a book now pay later option. It’s definitely on my personal wishlist for this year!

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Tips for Booking Excursions from Fuengirola

Here are a few practical tips to keep in mind before you book:

  • excursions from Fuengirola may run only a few times per week so book early
  • in the summer, they get booked up very quickly
  • the tours generally include entrance to attractions, apart from one exception – the Cordoba trip
  • most trips start early in the morning
  • most excursions run in any weather, so keep that in mind
  • kids and babies are generally allowed unless the tour specifies otherwise
  • majority of these tours are not wheelchair friendly
  • do not bring any big luggage or large backpack with you on these trips (monuments do not allow entry with them)

For most of the excursions I featured here, the pick up place is in Los Boliches in Fuengirola. They do not include hotel pick ups.

You will receive detailed instructions for the trip once you book via your confirmation email. Remember that you have up to 24 hours to cancel the trip if anything changes, in most cases, for a full refund.

Final Words

I hope you found lots of wonderful and exciting trip options from Fuengirola!

If you still can’t make up your mind or have questions about any of the excursions featured here, I’m happy to help you out.

Just leave a comment below or even better, post it in my private Facebook group.

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Hi, I'm Lucia

The founder and writer of Viva La Vita, a blog about traveling in Spain.

On these pages, you will find many practical tips and recommendations from someone who lives in Spain and travels around Spain often.

Filled with my images and unique local perspective, I hope these pages will offer you plenty of inspiration, insights & ideas to plan a wonderful trip to Spain.

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