Fuengirola fifteeen minutes along the train line from Torremolinos, is very slightly less developed and infinitely more said. Its not so conspicuously ugly, but it is distinctly middle-aged and family-oriented. The huge, long beach has been divided up into restaurant-beach strips, each renting out lounge chairs and pedal-boats. At the far end is a windsurfing school.

Rooms are difficult to find in August so make reservation before visit Fuengirola.