Fuengirola is a substantial town of 62,915 inhabitants in the region of Andalusia, Spain. It is located along Andalusia's Costa del Sol, a big destination for beach-minded tourists. Originally, Fuengirola was built by the sea-faring Phoenician people. Soon, Rome destroyed the Phoencians and took over the town, only to allow the town to eventually be overtaken by the Moors, in their turn.
Nowadays, Fuengirola is a thoroughly typical tourist town on the Costa del Sol. The major sights are the Sohail Castle, built in the Middle Ages by the military-minded Moors, as well as the "Plaza de Toros," the town's bullfighting arena. For families, a good attraction is the Fuengirola Zoo, redesigned in 2001 to provide more humane, stimulating, tropical forest environments for its numerous tropical animals.