Los Boliches is a former fishing village that has become a part of the larger city of Fuengirola on Spain's Costa del Sol. It retains much of its traditional charm while offering amenities and attractions for tourists.
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The beach in Los Boliches
The beach in Los Boliches

Holiday rentals in Los Boliches

Los Boliches is a popular holiday destination, and as such, you'll find a wide range of holiday homes available to rent. These might include:

Villas: Many villas in the region feature private pools, spacious gardens, and beautiful sea views. They can be an excellent option for larger groups or families.

Apartments: From modern, luxury apartments in the heart of the town to more budget-friendly options a bit further out, there's likely to be something to suit your needs.

Townhouses: Often located in the center of town, townhouses can offer a more authentic experience. They often have multiple bedrooms and may include a patio or balcony.

Tips for holiday experiences in Los Boliches

Los Boliches is a former fishing village that has become a part of the larger city of Fuengirola on Spain's Costa del Sol. It retains much of its traditional charm while offering amenities and attractions for tourists. Here are some holiday experiences you might enjoy in Los Boliches:

Beaches: Los Boliches boasts a beautiful, sandy beach that is less crowded than those in larger resort towns. You can rent a sunbed and spend the day relaxing by the sea, swimming, or participating in water sports. The beach also has a lovely promenade lined with restaurants and shops.

Restaurants and Tapas Bars: The area is known for its food. You'll find a range of cuisines, but do try traditional Spanish dishes and local seafood. Many bars offer tapas, small plates of various foods, which are a fundamental part of the local culinary scene. You can even do a 'tapas crawl' and try different bites in several bars.

Market Day: Every Tuesday and Saturday, Los Boliches hosts a market where you can buy a variety of goods, including fresh produce, clothing, and local crafts. It's a great place to mingle with locals and pick up a few souvenirs.

Explore the Old Town: Take a stroll through the narrow streets of Los Boliches to see the traditional white-washed houses and visit local shops.

Water Sports: You can also participate in various water sports like paddle boarding, windsurfing, or kayaking.

Day Trips: Use Los Boliches as a base for exploring the Costa del Sol. You can take day trips to larger cities like Malaga and Marbella, visit the stunning Alhambra in Granada, or explore the picturesque villages of Andalusia.

Visit the Sohail Castle: Just a short distance away in Fuengirola, the Sohail Castle offers a glimpse into Spain's history and offers fantastic views of the surrounding area.

Bioparc Fuengirola: A unique immersive zoo where the animals live side by side as they would in their natural habitat. It's designed around the concept of "zoo-immersion", making it a great experience for families.

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A closer look at Los Boliches

Los Boliches is a district of the larger city of Fuengirola, located in the Costa del Sol region of Spain. The two are very close together and are essentially part of the same urban area.

As of 2021, both Los Boliches and Fuengirola are served by the Cercanías Málaga commuter rail network, with Los Boliches and Fuengirola being two stops on the same line (C-1). This makes travel between them straightforward and convenient, with a journey time typically of just a few minutes.

You can check the Renfe (the Spanish national rail company) website or app for the most up-to-date schedule and ticket prices, but be aware that schedules and services can change. The trains on this line usually run frequently throughout the day.

Alternatively, the distance between Los Boliches and the central part of Fuengirola is also easily walkable, or you could take a local bus or taxi.

Los Boliches and Málaga Airport (Aeropuerto de Málaga-Costa del Sol) are well connected by public transportation. As of 2021, here's how you can get from Los Boliches to Málaga Airport:

By Train:
Los Boliches is serviced by the Cercanías Málaga commuter rail network. You can take the C1 line directly from Los Boliches to Málaga Airport. The trip usually takes about 30-35 minutes. Trains typically run every 20 minutes or so throughout the day, but the schedule may vary. You can check the Renfe (Spanish National Railways Network) website or app for the most up-to-date timetable and fare information.

By Taxi or Rideshare:
You can also take a taxi or rideshare like Uber, if it's available. The drive to Málaga Airport from Los Boliches usually takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic. This can be a more convenient option if you're traveling with a lot of luggage, but it will be more expensive than the train.

Please note that the actual conditions can vary. Always check the latest travel advisories and local resources for the most current information.

Los Boliches, which is part of Fuengirola in the Costa del Sol region of Spain, generally has a Mediterranean climate. This means warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Summer (June - August): During the summer months, the temperature typically ranges from mid 20s to low 30s degrees Celsius (70s to 90s Fahrenheit). This is the peak tourist season, and the weather is generally sunny and dry.

Autumn (September - November): Autumn sees cooler temperatures, typically in the high teens to low 20s degrees Celsius (60s to low 70s Fahrenheit). Rainfall starts to increase during these months, especially in November.

Winter (December - February): Winters are mild, with temperatures usually in the range of 12 to 18 degrees Celsius (50s to mid 60s Fahrenheit). This is the wettest season, but it's still relatively dry compared to many other European destinations.

Spring (March - May): Spring temperatures are generally in the mid to high teens Celsius (mid 60s to low 70s Fahrenheit), with relatively low rainfall.

Please note that this is a general guide, and actual conditions can vary. For the most accurate and current weather conditions in Los Boliches, please refer to a reliable weather forecasting service or website.

The term "boliches" in Spanish is a bit ambiguous. It can refer to several different things depending on the context and regional usage. In some areas, "boliches" is used colloquially to refer to small bars or clubs. In other places, "boliches" can refer to a type of fishing boat, which could possibly be the context in this case, considering Los Boliches was originally a fishing village.

However, the specific origin or meaning of the name "Los Boliches" in relation to this particular area is not universally agreed upon and might be rooted in local history or vernacular. It's best to ask locals or consult local historical resources for the most accurate explanation.

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