Fuengirola is a small town about 10km square, which is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, bordering on the south by the river Fuengirola, west and north by Mijas and northeast Benalmádena. It is about 30kms south-west of the provincial capital, Málaga.
The municipality is part of the Costa del Sol, is about 8 km of coastline and almost the entire surface is urbanized. Its population is over 70,000 inhabitants, which in summer season passes 200,000. It is one of the most populated municipalities of the province and also has an index of foreign residents, mainly from Europe, the highest in Andalucía.