Fuente De Piedra is a charming inland town set within exceptionally beautiful natural surroundings. The town is locally characterised by its straight streets and typically Andalusian whitewashed houses with interesting 2 or 3 level structures featuring lintel doors and wrought iron protecting the balconies.
Fuente De Piedra is renowned for its natural settings, strong traditions and the lagoon ‘Laguna De Fuente De Piedra’ which is listed as a nature reserve and home to one of the largest populations of flamingos in Europe.
This small town is situated in the Anteguera Region of the province of Malaga within a dry basin amongst the Southern Spanish mountains. People are often drawn here because of its natural beauty and close proximity to the ‘Laguna De Fuente De Piedra’ which is the largest natural lake in the Iberian Peninsula and is a haven for over 170 different species of birds.
This idyllic town is much sought after for its remarkable landscape, striking views and convenient location within easy driving distance to nearby airports, beaches and resorts.
The straightforward roads make for an easy and quick drive to some of the most popular locations and resort towns taking less than an hour by car.
Antequera – 24 minutes
Malaga Airport – 50 minutes
Malaga – 52 minutes
Torremolinos – 51 minutes
Coin – 53 minutes
Fuengirola – 54 minutes
Benalmadena – 54 minutes
The sub-tropical Mediterranean climate of Fuente De Piedra makes for comfortable, hot, dry summers averaging around 33°C in the warmer months and cooler, partly cloudy winters reaching lows of 12°C in the colder months.
The town itself is has a great selection of bars, restaurants and cafes with lots of delicious local staples such as ‘migas’ breadcrumb based dishes, pork, rice and seafood dishes and porra (a thick stew or soup made of vegetables) taking full advantage of some of the great local grown veg such as asparagus when in season.
If you’re looking for a little more variety then nearby Antequera, Malaga and Torremolinos can provide a more diverse range of eateries from modern tapas and international cuisine to fast food, pubs, nightclubs, and cocktail bars.
Fuente De Piedra itself is home to a selection of great local shops including supermarkets, clothing stores, tobacconists, banks, pharmacy’s, bakeries and many more.
If you’re after some serious retail therapy then nearby Coin is home to the modern ‘CC La Trocha’ which offers everything from shops and restaurants to a cinema, a gym with spa, rooftop paddle courts and even a swimming pool!
Also within an easy drive is the Fuengirola flea market that happens twice a week, Malaga is home to a vast array of stores and shopping centres and in Torremolinos the Calle San Miguel is a must visit shopping experience.
Although there is a beautiful lagoon nearby and several other bodies of water, Fuente De Piedra is inland and so the nearest beaches are Torremolinos and Malaga which have lots to offer visitors of all ages and interests, whether it’s serious sunbathing, water sports, seaside dining or shopping.
Obviously in Fuente De Piedra the main attraction is the breath taking lagoon and nature reserve that is home to thousands of flamingos as well as other animals and provides a great place to walk, explore or even have a picnic. Next to the reserve is the ‘El Refugio del Burrito’ a very popular donkey sanctuary for animal lovers and children to get up close with some cute donkeys.
There are also some terrific waterparks nearby with Aqualand Torremolinos and Costa Water Park in Fuengirola both within an hour’s drive away and well worth the trip for a day full of fun.
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