Los Boliches is one of the most important areas in Fuengirola and it feels like a proper town, not just a neighbourhood. In the old times it was known as “Boliche” and it was totally separated from Fuengirola, but due to the growth of the area nowadays it is totally integrated in the town.
Los Boliches is named after the small boats that were used to fish in the old times that were called “bolichitos”.
Its first historical reference dates from 1822 when 25 residents were listed in the Register.
In the 30s homes were mainly huts with a roof made of palm leaves all close together along the old road.
Los Boliches has always been considered as a neighbourhood of fishermen, though truth is that most of them used to work in the sea and also in the country depending on the season. Still, the fishing in Los Boliches was constant.
When tourism arrived many fishermen left their hard work in the sea and started working in construction and in the hotel industry.
In 1957 Los Boliches market was built and it still remains in the same place offering services to residents and visitors. In 1970 the works for a new train line started, this transformed Los Boliches a lot and it made it more modern.
It is amazing how tourism and construction can change a place so much. The area where Hotel Yaramar is located doesn’t look at all like in the old times. Back in the day in that zone there were lots of humble small houses owned by fishermen and the Virgen del Carmen statue, now by Hotel Ángela, was also there.
We recommend you to visit the most outstanding places in Los Boliches, which are the Virgen del Carmen church, Los Boliches market, the Roman monument and Finca del Secretario, also from the Roman period.
Make the most of your stay in Hotel Yaramar and discover the secrets and charm hidden in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa del Sol. The experience is well worth it!!