Estepona Destination Guide

This coastal town has a recorded average of around 325 days of sun a year. There are miles of beautiful, unspoiled, white sandy beaches and tiny coves to explore. The locals are friendly and welcoming and the village has therefore managed to preserve its authentic and original charm. It is located just 20km west of Marbella and is set at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja Mountains.

Activities

Visitors can explore the quaint cobblestone streets lined with little shops, cafes and tapas bars or stop in at the Puerto Deportivo and Marina. Furthermore, the beaches are immaculate. Many of them have been awarded blue-flag status with golden sands, crystal-clear water and unquestionably good facilities including showers, children’s play areas and beachside restaurants. There is a beautiful palm tree-lined promenade, perfect for long walks along the beach, or if you’re feeling up to it a good run or cycle. There are at least 5 golf courses in Estepona. It is also only a short distance away from the water park, Aqualand and Selwo Safari Park, which have fun activities for children and families.

The village has a few museums as well as some significantly notable ruins such as walls and watchtowers along the beaches. The old town is a photographer’s dream. There are narrow pedestrianized streets, colourful potted flowers and some striking architecture including an 18th-century church. Within the town square, you will find a bell tower. It is the very last remaining part of the Iglesia de Los Remedios, which was destroyed by an earthquake mid-18th century. There are plenty of festivals and carnivals. These are celebrated each year as well as street fairs with locals singing and dancing in the streets.

Travel

Gibraltar Airport is the closest and most convenient. Malaga Airport is only one hour drive. It is the third largest in Spain with connections to European and other Spanish countries. The A7 motorway runs parallel to the coastline making for a spectacularly scenic drive.