Estepona is located at the western end of the Costa del Sol
Estepona is located at the western end of the Costa del Sol at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja mountains, about 30km west of Marbella. The area around Estepona has become very popular in the past few years with visitors from all over Europe as well as enjoying a thriving expat community.
The area boasts a superb climate offering unbeatable Estepona holiday weather throughout the year. July and August can be very warm with temperatures regularly above 30 Celcius. The Spring and winter temperatures are mild and sunny as you would expect from a town situated on the famous sunshine coast.
Estepona boasts a long promenade studded with flowers and palms and a fine sandy beach, away from the seafront, the old town is very pretty, with cobbled alleyways and two delightful plazas.
At the beginning of July, the Fiesta y Feria week transforms the place, bringing out whole families in their colourful flamenco-style costumes.
Estepona has its own leisure port ( Puerto Deportivo ) and marina which is well worth a visit and stroll around at any time of the year with its many boats and yachts permanently moored at the port along with a good selection of cafes, restaurants , bars and small shops.
Estepona’s bus station is located in Avenida Litoral ( near Carrefour ). You can check their timetables on www.avanzabus.com.
Top places to visit in Estepona
- Museums in Estepona.
- Murals Route.
- Poetry Route.
- For further information please check out the official Estepona Tourism Website
The area around Estepona
Beyond Estepona, 8km along the coast, there’s a minor road leading into the hills to Casares, one of the classic Andalucian white villages as it clings tenaciously to a steep hillside below a castle.
Further west, 3 km inland from the village of Manilva, are some remarkably well-preserved Roman sulphur baths. If you want to partake of these health-giving waters you’ll have to be prepared to dive into a subterranean cavern.
The beaches beyond Estepona have greyish sands (a trademark of the Costa del Sol that always seems surprising – you have to round the corner to the Atlantic coast at Tarifa before you meet yellow and golden sandy beaches.
Eating out in Estepona
The town offers a large number of good places to eat, among them a bunch of excellent fish frying and seafood restaurants, known as freidurias and marisquerias, along Calle Terraza, the main street which cuts through the centre – try the Restaurant La Gamba located in Edificio Jacaranda at the end of the Seafront towards Malaga.
There’s an excellent churreria towards the southern end of the town in Calle Real ( one block back from, and parallel to, the promenade ) – get there before 11am as they sell out early.
For market lovers there is a covered market which sells fresh food daily and is located on Calle Villa which opens up early in the morning up to around 14.00 each day except Sundays.
Estepona’s nightlife centres on the recently pedestrianised Calle Real , running behind and parallel to the seafront and the and the Marina area. Here you will find enough clubs , music bars, and lively pubs to satisfy every night owl.
Estepona is a golfers paradise
Estepona is home to some of the most popular courses on the Costa del Sol and include the Atalaya Golf resort, El Paraiso and Valle Romano Golf.
And located within a 30 minuted drive of Estepona you will find some of the best golf courses in Europe such as the world renowned Valderrama Golf Club, Finca Cortesin, Sotogrande, the San Roque Golf Club and La Reserva.
Luxury hotels in Estepona
Estepona boasts some of the finest luxury hotels in Spain namely the Kempinski Hotel Bahia, the Las Dunas Beach Hotel and Spa and the Elba Estepona Gran Hotel and Thalasso Spa, all exceptional 5 star beach resorts that cater and pamper to your every whim.
Estepona Tourism Offices
There are two excellent tourism offices who are only to pleased to help visitors to the town.
Winter Timetable: Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm & Saturdays form 10 am to 2pm.
Tours & Excursions
Recommended Hotels in Estepona
The much revered 5 star luxury Kempinski Hotel Bahia is one of the best hotels in Andalucia. Luxury facilities and amenities include access to a a long sandy beach, large pool and gardens, spa and wellness centre, elegant modern rooms and fine dining. Reviewer Rating: 9.0
The 5 star Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa is a located right on the beach and regarded as one of the best hotels in the area. The luxury facilities include a stunning spa and wellness centre, sauna, large outdoor pool, gymnasium and superb in-house dining. Reviewer Rating: 8.8
The 1 star Hotel Mediterraneo Estepona is an excellent budget friendly choice. This highly regarded hotel is located with right on the Estepona sea front close to all the local attractions. Reviewer Rating: 9.0