The town of ESTEPONA is the the most westerly holiday resort on the Costa del Sol. It is approximately 80 km from Malaga and sits on the coast between the Sierra Bermeja mountain range and the coastline west of Marbella towards Gibraltar.
Estepona retains much of its fishing traditions which is illustrated by the daily fish auction which takes place on the quayside by the marina. The town itself is a picturesque traditional place consisting of whitewashed buildings which are repainted each year to keep a fresh but authentic atmosphere in this peaceful pueblo style resort which has managed to accept tourism without giving up its Spanish way of life.
Estepona is a great place for the family holiday be it in a villa, apartment or hotel of which there are many from which to choose. If you are new to the area why not rent on line with the advertisers on this website. This would be a good starting point as their teams at can give local and friendly advice. Most holiday makers arrive via Malaga Airport which is 1 hour’s drive from Estepona. There are frequent direct bus services from the Airport to Marbella bus station where you would have to change for Estepona. To make the most of your stay a Rental Car from the Airport may be the best solution. This would also allow you to explore some of the white villages in the area such as Casares which is a typical white Andalucian village in the hills not far from Estepona
When you first visit Estepona you will be charmed by the narrow cobbled streets, squares and patios all decorated with an abundance of flowers. There are no real high rise blocks in the area and all the new buildings blend with the old style The new buildings are mainly hotels of four or five star standard. In surrounding area there has been a large increase in new villa and apartment building some of which has been around the numerous golf courses.
Estepona’s main Rada beach although not the finest of sand it is wide, long and clean. It has all the usual beach facilities and attractions such as pedalos parasailing and jet skiing. Bordering the beach there is a long palm tree lined promenade on which there are a number of beach bars (chiringuitos)
As you would expect in a tourist town of this standard there is a vast number of Estepona Restaurants of every type and nationality... you will find it hard to choose... as everyone has their favourites.
Estepona is at the heart of the Costa del Sol from a golf viewpoint with many world class golf courses within easy reach. A full list of the golf courses can be viewed at www.costadelsolweb.com The mild winter climate makes golf a pleasure at this time of year and indeed throughout the year however in the height of summer the long light evenings are best suited for golf
Estepona Family Holiday
Estepona is a perfect place for a family holiday as it gives you the best of both worlds. You can choose either a quiet holiday or if you wish you can enter into the local nightlife which in Estepona’s case is centered mainly around the marina or you are not far away from Puerto Banus which is one of Europe’s top nightspots