Estepona is a great holiday destination, close to the popular resorts of Marbella, Puerto Banus and Sotogrande, but with its own traditional Spanish personality and charm. There is an abundance of villas in Estepona, dotted around the town in local urbanisations on the beachfront and in the mountains behind.
Out at the far end of the Costa del Sol and sandwiched between Marbella and Puerto Banús to the east and Manilva and Sotogrande to the west, Estepona is undoubtedly one of the most attractive of the towns west of Málaga. Its beaches, paticularly La Rada and Playa el Cristo, are highly rated on the Costa del Sol, and make estepona a popular family tourist destination.
Estepona has a growing selection of hotels. The most expensive and luxurious hotels in Estepona are the Kempinski and Villa Padierna, both a few kilometres to the east of the town. The H10 and the Hotel Fuerte Estepona are situated 2km west and are both frontline to the beach, ideal for families.
With an population of 70,000, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character. Notwithstanding, all the tourist facilities are here, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities, and shops.
Estepona is the fishing village with lots of character and an interesting history, reflected by the large number of fascinating old buildings in town. However if you are more interested in the present than the past, don't worry, there is plenty for everyone to experience and enjoy.
Estepona town hall including the Mayor's office and many of the departments such as Urbanismo (town planning) Estadísticas (electoral register) and Recaudación (rates and local taxes) are located in Edificio Puerto Sol opposite the bullring in the port near the light house.
Drivers on the A-7 Coastal highway east of Estepona will have seen the silver capped tower against the blue sky and wondered what the building was. The answer is the first ever purpose-built Russian Orthodox church on Costa del Sol's and Andalucia.
Marbella is well known as the favourite destination in Andalucia amongst the international jet-set crowd and the very rich and famous. Often referred to as Spain’s equivalent of Saint-Tropez, the city and many of the beaches here are well renowned for beauty, opulence and the greatest of luxury.
Large terraces with the Trocadero atmosphere, where you can enjoy both top cuisine and the sea and sun. It also has a swimming pool, hammock service, cocktail bar and a Japanese bar, specialized in Asian cuisine.
Anantara by the sea Beach club was called Club del Mar, however its name changes with the official name of the hotel (Villa Padierna) of which it is part. Great place to relax with a cocktail. It closes early at 18.00 (except in the summer) on the other hand it is open all year to support the hotel clients.