Estepona

© Michelle Chaplow Estepona rooftops, church and Sierra Bermeja
Estepona rooftops, church and Sierra Bermeja

Overview of Estepona

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.

The numerous street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies. In the 'old town' the steep, narrow streets are pedestrianised and decorated with different colour flower pots.  It is a delight for photographers.  You will find bars and small shops in Estepona, where you'd least expect them, all very inviting and friendly. 

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… More →

Estepona is a rare coastal destination - one of the few towns on the Costa del Sol to have retained its character and traditional feel, despite the influx of tourism in this part of Andalucia.… More →

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… More →

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… More →

Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to buy property such as holiday homes. Although Estepona doesn't have the "ritz" of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona… More →

Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to buy property such as holiday homes. Although Estepona doesn't have the "ritz" of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona… More →

Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to buy properties as villas. Although Estepona doesn't have the "ritz" of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona retains… More →

Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to buy property such as holiday homes. Although Estepona doesn't have the "ritz" of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona… More →

The pretty seaside town of Estepona, near Marbella, offers a variety of different language schools, catering for all levels from beginners to advanced. There are large schools, and some smaller… More →

There are a number of privately operated heath clinics in Estepona for patients to go without referal as an alternative to the state health service.  The state run facility is called the '… More →

Estepona is a lively fishing town with numerous cultural and social events going on all the time in addition to important festivals and fairs that take place around the same time each year. Here… More →

From the outside of the Orquidario, the state of the art building complete with three glass domes is eye catching, and from the inside it is pretty impressive too. There is much to catch your eye… More →

‘La Ruta de Murales Artísticos de Estepona’ (Estepona’s Route of Artistic Murals) is an incentive implemented by the local council and the mayor, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano that was started in… More →

Here is an informative page regarding taxis in Estepona. Estepona Taxi are white in colour with the oficial logo on the side door. They also bear the small 'SP' plate. A taxi with a green light on… More →

Stoa Galería de Arte Permanent displays of contemporary art can be seen at the Stoa Galería de Arte where many temporary exhibitions are also held. Museo de Arte de la Diputación de Estepona The… More →

The Estepona Marina is situated at the west end of the seafront promenade. This is a very pleasant place for a stroll and there are some magnificent boats moored here. There are also a wide variety… More →

Estepona is home to a wide range of golf courses that are enjoyable and challenging for both novices and professionals to enjoy. As well as the golf courses mentioned below there is also a… More →

Here is the most comprehensive guide to the beach bars (chiringuitos) and beachside restaurants in Estepona. The majority of these establishments have sun beds for hire at a reasonable price per… More →

Estepona has a varied selection of restaurants both in the town itself and in the surrounding areas. In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find many good quality tapas bars and… More →

Estepona's new Bus Station opened in July 2014 and is located next door to the Exhibition and Congress Centre on Avenida del Litoral just beyond Carrefour hypermarket on the eastern link to the A-… More →

Estepona is located on the coast about 20km west of Marbella. The town has a bypass for through traffic along the coast. The town is best entered from the east (slip road off A-7 coastal highway… More →

Estepona offers numerous bars with music in the town centre. Here is a guide to a wide array of venues, ranging from those open during the day and on into evening to the latest of the late… More →

This 2km beach is bounded at the west by the Torre de la Sal headland and runs to the next headland at Bahia Dorada; it is about 40m wide. Not overly busy, this is mainly used by the residents of… More →

In Estepona various tools have been found made from local flint or quartzite using methods attributed to the Neanderthal era. Since we know the now-extinct Neanderthals lived in Gorham's cave in… More →

Most of the shops are situated in the town centre on Calle Real or Calle Terraza. There is a wide variety, including boutiques, souvenir shops, delicatessens, stationers and bakeries. Laguna… More →

There are a number of car hire companies in Estepona. These can be found around the town centre and there are also some in the Port. See Car Hire below or on our general Car Hire page or Malaga… More →

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… More →

Estepona has several small museums devoted to its history and culture as as an agricultural town: Bullring, three of the museums are located in the Bullring oposite the entrance to the port (… More →

Park the car in the underground car park under the seafront promenade and walk through to the pedestrianised Calle Real. Where this road crosses Calle Terraza is a good starting point. Have a look… More →

If you are considering visiting Estepona you may find our maps a useful tool, we provide three maps, one of the region of Andalucia with Estepona highlighted. The second handcrafted map gives the… More →

Golf Estepona Golf club: Located a few km west of the town. More information on Estepona golf. Tennis Estepona Tennis Club: Located in the Forrest Hills urbanisation. Tennis courts are available for… More →

Cafes & Tapas Bars in Estepona: Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character, despite the onslaught of tourism. Cafes & Tapas… More →

See below a selection of excellent group excursions from Costa del Sol with Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise it… More →

There are a number of beautifully landscaped and enjoyable public parks in Estepona. Plaza de las Flores: Traditional square in the centre of the old town where you can sit on one of the many… More →

CAR HIRE

Hire a car is best way to get around! Travel with ease and enjoy the beautiful views! Consult our general Car Hire page for the best deals within Andalucia. 

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