Orientation to Estepona
Estepona is located on the coast about 20km west of Marbella. The town has a bypass for through traffic along the coast. Travelling from Marbella or the east, Estepona town is best entered from the km 158 exit from the A-7 coastal highway. Travelling from Manilva of the west fork right at 'Estepona' km 152 roundabout by Shell petrol station. Both routes will lead you into the town on the old N-340 coast road.
Since May 2022 the main seafront promenade has been peranently closed to through traffic. The tourist is now denied the picturesque entrance to the town. In order to cross the town from east to west use the inner bypass road Avenida de Andalucia. Better still go around the town on the A-7 motorway and enter by whichever of the four entrances brings you nearer to your destinations.
There are two centre entrances from the A-7. One at km 155.5 leads directly into Ave Juan Carlos I. Beware of the long queues in the late afternoon. The other at km 153 leads into the industrial estate before joining Ave Juan Carlos.
Assuming you don't know where you wan't to go except you want to see the pretty old town.
Arriving from Marbella or the East
Leaving the A-7 at km 158 you will enter Estepona on the Avenida de Literal dual carriageway. This road has a central reservation ornamental planted area. On the right is the bus station, then Palacio de Congresos on the right Carrefour, the towns largest supermarket on the left hand side. On the right is a free car parking area; consider parking here. The road continues affording the sight of the expansive La Rada beach.
At the second rouindabout don't follow the traffic to the right into Avenida de Andalucia bypass, instead continue along the seafront. Shortly on the right hand side is an entrance to the underground car park. Park here. (1.90€ an hour or 17€ a day). Coming out of the car park by foot, continue walking west in the direction you were driving. After a few hundred metres where there is a Hola Bank infront of you, take the road on the right which is Calle de la Terraza, a road that bisects the old town. Wander around this area at you leasure. Perhaps head for Plaza de las Flores; one block back on the left hand side.
If you now want to visit the Marina it is a little complicated since the seafront road is permanently closed. The best is to exit the car park, leave Estepona the same way as you arrived and then take the A-7 motorway by pass right round the town. Leave at km 153 and take the link road to the west entrance turning left at km 152 at the roundabout with the white ESTEPONA sign and there is a Shell petrol station nearby. Now follow the instructions for arriving from the west below.
From Manilva and the West to Estepona Marina
Leaving the A-7 at km 155 (not the first entrance you come to unless you are going to the Marina) you will enter Estepona on the old N-340 coast road. Avenida del Carmen is a dual carriageway with the ornamental landscaped area in the centre. Hotel H10 Estepona is on you right, local police station on your left. Just after this, you will see the Marina on your right and, a little further on the Bullring on the left.
Leaving the A-7 at km 152, this is bear right at the roundabout with the white ESTEPONA sign and there is a Shell petrol staion on toy righthand side. You will enter Estepona on the old N-340 coast road. Avenida del Carmen is a dual carriageway with the ornamental landscaped area in the centre. Hotel H10 Estepona is on your right, local police station on your left. A mirador overlooking the popular Playa del Carmen on you right. To visit this beach take the next road on you right. Just after this, you will see the Marina on your right and, a little further on the Bullring on the left. You may want to park in the Marina or Bullring area and have a look around.
If you now want to visit the old town it is a little complicated since the seafront road is permanently closed. You can either walk the 800m along the seafron promenade or take a taxi form the rank outside the entrance to the port. If driving you need to take one of the roads that runs behind the seafront. We suggest Calle Carlos Cano. When this road reaches the main road Avenida Juan Carlos, turn right down to the seafront. At the seafront you will see Banco Sabadell (blue sign) on the right hand side and a fountain in the centre of the roundabout. Here is an entrance to the underground car park (1.90€ an hour or 17€ a day) which is located under the seafront promenade to visit the old town. Note the exit to this car park is at the eastern side of the town and if returning west along the coast best method is to double back on the A-7 motorway.
The Tourist office is located in Plaza de las Flores in the centre of the old town. More>