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Estepona is a popular tourist town nestled at the foot of the Costa del Sol’s Sierra Bermeja mountains on Spain’s western coast. As one of the first resorts in the Costa del Sol, it blends both modern city living with traditional seaside charm. Discover a stylish marina, a flower-adorned old town and a cluster of quaint shops and bodegas. The winding cobbled streets are dotted with lively Spanish bars and authentic restaurants, and the golden coast is home to plenty of Blue Flag beaches with modern facilities.
Stay in one of our villas or apartment rentals in this typical Andalusian town and fall in love with its historic old quarter centering around Plaza de la Flores (or Flower Square). The streets here are blooming with colours and floral scents, making it one of the most picturesque old towns in the Costa del Sol. Take an afternoon stroll along Paseo Marítimo, the bustling palm-lined promenade, or enjoy a traditional Spanish meal at one of the atmospheric waterfront restaurants. The Mediterranean beaches here are perfect for water-based activities such as swimming, diving, kite-boarding and sea-kayaking. For a change of scenery, the Sierra Bermeja mountains offer breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape – you may even spot the Rock of Gibraltar on a clear day. For animal lovers, you might get a glimpse of a Barbary ape or two relaxing on the mountainside!
Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, Estepona enjoys a micro-climate, boasting 325 of annual sunshine where the average daytime temperature often exceeds 30°C. But with a stretch of over 21 km of coastline and over 17 beaches to choose from, there are plenty of places to enjoy a refreshing dip. Estepona is easily accessible with Gibraltar being the closest airport, just 45 minutes away. There are also regular flights from Málaga Airport, approximately an hour away. Booking transfers and car hire services are available from both airports.
Estepona has flourished into one of the most diverse tourist cities in the Costa del Sol. Situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, it is the perfect base to explore the surrounding region, with a varied landscape decorated with wild flowers, freshwater streams and rivers. Despite its tourist boom, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that still retains its authentic pueblo charm. As a working city, there are many facilities, holiday properties, shops and restaurants here, with plenty to see and do. A villa in Estepona gives you easy access to its beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses and whitewashed old town, centering around the flower-adorned square of Plaza de las Flores.
The old town is beautiful any time of day, but take a morning stroll and you’ll have this tranquil place almost all to yourself, as the town just begins to stir. In the afternoon the benches under the orange trees provide the perfect shade, while the fountain in the centre adds to the square's traditional charm. In the evening dine al fresco as the square really starts to come to life. Take a walk along the ruins of the late 15th century San Luis Castle, a stunning reminder of Estepona’s medieval past. The 16th century Clock Tower is said to be one of the oldest ecclesiastical buildings in the Costa del Sol and is the last remaining part of the original parish church of Our Lady of Remedies, destroyed in an earthquake in the mid-18th Century.
Home to over 8000 species of plant and over 1300 orchids, the Botanical Park Orchidarium is one of the Costa del Sol’s biggest and newest attractions. Its modern building is an architectural masterpiece with three glass greenhouse domes. Kids will love the artificial lake outside which puts on a spectacular display every hour.
When it comes to basking on the beach, you are spoiled for choice in Estepona. Boasting over 20 km of coastline, there are 17 fantastic beaches to choose from. The nearest are the Blue Flag beaches of La Rada and El Cristo. La Rada beach stretches from the marina past Estepona old town, with Paseo Marítimo seafront promenade in the centre. This is the most popular beach with a number of modern facilities and chiringuitos – beach bars that serve delicious paella, fresh fish and other delicacies. Family-friendly El Cristo beach is located 5 minutes west of the marina, just outside the old town. Its sheltered cove enjoys long hours of sunshine, making it the ideal spot for sunbathers. The black volcanic sands of El Padrón is a 12-minute drive from Estepona, surrounded by a landscape of lush vegetation, at the mouth of the Padrón river.
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