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Located in the province of Malaga on Spain’s famous Costa del Sol, Estepona is a popular holiday destination in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Resting in a fertile valley that is covered in mountainous areas and small streams, Estepona is a traditional “Puerto Blanco” also renowned for its stretch of beautiful coastline, with beaches that stretch for 21km.

Estepona boasts two EC certified Blue Flag beaches, as well as a traditional white walled centre with plenty of shops, bars, and restaurants.

Holidaymakers will be pleased to learn that there are several cheap and affordable accommodation options for those wishing to visit Estepona.

Neighbourhoods of Estepona

Estepona boasts a number of attractive districts that all have their own special features and reputations. Some of the must-visit areas of the region include:

  • Old Town: The Centro Historico is an area of narrow streets and quaint 18th century houses and is the hub of the town’s history, heritage, and culture. .
  • Plaza de las Flores: The main square of Estepona and traditional centre of the old town. It is filled with flowers, the artworks of the Colección Garó, and quaint tapas terraces.
  • Estepona Port: A working fishing port that features many appealing restaurants and bars with market stalls selling product like textiles and leather goods.
  • Paseo Maritmo: The palm-lined promenade runs along the seafront of Playa de la Rada beach.

What to see and do in Estepona

Estepona is full of interesting and notable landmarks, with some of the sights to make sure you tick off your list including the Town Clock Tower, the original bullring complex and the Church of Los Remedios. For most visitors, the crowning glory alongside the beautiful stretch of beaches is the stunning and historic San Luis Castle.There’s also an interesting botanical exhibit known as the Estepona Orchid House which features a domed garden with a waterfall.

What to eat in Estepona

Estepona boasts a number of traditional local and national dishes in its various restaurants, with some of the best being pescaito frito, which is a fried fish meal, gazpacho which is a refreshing soup served cold, and pringa which is a popular slow cooked pork dish.

Naturally, there are tapas bars throughout the town and being a traditional fishing town, many of Estepona’s signature dishes are seafood based, provided by the plentiful activity of the ports.

Typical events and festivals in Estepona

There is always something to experience and enjoy no matter what time of the year you visit Estepona. Some of the most popular and large scale celebrations across the year include the San Isidro Labrador religious festival in May, the annual Ferias y Fiestas in July and the Virgen del Carmen fishermen themed celebrations also in July. Traditional religious recognition plays a large part in defining Estepona’s overall culture and identity.

How to move around in Estepona

Gibraltar Airport is the nearest international airport for visitors flying into Estepona, and once in the resort you can rely on the various bus services to get from A to B on a day to day basis.

Malaga Airport is another option for travelling to Estepona, with the Autopista AP-7 toll road offering fast travel between the two towns.

The climate in Estepona

Estepona enjoys what is classed as a ‘hot semi-arid’ climate, which means that the summers are very hot and dry, and the winters are pleasantly mild. The hottest annual averages are in the 35 degree region, with a lower all year round average of around 18 degrees. The town experiences low levels of rainfall, with less than 35 days of precipitation a year on average.

More interesting facts about sights in Estepona

Did you know that Estepona was originally chosen by the Walt Disney Company to be the location of their new European theme park resort? As we know, these plans later changed, with Paris, France ultimately being awarded the privilege.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Estepona

The most centrally located hotel in Estepona with the best ratings is: Apartamentos Hacienda Beach.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Estepona, the average price per night is 33 , while you will pay an average of 29 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 81 .

You can make reservations at Hotel Healthouse Las Dunas and Hotel Kempinski Bahía Beach Resort & Spa if you´re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Estepona.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Estepona, like Hotel Piedra Paloma, Hotel Healthouse Las Dunas or Macdonald Villacana Resort.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Estepona, we recommend Hotel Piedra Paloma, Hotel Healthouse Las Dunas and Hotel Kempinski Bahía Beach Resort & Spa.

The best hotels in Estepona for adults only are Hotel Senator Banus Spa and Hotel Exe Estepona Thalasso & Spa Adults Only.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Estepona are Hotel Iberostar Costa Del Sol, Hotel Kempinski Bahía Beach Resort & Spa and Hotel Healthouse Las Dunas.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Estepona with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Healthouse Las Dunas, Hotel Kempinski Bahía Beach Resort & Spa and Hotel Iberostar Costa Del Sol.

The best hotels with a pool in Estepona are Hotel Kempinski Bahía, Hotel Iberostar Costa del Sol and Hotel Marriott Playa Andaluza.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Estepona are Hotel Healthouse Las Dunas, Hotel Kempinski Bahía Beach Resort & Spa and Hotel Iberostar Costa Del Sol.