Estepona, oasis on the western side
Estepona is a popular tourist destination, specially during the summer season. It’s located on the western side of the Costa del Sol, next to Marbella and San Pedro. With a huge accommodation offer, it’s a very demanded place for a holiday rest.
The name of Estepona might come from the cult to the Goddess Epona by the Celts, later on the Romans would add the “Est” to designate this localization, although there is evidence that it was already inhabited during the prehistory.
Tourist attractions in Estepona
Estepona conserves the essence of a typical Andalusian village with old constructions, like the San Luis Castle, built during the 16th century or the Clock Tower, from the 15th century and of Arabic origin.
Estepona’s old quarter is characterised by its narrow streets, that still maintain the original route from the 18th century, although many of its buildings are from before this time.
After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can enjoy an intense nightlife, from the countless bars in the Marina, to any of the clubs we have in our city, which attracts all sorts of people. If that is not enough for you, you can always mix the night with Puerto Banus which is not far away.
The main action takes place in two places of Estepona: the port and city center. Many tourists prefer in the first place to have a closer look at the port and the promenade. Here you will find many bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal before having a drink or another.
Although there are many places to go in the port, the city centre remains the best place to go at night. Right behind the street corners and in alleyways you will find a large number of pubs, bars and clubs.Your night should start in the popular Plaza de los Flores square.
Estepona itself belongs to the smaller towns in the region, but bars and clubs here extend into Benahavís, Costa Natura, Benavista and beyond. Benahavís, for example, is only 15 minutes
How much cost Estepona nightlife?
Depending on the season, bars and restaurants in Estepona change their prices. During the winter months is usually much cheaper than in the summer because most the tourists are gone. Depending on what you drink, you must calculate between 20 € and 50 € per night.
When visiting Estepona you might be interested in the local festivities, such the Fair or other special days. There are events during all the year, and the Fair is during July; visit the link to know more about the local calendar.
Highlights the Estepona beaches of the Rada, del Cristo, Bahía Dorada, Galera, Kempiski, del rio El Castor and Costa Natura:
- Punta Pinillos: 1.1oo meters with some dark sand, few facilities and fewer beach access make this one of the least visited yet so close to Estepona.
- Padrón Beach:Many facilities such as locker rooms, facilities for disabled, showers, health care and a couple of bars with sunbeds and pedalos area.
- Velerín Beach:Dark and volcanic sand, as virtually every area of Estepona. It has a rescue module, showers and snack bar, just after a right-hand lane that leads to a parking area next to a watchtower or beacon tower of Muslim era that we see so often in Costa del Sol shores.
- Rada beach: Beach with all types of equipment. Handicap access. Dark sand.
- The Cristo beach: All kinds of services along the marina of Estepona, the beach is sheltered from the wind.
- Bahía Dorada: Public transport near the beach, public phone, beach cleaning services.
- El Castor: 2 km long dark sand and stone. It also has some facilities like showers, clothing, rescue module with hammocks and beach
- Costa Natura:Really quiet and nudist area. Dark and volcanic sand and many facilities.Costa Natura is one of the most famous nudist beaches areas in Spain, and attract also national tourism.
Estepona enjoys a typical Mediterranean weather, with warm temperatures most of the year. The average temperature is 17º, in winter the temperature is not lower than 10º and in summer it can rise up to 41º or 42º
Looking for hotel or apartment
The H10 Estepona Palace & Wellness Estepona is perfectly integrated in its environment with direct access to the beach and 800m from the Marina of Estepona.
If you are looking for a Traditional Spanish Villa, therea are plenty of them and they are not too expensive if you book with time enough. You will be able to live the authentical Spanish holiday resort atmosphere in all of them. Is the best choice ever and you won't be disappointed at all with your decision.
Let's see some of the options for getting to Estepona from the airport, so you can choose the one that fits better your needs:
- Taking a bus from Malaga airport may not be the most convenient method of transportation if you have a lot of luggage;the journey can be hard even more in summer.
- Currently there is no link by train to Estepona.
- Car hire in Malaga may be a nice and cheap option if you also plan to visit the city and surroundings.
- Transfers from Malaga is a fast and confortable way if you don´t need to rent a car.
Continue reading in how to get to Estepona ,it could be of help if you are looking for the road route.
Video and photos
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Find below useful numbers you might need. Just tap on the number to make a phone call:
- Transfers from or to the airport: 952 962 710
- Radio taxi: 952 802 900
- Buses: 952 800 249
- Post Office: 952 800 537
- Hometown: 952 801 100
- Attention to foreigner residents: 952 802 002
- Health Emergencies
- Costa del Sol Hospital: 951766669
- La Lobilla Health Centre: 951 270 430
- Local police: 952 808 040
- National Police: 952 803 600
- Fire Brigade: 952 804 483
Find below some related news that might be of interest:
- : Estepona completes new road connecting Casasola, Atalaya and Isbabe.
- : Estepona International Fantastic Film Week to pay tribute to the Weird Western
- : The fun rides will remain at the Estepona Fairgrounds until Sunday 18 July.
- : Estepona Fair begins, which will have a special surveillance system and Fair booths until 2am. The Fair is from 6 to 11 July and the program is available here.
- : Estepona opens the municipal swimming pool from 26 June following health recommendations.
- : Cinema, music and exhibitions, the stars of Estepona's cultural agenda in summer.
- : Estepona to extend and improve the lighting network along the coastal corridor.
- : Estepona gets the go ahead to build its new 15-storey cultural 'lighthouse'.
- : Estepona Town Hall will distribute 75,562 free tickets to the Selwo Aventura Park to registered residents.
- : Estepona plans to create a large balcony overlooking the sea, with a 15-storey tower for socio-cultural uses.
- : Estepona plans a large open pedestrian zone next to the port and the beach with commercial and socio-cultural areas.
More Estepona information:
- Ayuntamiento de Estepona
Plaza Blas Infante 1,29680 Tel: (+34) 952801100
Estepona is the perfect place for those seeking for a quiet holiday destination but remember to book in advance transport.