AREA GUiDE

ESTEPONA

General overview of the area, its attractions and weather

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LOCATION

Estepona is located at the western end of the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Manilva.

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Estepona Town

Many of the streets are pedestrian and flanked with white-washed houses decorated with colourful geraniums.

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Estepona West

Low-rise residential developments including The Island and The Edge.  Hotels such as Hotel Fuerte Estepona, Thalasso Spa Elba and the naturist resort Costa Natura.

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Estepona East

Between the town centre and San Pedro de Alcántara lies the area known as the New Golden Mile.  This stretch of coastline is home to a succession of high-end developments – like Alcazaba Beach, Los Granados del Mar, Emare and Mar Azul.

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Luxury hotels such as the Kempinski Hotel Bahia, Healthhouse Las Dunas and Senator Banus Spa plus world-class beach clubs.

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Area Size

The municipality has a size of 137km² and ranks among the largest resorts on the Costa del Sol along with nearby Benahavis.

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Population

Around 67,000 people, the largest town at the western end of the Costa del Sol.

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Diversity

Quarter of Estepona’s population is foreign with British citizens making up the largest group.

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Weather

You can expect lovely weather throughout the year, the average temperature comes in at around 20 degrees.

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Main Attractions

There are plenty of things to do in Estepona and this is a great holiday destination for all ages and tastes.

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Family-friendly Beaches

The most popular with families are La Rada and Playa del Cristo, both in the town centre.

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Quiet Beaches

Can be found near Estepona, particularly on stretches around El Saladillo and El Castor, both to the east of the town centre.

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Kite Surfing Beaches

On windy days, kite surfing conditions are excellent at several beaches in Estepona. One of the best is at El Saladillo with two kite surfing centres.

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Los Reales Mountains

Walking opportunities with trails to suit all abilities, offering panoramic views of the coastline, the Mediterranean and Africa on the horizon.

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Central Plaza de la Flores

One of the most attractive places with traditional facades and fountain plus lots of flowers.

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30 Giant Murals

They depict a range of topics from abstract to everyday, but all are stunning and many include clever trompe l’oeil.

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Extensive Sculpture Collections

Life-like monument to the Tourist on the seafront promenade to the unusual Dragon in the Sunshine in the Calvario Park.

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Several Museums

The town centre includes several museums such as the Archaeology Museum where you can see the Venus of Estepona statue that dates back more than 5,000 years as well as some interesting Roman mosaics.

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The Orchidarium

With spectacular glass domes and waterfalls is home to over 5,000 orchids and ranks as one of the biggest attractions in Estepona.

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Theme Parks

Families on holiday in Estepona flock to Selwo Aventura. Selwo is home to dozens of animals from different eco-systems around the world including big game and tropical birds.

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Golf Courses

Include the established El Paraiso Golf Club and Estepona Golf plus the up-and-coming Valle Romano course.

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Water Sports

Estepona also offers a range of water sports including sailing, jet ski-ing and scuba diving. Many of these activities are based at Estepona Marina.

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Cultural Activities

A year-round cultural programme, the highlight being the San Isidro Fair that takes place in mid-May.

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Eating Out in Estepona?

Some of the best are La Bulla Gastrobar, Taberna Miguel, La Casa del Rey and Restaurante Sur, an Argentinian restaurant.

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Beach Bars & Restaurants

You can dine on freshly-caught local fish and seafood. Try Restaurante La Rada, El Pescador or La Escollera in Estepona Marina.

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Renowned Restaurants

Just to name a few; El Palangue, Kabuki Raw (with a Michelin star) and La Alcaria de Ramos.

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Popular Venues

This includes Robbies, Masala Fine Indian Cuisine and Peggotty’s, one of the most famous restaurants on the Costa del Sol for the British classic fish and chips.

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Typical Local Dish

Among the most typical is sopa campera, a soup made with fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and asparagus, bread and a dash of mint. Some include potatoes and clams. The soup is accompanied by melon, grapes or oranges.

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Shopping in Estepona?

Several supermarket chains such as Mercadona, Aldi, Lidl and Carrefour have stores in Estepona and the surrounding districts. Also a good choice of shops serving expat residents can be found around town.

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Thank you for making it this far!

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