Estepona's old town bustles with a charming atmosphere, helping to make this holiday destination a rarity among Spain's top vacation spots. Although the town welcomes tourists from around the world, it has retained much of its pueblo character. Situated on the Costa del Sol, Estepona is famous for its beaches that stretch along more than 20 kilometres of coastline. At the same time, the area is dominated by picturesque mountain ranges and small streams that run along scenic valleys.
When to Go
A popular year-round family holiday destination, Estepona has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers. With school holidays and most Spaniards taking their break during these months, July and August are popular times to visit the resort town and elsewhere along the Costa del Sol. Temperatures in both months often hit close to 35 degrees Celsius. Fewer crowds are found at the start and end of summer, making June and September pleasant times to visit. Sunshine dominates for much of the year and rain is rare. Even during winter months, temperatures in Estepona are mild and typically averaging around 15 degrees Celsius.
Where to Stay
Estepona has a selection of all inclusive resorts and hotels, as well as aparthotels and villas. The Hotel Fuerte Estepona is a stylish four-star hotel with spacious rooms and appartments offering sea or mountain views. There are also four swimming pools, tennis and volleyball facilities, a well-equipped spa, and beautiful gardens overlooking the sea. The Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa is an upscale spa hotel with adult and children's pools and three themese restaurants. Designed in an Andalusian style, the elegant H10 Estepona Palace overlooks Guandalobon Beach and is close to Estepona's marina. The Kempinski Hotel Bahia offers a modern atmosphere with a spa, fitness centre, and tennis court. The adults-only Barcelo Estepona Thalasso Spa is a contemporary hotel with views of the Albora Sea. Each room has a large terrace and private hot tub. Family-friendly resorts include the Globales Playa Estepona and the Mar Azul Resort Estepona.
Attractions & Events
Situated in a small cove west of the town's port is Playa del Cristo. To the east is La Randa Beach, which runs from the port towards the old town. After a day at the beach, outdoor restaurant terraces are inviting spots to unwind and people watch. Restaurants serve local seafood dishes alongside Spanish and other Mediterranean cuisines. Although not known for the nightlife found in other areas of the Costa del Sol, Estepona maintains a good selection of bars. Other attractions include the San Luis Castle and the Santa Maria de los Remedios Church, along with the town's fishing port and the Orchidarium Estepona. Eight golf courses dot the landscape around Estepona, which is also close to the Selwo Safari Park and the Sierra Bermeja Royals Natural Park.
Estepona is a harmonious blend of modern resorts and narrow cobbled streets, offering visitors world class tourist facilities alongside authentic local charm. After a day of being out on the water or exploring the surrounding mountains, relax and enjoy traditional Spanish delicacies at tapas bars. The diversity of experiences makes Estepona a popular choice for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a trip away with friends. A1 Travel has the best deals on cheap holidays to Estepona and the Costa del Sol. We offer great last minute holiday packages and all inclusive package holiday deals for any budget.
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