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Destination guide

Estepona has hung onto its charm and personality

The resort town of Estepona lies along the sun-drenched Costa del Sol, in Andalusia. While many towns have suffered from rampant overdevelopment in the last few decades, Estepona has managed to retain its character and charm. It's a bustling place, characterised by pretty, whitewashed houses, flower-scented plazas and a network of shady, cobbled lanes. Nab one of the seafront Estepona holiday lets, perfect for couples or families, and you'll be within strolling distance of Playa de la Rada beach. There, you can while away the sunny afternoons, walk along the palm-fringed promenade and dine out at some town's best restaurants.

History

Many civilisations have left their mark on Estepona

It's believed that humans have been living along the Andalusian coast for more than 10,000 years, but it was the Romans, who settled in around 200 BC, who really started to leave their mark. They built roads that are still used today, along with bathhouses and public buildings that are still being excavated. Centuries later, the Moors landed on the southern Spanish shores and occupied much of the coast. They brought with them spices and recipes, which heavily influenced Andalusain cuisine. Christians captured the area in the late 15th century and began building churches and houses, many of which can still be seen near your Estepona holiday rental.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Estepona

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Estepona has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Estepona Golf (3.6 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Selwo Adventure Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Finca Cortesin Golf Club (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Casares Costa Golf (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Dona Julia Golf Club (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Flamingos Golf Club (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Estepona

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Estepona

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Estepona. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Estepona Beach (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Rada Beach (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Cristo Beach (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Saladillo Beach (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Punta de Chullera Beach (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Bulevar San Pedro Alcántara (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Estepona

The nearest airport is in Gibraltar (GIB), located 21.9 mi (35.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Malaga (AGP), which is 40.2 mi (64.7 km) away.

How to get around

Getting around during your stay at an Estepona holiday rental

Most people fly into Malaga airport on the way to their Estepona holiday rental. The most budget-friendly way to travel from Malaga is on 1 of the direct buses that leave from outside the terminal building. If you're planning to explore more of Andalusia during your stay, your best bet is to pick up a car from a rental firm at the airport, which gives you the freedom to come and go at your own pace. Alternatively, there are several cab companies, should you need them. Getting around Estepona is a breeze and much of it, particularly the old town, is easily explored on foot.

Restaurants and bars

Humble tapas bars and terraced seafront restaurants

Estepona has got more restaurants than you'd expect, for its size. You can hardly turn a corner in the old town without passing a friendly tapas bar, where you can nibble on Andalusian bites while sipping on a chilled glass of Spanish white wine or local sherry. El Tipico is a local favourite and serves up small tasting plates of local queso and quality jamon. One of the most celebrated restaurants is Felix Brasserie, which tastefully combines Asian and European cuisines. Then there's Las Palmeras, which serves simple, fresh fish cooked just a stone's throw from the waters where they were caught, earlier that day. Don't miss a visit to Chocolate & Churros, which serves up a fine example of the spiral-shaped doughnut accompanied by oozing melted chocolate, for breakfast.

Can I find a vacation rental around Estepona?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 4,598 vacation rentals near Estepona. From 763 villas to 3,001 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Estepona for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Estepona?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Estepona. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Atalaya Golf and Country Club: 6,873 vacation rentals
  • Esepona Exhibition and Congress Center: 5,128 vacation rentals
  • El Paraiso Golf Club: 6,702 vacation rentals
  • Estepona Golf: 4,668 vacation rentals
  • Selwo Adventure Park: 5,666 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Estepona listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Estepona?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 763 Villas in Estepona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Estepona include:

  • Flats: 3,001 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,536 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Estepona?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,792 vacation rentals with pool available in Estepona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.