The old town and port of Estepona is the bustling centre of the West Costa del Sol in Andalucia. This is one of the most authentic and unspoilt places to take a holiday in the region, with steep cobbled streets, traditional restaurants and a distinct lack of high rise hotels, meaning that if you would like to visit, you will more than likely be staying in private, self catering accommodation in Estepona town.
Estepona is primarily a beach town, with some excellent expanses of soft, golden sand to enjoy. La Rada Beach is the most popular, situated right in the centre of the town, and backed by an extensive promenade. Major sunbathers and young families may prefer to travel a little outside of the town limits to the sheltered cove beach of El Cristo, which due to its location is bathed in longer hours of sunshine than many of the other beaches in Estepona.
Sightseeing from a holiday villa in Estepona Town is a great way to spend a day or two whilst on holiday. La Torre del Reloj and the Castillo del Nicio are two of the most impressive places to visit, but there are plenty of interesting buildings in the town itself.
Golfers taking a villa or apartment in Estepona will be happily entertained too. The Estepona Golf course is a challenging 18 hole course, complete with restaurant and bar, and home to one of the hardest par 5 holes in existence. With the aid of a car, there are many other golf courses which surround the town which are worth playing too.
The Selwo Wildlife Park is a real treat on a family holiday. Situated just 10km from the edge of the town, the park is home to a large range of exotic animals including lions, elephants and camels.
If you are staying in an apartment or villa in Estepona during May or the first week of July, you will be situated at the heart of the much celebrated festivals of San Isidro and the town festival.
If you take holiday rental accommodation around the Estepona Marina, you will be spoilt for choice for activities. There are a huge range of companies offering water sports including sailing, jet skiing, diving and deep sea fishing to name a few. During the evenings, bars and clubs seem to appear from nowhere, transforming the marina into a bustling centre, where old and young alike dance into the small hours. Early risers will benefit from the daily morning market from which local produce is sold direct from the farmer or fisherman meaning that taking a self catering property in Estepona is a real delight.
Estepona has a special micro-climate due to its location in the rain shadow of the Sierra Bermeja Mountains. This means that rain is limited, and temperatures reach over 30?C on almost every day throughout the summer. Even in winter temperatures are rarely below 16?C, perfect for exploring or playing golf away from the weather of a British winter!
The closest airport to any of the accommodation in Estepona Town is Malaga International Airport (AGP), which is 75km away. Finding a cheap flight to Estepona should be very easy, as there are a large variety of flights arriving from daily from all across the UK, and on a range of providers.