The New Golden Mile stretches west from Puerto Banus to Estepona, retaining much of the original character of the Estepona coast, being the last place along this coast to develop. The Andalucian countryside still has an important place here, and many of the luxury villas that now adorn the area are traditional Estepona villas. The New Golden Mile is a new slowly developing area, which has meant that it has all the necessary facilities, yet has an incredibly relaxed and authentic atmosphere to be enjoyed fully when renting an Estepona holiday villa along this stretch of coast.
The beaches along the New Golden Mile are notorious along the celebrated Costa del Sol, with fine golden sand and the clear waters of the Mediterranean lapping gently along the shore. The swimming, scuba diving, windsurfing and sailing facilities are excellent, and easily available. There are also centres for adventure water sports like paragliding wake boarding, water skiing and banana boating.
The Selwo Safari Park is one of the largest attractions on this stretch of the coast, with thousands of species of animals from monkeys to elephants to amaze and entertain any family taking an Estepona self catering holiday villa.
Golf is also a major sport here, and golfing holidays to Estepona have become a major theme along the New Golden Mile. Much of the accommodation in Estepona's New Golden Mile is within walking distance of a course, with club hire and lessons available. Finding a golf course on the New Golden Mile which is not set is stunning Andalucian countryside will be very hard to do! There are 12 top class golf courses within 30minutes drive of any of the rental villas here.
Marbella is the holiday resort of the rich and famous, boasting some of the most exquisite luxury self catering accommodation on Estepona's coastline. Here the nightlife is electric and there are bars, restaurants and clubs to suit all tastes.
Puerto Banus is just 10km along the sea front from the villas on the New Golden Mile. Mere can be found a marina filled with huge, exclusive yachts, and a large casino, which provides a great evenings entertainment.
A short drive into the countryside will take you away from the developments of the coast and bring you into a beautifully untouched rural Spanish piece of the countryside. The villages, hills and churches around Ronda has been untouched by tourism and development and the food from the markets makes taking a self catering villa in Estepona's New Golden Mile a real adventure and gastronomic treat.
The New Golden Mile has become so successful due to not only the fabulous coastline and open countryside, but also the brilliant climate. There is never a bad time to rent an Estepona rental villa on the New Golden Mile, as even the winters are warm, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C. Summers are long and hot, with temperatures regularly reaching 30°C.
The closest airport to the Estepona self catering holiday villas is Malaga International Airport (AGP), which is 45 minutes by car. There are regular transfers from the airport to any of the Estepona accommodation on the New Golden Mile, and daily flights direct from the UK. A good place to start looking for cheap flights to the New Golden Mile is with Ryanair.