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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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Estepona?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,930 holiday lettings around Estepona. From 737 villas to 3,338 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Estepona?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... well, everyone. Find the right shared setting for your group and you'll be well on your way to some well-deserved beach bliss! There are 1,776 beachside rental homes to pick from. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our options for this destination include:

  • 1,705 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,069 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 736 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Estepona?

There's no need to wave goodbye to the conveniences of home just because you're on holiday. Kick back in an apartment and soak up the area like a local. You can take your pick from 3,339 different options via HomeAway. How does £22 a night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't put it off for too long! Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Villa: 736 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • House: 680 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Condo: 82 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £62 per night.

Can I stay in Estepona in a large group?

There's nothing quite like catching up with your old friends or spending a few weeks with your beloved relatives in a sensational new destination. And what's best, HomeAway has options big enough for the whole squad. Currently, apartment holiday rentals are preferred for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 1,029 available on our database. Rental properties around the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Are you looking for properties that can house 6 of you? We have 1,383 that will suit. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • After a holiday property for 5 people? We have 474 that will be ideal. The starting price is £34 a night.
  • Hunting down holiday rentals suitable for 8 guests? You'll be glad to know we have 451 that will fit the bill. You can book one for as little as £35 per night.

You and all your mates will be well catered to when you book your Estepona getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Estepona?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Discover our value-for-money holiday rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has room to move. Urbanización Cabopino is a terrific area to take a look at if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 164 holiday rentals, and the average price is an affordable £106 per night. There are another 392 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around Urbanización Hacienda las Chapas. The average price here is £152 a night.

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