Estepona rooftops, church and Sierra Bermeja © Michelle Chaplow
Estepona rooftops, church and Sierra Bermeja

Overview of Estepona

With an population of 70,000, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character. Notwithstanding, all the tourist facilities are here, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities, and shops.

The numerous street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies. In the 'old town' the steep, narrow streets are pedestrianised and decorated with different colour flower pots.  It is a delight for photographers.  You will find bars and small shops in Estepona, where you'd least expect them, all very inviting and friendly. 

Estepona has become a fashionable place for both foreign and Spanish residents to buy property such as holiday homes. Although Estepona doesn't have the "ritz" of neighbouring Marbella, Estepona… More →

Estepona is a great holiday destination, close to the popular resorts of Marbella, Puerto Banus and Sotogrande, but with its own traditional Spanish personality and charm. There is an abundance of… More →

Out at the far end of the Costa del Sol and sandwiched between Marbella and Puerto Banús to the east and Manilva and Sotogrande to the west, Estepona is undoubtedly one of the most attractive of… More →

Estepona has a growing selection of hotels. The most expensive and luxurious hotels in Estepona are the Kempinski and Villa Padierna, both a few kilometres to the east of the town. The H10 and… More →

Estepona is the fishing village with lots of character and an interesting history, reflected by the large number of fascinating old buildings in town. However if you are more interested in the… More →

Street parking is difficult in Estepona. Certainly not in the old town or the central area. You may be lucky in the outlying areas. We recommend that you use a car park. Estepona is effectively… More →

Rock music bar located in Edificio PuertoSol, in Estepona Marina, near to O' Donoghues Irish Pub. Opened in 2013. Regular Spanish bands perform, typically from Malaga, Sevilla and Northern Spain… More →

Estepona is one of the many towns across Andalucia that is introducing ZBEs. The Estepona Town Hall approved this ordinance on 19 January 2023, and was expected to be introduced in October 2023… More →

A pay per ride peddle assisted eBike and eScooter hire was introduced in Estepona town in August 2022. There are 125 vehicles, half eBikes and half eScooters. The town hall awarded the concession… More →

Estepona extends much further east and west along the Costa del Sol than just the town centre area. Within the Estepona municipal limits you will find a wide variety of districts or neighbourhoods… More →

The pretty seaside town of Estepona, near Marbella, offers a variety of different language schools, catering for all levels from beginners to advanced. There are large schools, and some smaller… More →

There are a number of privately operated heath clinics in Estepona for patients to go without referal as an alternative to the state health service.  The state run facility is called the '… More →

Estepona is a lively fishing town with numerous cultural and social events going on all the time in addition to important festivals and fairs that take place around the same time each year. Here… More →

From the outside of the Orquidario, the state of the art building complete with three glass domes is eye catching, and from the inside it is pretty impressive too. There is much to catch your eye… More →

Estepona’s Route of Artistic Murals is an iniciative of the local council and the mayor, Jose Maria Garcia Urbano that was started in September 2012. It now consists of about 70 murals in the town… More →

Here is an informative page regarding taxis in Estepona. Estepona Taxi are white in colour with the oficial logo on the side door. They also bear the small 'SP' plate. A taxi with a green light on… More →

Estepona is a rare coastal destination - one of the few towns on the Costa del Sol to have retained its character and traditional feel, despite the influx of tourism in this part of Andalucia.… More →

Explore Estepona's art galleries, from contemporary exhibits at the privately run Stoa Gallery, Huber and Galeria 151, to the 21st centurary Spanish artist collection at the Museo de Arte de la… More →

The Estepona Marina is situated at the west end of the seafront promenade. This is a very pleasant place for a stroll and there are some magnificent boats moored here. There are also a wide variety… More →

Estepona is home to a wide range of golf courses that are enjoyable and challenging for both novices and professionals to enjoy. As well as the golf courses mentioned below there is also a… More →

Here is a comprehensive guide to the beach bars (chiringuitos) and beachside restaurants in Estepona. The majority of these establishments have sun beds for hire at a reasonable price per hour or… More →

Estepona has a varied selection of restaurants both in the town itself and in the surrounding areas. In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find many good quality tapas bars and… More →

Estepona's new Bus Station opened in July 2014 and is located next door to the Exhibition and Congress Centre on Avenida del Litoral just beyond Carrefour hypermarket on the eastern link to the A-… More →

Oficina de Turismo Centro is in the centre of the old town in the prety Plaza de las Flores, Casa de las Tejerinas (in a building that used to be known as Casa de la Cultura).

Estepona offers numerous bars with music in the town centre. Here is a guide to a wide array of venues, ranging from those open during the day and on into evening to the latest of the late… More →

This 2km beach is bounded at the west by the Torre de la Sal headland and runs to the next headland at Bahia Dorada; it is about 40m wide. Not overly busy, this is mainly used by the residents of… More →

In Estepona various tools have been found made from local flint or quartzite using methods attributed to the Neanderthal era. Since we know the now-extinct Neanderthals lived in Gorham's cave in… More →

Most of the shops are situated in the town centre on Calle Real or Calle Terraza. There is a wide variety, including boutiques, souvenir shops, delicatessens, stationers and bakeries. Laguna… More →

There are a car hire companies in Estepona. These can be found around the town centre. There are also car hire agents in Estepona Port. Car hire companies based at Malaga Aitport also offer a… More →

Estepona has several small museums devoted to its history and culture as as an agricultural town: Bullring, three of the museums are located in the Bullring oposite the entrance to the port (… More →

Park the car in the underground car park under the seafront promenade and walk through to the pedestrianised Calle Real. Where this road crosses Calle Terraza is a good starting point. Have a look… More →

If you are considering visiting Estepona you may find our maps a useful tool, we provide three maps, one of the region of Andalucia with Estepona highlighted. The second handcrafted map gives the… More →

Golf Estepona Golf club: Located a few km west of the town. More information on Estepona golf. Tennis Estepona Tennis Club: Located in the Forrest Hills urbanisation. Tennis courts are available for… More →

Cafes & Tapas Bars in Estepona: Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character, despite the onslaught of tourism. Cafes & Tapas… More →

See below a selection of excellent group excursions from Costa del Sol with Viator, perfect opportunities to see the major attractions in Andalucia without the hassle of having to organise it… More →

ully landscaped public parks in Estepona as well as public squares adored with flowers, Seafront Promenade, Plaza de las Flores and Orchid House plaza are in the old town. El Calvario park is at… More →

Estepona is located on the coast about 20km west of Marbella. The town has a bypass for through traffic along the coast. The town is best entered from the east (slip road off A-7 coastal highway… More →

If you are considering visiting Estepona you may be interested to check the weather forecast for the next few days in the table below.


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