Estepona is a bustling seaside town in the west of the Costa del Sol. It lies in a fertile valley surrounded by hills and mountains. With over 20 kilometres of coastline and a marina, this town is a popular holiday destination.
Visitors to Estepona have the choice of flying into Gibraltar or Málaga airports. Gibraltar is the closest at 45 kilometres distance. Málaga is around an 80 km drive.
Estepona doesn’t have the dance till dawn nightlife of nearby Marbella. I does have some lively entertainment venues. These venues lie along the promenade and in the marina. Further shops, bars and restaurants surround the towns lovely plazas. With its daily fish auctions, delicious fresh seafood features in many restaurants. If you head to the port on a Sunday you may catch one of the travelling craft markets.
Estepona Clock Tower (Torre del Reloj)
A focal point visible from much of the town is the Moorish Torre del Reloj. This is an ancient but maintained tower located in the pretty plaza of the same name. Further places of interest within the town include the Plaza de las Flores. This plaza has a beautiful fountain in the cente. The plaza is also well lit at night. A great place to enjoy refreshments from the surrounding bars and restaurants. Not to be missed is the spectacular Orquidario Botanical Gardens.
A highlight for many holidaymakers is Estepona’s excellent beaches. A promenade with bars and shop run alongside the main beaches here. Several beaches have the prestigious Blue Flag for their cleanliness and facilities. Playa del Cristo lies to the west of the port and boasts lifeguards and good facilities. To the east of the port is the long stretch of Rada Beach. Further west is Spain’s first official nudist beach, Costa Natura