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The 7 things you must see in Estepona

This beautiful and authentic Spanish town is located on the coast, maintaining its character and charm without the usual tourism trappings. Visit for its cobbled streets and bodegas at each turn, and stay for relaxation or additional excursions.

Old Town

This is the beating heart of Estepona, and the place to stay, eat, and hang out if you want to be in the thick of the action. It's vibrant at night, so come and soak up the atmosphere.

Plaza de la Flores

This square has some beautiful restaurants, from fine dining to quick bites of tapas. Our tip? Come for breakfast in the morning when it's cool, calm, and popular with locals.

Ruta de Murales Artisticos

This amazingly colorful and vibrant route through the city's street art and many murals is a great way to spend an afternoon. Visit the tourist office for a map of the artwork.

Paseo Maritimo de Estepona

Paseo Maritimo de Estepona

Enjoy the seafront and the sea air with a walk along the waterfront. The excellent views are best enjoyed at the marina -- stop by the playground for entertainment for the kids.

Nuestra Senora de Los Remedios

This beautiful church overlooks the old town and offers lovely views, but be prepared for the steps to the top. Entry is free!

El Cristo Beach

El Cristo Beach

Looking to relax and catch some rays? The area has a few pleasant beaches, but El Cristo has it all--blue flag status, fabulous sunsets, and shallow waters--perfect for children.

Ronda

Ronda

This beautiful old village makes a lovely day trip by car. Cliff walking is popular, as is just visiting, grabbing lunch, and seeing the architecture of Puente Nuevo bridge.

Planning Your Estepona Visit

Getting around

Renting a car is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to get around the region. For day hire there are a few central places in Estepona--try to compare online before you go, or ask for quotes from a few before committing, and make sure the price includes an excess waiver (unless you have separate insurance coverage). For ease, it may be worth hiring a car from the airport. Compare online, before leaving home, for the best price.

Golf in the region

Southern Spain is a popular place for golf and there is no shortage of courses to serve your needs in Estepona. Estepona Golf Course is a popular, reasonably priced, and well-manicured course; while 18 holes at Valle Romano will set you back a little more, although it's a nicer course with great views.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    With a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, Estepona, provides sunshine, warmth and cool sea breezes throughout most of the year. If you want to stay close to the water, then visit in the late spring and summer to enjoy warmer waters and top your day off by partaking in the active nightlife.

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What people are saying about Estepona

A Surprise coach journey with exceptional views

Ronda The guide on the coach name was José he speaks 7 languages and flaunt is all, he was very informative about each town we passed through. The journey to Ronda had spectacular views stopping off at a village called Setenil where we was treated as it was a festival, people in local dress, riders & horses and procession. After moving onto Ronda the same festival was in Ronda but with more People and evermore elaborated dress from men & lady’s our first stop was the bullring and going through the history of the bullfights and a walk around the bullring itself. Moving onto the winery where we had some wine tasting from white, Red to sweet sherry. We then see what everyone come to see the Ronda Bridge instead of following everyone else where you only get a limited view we went down to another view point and got great views and some super photos. After we had lunch in a cafeteria up one of the side streets avoiding the Main Street as prices are higher to tourist; a great day.

Full-Day Ronda Tour from Costa del Sol Reviewed by Terence, 05/19/2019

I thought it was a great day trip and well worth it!

My wife & I really enjoyed this day tour. It was fun & enlightening! We saw lots of not so great reviews so were skeptical but honestly I don't know what people expect for the amount of money paid & the time it takes to get there & back...all in all we thought it was exceptionally well run & organized. If you are looking for free time to shop & wander the city on your own this is not the tour for you - it is a fast paced organized tour with no time to spend exploring on your own. TIP: take eros for the street hawkers...they are VERY persistent but if you know this going in & keep a good attitude its over soon enough and some of them have pretty cool stuff plus it gets cheaper the closer you get to leaving...My only negative comment would be when we got back to Spain we had to wait quite awhile at the port for our bus to take us back because the bus driver had driven to many hours earlier & we had to wait out his mandatory rest period - they had cold beer so it was all good!

Full-Day Tangier Tour by Ferry Reviewed by Allison, 07/01/2018

Très belle excursion, avons beaucoup aimés

May 16, we had booked the excursion to Cordoba. When the tickets were sent to me, it was stated that the meeting point would be the Natali Hotel in Torremolinos because we live in a condo building in Benalmadena right next to the Triton Hotel. We went in morning by taxi to the hotel Natali to start our excursion. As the distance was quite important for the early hour of the morning, we took a taxi, the race cost us 10 Euros. The guide who accompanied us said that we could have been taken care of this morning in front of the hotel Triton because the bus started its journey to Estepona and ended in Malaga. I find it deplorable that you asked us to move and for other guests, they were taken care of in front of their hotel. I have another trip on May 23 for the Caminito Del Ray and this time I am asked to move to Torremolinos at the Plaza del Lido on the seaside promenade near the tourist office. Can you take care of me in Bemalmadena, near the police office. Thanks

Good quick visit (but long day) to Tangier

No issues there so I won't spend time on that. In Tangier we spent maybe 4 hours. Bus ride to the camels (you walk like 10 feet), bus ride to the old city, walk around to restaurant (food was fine), walk to carpet pitch (30 min in there), walk to medicine/Moroccan oil pitch (30 min in there), walk back to bus to take to ferry. The carpet place was annoying if you don't want one, but again it's 30 minutes. I actually found the medicine/oil pitch fun and didn't mind it. The best advice I can give is that if you want souvenirs (like magnets, postcards) buy them from the people on the street you pass walking. You won't get another chance. Have your money out and ready so you won't get left behind! The bus on the way back made us wait almost 2 hours because the driver had to rest (mandated) before he could drive again. This could have easily been solved by having 2 drivers. It's crazy they made us wait on the street for hours because they wouldn't pay another person.

Full-Day Tangier Tour by Ferry Reviewed by Kelly, 06/01/2018

Easy way of getting to Nerja and Frigiliana for the day.

They were both lovely towns to visit. We enjoyed being free to explore ourselves. I do think there should be details in the half-day your ad that you will be gone 10 hours, not 5! The tour was 5 but 5 hrs of bus riding. No one knew what time we would return. Our guide was multilingual and showed great enthusiasm for the Caves and we learned a lot. Would highly recommend you see the caves as that made the trip! I liked that we got to drive through Torreminos and Malaga a bit as well.

Half-Day Nerja and Frigiliana Reviewed by Louann, 04/26/2019