Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain
Estepona Marina. Photo by __Lolo__
The old town of Estepona dates back to Roman and Moorish times. Well worth a visit is the clock tower, the Los Remedios church and the Mercado Municipal, a covered fruit, vegetable and fresh fish market. On the outskirts of the town is an unusual asymmetrical bullring which hosts shows and concerts.
You’re more likely to pass the time of day over tapas with local people than to run into hordes of tourists, although it is becoming increasingly popular, particularly with golfers. There are sights to see – the clock tower, Los Remedios Church – and chic restaurants and bars around the harbour to sample.
- The Costa del Sol's ( The Sun Coast's) most westerly resort
- Estepona lies more than half way along the coastline to Gibraltar from Malaga airport, and a 45 minute drive to Gibraltar
- 25 kilometres west of Marbella.
- About 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes for package holidays
Estepona is well known for it's stunning 21 kilometres of glorious beaches.
La Rada Beach
- La Rada Beach is a large beach being 2.5 km in length, and located right in the centre of Estepona. It's location and golden sand makes it the most popular of the beaches.
- The beach is backed by a modern spledid promenade with all the usual beach bars and restaurants that one is accustamed too in a popular resort.
Estepona El Cristo Beach
- Estepona El Cristo Beach is a small beach located to the west of the Marina
- Just ouside of the town in a nice sheltered cove, ideal for children. There are 2 beach bars in the cove. the beach consist of a mix of sand & stones
El Padron beach
- El Padron stony beach is located a few kiometres east of Estepona, is very popular. The beach has a large car park & 2 beach bars
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios church | Clock Tower | El Calvario chapel | San Luis Castle walls | watchtowers | Museo Etnográfico (Museum of Ethnography) | Bullfighting Museum (Museo Taurino) | Palaeontology Museum (Museo de Paleontología) | Luis García Berlanga Museum | Plaza de las Flores | Bullring | Dolmen of Corominas Visitor Centre | Seafront promenade | Marina | Selwo Animal park | Lots of Golf Courses |
- Autovía Costa del Sol, Km 162. 5, Estepona (Málaga). Telefono: 902 19 04 82
Church Los Remedios Estepona. Photo by Luzzyacentillo
The Los Remedios Church was erected in the 18th century as a Franciscan monastery, and built in localstone that is iron ore rich. A close examination andyou can see the iron ore.
Located near to the San Francisco Square (Plaza)
- Estepona Marina is located to the west of La Rada Beach and has over 400 berths for boats.
- Plenty of Restaurants & Bars
Estepona Clock Tower
Clock Tower Estepona. Photo by Panarria
Estepona Lighthouse. Photo by Luzzyacentillo
St Louis Castle Estepona. Photo by Luzzyacentillo
Estepona Town Hall. Photo by Luzzyacentillo
- You'll find that the majority of shops in Estepona are clustered around the centre of the resort.
- Stores sell regional crafts, including leather goods, while the town's elegant boutiques stock a range of stylish fashions and designer labels.
Abastos Market Estepona
. Photo by Luzzyacentillo
Abastos Municipal Market a Municiple Market, like mostMuniciple Markets it sells fresh food - fish, fruit, meat & vegetables.
Located in Calle Villa at the side of the Town Hall.
Besides the fresh food it also sells houshold goods & clothing'
Located on spare ground in Avenida Juan Carlos.
Typical Tourist Market with local (and not local) arts & crafts, gifts, trinkets, jewellery, DVDs, CDs etc.
Located at Estepona Marina on Sunday Mornings.
A wide variety of goods including second hand which can include Antiques & collectibles items.
Located at the Bull ring on Sunday Morningsand early afternoon.
As a town, Estepona remains less influenced by tourists and so most people while away their evenings over a glass of wine and a good meal. However, the Puerto Deportivo area for a great night out. For some star spotting and some glitz, head up the coast to trendy Puerto Banus and chic Marbella.
There is an excellent choice of eateries in Estepona.
- Try the trendier cafes and restaurants which circle the harbour area.
- Traditional tapas restaurants are located in the town centre.
Benahavis is a picturesque Spanish village that must be seen & only 10 minutes drive from Estepona
The Rock of Gibraltar with it's many attractions and the famous Barbary Apes.
The Millionairs resort
Main Post Office. Paseo Maritimo, s / n, 29680 Estepona, Malaga,
Post Office. Charity Street, 27, 29000 Estepona, Malaga, Spain
See Location of Post Offices on our Estepona Map
The nearest airport is Gibraltar Airport 45 Kilometres. In the past there have been disputes between the Spanish & British goverments that have led to the border being closed.
The next nearest airport is Malaga 80 kilometres
For those travelling by car there are 2 motorway routes
AP 7 autopista, which is a Toll Road, better quality road with longer smoother curves & also bypasses towns such as Marbella. Tolls vary.
Estepona Bars & Restaurants
Estopona Marina Nightlife. Photo by __Lolo__
There are plenty of good bars & restaurants in Estepona
Madrid - Marbella - Estepona - Algeciras by Daibus
Estepona Railway Station
There is no railway station at Estepona. The nearest ones are 25 kilometres (as the crow flies, about double that by twisting mountain roads) at Gaucin (El Colmenar), San Pablo & Jimena de la Frontera stations on the Granada - Algecias Line.
Oficina De Turismo, Avda San Lorenzo, 1