Estepona

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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.

  • 1. 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.

  • 2. 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.

  • 3. 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

    4. 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.

  • 5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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 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.

Other Sightseeing Options in Estepona

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What people are saying about Estepona

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 2,039 reviews

I was traveling alone and was a little worried after reading some reviews that were negative. This is what I experienced. The Bus came at 7am sharp, reached Gibraltar at 10:20am and we transferred to a small bus to go to the rock, both guides were very nice and helpful and gave a lot of information. We had two and a half hour to have lunch and do some shopping. We left Gibraltar at 3pm and reached Malaga at 6:15pm. The bus had wi fi and I was able to charge my phone on the bus.

Day trip to Gibraltar, just about enough time there. We did our own thing there and had time to walk to cable car and go up to the top and walk around all the main sites at the top that we wanted to see and walk back to town. Transport very comfortable and spot on time. Other pick-ups obviously add time to the journey but not too bad.

If you want more time in Gibraltar, better book a sightseeing tour instead of guided. We had 4 and half hours in Gibraltar, so there wasn't time for the cable car. But overall organisation was good. Special thanks to the local guide John for the usefull information and driving masterclass!

Local guide (Maria) was excellent! The guide on the bus was ok, but his French (and English) was somewhat poor. Didn't seem as well organized as others on other tours. Some people on the bus switched seats when stopping at breaks or returning. Guide on the bus should advise no to do that.

Great guide in Gibraltar who covered a lot of information concise manner and informative manner. Caves were amazing! Only negative comment is the number of stops and time it took to get from Malaga to Gibraltar but it this was noted in advance so no surprise. Bus was very comfortable.