Estepona Attractions and Activities
Estepona has many attractions and activities to offer. It is in the western part of the Costa del Sol, between Marbella and Gibraltar. The beautiful town of Estepona is on the Mediterranean with fantastic views to Africa and Gibraltar.
We have a new Estepona tourist link here (in Spanish – but you can select different languages).
Estepona is a midsized town. Once it was a quiet fishing town. It is a little smaller than the busy Marbella and very family friendly. It has a beautifully kept old historical part, with cobbled streets and a typical Andalucian feel. One of its main features is the newly built beach promenade which is over 10 miles long.
It has an Orchidarium and botanical garden, the largest in Europe. Also it is famous for its street murals and there is a very interesting walking tour to see over 30 of them. There are many quaint shops, restaurants, cafes, bakeries and tapas bars. At night it is lovely to go out and dine here and enjoy the atmosphere.
Another recommendation is to drive or cycle up to Sierra Bermeja mountain and its national park, over 1500 meters above sea level from here you can enjoy stunning views and nature. From here you can also visit the local white villages of Gaucin, Casares, Jubrique and Genaguacil “the village of the artists”.
Also we have our own Safari park Selwo, which is 10 minutes by car, and many different beaches and resorts.
Markets, Ports and Nightlife
On Wednesday they have a large outdoor market, with ceramics, clothes and fresh fruit and vegetables. This is in the Calle Eslovakia which is near the port. The port itself has a Sunday Market and many restaurants.
Other Things To Do Whilst You Are Here
From here you can easily make day trips to Gibraltar and Morocco, as well as visit the Alhambra in Granada and Cordoba and Sevilla. In Granada during the winter months we can also go on day trips skiing to the Sierra Nevada. Another city not to be missed is Malaga, with its Picasso museum, old cathedral and its fantastic new leisure port.
We also recommend a visit to Tarifa, the windiest city in Europe, and Kite Surf heaven. Tarifa is a beautiful historical Moorish town between the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean with pristine white sandy beaches and natural dunes.