e s t e p o n a s t a t s :
- Population: 66000 (summer months can see a 2x-3xincrease)
- Weather: 325 days of sun micro climate
- Beaches: 3
- Distance to beaches: 0 -7km depending what beach
- Distance to Marbella: 20km around 20 mins drive
- Distance to Puerto Banus: 15km – 10-12 mins drive
- Distance to Benahavis: 17km 15 mins drive
- Distance to Malaga Airport: 75km 45mins (toll road) – 55mins (normal/low traffic)
- Distance to Gibraltar Airport: 43km 35mins drive
- Distance to Hospitals: 6km 5 mins from Hospiten, 30 mins from costa del sol hospital
Estepona, has had an injection of development in the past few years and is getting more and more popular with locals and tourists alike, with a stunning wide sandy beach and Africa and Gibralatar almost close enough to touch its a beautiful place to live and visit.
Multiple areas included in the Estepona district neighbouring Marbella on the coastal side and Benahavis on the hillside, the southern side borders the province of cadiz.
Estepona has put its own twist on things with whole buildings wrapped in art, an old town to rival Marbella, a little port and some amazing restaurants.
Multiple new developments have been built in recent times as well as a new hospital. Property Prices are generally cheaper than Marbella and Benahavis. And 21km of lovely beaches gives Estepona many beachside property with stunning views and easy access to amenities. Less golf courses than Marbella and Benahavis, however if you are looking for Beachside living Estepona could be a good option.
- Great Beaches usually less busy than Marbella’s
- Amazing restaurants
- Lots of amenities
- Lots of investments and improvements in recent years
- Lower property prices
- Less High-end Developments
- Some parts are a little run down
- Further from Malaga airport
- Less golf courses
- Less gated communities
- Less Shopping
Things To Do In Estepona
Estepona has a lot of features and unique qualities, one of the main attractions to Estepona are the beaches, with multiple stunning beachfront property options with a stunning mountain backdrop as well as numerous activities and restaurant choices.
No surprise here, with some stunning wide beaches in Estepona, they are usualy less crowded and have easier parking than Marbella. The beautiful Paseo is littered with little bars and restaurants, it is easy to see why beach life is a reason why people live in Estepona.
recommended beaches in Estepona:
- Playa El Padron Laguna Village
- Del Cristo Playa
- Playa de la Rada
A lovely quaint old town with narrow streets, lined with hanging baskets, stunning mosaics and lots of little bars to relax in. A stroll through the maze of streets is highly recommended. The Old Town is just a short walk from the main beach and marina.
Like Marbella, Estepona has a striking back drop with a large mountain range named Sierra Bermeja. The peak is 1,445m (245m higher than “La Concha” in Marbella) this mountain is a stunning reddish/ginger colour due to the high iron content and oxidisation process caused by the rain. This mountain is unique not just in looks but also for access as for those who are not into hiking you can drive to the top of the mountain with a normal car and have a drink at the little Chiringuito bar that sits at the top.
selwo animal park
Selwo Aventura, in Estepona, offers you a chance to enjoy wild nature on a great variety of animals from all over the world, such as the lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, leopard, meerkat, then other unique species such as the Iberian lynx, Indian elephant and red panda. The Park has adventure activities such as a zipwire, hanging bridges and archery. A great day out for all the family.
The Costa del Sol is full of amazing restaurants that provide top quality food for a reasonable price and Estepona is no different, from your traditional to your gastronomical the restaurants are top class.
Our Estepona Restaurant Recommendations:
- La Bulla Gastro bar
- Oliva Iberoteca
- Palm Beach
Estepona has a number of markets and features some the best on the Costa del Sol, every Wednesday on one of the main road running parallel with the beach is the largest market in Estepona, also the Sunday morning “Marina Market” in Estepona Port.
paseo & port
A stunning wide well kept Paseo lined with traditional bars and restaurants. The Paseo runs all the way to Marbella uninterrupted making it perfect for long walks and bike rides, a few stops off for a few drinks and tapas makes this a great daytime activity. At the end of the Paseo sits Estepona a relatively good sized port lined with bars and restaurants.
arts & culture
With multiple museums and art galleries, Estepona has a lot to offer, the encouragement of the arts can be seen throughout the town with full size murals painted on many of the towns buildings.
Areas of Estepona
Estepona truly has transformed itself in recent times with many unique attractions and a different feel to Marbella a lot of people are starting move further down the coast to get better value for money and less tourism.