A hidden gem on the Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol’s beaches have a well-deserved international reputation, and Estepona was one of the first resorts that put the area on the map. With 21 kilometres of beaches running along Malaga’s shoreline, Estepona holidays are the way to go if you’re looking to soak up some Spanish sun. Take a stroll down Paseo Maritimo de Estepona, the palm-lined promenade along Playa de la Rada beach, then enjoy a dip in the warm Mediterranean water.

It’s also worth wandering around the town’s historic centre, as the winding streets, whitewashed houses and colourful painted flowerpots make holidays to Estepona a photographer’s favourite. The town has hosted generations of happy holidaymakers and hits the perfect balance between an old town preserving its authentic charm and a resort with modern flair. So whether you’re looking to soak up some Andalucian charm, enjoy some water sports or unwind on the beach, a visit to Estepona provides the perfect opportunity to experience the best of the Costa del Sol.

Your Estepona questions, answered

Estepona celebrates Holy Week (at Easter), has an annual Carnival and, each May, hosts a parade and weekend fair for its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador.

Your holiday can work with your budget. While there are opportunities to splash out, you won’t have a hard time finding reasonable prices throughout Estepona.

You are in no danger of getting bored – the gorgeous beaches, quaint old town and extensive activities on offer make Estepona an engaging year-round destination.

Best things to do in Estepona

Visit a beautiful bay

Playa del Cristo is a clear, blue bay protected from strong winds or currents. Its calm waters and clean sands make an especially great swimming spot for families.

Take a putt

Estepona draws in more than just beach lovers, with a number of golf courses making it easy for fans of the game to enjoy some tee time in the sun.

Soak up some culture

The streets of Estepona can be explored through its vibrant urban art. With new pieces added regularly, often by local artists, these murals show off the resort's contemporary side.