Estepona
  Town House Location

An easy walk to beach, shops, restaurants banks and bars. Numerous golf courses within ten minutes drive and places to visit. Safe and ideal accommodation for all ages. We'll send you detailed instructions about how to get there. Estepona enjoys over 320 days of sunshine per year.

 
  About Estepona

Estepona is one of the most westerly towns on the Costa del Sol. Situated between Malaga (82km) and Gibraltar (47km) International Airports which offer excellent flight connections into the UK, and good car hire facilities. The town nestles at the base of the Sierra Berjma Mountains, protected from the cold northerly winds and bad weather in winter. Estepona maintains an enjoyable climate all year round.

 
 
                                                                                         
                                                                                          
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                            
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
                                                                                           
 
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  Estepona's Old Town centre preserves its typically charming Andalusian style of architectural town planning. It has a maze of cobblestone streets lined with orange trees and original whitewashed townhouses with balconies colourfully decorated with flowerpots. Estepona is one of the prettiest and most quintessentially Spanish of all the coastal towns.  
  There are excellent beaches and tourist facilities nearby, including a wild life park: Selwo, which is considered one of the best in Europe. There is also a prestigious riding centre & school: Escuela de Arte Ecuestre de la Costa del Sol. All this, together with many sporting services for both land and water activities.  
Estepona was originally a fishing village. An early morning visit to the Fish Market will see the largest fleet south of Malaga return. It is well worth a visit to understand their continued importance to local cuisine and the economy. After May the bullfighting season begins in a modern Bullring a few minutes walk from the Marina. Early in July the annual Fiesta y Feria week which transforms the sleepy town into a carnival with locals dressed in colourful Flamenco style clothes.  
  It has developed organically and has managed to bypass the tower block architecture of its near neighbours. The fine sandy beach is long, wide and pleasant with sun lounges for hire by the day or week. The graceful promenade is continuously studded with palm trees and flowerbeds. Located in the centrally in the town is the Tourismo on Avenida San Loenzo 1. There are many good and reasonably priced fish restaurants, and also tapas bars in the lovely Plaza Arce and Plaza de las Flores.  
  Local Celebrations

Below are photos from two local celebrations in Estepona.

  • First a spring Fiesta.
  • Second, scenes from the Easter Parade.
Over the Easter period there are many processions in and around Estepona.

 
  Scenes from Spring Fiesta  
 
 
  Scenes from Semana Santa • Easter Parade  
 
 
  Estepona's covered market has daily catches, good fruit and vegetable stalls. There is a weekly open air food market on a Wednesday in the Feria Ground and a local tourist market on a Sunday morning in the Marina.

Located in the Old Town the original townhouse offers modern comforts yet retaining its Andalusian charm and character.

 
  Things to do in and around Estepona

A few minutes walk from the townhouse are Estepona’s wide and open sandy beaches, many with separate changing facilities, showers and children’s playgrounds. Estepona’s vibrant Marina offers many water-sports, including jet and water-skiing, sailing, fishing, diving, and the town has it's own excellent Wildlife Park.

 
 
  To enjoy the open and peaceful natural world surrounding the town there is excellent hiking and horseback riding trails in the Sierra Berjma Mountains. The renowned Estepona Equestrian Centre with English speaking instructors is just down the road from the house.  
  Golf

Estepona is a paradise for golfers with twelve courses within 15 to 20 minute drive from the house. Within easy reach of the accommodation there are the well priced quality courses of Estepona Golf, along the coast with views to the sea and nearby there are courses at Duquesa and El Paraiso, which is one of the oldest established courses on the Costa del Sol.

There are also some of the best known courses on the Costa del Sol that will test all abilities including:

  • Mijas
  • Rio Real
  • Santa Maria
  • La Cala
However, probably the best golf courses in Europe today within easy reach of the townhouse. These would provide you with the ultimate golfing holiday!
  • Valderrama
  • Sotogrande
  • San Roque
  • Santa Clara
The Moorish architectural gems of the area are the Alhambra at Granada and the Great Mosques of Cordoba and Seville. A trip to one of these World Heritage sites will make a holiday to Andalusia worthwhile on its own. One of the most spectacularly located cities in Andalusia is Ronda, which sits on top of a massive rocky outcrop across which has the original 18th century bridge that still straddles the Tajo Gorge. This was a great feat of engineering in the 18th century and is a sight to behold. Ronda also boasts one of Spain oldest bullrings and claims to be the spiritual home of bullfighting.
 
  10 things you ought to know
  • Estepona offers everything the tourist desires
  • Beautiful and historic town enjoys mild climate with 3000 hours of sun during the year
  • Bustling and atmospheric centre; museums, art galleries, superb restaurants & tapas bars
  • Blue Flag Beaches and miles of Mediterranean coastline
  • Traditional annual events and folklore performances
  • Natural Parks and many other protected landscapes
  • Quality cuisine, fresh foods & fine wines
  • Friendly and open people
  • Ability to enjoy "a la carte” holiday
  • Artistic richness and cultural heritage
  • Historic cities and tranquil White Villages
  • Golf courses, sporting events and other activities
 
  Walks & visits in and around Estepona:
  • Bustling and atmospheric centre; museums, art galleries, superb restaurants & tapas bars
  • Historic Old Town, churches, cobbled streets and floral squares
  • Blue Flag beaches with showers cafes & restaurants
  • Central fresh produce market and large Wednesday market
  • Hyper & supermarkets, unusual shops and bodegas
  • Sunday visitor market at Estepona Marina
  • Selwo Safari and Adventure Park
 
  Day excursions from Estepona:
  • The "White Villages" - Casares, Gaucin, Benalauria, Benaojan, Cortes de la Frontera and Montejaque
  • Los Reales Nature Reserve - Estepona
  • Los Alcornocales - Nature Reserve ­ Cortes de la Frontera
  • Sierra de Grazalema - Benamahoma
  • Ronda - marvel at the Gorge Old Town and Roman Ruins
  • Botanical Gardens - Malaga
  • Dolphin Safari - Gibraltar
 
  Further afield:
  • Aquapark - Mijas
  • Aquapark - Torremolinos
  • Race-Course - Mijas
  • Tivoli World Amusement Park - Benalmadena
  • Selwo Marina - Sea Life Centre - Benalmadena
  • Crocodile Park - Torremolinos
  • Gibraltar - shopping
  • Granada - the Alhambra
 
  Local sports available:
  • wind-surfing, water skiing and other water sports
  • tennis, squash and keep fit gyms
  • fishing and diving
  • horse riding
  • yacht charter
  • cycle, quad hire and off road trips
  • Championship golf and bowls (10 pin and green)
 
  Local Nature Parks and Reserves:
  • Los Reales ­ Nature park - Estepona

    Possibility to see the all or some of the following depending on time of year:

    Eagle, Hawk Eagle, Goshawk, Sparrow Hawk, Azure-winged Magpie, Fox, Badger, Civet, Weasel, Beech Marten, Chameleon, Short-toed Snake.

  • Los Alcornocales - Nature Reserve ­ Cortes de la Frontera

    Possibility to see the all or some of the following depending on time of year:

    Sparrow Hawk, Eagle, Booted Eagle, Goshawk, Eagle Owl, Tawny Owl, Vulture, Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Wild Boar, Deer, Weasel, Short-toed Snake (Sea)Otter, Wildcat, Mongoose.

 
  Local Fiestas: - here are a few:
  • January 5 • The Three Kings - parades in all towns
  • February, 2nd week • Carnival week in Estepona
  • Easter week Processions throughout the week starting on Palm Sunday through to Easter day in Estepona
  • March/April • Semana Santa (Easter) Parades in all towns
  • May 'Romero' procession into the countryside for picnic and celebration in Manilva and other villages
  • May 8 - 15 • San Isidro - Celebrated at Los Pedragales, Estepona
  • June 11 • Fair and Fiestas of Saint Bernabe - Marbella
  • June 24 • Night of 'San Juan' bonfire, tableau and fireworks on the beach celebrating the start of summer in Sabillinas
  • July, 1st or 2nd week • main annual Fair - Estepona
  • July 16 • Fiesta del Virgen del Carmen - most coastal towns
  • September • 1st weekend Manilva celebrates the new vintage
  • October 19 • Fair in San Pedro de Alcantara
 
  Fiestas in other towns and cities worth visiting:
  • Seville • 2 weeks after Easter
  • Jerez • First week in May
  • Santa Maria • Second week in May
  • San Lucar • Third week in May
  • Córdoba • Last Week in May
  • Algeciras • First week in June
  • Conil • First week in June
  • Marbella • Second week in June
  • Estepona • First week in July
  • Los Barrios • First week in July
  • La Linea • Second week in July
  • Huelva • First week in August
  • Tarifa • Second week in August
  • Baeza • Second week in August
  • Málaga • Third week in August
  • Olvera • Last week in August
  • Almeria • Last week in August
  • Tarifa • First week in September
  • Mijas • Second week in September
  • Ubeda • Last week in September
  • Torremolinos • Last week in September
  • Fuengirola • First week in October
  • Jaen • Second week in October
  • San Pedro • Third week in October
 
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