Estepona Travel Guide

  • Beautiful Casares
    Beautiful Casares
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  • Coastal view from downtown Estepona
    Coastal view from downtown Estepona
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  • Prickley Pear plants near the point
    Prickley Pear plants near the point
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Estepona Things to Do

  • Gibraltar is not too far away

    As with our day-trip to Ronda, at only 52-km and a 1-hour drive away, Gibraltar is also within easy striking distance of Estepona (border formalities are minimal). Sue and I were looking forward to seeing this icon of the British Empire while we were in the area but, with living in England, her sister was not nearly as keen to re-live life at home!...

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  • Plaza de Toros

    Archaeological MuseumPaleontology MuseumBull Fighting MuseumEthnographic MuseumFlamenco and other art exhibitions.On the outskirts of the town, heading towards Gibraltar is the town bullring (pictured left). This white-washed building has a strange architectural style, similar in style to that of Dali's work. The bullring offers bullfights on a...

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  • Lovely Blue Flag Beaches

    El Cristo Beach is situated just outside the town, to the west of the Marina. This beach is situated in a delightful sheltered cove, ideal for children and boasts two new chiringuitos. It's ideal location means longer hours of sunshine, making it a particular favourite for serious sunbathers. This beach has become increasingly popular in recent...

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  • Visit the Old Part of Town

    Really enjoyed wandering around the old part of Estepona town. Lots of lovely windows brimming with geraniums, traditional Spanish courtyards featuring the Saints (pictured) and some quaint shops and bars.Find Calle Terraza and Real and pop into one of the traditional bars on Calle Caridad for an ice-cold fino (sherry) and tapa.A must visit, is the...

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  • Relax poolside in the sunshine

    It was Boxing Day, December 26 when we finally decided to just sit tight for once and enjoy where we were on such a beautiful day and with such great surroundings! Because the sun was shining, after returning from our morning beach excursion in Estepona, we decided to simply sit back and enjoy the amazing surroundings at our B&B. It was great to...

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  • Mediterranean coastline

    Considering that we roamed around Andalusia for three weeks, we actually spent very little time on the Mediterranean beaches themselves (being late December/early January did not help)! We just had to wet our hands on a beach at Moraira, east of Alicante when we first arrived on the coast but it was not until 9 days later that we had our next...

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Estepona Restaurants

  • Awful and upsetting!

    How a holiday evening out with family can go so wrong? We have been to El Carnicero Grill once before and were badly stung by the hidden extras but went again prepared to take it easy on kids fizzy drinks. The food was ok although the portion size has halved this year (2012) compared to previous. The problem we encountered was with the staff. My...

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  • Best breakfast,exelent for lunch or...

    Viceversa offers you a fantastic breakfast,full english or irish,with black and white pudding,homemade hashbrown,heinz beans(i think the only place around Estepona where they use the Heinz beans.And then,for lunch and dinner it´s a quite impressive menu,even dutch snacks available.i undersatnd it changed hands recently,so the new owner is doing her...

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  • This was excellent!

    There was not much happening in Estepona for restaurants on the evening of Christmas Day, but our B&B hosts mentioned that the nearby restaurants of Laguna Village (details in my 'General' tips) might offer us some hope. The Spanish tend to eat late anyway and we were actually a bit early in turning up at around 7 PM as we searched for any place at...

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Estepona Nightlife

  • estepona lola 's bar

    on the plaza garcia capparos (next to the post office) at the passeo maritimo, is the lovely lola's bar. they have ten tables on the nicest square of the town direct near the beach and seaview. lovely fingerfood, little menu's, home made, also for vegetarians, all huge quantities. small prices.relax and quick service. in the evenings inside is cozy...

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  • The Marina

    The marina at night attracts a good crowd. There are many restaurants to eat ranging from chinese to tapas, I would say that they are slightly more expensive than in the town area. There are some bars as well which can get quite packed both with locals and tourists. Casual will do

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  • In town-centre - En el centro

    People usually go out to these bars at first, before going to the discos located at the Marina. La Bulla is a nice bar with latin music and Spanish music where you can dance or just drink something. They have a comedy show on Wednesday also. La gente, normalmente, sale por estos bares primero antes de ir a las discotecas del puerto más tarde. La...

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Estepona Transportation

  • Rental car

    Sue and I like to be independent to do our own thing when travelling and it usually involves getting off the beaten track. As a result, we almost always hire a car if it makes any sense at all given the circumstances of where we are visiting. In this case, because Sue's sister was joining us from England for eight days of our trip, I had to go one...

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  • Bus

    Taking the bus to get around town or even to get to other towns are very easy. Just find the bus teminus

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  • Motorway

    You can arrive to Estepona from two differents roads: one is free and the other one is not. I usually choose the toll motorway when I'm coming from Cadiz (AP-7) because the free one as lots of roundabouts. On the other hand, when I come from Malaga I prefer the toll free one (A-7) because it's not bad at all and it even have street lamps all the...

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Estepona Shopping

  • hats handmade designed by chaperelli

    If you need a handmade designed HAT, go to estepona and check out the workshop from chaperelli.The designer has 25 years experience and was working for costumers around europe.You can buy out of stock, or order and pick up your hat later.You can find more info at here website www.chaperelli.com She also gives workshops how tomake a hat, very...

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  • Markets

    There are two markets in Estepona that I know of. The Wednesday market is held in the Avenida Juan Carlos, and the Sunday market is held in the Port area. In these markets you can but fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, etc.. Both of them are in the morning.

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  • Shoe heaven!

    There are too many shoe shops to list.If you are a shoe fan (as I am) - go into town and you will be in shoe heaven.There are lots of clothes and shoe shops on the main pedestrian shopping street which runs parallel to the main coast road.Shoe shops are plentiful and full fabulous Spanish made shoes at very reasonable prices.They also stock alot of...

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Estepona Local Customs

  • Shore fishing

    During our morning walk along the Mediterranean shoreline of eastern Estepona on our second full day there, we came upon these fishers plying their trade from the shoreline on a small promintory. Usually, this favourite local method of passing the time is carried out later in the day as light begins to fade. These two appeared to be a grandfather...

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  • Local celebrations

    San Isidro Labrador, agricultural religious celebrations on the 15th May,.Ferias y Fiestas mayores, annual town festival at the beginning/start of July.Quema de los bigotes de San Juan, traditional night celebration of the 23rd June.Virgen del Carmen, fishermen religious celebrations on the 16th July.

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  • Classical music concerts-Conciertos...

    There are clasical music concerts every Sunday during summers. The local music band plays at the bandstand placed in Plaza del Reloj. It's completly free! Hay conciertos de música clásica todos los domingos durante el verano. La banda municipal de música toca en el quiosco que se encuentra en la plaza del Reloj. ¡Es completamente gratuito!

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Estepona Tourist Traps

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    by gourmet29 Written Oct 8, 2011

    you look on the menus in Estepona,or in so called tapas fridges,and you think wow,yummy,but when it comes to taste them,more the disapointed.

    Unique Suggestions: dont be greedy like me and ask too many tapas,have one each or one for two,and try them first,see if its fresh and tasty

    Fun Alternatives: if you really wanna go for tapas,you must try El tejar,that´s in town,or Las gitanillas,Ophira,can´t think for other place now,but ill come back

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    • Food and Dining
    • School Holidays

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Estepona What to Pack

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    by amapola66 Updated Feb 22, 2005

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Please, do not forget your suncream. It can get VERY hot in Estepona and many of the beaches do not have alot of shade. Especially for children, a good strong suncream is essential.

    Everything you need, for everyday ailments, can be bought from the Farmacias, (Green Cross) - They are very knowledgeable and helpful for most ailments.
    They have an excellent children's suncream range in Spain.

    Don't Forget Your Suncream!
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Estepona Off The Beaten Path

  • Casares Pueblo

    A winding road between Estepona and Sotogrande, takes you inland and up to the beautiful traditional white village of village of Casares. The village is in the natural surroundings of the Sierra Bermeja and is excellent for walkers. It is an ecological paradise where you can enjoy nature at its best. Named 'the dangling village' as the little...

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  • Gibraltar rock

    We did a day trip to Gibraltar and then went with a tour company up Gibraltar rock. This pic is a view from the top over the harbour

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  • Fountains and sculptures - Fuentes

    There are several modern fountains and pieces of sculpture across the town, giving it a better appearance. One of the newest sculptures is one devoted to the tourists. Hay varias fuentes y esculturas modernas a lo largo de la ciudad, dándole una mejor apariencia. Una de las más recientes es la dedicada a los turistas.

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Estepona Sports & Outdoors

  • by GibJoe Written Apr 9, 2008

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    Estepona Golf is situated just outside the town. There are many golf courses to pick from, as you can see in the photo. Golf is not really my sport, so cannot really say which is the best but I have heard that Valderama in Sotogrande (20 mins from Estepona) is one of the best. After all the Volvo masters is held there.

    Click on the picture to see all the Golf courses near Estepona.

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Estepona Favorites

  • About mid-way between Cadiz and Malaga

    By the time we had finished our explorations of Cadiz (blue) and then driven the inland mountain route to the coast, emerging near Gibraltar, it was past 5 PM on Christmas Eve and falling dark by the time we located our accommodations in Estepona (pink). One of our main reasons for staying in Estepona was its proximity to the 'must-see' mountain...

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  • Laguna Village - upscale shopping Resort

    In our short time actually exploring Estepona itself, we only made a couple of forays into the downtown area of the village and seemed to have the same old problem of finding an easy parking spot due to the fairly constant flow of traffic. As it turned out, because our B&B was located on the hillside above Estepona's eastern edges, we eventually...

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  • Town hall - Ayuntamiento

    If you need to make any official issue you must go to the town hall. It's a nice but simple building, painted in white and yellow. It's located in a small square with a beautiful garden. Si necesitas hacer cualquier gestión oficial deberás ir al ayuntamiento. Es un bonito y simple edificio pintado en blanco y amarrillo. Se encuentra en una pequeña...

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Andalusia's most spectacular location!
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Enjoy a scenic mountain drive to Ronda!
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Very nice breakfasts
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Christmas Eve 'feast'
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Explore the old town
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Bullfights
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The Fishermens Marina
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The Marina
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Church of Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios
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La torre del Reloj - The Clock Tower
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Visit Casares
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Estepona Beaches
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Good food
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Eating tapas
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At the harbour
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Flea Market
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Exploring by foot
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Excellent ice creams - Excelentes helados
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Picturesque streets - Calles pintorescas
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Tourist office - Información turística
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Marina - Puerto
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Marina - Puerto
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Delicious fried fish - "Pescaito" frito
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Museums - Museos
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Fishermen's church - Iglesia de pescadores
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Bullring - Plaza de toros
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Royal Street - Calle Real
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Flowers' Square - Plaza de las Flores
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Saint Louis Castle - Castillo de San Luis
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Clock tower - Torre del Reloj
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Marina - Puerto deportivo
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Promenade/La Rada beach - Paseo Marítimo
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Lighthouse - Faro
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Calvary Park - Parque del Calvario
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Los Remedios Church-Iglesia de los Remedios
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Christ's beach - Playa del Cristo
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Fancy a bit of freedom?
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Casares
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Tolone's
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Lola's
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