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Estepona Villas to Rent, Costa del Sol

Estepona is one of the most popular seaside destinations on the Costa del Sol, thanks to its many stunning, blue flag winning, beaches, historic attractive town centre and fantastic traditional restaurants and tapas bars. 

Despite this popularity, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its traditional charm and character. Explore the steep, narrow streets of the old town and enjoy the various colourful flower pots and murals. 

Estepona has a variety of cafes, restaurants and tapas bars that serve traditional Spanish delicacies. There are also many cute artisan shops where you can marvel at the local craftsmanship and pick out a great souvenir.

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Holiday Villas in Estepona

Estepona is one of the most popular seaside destinations on the Costa del Sol, thanks to its many stunning, blue flag winning, beaches, historic attractive town centre and fantastic traditional restaurants and tapas bars. 

Despite this popularity, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its traditional charm and character. Explore the steep, narrow streets of the old town and enjoy the various colourful flower pots and murals. 

Estepona has a variety of cafes, restaurants and tapas bars that serve traditional Spanish delicacies. There are also many cute artisan shops where you can marvel at the local craftsmanship and pick out a great souvenir.


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Information on Estepona

Introduction to Estepona

Estepona is one of the hidden gems of the Costa del Sol and is a must visit. Estepona has managed to retain its traditional pueblo charm despite providing all of the expected tourist facilities of the Costa del Sol, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities, and shops.

Estepona has one of the best old quarters on the Costa del Sol and is a delight for photographers. You will be able to happily spend hours exploring the Andalucian historic centre with its narrow cobbled streets. 

Estepona also has over 12 miles of coastline and boasts 17 fantastic beaches, many of which have been awarded blue flag awards. You are never far from a beach in Estepona, making a beach day out convenient and a must do. Relax in the sun and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the many seafront promenades. 

There are numerous street cafes, traditional restaurants and tapas bars lining the cobbled streets of Estepona, all of which serve traditional Spanish delicacies, like paella, for you to enjoy. 

Estepona may be a small town, but has a lot to keep you occupied during your stay. There is a bullring that contains 4 museums, and also hosts concerts in the summer months. A beautiful marina to explore, with great shops and restaurants and the Selwo Wildlife Park, that is home to a range of exotic animals that live in semi-wild conditions. 

History of Estepona

Stone tools have been discovered in the area around Estepona, which suggests that the area has been occupied since prehistoric times. Similar to many other villages in the Costa del Sol, the Romans once had a settlement at Estepona, however, it was destroyed by an earthquake in the 4th century. 

The Bay of Estepona was the sight of the battle of Estopona in 1342, between the fleets of the Kingdom of Aragon and the Moors. Estepona was captured by Christian forces during the Reconquista, who replaced the town’s mosque with a church. Unfortunately, all that remains of that church is the old clock tower. 

San Luis castle was built at Estepona with the aim of defending the coast from Berber pirates from Africa. In 1502 Estepona was awarded its own charter and has continued to grow and develop into the charming seaside resort village that it is now. 

Things to do in Estepona

Estepona has a lot to offer tourists, such as blue flag beaches, a stylish marina and a range of traditional restaurants and bars. There is a rich history in the town’s historic old centre to explore and a host of other attractions. 

Estepona is home to some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol and is one of the most popular destinations for a gold holiday. Estepona’s has a range of courses that cater to both the professional and casual players. There is also a driving range available. 

Explore the various plazas, cobbled streets and beautiful murals on the side of hotels and resorts during your time in Estepona. There truly is a mix of the old and new in this fantastic villa holiday destination. 

To help you make a start with your vacation planning, we have made this list of our top 5 recommendations of things to do in Estepona:

  • Centro Historico - the historic old centre of Estepona. This traditional Andalucian town centre is one of the nicest on the Costa del Sol. Explore the cobblestone streets, decorated with beautiful flowers and colourful plant pots. Discover the history of the castle and bell-tower, all that remains of the original church. 

  • Orchidarium Estepona - a delightful attraction for an amateur botanist. Since openeing in 2015, the Orchidarium has become one of the Costa del Sol’s top tourist attraction. Explore the 3 glass domes and discover the three waterfalls that help create a tropical environment for the 5,000 different plant species, with 1,300 different species of orchids.  

  • Paseo Maritimo - a great spot to catch the sunset and enjoy the cooler temperature of an evening. There are many shops, bars and cafes to stop and gets a drink or something to eat. There are also beautiful flower beds that separate the promenade from the road, including palms, flowers and thicker vegetation. 

  • Valle Romano Golf Course - this is a golf course for serious players. The maximum handicap is 28 for men and 36 for women. Valle Romano has an expected 18 hole course, as well as a range of facilities, bars and restaurants on offer. 

  • Selwo Aventura - located just outside of Estepona, this extensive animal park is a must see. You will visit many of the enclosures on the park’s off-road truck, getting a spectacular view of a range of animals, including white rhinos, Bengal tigers, lions, zebras and giraffes. There are over 2000 animals at this park, as well as a petting zoo and Europe’s longest zip-line. 

The Top 5 Beaches in Estepona

Estepona has over 12 miles of coastline and 17 different beaches to choose from. Many of Estepona’s beaches have been awarded blue flag awards for their high standards of cleanliness and facilities. 

All of Estepona’s beaches offer a range of beach bars, restaurants and facilities such as showers and changing rooms. Many also offer activities and water sports, such as kayaking and windsurfing. 

To help you decide which one of these magnificent beaches to start with, we have picked 5 of our favourite beaches in Estepona:

  1. Playa el Cristo - located to the west of Estepona’s marina, el Cristo is found in a cove that shelters it, making it an ideal beach for children. It is popular with sunbathers as it gets longer hours of sunshine and can be crowded in summer months. There is also a lifeguard station, adding to its suitability for children to swim. 

  2. Playa la Rada - located in the centre of Estepona, this is the town’s most popular beach. It has a seafront promenade running its entire length with several Chiringuitos (beach bars), restaurants and shops. There is also a marina and lighthouse to the west end of this beach. 

  3. Playa el Padron - named after the river that flows into the sea here, this beach gets popular in the summer thanks to its ample parking. There is a small shopping centre near this beach which offers a range of shops. The high standards of el Padron have been recognised by a blue flag award. 

  4. Playa Bella - a quieter and more rocky beach. A good spot if you prefer a more active beach trip. There are some ruins and an old watchtower at this beach. As well as a promenade with a variety of shops and restaurants. 

  5. Playa Costa Natura - a novel and unique beach experience Costa Natura is Spain’s first, purpose-built, naturist complex and beach. Entry is regulated but is available for touring naturists and the curious. 

Estepona Weather

Estepona enjoys a hot, semi-arid climate that is typical of the area. The summers are hot and dry, with temperatures often around 35 °C. A cool breeze from the sea does make the heat more manageable though. 

The winter months are more mild, with daytime temperatures reaching highs of 15 °C. However, the sun continues to shine during the winter months, with an average of 330 days of sunshine out of the year. 

Estepona is a great spot to visit all year round, with a pleasant Mediterranean climate and near-constant sunshine. 

Estepona Travel Information

Estepona is close to Gibraltar airport, which is beginning to see an increasing number of flights from the UK. Otherwise, Malaga airport is about an hour drive away. There are airport transfers available from Malaga airport which will take you directly to your Villa. 

There are a number of car hire companies in Estepona, and many more in Malaga, if you want to hire a car for your vacation. Taxis are also very common in the Costa del Sol. 

Once you are in Estepona you can make use of the local bus routes to get around easily. Estepona has its own bus station that has routes to Malaga, Marbella, Casares and many other locations on the Costa del Sol. 

Accommodation in Estepona

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are excited to provide such lovely Estepona villas to rent. Our range of luxury villas can accommodate a variety of sized groups. 

Our stunning holiday villa rentals are within walking instance of all of the amenities that Estepona has to offer, such as shops and restaurants and are only a short drive to other attractions, such as beaches and golf courses. 

All of our luxury villas and holiday homes are maintained to a high standard and include a host of amenities and luxuries, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed free WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

So if you are looking for a beautiful luxury villa in the heart of a traditional Andulacian village with history and culture to explore, or a modern beachfront apartment conveniently located near a golf course, our range of Estepona villa rentals will have something for every holiday goer. 

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, including:

Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions, you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.

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