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The beautiful town of Estepona, nestled between the Sierra Bermeja mountains and the Costa del Sol coastal strip, is an exceptional destination for a family holiday.
With its fantastic weather, pristine beaches and bustling marina it’s easy to see why Estepona is so popular with tourists, but the town has managed to retain its authenticity and is significantly quieter than most other resort towns in Malaga, like Marbella.
Just 15 minutes from Puerto Banús and its impressive marina, Estepona is also within easy distance of Gibraltar and its famous Rock, which is undoubtedly worth a visit.
As such a popular tourist spot, Estepona has a plethora of fun and exciting activities for you to get involved with. With at least five golf courses in the local area Estepona really is a golfer's paradise, and several of the courses are considered among the best in Europe.
If golf isn’t your thing there’s always the Selwo Safari Park, where you can get close to over 2,000 animals including lions, tigers and elephants in a semi-wild environment. Estepona is also home to the Costa del Sol School of Equestrian Arts, one of largest riding schools in the area, so there is ample opportunity to enjoy horse riding here on your Costa del Sol holiday too, and the striking scenery provides the perfect backdrop.
With over 20 kilometres of stunning coastline, there is no shortage of beautiful beaches in Estepona, the main beach being La Rada. Lined with palm trees, shops and restaurants, this long stretch of sand is a sun-worshipper’s dream. Other beaches where you can enjoy the sea and warm Spanish sun include La Galera, Bahía Dorada, El Saladillo, Costa Natura and the small cove of Playa Del Cristo.
Estepona town itself is modern and cosmopolitan but the Old Town is steeped in Andalucian history. Especially famous for its striking architecture and traditional houses, wandering around these narrow, cobbled streets is like stepping back in time.
With excellent restaurants, lively bars and quaint little shops, Estepona town is rich in both history and culture and tourists can spend hours just wandering around the maze of white-washed streets.