What to do and see in Estepona, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

September 11, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Estepona (Spanish pronunciation: [esteˈpona]) is a town and municipality in the comarca of the Costa del Sol, southern Spain. It is located in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Its district covers an area of 137 square kilometers in a fertile valley crossed by small streams and a mountainous areas dominated by the Sierra Bermeja, which reaches an elevation of 1,449 m at the peak of Los Reales.
Restaurants in Estepona

1. Centro Historico de Estepona

Calle Bermudez, Estepona, Spain +34 952 80 80 81
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Centro Historico de Estepona

Reviewed By DLP555 - Bangor, United Kingdom

We were in Estepona recently and took a wander into the “historico” bit. It is very nice and the little houses are lovely, with a good range of different coloured flowerpots hanging from the walls. Very pretty but rather tedious after a very short time. Maybe we missed something spectacular but if we did, they should do a better sales job! Not for us

2. Paseo Maritimo de Estepona

Paseo maritimo Pedro Manrique, 29680, Estepona, Spain
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 475 reviews

Paseo Maritimo de Estepona

Reviewed By Duquesadiner - Glasgow

There is a stretch of Promenade from the marina in Estepona heading generally east which runs for about 2 miles and is very flat and easy to navigate. Other than watching out for cyclists, of which there are many, this is a nice walk with views out to sea as well as over towards the old part of Estepona. There are a number of good places to stop for a refreshment or two and although the better restaurants are to be found in the old town, the ones on the Promenade are reasonably priced and offer good fresh food. The beach is also very well maintained, clean and the sea safe to swim in.

3. Plaza de las Flores de Estepona

Plaza de las Flores, 29680, Estepona, Spain
Excellent
53%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 497 reviews

Plaza de las Flores de Estepona

Reviewed By Tony G - Cricklade, United Kingdom

Worth a wander through in winter to see the architecture of the buildings surrounding the square. To take in the winter flowering plants. However don’t expect the summer vibe because much of the outdoors eating and drinking facilities are packed away. This is a ten minutes visit in winter but as long as you like in summer.

4. Ruta de Murales Artisticos

Mar | Sierra, Estepona, Spain
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 101 reviews

Ruta de Murales Artisticos

Reviewed By Maria M - Birkenhead, United Kingdom

A map is available from the tourist office so that you don't miss out on all these fab murals but we quite enjoyed just happening upon them as we sauntered through the streets of Estepona. We started out by the Orchid house and just wandered. There are loads of little tapas bars around to do it was a full afternoon's excursion. Well worth the walk.

5. Puerto Deportivo de Estepona

Av. Luis Braille, 23 | Torre de Control s/n, 29680, Estepona, Spain +34 952 80 18 00
Excellent
43%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 554 reviews

Puerto Deportivo de Estepona

This marina is situated on a walking distance to the old town of Estepona and has 447 berths. The services offered are 24h security guards, washrooms, wireless internet and a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee-shops and two supermarkets close by. On Sundays an attractive market is going on in the marina. A multilingual friendly staff is waiting for you at the service office of the control tower.

Reviewed By Hendrik V - Ghent, Belgium

This port is by far not so impressive as Port Banyul in Marbella. But there are plenty of nice ships to admire, and the offering of restaurants and shops is abundant, but at more realistic price levels. A nice spot to walk around, both during the day (where you can charter a boat for dolphin searching or snorkeling), and at night. Parking can be a bit tricky in season.

6. Orquidario de Estepona

Calle Terraza 86, 29680, Estepona, Spain +34 622 64 64 07
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 428 reviews

Orquidario de Estepona

Reviewed By 362WarrenS_13 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This is a very interesting building, purpose built to display a huge variety of orchids in a sympathetic environment, however when we visited in mid October very few of the orchids were in flower and most looked decidedly shabby. I'm no horticulturist but I assume this was due to the time of year and that they would look much better earlier in the year. On that basis I'm not going to offer a poor review despite the fact that I resented paying to visit when there were so few blooms.

7. Plaza Doctor Arce

Calle Terraza/Calle Adolfo Suarez de Figueroa, Estepona, Spain
Excellent
54%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Plaza Doctor Arce

Reviewed By SheffieldPip - Sheffield, United Kingdom

So lovely to sit in this Plaza, have lunch or coffee and watch the world go by. This area is a suntrap and always busy, with lovely buildings surrounding. The cafes and restaurants all have an outside Seating area and are very reasonable. Well worth a visit

8. Del Cristo Beach

Estepona, Spain
Excellent
40%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 379 reviews

Del Cristo Beach

Reviewed By Mark L - Wetherby, United Kingdom

Saw this beach over the Christmas period (when obviously it was completely deserted) and promised we would return during the warmer months. Pleasantly surprised the water was very calm and shallow making it perfectly safe for those with small children. The sand (although not golden) is as good as we have seen in Southern Spain. The bay is serviced by two bars, so drinks and food are available. Although direct access was closed off when we called due to construction work we were able to park close by, by entering from the marina and their car park. Will definitely visit again & would recommend especially to those with small children.

9. Playa de la Rada

Estepona, Spain
Excellent
31%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 137 reviews

Playa de la Rada

Reviewed By Louis T

Very nice beach. Parking garage, but depending on where you stay also easy to walk . Very wide beach sand, with a lot of cosy bars/restaurants. Little but disappointing some waiters seems not to understand English very well. Nice waves, not too crowdy, even at bank holiday in Spain.

10. Centro Comercial Laguna Village

A7 Km. 159, 29680, Estepona, Spain +34 952 79 81 72
Excellent
39%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 204 reviews

Centro Comercial Laguna Village

Reviewed By RetiredFolk - Gloucestershire, UK

We discoverd Laguna Village by accident a couple of years ago when we were looking for somewhere to have lunch and just turned off the highway into their car park. A wide selection of restaurants and bars coupled with a number of shops makes it an interesting stop but the barrier entry and parking charge introduced since our last visit detracts from visiting and follows the current trend of taking the car driver for a cash cow, shame.
We returned to the same restaurant again for lunch this year and were not disappointed. However many of the establishments have very upmarket prices so you have to very selective unless you have open ended funds. However a lovely place to eat and chill out with very easy access.

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