Sights in Estepona and the best tips for a visit

About 50 km west of Fuengirola you will find Estepona which is a nice little town with about 70,000 inhabitants. Take the A7 motorway in the direction of Marbella and you’ll be right there. A good stop on the way if you want to visit Gibraltar. The old town is renovated and usually wins awards as the town with the finest streets and alleys on the Costa del Sol.

Calle Real restaurant street and the harbour

Along the Calle Real restaurant street in the Old Town, you will find both the best restaurants and smaller tapas bars. The houses are decorated with flowerpots and the orange trees are full of fruit. The restaurants down in the harbor have a wide range of seafood, which you can also buy on board or why not take a boat trip from here.

Beaches of Estepona

Some of Estepona’s beaches have a blue flag. Playa el cristo is located to the west of the marina and the beach is sheltered in a bay so the water is warmer. Its location provides many hours of sunshine, and the beach is perfect for children. In the centre of Estepona, La Rada beach is 2.5 km long and has a nice promenade, where you can park your car in a large underground garage.

Mountain Sierra Bermeja

The Sierra Bermeja mountain behind Estepona is about 1500 meters at its highest point, Los Reales, and is a national park with great hiking trails. Here you can see wild mountain goats climbing the steep cliffs and look out for a coniferous tree called Pinsapo.

Alcazaba Lagoon

About 10 kilometres from Estepona, Alcazaba Lagoon is an artificial lagoon of 1.4 hectares with crystal clear water and a beach reminiscent of those in the Caribbean. The whole area is a resort with housing and hotels and there is a nice restaurant overlooking the lagoon and the beach. The area was not completed when we were there so Google for updated opening hours and prices to visit the lagoon.

Alcazaba lagoon

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