Are you looking to go away for a beach villa holiday somewhere this year? If so, then you might perhaps have been a bit overwhelmed by the number of places to stay at (not to mention the thousands of destinations to go to).
Our guide to Estepona tells you all you need to know about this historic town, and why should you make it your next villa getaway!
How to get to Estepona
You have a choice of two local airports – Gibraltar Airport is only a 40 minute drive away, and Malaga Airport is a 50 minute drive away. Both airports can be flown to from all major UK airports such as from London Gatwick and London Heathrow), Birmingham, and Manchester.
If you are not driving, then from Gibraltar Airport you could take a 10 minute walk into La Línea de la Concepción over the Spanish border and take a taxi from there to Estepona, which will cost roughly £55. A taxi to Estepona from Malaga Airport will cost around £65.
For public transport from the airports, there is a bus service from La Línea de la Concepción which takes just under an hour, or between 2 to 3 hours from Malaga Airport.
Be sure to check websites such as Kayak, Skyscanner and Expedia to find the best deals for flights and accommodation on the dates you want to travel if you are not planning on using a traditional High Street travel agent.
Places to stay
Estepona has a plethora of charming and delightful villas to stay at. Whether you are travelling with your family or a group of friends (or both!), you will be certain of finding a villa with all the amenities you require, at a budget to suit you.
The Holiday Lettings website from TripAdvisor is a good place to start on your search for that perfect villa, as well as other sites Estepona property sites like Fine and Country.
Things to see and do
Playa del Cristo (Christ Beach) – a beautiful beach located near Estepona harbour, one can go for a swim, or relax on the beach and admire the views of the Rock of Gibraltar in the distance.
Centro Historico de Estepona (Estepona Old Town) – if you fancy doing a bit of exploring then why not check out the Old Town, with its an array of charming shops, restaurants and cafes lining the cobblestoned alleys and streets.
Solbuggys (Sun Buggies) – an exciting way to see the uncovered natural beauty of the Estepona countryside whilst offering lots of fun and fantastic views when crossing rivers and off-road tracks.
Golf El Paraiso (El Paraiso Golf Club) – one of the longest established golf courses on the Costa del Sol, designed by professional South African golfer Gary Player.
Selwo Aventura (Selwo Safari Park) – a wild animal and nature park which houses over 2,000 animals. Take an adventure in an all-terrain vehicle to see all of the wild animals, enjoy a camel ride or even take archery lessons here!