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10 Reasons To Buy A Holiday Home In Beautiful Estepona, Spain

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

Why buy holiday properties in Estepona, Costa del Sol

SPAIN - August 17th, 2022 - Estepona has become one of the most popular destinations for both tourists and foreign residents alike on the Costa del Sol, yet even today it still manages to retain it’s old Andalusian charm and is more Spanish compared to the touristic towns closer to Malaga, like Fuengirola and Marbella.

It is one of the most family-friendly destinations in Spain with 17 beaches along its 21-km-long coastline. Playa del Cristo and Playa de la Rada are the closest beaches to town, both having calm waters that are safe for young swimmers and with lifeguards on duty during the summer.


This part of the Costa Del Sol has over 300 days of sunshine per year, making it popular with those looking to enjoy a sun-filled holiday in southern Spain.

A sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable; temperatures average 32ºC during the summer.

Estepona Old Town

Estepona’s white old town has several traffic-free streets, making it easy and safe for sightseeing on foot. Must-sees include the 15th-century San Luis Castle and the town clock at Plaza del Reloj. The streets are filled colourful plant pots on the whitewashed walls of its houses, tapas restaurants, bodegas and bars.


It´s known as the Garden of the Costa del Sol with thousands of flowers along the avenues, parks and streets.

Beach Promenades

Estepona seafront promenade has a 100-metre stretch only backed with bars and restaurants, the rest of it is just flowers and more flowers and benches to sit and look at the beach.

Gourmet and Seafood Restaurants

A pleasure to dine out on some of the freshest and best-cooked fish and seafood in the Mediterranean, served at superbly-priced seafood restaurants and ludicrously cheap tapas bars. The town has many gourmet restaurants and tapas bars in all price ranges.


Estepona has more 5-star hotel beds than does Marbella. There are also cosy boutique hotels in the Old Town.


Estepona has several golf courses. One of the most established courses on the Costa del Sol is the Paraiso Golf Club, which is located between Estepona and Marbella; it’s a peaceful course with a stunning backdrop of mountains.

The famous Valderrama Golf Club, which plays host to the PGA each year, is located in nearby Sotogrande. Other courses in and around Estepona include: Finca Cortesin, Estepona Golf, El Campanario Golf, La Duquesa Golf and Atalaya Golf & Country Club.


There are more than 50 beautiful mural paintings around the town. They are painted on the blank sides of buildings, and have become a real talking point. They are not in the Old Town because they are on the sides of high-rise blocks, and the Old Town doesn't have any of those.

The Orchid House is sitting in a 16,000 square metre Botanical Garden – another amazing feature right in the heart of the town.

Transport and Communications

Estepona is located about 50 minutes with car from Malaga Airport, with direct flights to most bigger cities in Europe, every day. Gibraltar Airport is 50 minutes away. Several daily shuttle buses to the airports.

Property Investment

As Estepona is a popular tourist town, the rental yields are among the best in Spain.

About The Author

Karen Lake - Senior Contributor

Karen is a senior contributor at and brings with her a wealth of knowledge about the travel industry. Karen is a native of the USA and has held various media and PR positions over the last 10 years. Karen is a graduate of Washington State University.


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