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Estepona FAQ

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Estepona in Spain.

Where is Estepona?

Estepona is in the South of Spain, right on the Mediterranean. It’s in Andalucia in the Malaga region. The nearest international airport is in Malaga.

How big is Estepona?

Estepona covers an area of 137 square kilometers; however, the town itself is much smaller.

What is the population of Estepona?

The population is approximately 77,000, according to the National Institute of Statistics.

What is the climate like in Estepona?

It is generally sunny! However, it does Rain in Autumn, Winter, and early Spring. As Estepona is a coastal location, you can expect some wind, sometimes quite strong.

Is it always windy in Estepona?

No! However, you should expect wind most days. Sometimes the day will start calm and the wind will build throughout the day.

How do you get to Estepona?

Estepona has two main roads connecting it, the A7 and the AP7. It has easy access to two international airports, Malaga and Gibraltar. You can find all the details on how to get to Estepona here.

How far is Malaga Airport from Estepona?

From Estepona old town to Malaga Airport it’s about 48 miles (78km) according to Google Maps. It usually takes 50 minutes to 1 hour by car. By using the AP7 toll road you can shave a few minutes off the journey, especially during busy periods.

How far is Gibraltar Airport?

From Estepona to Gilbraltar Airport is about 30 miles (48km), according to Google Maps. It takes around 40 minutes by car.

What are Estepona’s main attractions?

The old town, the restaurants, the beaches and the mountains.

What are the beaches like in Estepona?

The beaches are good. The main beach, Playa La Rada is big and offers plenty of room. It’s also equipped with toilets, showers and life guards during the summer. The other popular beach is Playa Del Cristo.

Is Estepona safe?

Yes, yesterday is a very safe place to be. The main crime is a petty theft so be sure to keep your belongs on you. It’s not a big problem though.

What Supermarkets are in Estepona?

Estepona has a large number supermarkets including Mercadona, Carrefour, Lidl and Aldi. The biggest supermarket is the Carrefour hypermarket.

Can Estepona be considered a year-round destination?

Yes! Estepona has lots to offer all year round. There are lots of things you can do even when it’s raining.

Are there golfing opportunities near Estepona?

Yes! Estepona has a number of golf courses and is near other courses in Marbella and Benahavis.

What are Estepona’s main cultural attractions?

The town has murals, sculptures, and museums, including the Archaeology Museum. It also has an Orchidarium where you can explore exotic plants.

What dining experiences can I expect in Estepona?

Estepona has selection of places to eat including local tapas bars, restaurants and beach bars..

Is Estepona a good location for families?

Yes! Estepona is very family-friendly. There are parks, beaches, and a very well-equipped playground right on the front. In fact, there are loads of things to do with the kids in Estepona, whatever the weather.

What makes Estepona unique compared to other Costa del Sol destinations?

You really need to visit to understand what makes Estepona so special but rest-assured you won’t find another town on the Costa del Sol with the charm, character and beauty of Estepona.

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