New outdoor furniture & loungers at the Pool La Fragata

La Fragata is a gated and secure community with a large pool. Surrounded by the main tourist spots and close to Estepona Harbour, beaches, restaurants, tapas bars, stores, supermarkets, all without needing a car.

Update in 2023 at La Fragata Complex:
Several fixed parasols are placed in La Fragata’s beautiful tropical garden. There are 2 new spacious sun terraces on either side of the sanitary building by the pool and sunbeds for common use.

Update May 2024:
Pool renovation: bottom tiles are all out and replaced for new ones, walls be also grouted again, refill of the pool is planned for june 1th 2024!

Please respect the Pool rules – no loungers for reservation

Outdoor furniture
In our La Fragata apartment we invested in new outdoor furniture 2023:

Don’t miss it! Malaga Christmas Lights

What’s Christmas in Malaga like? What will be open? What can we see and do? When do the Christmas lights go on? It’s one of the biggest Malaga events and one we get lots of questions on. To answer them, we thought the best thing was to create a Christmas in Malaga FAQs blog post. If the answer to your question isn’t here, let us know and we’ll add it in!

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The lights are switched on every evening over the Christmas period between 6.30pm and midnight (2am at weekends, 24th and 31st December and 5th January.

Festive drones

120 drones will be providing some festive fun over Malaga Port at 8.30pm on the following dates: December 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 and on December 23 at 7.30pm. The best place to see the drones doing their thing is from the Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Plaza de la Marina, Muelle Uno and from the walkway up to the Gibralfaro.

Read more about getting around Malaga by bike here, by bus here and by car and metro here.

Christmas lights in the Botanical Gardens

The Christmas garden returns to the lovely botanical gardens for another year. The 2022 edition is called Stela, A Journey to the East, based on the Wise Men’s journey through Persia, Babylonia and then to Bethlehem. All lighting is LED this year in keeping with the national push to save energy, but expect a stunning show combining the gardens, its monuments and lights.

Cirque du Soleil on ice

This world-famous circus group return to Malaga during December to perform Crystal, all the usual breath-taking acrobatics and stunning mise-en-scene, but this time on ice. The arena at the Martin Carpena Sports Stadium will become an ice rink for 9 days from December 11 to 18. Tickets cost from €35 and are available online here.

Many thanks, Follow Guide to Malaga and stay tuned!

Roman Baths – Banos de la Hedionda Casares

Legends attribute their origin to Julius Caesar himself, when he was praetor, who relieved a herpetic disease in its waters and ordered their construction. What is certain is that his troops bathed in its waters waiting for the confrontation with Pompey and found relief from skin diseases. The baths area has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

They say that here the devil exhaled his last breath when he was expelled by Santiago. This is one of the legends that the popular imagination keeps to justify the smell of sulfur in the waters. Those known as Baños de la Hedionda, an Asset of Cultural Interest, constitute one of the historical landmarks of the Utrera massif and in general of all of Casares.

These are Ferruginous Sulfur Baths, located in a beautiful and advantageous spot, which man has known how to take advantage of since Roman times. The spa area, square, with a spherical vault with pendentives and two barrel vaults, is located on the right bank of the Albarrán stream and very close to the border with the municipality of Manilva.

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Virgin of Carmen

On July 16, the Maritime Procession is celebrated by land and sea in honor of Our Lady of Carmen, patron saint of Estepona. The procession, one of the most deeply rooted traditions in Estepona, starts from the church of Our Lady of Carmen and continues along the Paseo Marítimo, where two crowds wait, one of tourists and devout Esteponeros on the coast. And another of all the boats sizes decorated for the occasion, coming to receive the Virgin, all in an atmosphere of joy and celebration. The head of the procession enters the water until the bearers of the statue feel their bodies and clothes under the sea while singing “La Salve Marinera.” Then they lift the Virgin and put her on a boat. The Lady of Carmen continues her procession by sea, followed by all the ships full of people and sailors, who, under cheers and sirens, come to accompany their patron on her journey through the waters of Estepona. Once back on land, he continues his journey along the Paseo Marítimo until he settles back in his hermitage, waiting for the July 16 arrival of the following year to walk among the people again.

San Juan

Between June 23 and 24, the mustaches of San Juan (de júas) are burned, dolls created by various local associations that ridicule well-known local and national characters, destined to be burned at the stake. On the night of the 23rd, the contest is held and only the winner is saved from being burned, only until the following night. The people of Estepona gather on the beach at midnight to get their feet wet and touch the water, which tradition says brings good luck all year long.

The VENTOLERA festival August 2021

At 10 p.m..


VENTOLERA festival arrives in Estepona in August with the best indie and pop bands

Dorian, Funambulista, Elephants and The Red Room headline a poster joined by Georgina, Leo, young Bilbao artist Mare and Cora Yako and Chef Creator. The concerts will take place on Thursday in August at 10 p.m. in the arena.

The Estepona City Council announces that the Plaza de Toros will be the scene of the Festival Noches de Agosto de Ventolera in August. This cycle format festival brings great indie and national pop bands to Estepona on Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10 p.m.

As the head of the poster, Dorian stands out; the band from Barcelona is one of the most popular among alternative audiences and enjoys great projection inside and outside the country as they are constantly their international tours.

Funambulista can also climb through this festival. Diego Cantero is the funambulist, a song craftsman who has made his mark not only in his wide and loyal audience, but also in his compositions for many other artists.

After a stop, he returned to the Elephants stage. The Barcelona-based band, led by the warm voice of Shuarma, returns to surprise their most steadfast fans.

They will also be in Estepona The Red Room. The Valencian quartet has been offering its passion for music for 25 years, giving away timeless pop songs pulled with authentic hymns that have touched the fiber of several generations.

Beside them, they complete the poster: Georgina, Leo, young Bilbao artist Maren and Cora Yako and Chef Creator.

Advance ticket sales:

Sailing in Estepona!

Just what is the best place to admire Estepona?

From the sea!

An unmissable exclusive day trip (or multi-day!) with a private sailing charter from the port of Estepona. Wind permitting, you will experience the feeling of real sailing. We offer you the best price quality private yacht day charter between Marbella and Sotogrande in Estepona and several day trips to Ceuta / Morocco ( M´Diq ).

Our course will depend on the wind, currents, waves and of course the destination, but we will always sail when possible and see something of the wildlife that surrounds us and culture at our destination. Of course, we can try to meet your needs, such as following the coast towards Marbella or looking for dolphins towards Gibraltar.

Experience a day or a few days full of fun with this private sailing charter, the ship is fully equipped!

On board “the lone star” you have everything you need to make your adventure exciting and at the same time relaxing and enjoyable. The boat has a platform with ladder for easy climbing after bathing in the sea or swimming, as well as a freshwater shower, comfortable chairs, refrigerator, barbecue and a large and comfortable cabin. We have goggles, snakes, fins and, of course, life jackets.

If the day permits, we have a donut pulled by the boat, both adults and children. All our trips include cold drinks such as soda, water, wine and beer.

We can drop anchor and after a tapas bath, some cheese, ham, tuna salad, Spanish omelet, bread and other snacks …
View the website, make a reservation

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Caminito del Rey

Buy your ticket on time :

Check weather conditions before departure, should the route be closed you can reschedule.

Tip:Park your car at the terminus – at El Chorro (acceso Sur)

restaurant el kiosco

A good tip is to use the restroom at this restaurant and possibly buy something to drink or eat because from this location there are no restrooms and or restaurants until after the hike. and that’s only about 3 hours later.

1st access to entrance caminito del rey, king’s path


You then follow the bordes Caminito del rey. This takes you along a trail through a pine forest of about half an hour walk (2.7 km) to also the entrance to the King’s Path where ticket control takes place.

2nd access to entrance caminito del rey, king’s path:

The second option is a slightly faster route, shorter of about only 20 minutes to the entrance of the King’s Path.  however, this time you must then pass through a dark tunnel 300 meters long.

For this second option, do not take the exit immediately after the restaurant but keep walking on the main street. after about 3 minutes walk you will see on the left side of the road a sign pointing 1.5 km to Caminito del rey. you can see that a tunnel has been built through the mountain there. this tunnel is 300 meters long.

caminito del rey
on the left on hooftstraat a few minutes after restaurant EL KIOSKO

300-meter-long dark tunnel right through the mountain. is shorter.
So either you take option 1 through the forest , or you take option 2, faster and through this tunnel.

Eventually you will arrive at the entrance. see photo below.

After 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control
After 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control

how does the walk go ?

The hike runs from the north down through the gorge, 2.9 km long. you cannot walk back !!! once you arrive at the end of the hike you will reach the reservoir and train station EL CHORRO.