Estepona is located in a fertile valley at the foot of the Bermejo Mountains. This place has about 325 days of sunshine per year, significantly above the average for the region. Estepona is not known as the garden of the Costa del Sol for nothing. You can see it at the 1st traffic circle, a wealth of jasmine and orange blossoms, parks and green walkways filled with flowers and palm trees.
Due to its unique location in the valley with the shelter of a real mountain range up to almost 1500 meters, Estepona has its own special micro-climate. It is greener and sunnier than anywhere else on the Costa del Sol.
The town of Estepona has it all, sun and sea, port, beautiful beaches hiking in the mountains, art & culture, architecture, gastronomy.
What is a Dutchman doing in Estepona? Who rents a bicycle. And you can also do that in Estepona, right in the center you will find Costa Bike, Eco&Bike, among others. Also a tip if you get a Benidorm bastard visiting, we rent a Mobility scooter.
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Estepona measures over 20 kilometers along the coast and this location is 10 kilometers from charming Estepona OldTown.
The beach on the visualization looks slightly different from the beach on site. Rather, it is located in San Pedro / Nueva Andalusia…: A brisk walk along the magnificent SendaLitoral or at least 15 minutes by car which you wouldn’t need in Estepona itself – also not really easy to park anywhere during vacation time.
Then let it be an exceptionally good hotel.
Please: please like the only All inclusive resort in Estepona ? because for us, we don’t need that.
If you want to rent a car at Malaga airport: look no further.
With connecting flight times – also check the avanza bus. This is an excellent fast and inexpensive way to get from Malaga to Estepona. But not at any time of day.
Rather rent a car from Malaga to Estepona?
Good experience 2022: https://esteponacar.com/ Pick up in Malaga and if you want you can return in Estepona Puerto. Ideal if you need the car for transportation from airport to Estepona and, for example, the first groceries. Convenient if you don’t actually need a car otherwise.
In 2020 good experiences with https://www.holacarrent.com but last time the car was not available – so telephone contact is recommended.
Soon another new section that allows you to walk 10 kilometers along the coast in Estepona. With the implementation of this new stretch on the Senda Litoral de Estepona, which connects the Laguna Village shopping center with Dominion Beach, we can go from the city center to the Guadalmansa River. The longest yet, at 870 meters long and 3.5 meters wide. The project also includes the construction of a printed concrete walkway (417 meters), two wooden walkways (125 meters and 326 meters) and two bridges, one of 20 meters and one of 30 meters to cross the Castor River. In addition, landscaped areas will be created and new lighting and street furniture will be installed. Once the work is completed, a half marathon to the new Athletics Stadium is on the cards!
You can already stroll along the Senda Litoral in Estepona, most of it lit up at night.
Walking from the eastern end of the promenade of Paseo Maritimo to the open-air museum in Playa del Angel was already possible, this walk has now been extended.
For this longer walk, you can now walk all the way from Playa del Cristo through the marina, along the beautiful promenade, to the promenade that goes all the way around from the end of the paved Paseo Maritimo promenade until it ends at the statue museum at the Playa del Angel. It is a nice stretch and the hike now continues.
Walk along the Playa del Angel and then turn left among the orange trees. You come to a pedestrian bridge. As you cross, note the old water wheel and 19th-century aqueduct, remnants of the time when sugar cane grew and needed irrigation.
After the footbridge, follow the yellow stone footpath, turn right again toward the sea and finally back along the coast.
You will pass a number of beautiful residential complexes and the Kempinski hotel, along a very attractive section of lawn and gardens to Playa del Padron, via the new pedestrian bridge over the Padron River, at the cozy beach clubs, bars, restaurants and Laguna Beach and stores.
This entire stretch from Playa del Cristo to Playa del Padron takes almost 2 hours.
85% of the entire route will be completed by 2020 – Around Estepona you can already walk it completely!
So, we want to go out for a hike. Sunny Saturday, no clouds at all. 16 degrees but a feeling of 22, a blessing for a Dutchie in November!
Picked a route on routeyou on walking distance, because we still did not find any reason to hire a car during our stay in Estepona. This means the walking from Old town to our starting point and vice versa is not included in the 9 km we chose. All-in it was about 14 kilometers.
Nice start, walking on the bridge going over the highway. Seeing Estepona from above. Walking away with the routeyou app, finding our way easily at the beginning. Soon the path seemed to lead through someone’s property, normally we would not go further, but because the routeyou app shows it so clearly, we continue. After a while the path is just a very narrow flattened bamboo, right next a high fence. Doesn’t look like a walking path at all, but hey? Let´s move on.
Later on, it really looks like someone’s garden, now also some barking dogs are involved. We had to open a fenced gate quickly before the dogs run down the hill, where we also spot a not so amused youngster, to find another amateurish fence a few steps further, now closed with a rope. We decide to untie and tie the rope after us, walk further although it does feel like we are on private property.
Maybe we were lucky and the rope means we just got out. We arrive in some kind of bamboo jungle and see nice waters and runlets. About halfway through our route suddenly changes to a real climbing adventure. Not a path, not suited for anyone at all… Through stinging branches we follow the ¨route¨ which feels like a puzzle and a machete would have come in handy… Because we’ve got some fresh holes in our clothing. On one point we had to climb via a big and slippery rock, well, were we still on track? What fool made this route?
After a few steep climbs and descends, we get blown away with stunning views to Gibraltar &Morocco.
So, we feel like we would never have done this route if we had known what was to come, but we are grateful for not giving up, and relieved to see the bridge where we started. Curious about this route? Don´t say we did not warn you, you can get lost, hurt, perhaps both. But: some spots are accessible by car, so you could just do a more convenient part of this route.
Here is the link. Or PDF From the old city center: 14.5 km about 4 hours