With all due respect to the above-mentioned attractions, one of the greatest lures of the area are the long beaches of Estepona with fine sand which makes them perfect for those who have decided to have a family holiday on the Costa del Sol. The relaxing moderate waves make them very suitable to safely take a dip or simply to chill-out. Check out at the Del Cristo beach and the La Rada beach.
Estepona is also a strategic point to get acquainted with wildlife. Without going further, drop by the Selwo Aventura Park, where visitors can see around 2,000 specimens of 200 species of animals in relative freedom. Likewise, here one has the chance to watch whales and dolphins.
However, for those who wish to get in touch with nature in its purist form, there is nothing better than the Los Pedregales Park, located in Sierra Bermeja, just 8 km away from the city centre. And of course, another great way to explore the natural charms of the area is to go on one of the exciting horseback excursions that are frequently organized in the Costa del Sol.
The sports marina of Estepona is a must-see for all fans of the sea. There one can rent sailboat or a catamaran excursion, one of the most original ways to discover the coastline. And of course, there are a thousand and one active leisure activities available, including sailing, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing or kitesurfing.
This list would not be complete without one of the most popular sporting options in the Costa del Sol: golf in Estepona. Valle Romano Golf & Resort, El Paraíso Golf Club, Estepona Golf and Atalaya Golf & Country Club International are just a few of the venues for you to enjoy the 18-hole sport.
On the other hand, don’t forget that this is an ideal place to try some typical dishes of authentic Andalusian cuisine. Go ahead and try exquisite sardines, recharge your batteries with a plate of deep-fried fish “pescaíto frito” and Manzanilla Sherry, freshen up with a glass of gazpacho or salmorejo or indulge yourself in one of the many seafood restaurants. This rich mix of flavours makes Estepona an increasingly popular gastronomic destination.
Finally, don’t forget that as night falls, the streets of the city and its promenade come alive with all types of nightlife and a great choice of trendy places, including many pubs and clubs.