Escape to Estepona, Spain and Find Romance
Flying into Malaga or Gibraltar, which is slightly closer, you’ll be surprised as to how easy Estepona is, in order to organize that romantic getaway break for two.
Take the strain out of driving and maybe pre-book an exclusive private hire to whisk you & your partner along to the coastline destination, nestled in between Marbella and Sotogrande, the home of international elite polo players, which you’ll find playing at Santa Maria in August.
A holiday in Estepona will not disappoint you.
She’s filled with refined dining and classical plazas throughout the old town with cobbled areas here and there, which will capture your memories in brief shimmers of sunbeams that beat down off the terracotta pan tiles. Nightlife isn’t filled with hip hop, like some other coastal destinations but Estepona’s rhythm is different; more relaxed, more chilled and more of what you need to focus on- your health, wellness, rest and those all-important romantic reasons!
Having landed at Malaga or Gibraltar, Estepona, easily accessed by road, is situated somewhat in the middle of those airports on the Costa del Sol, located in the province of Málaga and nestled on the Mediterranean. Enabling you to enjoy strolling, Estepona is steadily extending its promenade to Marbella and the Puerto Deportivo is the focal point of the town’s nightlife, especially at weekends and is also excellent for water sports and backed by the beautiful Sierra Bermeja mountains, reaching 1,449m at its peak if you fancy something else physical.
What’s On in Estepona?
Want to hit the beach running? Then head off before breakfast to Playa de La Rada, a spotless blue flag beach, complete with lifeguards, with 3km of coastline all of its own which runs from the marina past the Estepona Old Town to the beginning of the boardwalk. The slightly smaller Playa del Cristo, which is five minutes west of Estepona Marina, is a small, sheltered, more intimate cove with lifeguards in season and also some “chiringuitos” or beach front bar/restaurants – great places to just wind down over a Mojito with the sound of the Mediterranean gently nuzzling in your ear as her waves lap softly over the shoreline.
Check out the boat trips, especially the sunset variety where you may find dolphins and whales curious to know what sounds of romance are heading their way. There’s literally nothing more romantic than the gentle breeze of the ocean with the smooth rocking of the yacht, coupled with feeling the earth literally in motion. Trailing your fingers through the silky soft waters with one hand and champagne in the other – it’s simply magical.
There is also a sports marina and the location enjoys an incredible microclimate which is part of its magical charm, enabling most people to enjoy a relaxing comfortable ambience throughout the 24/7 timescale of their stay. The seafront is decorated with fine cuisine, all kinds of bars with all the necessary services and amenities for a comfortable day by the sea, if you want to grab a sunbed and top up the tan. For something different there’s also a nudist beach for those wishing to embrace every part of their holiday.
Getting back to nature is so easily incorporated in the surrounding area of Estepona thanks to the activities on offer, including Selwo Safari Park close by the town. Need some digital detox – then get back to nature fast and return home with the benefit of having been detoxed.
There are 111 different nationalities listed living as / visiting Estepona so if you’re looking to meet up with someone of your own native tongue, don’t be surprised who you might bump into! Estepona´s population is approximately 70,000 with a surprising number of expatriates making up the community of approximately 30% of the town’s population. Head off to Malaga and other Andalusian places of interest by all means, but we think the pace of Estepona will suit you down to the ground.
Spain is an amazing country full of colour, culture and life. We invite you to try something different on your vacation. You are just a small drive away from some amazing scenery, white washed villages and winery’s. Sample the True Spain. The gastronomy, the people, the real life “La vida!”.
Estepona’s Romantic Holiday Retreat
Take a stroll through a myriad of flower lined streets, soak up the traditional charm with a laidback vibe and each street oozing with great character, the local shops offering wares of artisanship and things to take home to cherish and with which to spoil your loved one, great little cafes and bars … something for everyone …. the “healthy feel” of Spanish living is so good that people end up returning time and time again.
Nightlife in nearby sophisticated Marbella & Puerto Banus will take you into the early hours with more great places to wine & dine and maybe dance the night away before returning to the soothing rhythm of Estepona to awaken and still be ready for more adventure (yes, you know what we mean!).
Fancy breakfast out? … then take a stroll in the older part of the town where you’ll find some charming corners with cobbled alleyways and two delightful squares, the Plaza las Flores and the Plaza Arce all boasting essential café bars, filled with croissants & fresh coffee to savor. If you take a little longer to rise then you’ll discover a delicious waft of Spanish (and Italian) cooking hangs lightly in the air as you navigate your way around the quarter and marvel at the sights!
Something to do at the weekend, why not stop for a sneaky tapa at one of the great bars or restaurants on the port after visiting the local Sunday open market with all sorts of local wares on offer, followed by a leisurely afternoon on the beach with something to read and maybe a brolly for some soothing shade.
Where to stay in Estepona
When planning your holiday to Estepona there literally is something for everyone’s taste. Including holiday apartments by the sea- it’s all here to give you the flexibility to pick and choose and always best to find that certain standard, where your every need is catered for with ingredients such as crisp white sheets and feather pillows ensuring your level of comfort is assured during your blissful stay. Ideally, WIFI is essential even if it’s only to book with an online concierge for your every needs. When driving, then it’s also good to have parking readily available
Maybe you’ll like it that much you’d like to get married here and say ‘I do!’… many people have dived into matrimonial bliss here on the coast and what could be better than having a wedding party in the Mediterranean! Just find a wedding planner (we know a good one!) and get planning!
Imagine having your honeymoon here in this idyllic place where you can slumber in the rays of the morning sunrise, while enjoying your morning coffee and then see the sunlight passing over on Gibraltar, with the North coast of Africa beckoning you to head off on an adventure just for two. Perfection would be to find such a place with real piece de resistance and unrivalled sea-views from your terrace or balcony. Dining al fresco is something the Mediterranean lifestyle offers as standard, in order to relax and enjoy your favourite cocktail before dinner is served.
WE know such a place!
Temperatures in Estepona, Spain
Usually refreshingly cool in the sea yet surprisingly sheltered in this area. It’s been noted that sometimes on a romantic getaway, the temperature rises in the bedroom, but you’ll have air conditioning of course and across the board, it’s generally very amenable! 325 Sunny days per year with dry summers and mild winters with an average summer temperature in Estepona varying between 25 and 30 degrees, plus a yearly average temperature of around 20 degrees. The rain average in the Estepona area can range from 1 mm in July to 64 mm in November. Every winter period is different and many winter months (also November at times!) see very little rain.
The Costa del Sol is renowned for all year-round temperatures and we think if you seize the opportunity to take a cheap flight into southern Spain, you’ll recharge your batteries starting almost as soon as you land and by planning your romantic interlude, you’ll know you’ve made a great choice in making Estepona your destination. In fact, it it’ll be the best decision you’ll have made all year!