Southern Spain is a treat. I believe this region is highly underrated as a European destination. With that, here are some of the best things to see and do in Estepona, Spain.
Estepona, Spain: 7 Amazing Things to See and Do
Travel is the lifeblood of expanding your horizons and learning more about the world that we live in. There is simply no better way to learn more about cultures, experiences and people than through traveling the world. I love Spain in general. The food, the people and the history are phenomenal.
I made a trip down from Estepona from Barcelona and thought I’d share the amazing things to do in this Southern Spain gem. Southern Spain is a must-add to your Spain travel itinerary.
There are plenty of Barcelona tips to consider before you make the trek to other Spanish cities.
Through travel hacking, I’ve been able to travel to so many foreign locations. I love exploring and taking photos. Have you heard of Estepona, Spain? Well, it such an amazing place that I thought I would let you know the best things to do in Estepona.
My 10 year plan includes so much traveling that I need to document and share my stories.
Background on Estepona, Spain
Estepona is locally called the “Garden of the Costa del Sol” owing to the outdoor living of the Estepona, people. Being typically a southern Spanish seaside resort in Andalusia, Estepona is one of the most idyllic coastal resorts. If you are visiting Europe, Estepona, Spain is one place you wouldn’t want to miss in your list.
Estepona has some of the luxurious beaches on the Costa del Sol, along with a wide range of leisure activities. It has exciting hotel destinations with beautiful historical centers and ports. Estepona weather is favorable for all your outdoor activities and will allow you to enjoy every day of your vacation.
It’s relatively easy to get to the Malaga, Spain or Estepona area from Barcelona or other major Spanish cities. It is especially easy to get to Estepona if you are flying into Sevilla, Spain.
You can fly on Ryanair or use CheapOAir to find your best rate. However, trains from Barcelona to this area can be as low as $50, so go the cheap route and head south for some fun in the sun. What is not to love about an area named after the sun?
7 Amazing Things to See and Do in Estepona, Spain
There are so many things to do in Estepona, but I highlighted several of the most important and fun things to do during a holiday. Here are the 7 of the most exciting things to see and things to do in a Costa del Sol holiday in Estepona, Spain:
Visit the Orchid and Botanical Gardens
One of the best things you can enjoy in Estepona, Spain is viewing the beautiful botanical and orchid gardens. The first thing that will capture your attention is the outside of the orchid garden. It is a fascinating state of the art building that includes three glass domes. The inside is pretty breathtaking too with beautiful vertical gardens of plants.
The stunning gardens are host to over 8000 species. The plants and cluster of species are said to be the biggest collection in Europe. The orchid garden tour is self-guided with several explanatory plates written in Spanish and English in different points. The orchid house otherwise called parquet botanica Orquidario also features a 55-foot high waterfall.
Tour the Archeological Museum
If you’re in Spain, then make a point of visiting the regional archeological museum. It is located in the Old Town Hall at Plaza Blas Infante. The museum is house to over 400 artifacts from different periods. The oldest piece is from the Palaeolithic period or rather the Old Stone Age. Some of the objects found in the museum are around 100,000 years old.
If you visit Estepona Spain, then don’t fail to visit the museum. You’ll see one of the most valuable artifacts in the museum, a small clay figure known as la venus de Estepona. The 5cm figure artifact is said to be over 5,000 years old and was discovered in 2011 during the excavations before building a hospital.
Stay at Estepona Suite
Nothing compares to the beauty, comfort, and the serene environment that Estepona Suite has to offer. If you are looking for an exclusive, luxurious apartment to stay and relax in Spain, then look no further. The large and private 3-bedroom apartment offers a great view of the ocean, and it is very suitable for you whether you are alone or with your family and friends. Estepona Suite offer every good activity that may cross your mind.
Be it hiking, golfing, or the exciting watersports; there is no better place to do it than at Estepona Suite. Its proximity to the Malaga international airport makes it even more appealing and convenient for your travel. It is situated in Costa del Sol, less than 30 minutes from the airport and just 25 minutes from Marbella. The weather in Estepona Spain is undeniably the most favorable you’ll ever encounter.
Combined with the cool breeze from the Mediterranean Sea, the climate here allows you to enjoy the site of all the beautiful and breathe taking sceneries around the hotel. Vacation in Spain cannot be complete without visiting this luxurious vocational apartment. So, if you’re looking for hotels in Spain or a place for accommodation, Estepona Suite is the place to consider.
Tour Estepona Marina
Estepona marina is another place that you must consider visiting when in Estepona, Spain. With its many beautiful bars and restaurants open during the day and even late at night, it is a place that you will always find something to relax your mind. Taking a stroll through the streets and enjoying the view is exceptionally enjoyable.
You will see fresh fish hanging in rows to dry, have a great sight of the marina and the fishing port and might even see flocks of seagulls accompanying the fishing boats. It is one place that you can never go hungry since the many restaurants here have a great variety of dishes, from Italian, Chinese Indian among others. You don’t have to feel left out by eating what you are not comfortable with, because you choose your delicacy.
Sightseeing Ruta De Los Murales
Apart from the beautiful gardens and historical sites, Estepona, Spain has found another way of bringing beauty to the town center. By allowing the artists to showcase their talents on the blank facades in the city, this combination creates scenes that will blow your mind off. The artists have the freedom to express their skills on the city buildings thus decorating the once blank walls into colorful pictures that you will love watching.
Enjoy the Estepona Selwo Adventure
A visit to Estepona is not enough if you’ve not visited the Selwo Aventura. The safari park is home to over 2000 animals that include elephants, white rhinoceros, gnus, meerkats, red pandas, giraffes, tigers, lions, to mention but a few. Birds of different species such as hornbill, ibis, stork, and crane are also in plenty.
If you love nature, then you’ll enjoy a safari adventure at Selwo. Tourists go for a 4-hour tour both on foot and in a four-wheel drive. You can get close to goats, lemur, and zebra foals. They also have a mini zoo for turkeys, chicken, pigs, sheep, and rabbit.
The adventure can never end at Selwo with activities such as riding the 116m zip wire which is the longest in Europe, walking the path of the hanging bridges, archery, elastic jumper and camel rides among other amusing adventurous activities being the order of the day.
Sunbathe at Playa del Cristo
The magnificent curved beach of Playa del Cristo forms the pinnacle of the beach resorts in Estepona, Spain. The beach has cool quite weather which is free from strong breezes and currents. The environment here is so relaxing quiet that you won’t want to leave the place. Particularly if you have kids, and want them to play safely without worrying, then you should visit Playa del Cristo for sunbathing.
The water is so clear that you enjoy by just staring into the open sea. The water from this side of the beach is also quite warm and thus evening swims can be enjoyable. Taking an evening stroll on the beach here is amazingly interesting also as you enjoy the view of the clear skies and calm blue sea water.
Conclusion on Things to do in Estepona, Spain
Estepona, Spain is a great holiday destination that you should put in your places to visit this season. I love going to warm climate locations in Europe because you get the best of all worlds: the weather, the architecture and the amazing food. Good part about Estepona is that you can make easy day trips to Alhambra Palace and other amazing sites.
What is not to love about a European holiday? Getting to Estepona, Spain is relatively easy and painless from Barcelona.
What do you think about Estepona, Spain? Will you travel there or have you been to similar areas? Please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
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