Flights to Estepona
Estepona is a popular town on Spain’s Costa del Sol and it benefits from 325 days of sunshine per year. The great climate, traditional white-walled town, friendly bars and restaurants, and clean beaches attract many thousands of tourists to Estepona each year.
You can get a flight to Estepona with several major airlines, arriving at the Gibraltar Airport (airport code: GIB) which is 45 kilometres away. The only airline that has a one-stop flight to Estepona from South Africa is British Airways, and they have their connection in London. Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic both go through Bombay as well as London, and South African Airways has a flight that stops in Dubai and then London. British Midland and Lufthansa also have flights to Estepona.
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The Tourist Attractions of Estepona:
Estepona is situated on the Costa del Sol but it’s not just your typical beach resort destination. Estepona has retained its original small town charm and hasn’t been overdeveloped like some other popular destinations have. The fact that it still has a white-washed walled town now makes Estepona even more popular.
The walled town is a lovely place to wander around by day or night, soaking in the traditional atmosphere. You’ll find numerous little shops where you can still buy some great items and at great prices, and of curse there are restaurants and bars to find here too. Tapas bars are particularly popular.
As you wander around Estepona look out for some of the town’s landmarks which include the Clock Tower, and Clock Tower Place. There are several churches, notable of which is the Church of Los Remedios. St Louis Castle is another major landmark of Estepona.
Estepona port and marina is another big draw for tourists. This is a working port where you can catch daily seafood auctions, or stroll around the Estepona street market (usually on Sundays) where you can buy many items including leather goods. There are also restaurants and bars here so Estepona marina and port gets quite lively in the evenings.
Estepona has two Blue Flag beaches meaning they’ve been awarded the Blue Flag by the EU for their general cleanliness, both on the beach itself and in the water. This makes the beaches great for families and those who enjoy spending time in the sea. La Rada beach spreads over 1.5 kilometres and its size makes this particularly popular. Another is Cristo Beach and this one has a couple of beachside bars and restaurants.
Nearby to Estepona
When you visit Estepona you don’t just have to stay in the town as there are several other places you can visit nearby. The Selwo Safari Park is one if you’d like to see a European take on the classic African safari park. There are over 2,000 animals here and they’re kept in semi-wild conditions. The park is about 20 minutes from Estepona.
Golf lovers will find plenty of golf courses to keep them occupied in the Estepona area too. There are five golf and country clubs nearby to the town.
When Should You Visit?:
Estepona has a great climate with over 325 days of sunshine every year. The warm and sunny climate is thanks to the surrounding mountains, giving Estepona a micro-climate with relatively low rainfall and mild to hot temperatures year round. The average high in July and August is around 30C, while in January, the coolest month, it’s still around 17C.