05 Mar Estepona is a popular year-round holiday destination #2
With a population of 70.000, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character. Notwithstanding, all the tourist facilities are here, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities, and shops.
The numerous street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies. In the ‘old town’ the steep, narrow streets are pedestrianized and decorated with different color flower pots. It is a delight for photographers. You will find bars and small shops in Estepona, where you’d least expect them, all very inviting and friendly.
Estepona is renowned for its beaches, which stretch along some 21 km of coastline. It is a popular resort and holiday destination. Spíler Beach Club is located in the popular resort hotel’s gardens, just by the sea and the pools.
About the weather in Estepona
Due to its natural environment, surrounded by the sea and the mountains, Estepona has a micro-climate with over 325 days of sunshine per year. The summers are hot and very dry, with temperatures frequently near 35 °C. Winter temperatures are mild, with average daytime highs of 15 °C. The annual average temperature is over 18 °C. Annual precipitation is low, with rain falling less than 35 days a year on average.
Estepona has over 20 km of coastline and 17 different beaches. Most of these are immediately next to the various hotels and residential complexes outside the town itself. Spíler Beach Club is located between Punta del Castor and Punta de Pinillos, by the sea, just by the pools at Kempinski Hotel Bahia.
Estepona’s small and medium-size local shops, particularly in the old town, offer locally made produce and goods. The recently renovated indoor market in the town centre has stalls offering fresh meat, fish and vegetables. Boutiques in the main town centre offer contemporary international clothing brands and other goods. Typical of Spanish towns of this size, a market is held in the main square (on Wednesdays), featuring clothing as well as food and vegetables. Estepona port also hosts a Sunday market for “touristy” goods.