Spain Guide


Estepona Accommodation

Much of Estepona's holiday accommodation is provided within self catering apartments but there's also a good choice of hotels to suit all budgets from fabulous five star international facilities through to the cheap and cheerful Spanish hostals.

One of the most luxurious hotels in the area is the five star Kempinski Resort Hotel, two kilometres east of the town. Set in 70,000 square metres of subtropical gardens with palm trees, waterfalls and three large swimming pools, this is the place for some serious self indulgence. The beachfront hotel has spectacular views across the sea to Gibraltar and North Africa. Guests enjoy the finest haute cuisine and world class facilities including a health and beauty centre, fitness centre, sauna and spa bath, tennis and indoor heated pool.

The nearby four star Caledonia Golf Resort And Spa is equally sumptuous and ideally positioned, nine kilometres out of Estepona. Stressed out? You won't be after a session in the hotel's Spa dynamic swimming pool with pressure jets and cascades, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, ice cabin, Scottish shower and modern beauty treatments.


There are several four and three star modern hotels dotted along the N340 coastal road either side of the town including the popular Diana Park Hotel, 12 kilometres from Marbella. For a more relaxed setting why not try the privately owned Albero Lodge a country style home that looks out on to the Med and is set amongst some very lush gardens. Take your pick from 9 individually designed rooms.

As a cheaper alternative, there are several hostals in and around the town some have a one or two star rating whereas others have no star rating but still offer clean and comfortable accommodation, often with en suite facilities, at a very reasonable price.

Hostal Pilar is a charming 18th century building right in the centre of town in Plaza de los Flores. Some of the 18 rooms have private bathrooms and TVs. The hostal is cheap and a perfect location for exploring the town's bustling back streets both by day and night.

Also in the town centre you'll find Hostal San Antonio, a small family run hostal in Calle Adolfo Suarez. Or try Hotel Buenavista a one star hotel in the centre of Estepona with views of the Paseo Maritimo seafront promenade.

For something completely different, enjoy a taste of Africa in the foothills of the Sierra Bermeja, 10 minutes inland from Estepona. Here you can rent your very own African "rondavel" a traditional round thatched hut built by South African craftsmen with timber and thatched reed brought from the African continent.

But there's nothing primitive about this self catering accommodation where you enjoy all mod cons in a tranquil retreat where eagles soar above you and skylarks serenade you in the evenings. The African Village has a fresh mountain water pool (no chemicals), spa bath and barbecue area and enjoys wonderful sea and mountain views.

There are several well equipped official camp sites along this stretch of coast, most within easy reach of the beach. The nearest to Estepona are Parque Tropical and Camping Chullera, both located alongside the N340 national coastal road. Parque Tropical has a restaurant, swimming pool, supermarket, laundry and extensive shaded areas. Bungalows and mobile homes are available for rent here. The site is wheelchair friendly and accepts dogs. Camping Chullera is similarly well equipped and includes an on site car wash. Caravans can also park here.