Why buy in Estepona


Situated on the picturesque western coast of the Costa del Sol, Estepona captivates with its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. As one of southern Spain’s most charming and sought-after coastal towns, Estepona attracts both visitors and potential homeowners alike with its idyllic beauty and plethora of attractions.

Estepona’s appeal extends beyond its town limits, encompassing various residential areas and new property developments that cater to diverse lifestyles and preferences. From luxurious seafront villas to modern city apartments, golf residences and even rural properties, Estepona offers a wide range of property options to suit everyone – many of which are just a 10-minute drive from the centre.

Estepona is also experiencing a surge in new property developments, catering to the growing demand for contemporary and sustainable housing. Projects like ‘The Island Estepona’ and Mesa Homes exemplify innovative architectural design and eco-friendly features, providing residents with unparalleled comfort and style.

As well as a wide range of property options, Estepona also boasts a wealth of tourist attractions and stunning beaches. The town’s historic centre is great for those in search of an authentic Spanish life. Nature enthusiasts can explore Selwo Aventura Park, a wildlife sanctuary featuring exotic animals. Of course, Estepona’s pristine beaches, such as Playa del Cristo and Playa de la Galera, offer tranquil retreats with clear waters ideal for relaxation and water sports.

Why Buy in Estepona

Estepona’s charm lies not only in its scenic beauty and modern amenities but also in its timeless charm and laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’re seeking a holiday retreat, permanent residence, or investment opportunity, Estepona embodies paradise on the Costa del Sol. Experience the magic of Estepona with Winkworth, your trusted partner in buying and selling property in this buzzing coastal town. Contact our local experts today to explore the endless possibilities that Estepona has to offer.

For more information about Estepona, check out our Estepona Area Guide.

FAQs When Buying In Estepona

1. Are there any beaches in Estepona?

Yes, Estepona has several beautiful beaches along its coastline. Some of the most popular beaches in Estepona include Playa de La Rada, Playa del Cristo and Playa de La Galera. Many of the beaches in Estepona have a range of facilities on offer including beach bars and restaurants, as well as sun loungers and umbrellas, so you can enjoy stunning summer days on the beach.

2. What child-friendly activities are there in Estepona?

Estepona is a fantastic destination for kids. Spain’s child-friendly lifestyle means you’ll never be too far away from your local playground, but there’s also a huge range of activities suitable for children in and around Estepona. Go on a safari with lions, elephants, giraffes and more at Selwo Aventura Park, visit the Orchidarium and take in the 1300 species of orchids, visit one of the many parks or take a stroll around town to find the incredible murals. You can also find a variety of watersports facilities on the beaches and take dolphin trips, sailing trips and kayaking trips from the marina. Inland you can also enjoy horse riding, off road buggy tours, paintballing, go karting and more!

3. What dining options does Estepona offer?

Estepona has a diverse range of dining options to suit every taste and budget. From traditional Spanish tapas bars to international cuisine, the town and its surrounding areas boast a vibrant culinary scene.

4. Are there any golf courses in Estepona?

Estepona is renowned for its diverse selection of top-tier golf courses, attracting golf enthusiasts from far and wide. Whether you’re a novice looking for a relaxed round or a seasoned pro seeking a challenging championship course, Estepona has it all. With options ranging from scenic par-3, 9-hole layouts to expansive 18-hole courses, there’s something to suit every skill level. Key golf clubs include Estepona Golf, Valle Romano Golf, El Paraiso Golf, Resina Golf & Country Club and campo de Golf Atalaya Golf.

5. What is shopping like in Estepona?

Shopping in Estepona offers a great blend of traditional markets, modern boutiques, and well-known retail brands. The old town area is fantastic for exploring its quaint streets lined with local shops selling handmade crafts, ceramics, and souvenirs. You’ll find a variety of markets on offer throughout the week in Estepona too, including the Sunday Market in the marina. If you’re looking for something more comprehensive, Marbella’s ‘La Cañada’ shopping centre is just 25 minutes away by car and offers a diverse selection of fashion outlets, restaurants, and entertainment options, including a cinema.

6. What cultural activities are there in Estepona?

Andalucía is steeped in rich culture and history, meaning that there is always something to see or get involved with! Throughout the year you will find several fiestas, including the annual feria (fair) in July which draws in crowds from around the Costa del Sol. Another notable event in the area is San Isidro, an event dedicated to the patron saint of farmers and the countryside. During both events the town comes alive and the community joins together to celebrate Estepona’s rich history. 

7. What leisure facilities are there in Estepona?

Estepona boasts a wide range of leisure facilities to cater to residents and visitors of all ages and interests. For outdoor enthusiasts, Estepona town offers beautiful parks and gardens where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll or a picnic amidst lush greenery. Sports lovers will appreciate the area’s sports complexes and facilities, which include tennis courts, football fields, fitness centres and the new athletics stadium. The Senda Litoral de Estepona, provides a stunning coastline walk, almost all the way to Marbella! Inland you can also enjoy horse riding, off road buggy tours, paintballing, go karting and more!

8. What is there to see and do in and around Estepona?

What isn’t there to see and do in Estepona?! Estepona caters to a diverse range of tastes and interests, and with so many different nationalities living in and around the area, Estepona has become a hub of activity all year round. Whether you’re into sports, cultural activities, hiking, socialising, dining and much, much more, you’re guaranteed to find something that suits you.

9. What are the best hotels in Estepona?

There are lots of incredible hotels in Estepona! Some of the most well-rated ones in the area are Hotel El Pilar Andalucia, Hotel Estepona Plaza, Kempinski Hotel Bahia, Ikos Andalusia, Senator Banús Spa Hotel, Elba Estepona Gran Hotel & Thalasso Spa, to name but a few! There are also a number of budget-friendly hotels in the area. 

10. What healthcare facilities are there in Estepona?

Estepona has its own public hospital, Hospital de Alta Resolución, located just west of the town. There are also several private hospitals and healthcare facilities in Estepona itself, including Hospiten Estepona, Cenyt Hospital and Clínica del Rio, all of which are highly rated. The biggest public hospital outside of Estepona is the Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella, located just off the A-7. The standard of both public and private healthcare in Spain and Estepona is high.

11. Where are the nearest private schools in Estepona?

In Estepona and the surrounding areas, there are several private schools catering to the educational needs of local families, including those who teach the British school curriculum. The most popular private schools include the Colegio San José (listed by Forbes as one of the 50 best private schools in Spain). This school also has another centre In Gaudalmina, at a very convenient distance for people who live in the eastern part of Estepona. The International School Estepona in the El Paraíso area also has excellent facilities and reputation. Further private schools can be found in San Pedro de Alcántara and Marbella.

12. Is Estepona a good place to retire?

Estepona is a fantastic place to retire to! The area is very popular with expats from across Europe, and around 25% of the area’s population are expats. Great healthcare facilities, a relaxed way of life, gorgeous weather and lower living costs are what attract thousands of retirees to Estepona each year.

13. Is Estepona a good place to buy a holiday home?

Yes, Estepona is an excellent destination for buying a second home or holiday home, offering a perfect blend of scenic beauty, authentic charm, and modern amenities. With stunning landscapes, including pristine beaches and picturesque mountains, Estepona provides an idyllic setting for a retreat. Its traditional Andalusian charm, vibrant local culture, and diverse range of properties cater to different tastes and budgets. With excellent accessibility to major cities and international airports, Estepona also presents investment potential, making it a highly desirable location for holiday home and second-home buyers on the Costa del Sol. 

Why buy with Winkworth?

With our deep understanding of Estepona, Winkworth is your reliable support for all your property requirements in this dynamic Andalucían community. Leveraging our vast expertise and extensive experience in real estate, we are committed to assisting you in discovering your ideal property or successfully marketing your current one.

Whether you’re captivated by Estepona’s charming old town, breathtaking beaches, or thriving real estate prospects, our team is poised to support you throughout the entire process. Reach out to our local specialists today to start on your quest for owning a slice of paradise in Estepona.