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Dagtrips Vanuit Estepona
To the East, popular beach destinations such as Marbella and Puerto Banus are only a 15-20 minute drive from Estepona.
Both Marbella and Puerto Banus have been (and still are) very popular with many foreigners and of course “the rich and the famous”; with trendy café´s, luxury shops, classy restaurants, clubs, casino´s, and the most extraordinary yachts and cars. People watching in these lively seaside towns is a great experience and one to be recommended !
To the west of Estepona, the marina of Sotogrande is worth a visit. Sotogrande is well known for its world top golf courses (Volvo World Masters). Further west the rock of Gibraltar (England in Spain) is also worth a visit (30 minutes from Estepona). Behind this impressive rock you´ll find the great (kite)surf beaches of the Costa da Luz, starting at Tarifa on the Atlantic Ocean. Villages such as Zahara de los Atunes, Canos de Meca (lunch at el Pirata!), Bolonia and el Palmar (wide surf beach) for a different beach day in summertime! (1 to 1,5 hour drive from Estepona).
Inland from Estepona you can easily reach popular culture highspots in cities like Cordoba, Jerez, Seville, Granada and Ronda. All within 1-2 hour drive from Estepona and perfect for daytrips! In wintertime it will only take a 2 hour drive from Estepona to be on your skies in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains (Granada). Also a great place to visit just for day walks in the nature.
Closer inland white villages such as Casares, Gaucin, Jimena de la Frontera, and Monda are also worth a visit; typical white villages built on beautiful mountains with spectacular views. Benahavis, only a 10-15 minute drive from Estepona, is well known for its many nice restaurants. Nature reserves like the Sierra Bermeja, Alcorconales, Sierra de las Nieves and Pedregales surround the Estepona area and offer lots of green mountains full of flora and fauna year around. Ideally suited for organized day trips (hiking, safari, walking). Don´t forget to take a relaxing break every now and then in one of the many “Venta´s”; good quality roadside restaurants in the mountains!