Iberostar Costa del Sol

The Iberostar Costa del Sol is pulled right up against a huge sweep of sand. Inside, the interiors feel typically Andalusian – expect tiled floors, dark wood furnishings and linen-white walls.

Outside, the pool’s a long, curvy number edged by palm trees, loungers and parasols. There’s even a fenced-off section for kids and a separate paddling spot for little ones.

The main restaurant is a buffet that has show-cooking stations. There’s also an a la carte option down on the beachfront.

The hotel-run kids’ club caters for little ones. After dark, bingo, live music and quizzes start up. You can also catch a show in the theatre.

Overview of Estepona

Estepona is a classic Spanish resort that has maintained most of its traditional atmosphere. It’s incredibly popular with people looking for holidays to the Costa del Sol where they’ll be surrounded by the culture and charm of an old town, but still have a terrific beach on the doorstep.

If you leave the Iberostar Costa del Sol in the evening, the party will be in full swing. The bars of the Calle Real area and the nightclubs by the marina are both party hotspots, so be sure to pack your dancing shoes.

Things to do in Estepona

The U-shaped Iberostar Costa del Sol is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Estepona. The town is traditionally Spanish and is packed with tapas bars, so it’s a great spot to head in the evening.

During the day, you can also enjoy the pretty old quarter and take in the views of the mountains. Alternatively, you can wander through the botanical gardens or explore museums that are home to some of Spain’s ancient relics.

Or, if you decide to head 20 minutes in the opposite direction, you’ll reach the glamorous Marbella. For day trips, Malaga is an hour along the coast.

With spades of character, a beautiful beach and plenty of day-trip options, Estepona is popular with families and couples alike.

Resort Summary

In August Estepona hosts its own ‘Tourist Day’ to welcome holidaymakers with festival-themed music, food and competitions. Temperatures are at their peak at this time of year – if you plan to visit for the day make sure you pack sunscreen and plenty of water. The town is entirely self-sufficient in the sense that it has enough culture, shops and beaches to make any holiday a pleasure.

Estepona also provides a great base from which you can explore the wider Andalusian region. Many visitors often use the opportunity to take a day trip to Gibraltar too – which is a 40-minute drive away.