The H10 is a very attractive hotel with lovely public spaces. Its outside space is a bit limited, but that's because it is mainly taken up by their pools. Who could complain about that?
It is at the furthest limit of the town before we venture out into the open countryside. Walking to the Marina along a broad tree-lined pavement alongside the road is no pain. It takes about 20 minutes. Here there is a wide selection of bars and restaurants most of them catering for international tourists, so there are Irish bars, Italian, Indian, Thai, Belgian, American a really big range.
Walking along the pretty flower-packed Paseo Maritimo seafront promenade for a further 15-20 minutes takes you to the beginning of the flower-decked Centro Historico and all the Spanish bars and restaurants and shops of the centre.
For taking the bus you have the L1 bus. Its advantage is that the first time you get on, pay €3 and buy a card from the driver, then pay another €5 or €10 euros to put money on it. Just buy one. You can then use this card for as many people as you like, as it issues an individual ticket for each time that you put it on the reader. So a group of 4 of you - or 14 - can all pay with the same card. And on the L1 there's a flat fare of €1.20 for wherever you go, but it is only €0.60 with the card. 5 people trravelling once and you've paid the €3 for the card, then you are in profit. Get off either at El Puerto for the Marina, or Estepona Centro for the town.
The drawback of the L1 - speaking as somebody who lives alongside its route and knows - is that it is only every 40 or so minutes, and *** not very good for timing ***. In my bitter experience you need to be at the bus stop a good 5 minutes before the advertised time (the hotel will show you a timetable) because it can come early or late.