Estepona near the Sierra Bermeja mountains on the Costa del Sol is a great place for a family holiday. With an average of 325 days of sunshine a year, good weather is virtually guaranteed, and the resort is a little quieter than some other resort towns in Malaga such as Marbella. In spite of heavy tourist development in terms of resorts and hotels, the town has retained some more traditionally Spanish areas and has many excellent tapas restaurants. With a wide variety of rental apartments and villas in the town and surrounding countryside, it is also possible to have a low cost holiday in Estepona, and enjoy eating tapas without breaking the budget!
There are a lot of things to do in Estepona. First there are the beaches, including two Blue Flag beaches. There's the small cove of Playa Del Cristo to the West of the town, and the long sandy La Rada Beach to the East of Estepona marina. In addition to sunbathing, however, Estepona provides opportunities for golf, with at least five golf courses in the local area (most obviously Estepona Golf). You can also take the family on day trips to attractions such as Selwo Safari Park, with over 2,000 animals who live in semi-wild conditions. Keen shoppers will love the El Corte Inglés department store at Puerto Banús, 30 minutes drive away from Estepona Port with a large number of designer outlets, including Armani and Versace. There's certainly something for every taste in the area, and there's much more to the Costa del Sol than just lazing in the sun.
With a huge selection of rental homes in and around Estepona, there are a large number of excellent deals, and a family of four should easily be able to find apartment rentals from around £500 for a week, potentially far cheaper than hotel rooms! Apartments often have access to private pools and other facilities, and can be incredibly luxurious. Shop around to find an apartment or villa with extra features, including hot tubs. Best of all, even modest apartment rentals are much more spacious than tourist hotels, so they are great for kids, with plenty of room for younger members of the family to let off steam without disturbing other holidaymakers!