2016-09-28 10:37:00

A winter holiday in Estepona

Fancy a winter holiday in Estepona?

As September is drawing to a close, the summer season is nearing an end.  The Chiringuitos (beach restaurants) are starting to slowly close up for the winter and overall the town is less busy.   But just as the tourists begin to leave, the golfers and the tourists in search of winter sun arrive.  So if you are considering Estepona as a winter destination you will not be disappointed.

For me, as a local, out of season is the best time of the year.  For me, the high season is way too hot, and way too busy, but it is not just that.  The winter brings with it a wealth of activities.  The promenade is packed full of walkers, cyclists and joggers, activity returns to Estepona.  Estepona, as a town, just does not hibernate, when the holiday makers go, there is still activities every weekend, be it flamenco shows, or chess players lining up down Calle Terraza.  The town has so much to offer. 

As the evenings draw in, it brings the amazing smell of roasting chestnuts sold on the street corners, telling you that Christmas is just around the corner.   There I said it, ´Christmas´, it might be a while off yet but if you want to get into the Christmas spirit, there is nowhere better, chilly evenings, roaring log fires, not so busy shops to snap up those Christmas gifts and Christmas lights, lights and more lights.  Spanish towns go out on a limb at Christmas, the displays are simply stunning.

It is not just Estepona that has a lot to offer.  There is still so much to see on the Costa del Sol in the out of season months.  City breaks are plentiful, you can choose from Jerez, Cadiz, Seville, Granada, Malaga or Cordoba, all drivable from Estepona.  All very special and very different.

If you fancy a bit of winter sport, take a trip to Sierra Nevada, where you can ski or snowboard to your hearts content.  It is a very economical alternative to the Alps, and is a very friendly place for beginners and experts alike.  In Sierra Nevada you get the added bonus, that every drink comes with free tapas, so if you are doing it on the budget it makes it a very economical way to ski.

So if you are considering whether or not to visit Estepona in the winter, I can whole heartedly recommend it, and I have not even mentioned the weather! And the prospect of sitting on the beach in December, it is not called the Costa Del Sol for no reason you know.

For short term rental apartments in the winter months, contact Joy on 952 79 69 53.

 

 

 

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