The town of Estepona is located just 23 miles north of Gibraltar in Spain. Unlike many of the towns along the Costa del Sol Estepona has managed to retain the look and feel of an old Spanish pueblo and thus, has a certain character and charm you won't find if you stick to the hot tourist cities. Reserve a car hire from Estepona for your visit to Gibraltar.
Some of the most beautiful stretches of Mediterranean beaches can be found in Estepona. Just a five minute drive by Gibraltar car rental from Estepona Port you can visit the popular beach Playa del Cristo which features a cove with lifeguards and two beachfront bar and restaurants. One beach in Estepona that attracts its own special travelers is Costa Natura, which is naturist/nudist friendly and the official naturist site in Spain.
Among the towns along the Costa del Sol Estepona is the place to visit by Gibraltar car rental to shop for locally made items. Just head to the town center and check out the boutiques, or visit on a Wednesday during the local market when you can find locally produced clothing, souvenirs, and foods. However, if you come looking for a mall you will be sadly disappointed; there are no large shopping complexes in Estepona, but the nearby cities of Puerto Banus and Marbella will have what you're looking for.
The liveliest feature of Estepona is its working fishing port. There you can attend daily auctions for a wide variety of seafood, or simply sit down to a lovely meal at one of the port's restaurants or bars. On Sundays the local street market sets up in Estepona Port, selling all kinds of items like textiles and leather goods. Take a car rental from Gibraltar Airport for a day trip to Estepona Port.