Estepona Weather August Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Estepona in August
August gets even hotter than July! This is the peak season for the holidays, with an average temperature of 23⁰C (73⁰F), mild yet hot enough to make you feel like it's definitely summer. The nights are pleasant at a lower end of 20⁰C on average, while the higher average is expected to easily exceed the 26⁰C mark. August has been known to record temperatures as high as 33⁰C on the peak of the heat spectrum, but rest assured that even if it does get hotter than usual, the marine breeze will keep the atmosphere enviably comfortable.
There are up to 12 hours of glorious sunshine in the day, and chances of sun are as high as 65% on average throughout the month. Chances of cloudy days are still down at 2%, as previously seen in July, and chances of rain also stay low at 3% on average. Humidity is slightly higher, hanging around 66%, and there are only a few extra drops of rain pouring down this month literally.
Rainfall will most likely reach a volume of just 8mm, gathered over a total of 2 days. Precipitation is minimal and easily translated into one or two quick 5-minute showers. Like we said, nothing to even worry about. The only thing we do insist upon is SPF protection, as the sun may be deceiving and burn.
Chances of windy days are up at 52% on average, typical for the sunny region of Costa del Sol, at the crossroad of multiple currents, flanked by mountains on one side, and a majestic Mediterranean Sea on the other side. Wind speeds barely exceed 1.5m/s during this time of the year, most of them southern, blowing from North-African shores mostly. The beautiful Mediterranean Sea rises its temperature to a superb 23⁰C (74⁰F) an annual peak of warm currents and low tides, perfect for all kinds of deep water swimming and snorkelling.
Estepona Hotels for August
Hotel H10 Estepona Palace
Hotel H10 Estepona Palace is an excellent option for August, its 4-star twin and double suites going fast at £146 per night for couples. It features direct access to the beach and it's situated just 0.9 miles from the charming Marina. You'll find 3 delightful freshwater pools here, two of which are reserved for the adults and one is heated during the winter. Free loungers await on the beautiful Guadalobon Beach.
The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, satellite TV and a private balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. You'll certainly appreciate the fusion between the Andalusian style of the building's architecture and the avant-garde interior design the rooms are bright and feature stylish floor tiles and smart décor. The hotel's Despacio Spa holds a sauna, a Turkish bath and a fitness centre, while the indoor pool is equipped with therapeutic water jets and spa bath.
Albayt Resort & Spa
The Albayt Resort & Spa is another 4-style delight, just 5 miles from Estepona and 650 yards from a splendid beach. This stunning complex features apartments with gardens or balconies, offered for £106 per night if booked in advance. You'll appreciate the 7 outdoor pools, the on-site golf academy and spa centre.
The suites are all spacious and bright, fitted with air conditioning, private and fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, fridge and the almighty kettle. On top of that, you'll get to choose between a view of the sea and a view of the mountains it's a win-win scenario, really. The restaurant serves traditional Spanish cuisine, as well as healthy dishes, and the snack bar is excellent at providing drinks and yummy snacks.
Senator Banus Spa Hotel
But if you're looking to really spoil yourself, the superb 5-star Senator Banus Spa Hotel offers luxury accommodation from £120 per night, with direct access to a delightful private beach. It's an adults-only resort and featuring a sophisticated spa. The suites have terraces with superb garden views, and boast a chic interior design. The bathrooms sport double sinks, standalone tubs and walk-in showers with sleek finishing. The spa is the star of the show though, hosting an indoor therapeutic pool, 2 outdoor pools for general enjoyment and relaxation, a cold water pool for contrast therapy purposes, steam bath, Jacuzzi and some exhilarating aromatherapy baths as well.
Estepona Beaches for August
Playa La Rada
If you're staying at the H10, then you're most likely to enjoy the comforts and shallow entrance of the Guadalabon Beach. However you cannot find yourself in Estepona and not visit the fabulous Playa La Rada, the city's most popular and most beautiful beach. It's right in the centre, backed by a modern seafront promenade for its length of 2.6km.
Chiringuitos are scattered all over this superb stretch of golden sand, each of them serving delicious fresh fish, seafood and local treats such as paella and sardines. You'll find the Marina and lighthouse west of the beach, while the seafront promenade and beach terminate at the eastern end with a headland known as Punta de la Plata, opening up to yet another beach. Bask in the sun, swim in the azure waters or simply lounge and admire the boats out at sea, find shade under a palm tree and sip on a cool cocktail La Rada offers a slice of Spanish paradise.
Bars and Restaurants
There is a lovely restaurant situated in Estepona's port, called Rosatti, offering views of the Mediterranean Sea. The service is excellent, the prices are good and highly competitive even in the high season, and the restaurant specializes in authentic Italian cuisine a soul healing variety of pizzas, pasta dishes, seafood and meat specialities. It's only open for dinner, so chances are you'll certainly appreciate the wine list.
Palm Beach is by far the most popular chiringuitos on Costa del Sol, and certainly one of the best! It's the perfect mixture between a relaxed beach bar and bustling international cuisine. Kick back on one of the sunbeds, feast on some of the most delicious fish and shellfish dishes possible, and then switch to a cocktail and some seriously fantastic tapas while watching the sun go down over the sea. You'll find this little chunk of heaven on Playa de la Rada, and be advised that they also organize private events and parties.
El Duende is a very trendy and very Spanish flamenco bar playing mostly original Spanish music. It features plenty of space and sports reasonable prices, spreading over two floors and a delightful patio. It's Ladies Night on Saturday, when ladies get in for free and the gentlemen pay 10 Euros to follow. This is both a cocktail bar and an early type of night club. Under the sumptuous arch, La Esquina de Duende serves spirited drinks on the terrace, giving you the option to watch Estepona's nightlife unravel right before your eyes.
Things to do in Estepona in August
August is the best time to fully enjoy what the superb Mediterranean Sea has to offer. You can charter a boat with a skipper for 4 to 6 hours. Sailing Mediterranean is a small company which offers private day trips aboard a Beneteau First 31.7 Cruiser, which takes you out of the Benalmadena Marina for reasonable rates of circa 200 Euros per trip for up to 5 friends or family members.
Fly Blue Gran Catamaran
One of the must do's of this season is the mini cruise through Fly Blue Gran Catamaran. Based in Marbella and Porto Banus, they offer 3-hour cruises, giving you a chance to sail along the Mediterranean while looking for dolphins and enjoying the superb views of Costa del Sol. You can cool off in the azure waters, then treat yourself to a barbecue and a big glass of authentic Sangria.
Walking in El Chorro is always a fashionable treat, as it never runs out of options or ways to amaze its visitors. For example, Los Giantanes from the GR7 are an excellent choice when the sun is out and bright in the sky. There are 3well-marked routes with posts on information boards to read carefully before going in any of the possible directions.
Two short walks will take you around the magnificent gorge, and if you start your voyage from the train station, you'll even be able to walk part of the GR7 following the Giantanes. The GR7 is the longest trail in Europe, and it's nearly 9,000km long. If you simply follow this walk for a few good miles, you'll be able to feast your eyes on some of the most amazing views the Costa del Sol and its gorges have to offer.
Hotel Torrequebrada Flamenco Shows
For a fun time out in the town though, when your batteries are drained after a long day out exploring the gorges around Estepona, you can always book yourself a table at the fancy Hotel Torrequebrada, to further enjoy an authentic flamenco show. It's a 20-minute drive from Mijas and it hosts nightly shows from Tuesday to Saturday, with or without the dinner option. The program incorporates an international show, a fascinating flamenco set of numbers, and a charming ending show. Worth the drive, worth the time!