Estepona Weather September Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Estepona in September
This last month of summer only takes off some of the peaks in terms of heat, really, but other than that, September represents a glorious end of the season. The average temperature hangs slightly lower than August, at 22⁰C (72⁰F). The nights are still warm at 20⁰C, but with an increased humidity of 70% you're likely to feel just a little bit uncomfortable without air conditioning. The high average is bold at 25⁰C, best felt during the sunnier days of the first and second week of the month.
The days are still substantially long, with up to 10 hours of sunshine, and 43% chances of sun altogether.
Chances of clouds slowly increase to a mere 8%, while chances of rain attempt a comeback at 16% on average, still insignificant due to the small amount of rainfall expected for September: 10mm over the course of 6 days at the most. The end of summer continues to bring a plethora of hot and sunny days, with occasional clouds and a brief cooling shower every once in a while.
Chances of windy days are still consistent at 48% on average, as the currents ever so slightly shift with influences from the north-east, on top of the usual dry south and south-eastern breezes. Wind speeds are higher as well, at an average of 2.5m/s. Expect the Mediterranean Sea to be slightly more rumbling than usual, with higher waves and choppy waters perfect for sailing and windsurfing.
The underlying currents stay warm and pleasant, maintaining the water temperature at 22⁰C (71⁰F), still perfect for all kinds of marine activities from swimming to snorkelling, from paddle-boating and jet-skiing, you name it! The sea is still warm and friendly for all. But again, we wholeheartedly recommend SPF protection, as the sun can still burn in the early afternoon.
Estepona Hotels for September
Antalaya Park Golf Hotel
Surrounded by superb gardens, the Atalaya Park Golf Hotel in Estepona offers splendid 4-star accommodation for £60 per night for couples. The resort features 6 swimming pools and not one but two 18-hole golf courses, and it's situated right next to Atalaya Isdabe Beach on Costa del Sol.
The rooms sport a private balcony, with views of the mountains, the gardens or the pool, and they all come fitted with air conditioning, minibar and safety deposit box. The complex also includes football, archery and volleyball facilities 9 tennis courts, a gym, a sauna and Turkish bath. The water sports centre is also open in September. You'll find Atalaya between Estepona and Marbella, just 4.3 miles away from the beautiful Porto Banus.
Pierre & Vacances Estepona
Including a lovely outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi all around, the 4-star Pierre & Vacances Estepona is just 1.2 miles from the popular Saladillo Beach, right next to Los Flamingos Golf Course. Its modern accommodation comes in the form of studios for just £63 per night, all of the suites are air conditioned, and feature a private balcony, sofa-bed and fully equipped kitchen. The restaurant and poolside bar are open during the summer, and you'll also find 2 bars in the complex. The resort offers day and night time entertainment, complete with a kids' club busy with sport and water activities.
Apartamento Valle Romano
Apartamento Valle Romano offers sumptuous apartments for just £44 per night for couples, and its 9.3miles away from Saladillo Beach. The air-conditioned apartment features a terrace and private parking available on-site. You'll find a seating area and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as an outdoor pool. You can participate in many fun activities, including golfing and snorkelling, and relish in the gorgeous mountain views.
Estepona Beaches in September
Playa Arroyo de Los Canas
Playa Arroyo de Los Canas can be found near Urbanisation Hacienda Beach at km162. The sand is soft, the waters are shallow and friendly, and the environmentally-friendly Tarifa-style chiringuito of Sonora Beach is ready to delight you with a chill-out area, salads, smoothies and DJs playing some great music.
El Saladillo Beach
Another great option aside from the phenomenal El Saladillo Beach is the superb Playa Atalaya, with the splendid resort just west of the beach. To the east flows the charming Rio Guadalmina, the municipal boundary of Estepona. The sand is impeccable, with fine golden sands and plenty of natural shade, its water shallow and seabed soft.
Playa Bella is quieter, narrow and rocky, right next door to the upmarket seafront of Healthhouse Las Dunasand the TikiTano restaurant and lounge. A preserved old watchtower overlooks the bay, accompanied by Moorish ruins. The lawn and beachfront promenade are also a welcome addition, framing the smooth sands and azure waves of Playa Bella.
Bars and Restaurants
Escollera stands proud in Estepona's beautiful port, opposite the lighthouse. It's a wonderful open air restaurant, typically Spanish venue opening up to the beach. It's very casual, with plastic tables and a local atmosphere, but the food is simply to die for! It's very lively, filled with locals, and it serves fresh fish every day, open for both lunch and dinner.
In the same port you're bound to find El Palangre as well, at Casa del Mar a typical Spanish restaurant with amazing elevated views. The large outdoor terrace is still open in September, and it's best known for its delicious paella, seafood and other Spanish dishes.
Next to the Crown Plaza Hotel in Estepona you will certainly enjoy finding Tanino. Situated between the city and San Pedro on the coast road, this bar-restaurant offers a colourful setting, with a great selection of drinks and cocktails in the lounge area. Its patio is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the summer, and its recipes are quite popular with both locals and tourists.
The lovely Jazz Pub is right under the blue and white Torre de Control, featuring a large terrace and extremely popular during the summer, when they always have a guest singer with a keyboard to further light up the great atmosphere. It's a popular choice amongst the more mature crowds, but its service is excellent, the staff is very friendly and nobody can really resist the smooth mixture of jazz music and cool spirits.
Things to do in Estepona in September
Plenty to be seen and done in September, one of the busiest months of the year in Estepona! The Crocodile Park in Torremolinos is fun for all the family, offering exciting guided tours and live demonstrations with experienced keepers. The Park hosts the largest croc in Europe and even holds a baby croc nursery, and if you feel like you're brave enough, you can even try and hold a live crocodile!
Despite their name, Marbella Buggies are from Estepona. Their experienced guides will help you discover the superb mountainous countryside close to the coast. This is a family friendly activity, suited from children aged 8 and above. Tours depart daily from Estepona at 11am all year round.
You can opt for the 2-hour tour or the more intense 3.5-hour tour. Ultimately, if you're one of those adventure-hungry spirits, you can even jump on the full day tour which also includes lunch. The only thing you need is a valid driving license, as the tour guides are great and easy to follow through the sand dunes or the rocky landscape of Costa del Sol.
Original Dolphin Safari
Established in 1969, the Original Dolphin Safari is the longest running and the most popular marine safari in Europe. Based in Gibraltar, their brand new Goldfin 430 horse power, is especially designed to watch dolphins and whales in the bay and in the Strait of Gibraltar. Strong, fast, comfortable and safe, this vessel comes equipped with all possible amenities for your increased enjoyment, and is, above all, an absolutely amazing and unique experience which anyone should try at least once in this lifetime.