Birdwatching on the Costa del Sol
Saga Hosted Hotels
Every year millions of migratory birds pass from Africa to Europe (and vice versa) via the Strait of Gibraltar, the closest point between the two continents. Swooping honey buzzards, booted eagles, kites, storks, osprey, chiffchaffs and redstarts fill the sky as they make their phenomenal journeys. Few places are better suited to observing this migration than Spain’s southern shores, enhanced by the presence of resident birds such as the Spanish imperial eagle, penduline tits and flamingos. On this seven-night birdwatching holiday you will visit some of the most interesting birdwatching sites that southern Spain has to offer while staying at the Estepona Palace Hotel on the Costa del Sol.
Five included excursions
Rivers Guadiaro and Palmones (half day)
Tarifa (full day)
La Janda and Alcornocales Natural Park (full day)
River Guadalhorce (full day)
Ronda Mountains (full day)
A stay at the H10 Estepona Palace offers all the beauty and tranquillity of old Andalusia with all the mod cons of a luxury hotel. Walking around the grounds at dusk is magical, as lights twinkle, and the whitewashed walls reflect the evening summer sun. The hotel has real wow factor, with its bright and airy lobby and sweeping sea views from many of its public rooms. Every guest room has a terrace or balcony, and there are three bars, two restaurants and a hairdresser and spa (both extra charge). It’s a world away from the tourist hotspots of the Costa del Sol – more of a haven of tranquillity to relax and recharge.
Welcome drink reception
Five included excursions
All inclusive: All meals
Free bar open up to 12 hours a day (for all inclusive guests only)
Option to downgrade to Half Board
Mineral water and house wine with lunch and dinner daily
A weekly return shuttle service to Gibraltar or Marbella
International flights. Prices are based on return flights with Vueling or British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
Return transfers direct to your hotel
Estepona, Costa del Sol, Spain
From £1,179 per person
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required
Food and drink
Meals are served in the main restaurant, refurbished in 2020, and enhanced by show cooking at all meal times . There is also an à la carte restaurant (extra charge and lunchtimes only). The hotel has three bars including a poolside bar. The swimming pool restaurant is open all season for a la carte lunch (extra charge) and privilege breakfast. The chill out terrace is open from mid June - mid September. A free bar is available to All inclusive customers 12 hours daily, serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
During your stay, enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities may be at an extra charge and activities may change from time to time. *From January 2024, a weekly return shuttle service to Gibraltar or Marbella is included during your stay and operates on alternating weeks to either destination (subject to change). If you are staying 3 weeks or longer, you can use this service again (subject to availability). Nightly entertainment programme including live music several times a week. The animation team also offer the chance to participate in yoga, water aerobics, pilates, and a Sangria making demonstration. Spanish cookery classes Spanish language lesson Bingo Quiz night Tai Chi Petanque Darts Table tennis Paddle tennis Billiards Archery Golf is available nearby – please ask in resort for details and prices.
All 237 contemporary bedrooms have a balcony or terrace. Standard rooms enjoy views of the pool, and most feature a bath or shower with the exception of rooms on the second floor, which feature walk-in showers. Please note, there are several steps in and around the hotel. Rooms with a walk-in shower are available on request. Safes are available for an extra charge. Laundry service and room service are available for an extra charge. You can upgrade to a sea-view room, or to a privilege room for a supplement. Privilege rooms feature access to a selection of superior services, including a privilege lounge with a free drinks service, privilege terrace with an exclusive solarium, as well as a modern sea-view or pool-view room with a coffee machine, slippers, pillow menu and daily turndown service plus much more. As part of the privilege room upgrade, guests can also enjoy an à la carte privilege breakfast at the swimming pool restaurant.
- A la carte restaurant
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Table tennis
- Spa (extra charge)
The hotel is sufficiently far from Estepona to provide privacy around the property and space on the beach, but a 15-minute stroll is enough to take you into town. Estepona itself has real Spanish character, which is evident in its cobbled streets and sun-splashed plazas. The town is known for its bold, colourful street murals, all painted by local artists, which have transformed the town into a museum of urban art. It’s a place where you can truly relax and unwind, while still enjoying some authentic Andalusian culture.
You can experience the famed sights, scenery and climate of this coastline from a special location. We like the easy relaxed atmosphere of the hotel, and the style of construction. The whole hotel and staff are friendly and welcoming, and the resident Saga Host Pauline is the best we have ever met, they go out of their way to make sure that we are happy. There are lots of things to do and see.
Jim and Hazel Macfarlene,