The Pueblo Charm and Character of Estepona
Estepona is a coastal town located in the western end of the Costa Del Sol, Southern Spain that has succeeded to keep it’s spanish town charm and character. It is a very popular destination for tourists, local and foreign residents alike. With a population of 66,000 (more in the summer months) Estepona is a lively yet peaceful seaside town. The location of this wonderful town is far enough yet also close enough to the hustle and bustle of neighbouring towns such as Puerto Banus and Marbella making it very easy to pop in and out, to and from as and when. It’s location also makes it simple to visit other nearby towns and cities such as Tarifa and Seville.
With 21km of coastline Estepona is known for its golden sandy beaches. If you love the beach then this area is ideal for you. Along with the beach, the town is coupled with the narrow cobbled streets of the old town, different coloured flower pots providing a great backdrop for photos, the fishing port, the spanish bars and restaurants flowing all around the town, the chique shops and bodegas where you can get lost in the local culture and not forgetting to mention the Puerto Deportivo where you can sit back have a drink or jump on a boat and let go of all your worries.
With over 325 days of sunshine and its natural environment; surrounded by the sea and mountains. Estepona has made it name to be every so relaxing and peaceful.
Estepona is not known for the night club and party culture that you see in Puerto Banus but more so for the beaches and the dining and cuisine options here. Here you will find an array of restaurants offering different menus providing a wide selection to cater for all visitors and residents. With many Spanish tapas bars and bodegas to choose from. With chiringuitos (beach bars) on the beach the selection is endless. If you don’t fancy spanish cuisine then there are plenty of other options such as, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, American, Mexican and many more to cater for the tourism this place sees.
Although there aren’t as many golf courses here compared to Marbella, there is still a number of golf courses in the area where you can practise your swing or spend quality time on the courses whilst enjoying great weather and the fantastic views. If you’re a keen golfer I would recommend Paraiso Golf Club & or Atalaya Golf & Country Club. You won’t be disappointed.
When walking through the old town you will be surrounded by history and art making exploring the area rather special, you won’t see rows of shops and bars but many interesting historical points such as the ruins of Castillo de Nicio, La Torre del Reloj (the watchtower), said to be one of the oldest ecclesiastical buildings on the Costa del Sol, Las Ruinas del Castillo de San Luis, an interesting visit to the ruins of a once great castle and Estepona town’s own Plaza de las Flores, the central square in itself is a historical focal point as well as many more places to discover.
Estepona displays its art on the streets. As you walk through the area you will see many large murals painted delicately yet impressively on the side of some buildings. You will be sure to be surprised at the size and quality of the emphatic pieces of art.
Estepona, has had an injection of development in the past few years and is getting more and more popular with locals and tourists alike, with a stunning wide sandy beach and Africa and Gibraltar almost close enough to touch it’s a beautiful place to live and visit. Multiple new developments have been built in recent times as well as a new hospital. Property Prices are generally cheaper than Marbella and Benahavis. With over 20km of lovely beaches allows Estepona to have many beachside properties with stunning views whilst also allowing easy access to amenities. Yes, there are less golf courses than Marbella and Benahavis but if you are looking for beachside living Estepona is a great location and should definitely be considered.