Discover the beautiful seaside town of Estepona in the Costa Del Sol
Estepona is a coastal town in the municipality of the Costa del Sol, Southern Spain. Located in the province of Málaga and part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Covering an area of 137 square kilometers in a fertile valley crossed by small streams and a mountainous area dominated by the Sierra Bermeja, which reaches an elevation of 1,449 m at the peak of Los Reales.
There are a many expats living here, along with French, German, Belgian and of course Spanish people. A favourite with British holidaymakers who come regular every year either for a week or a few months!
With an population of 70,000, Estepona is one of the few spanish coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its old charm and character even though all the tourist facilities are here, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities, and shops. There are numerous street cafes and tapas bars serving traditional Spanish delicacies. In the 'old town' the narrow streets are pedestrianised and decorated with different colour flower pots. You will find bars and small shops in Estepona, where you'd least expect them, all very very inviting and very friendly.
Estepona has a palm-lined promenade, the Paseo Marítimo, which runs next to the Playa de la Rada beach. Nearby are the restaurants and water sports facilities of Puerto Deportivo, plus a fishing port and the cove of Playa del Cristo. The whitewashed old town centers on the flower-filled square of Plaza de las Flores, home to the eclectic artworks of the Colección Garó.
Estepona is a great place for a family holiday. With an average of 325 days of sunshine a year, good weather is virtually guaranteed, and the resort is a little quieter than some other resort towns in Malaga such as Marbella. In addition to sunbathing, Estepona is great for golfers, with at least five golf courses in the local area.
You can also take the family on day trips to attractions such as Selwo Safari Park, with over 2,000 animals who live in semi-wild conditions. Keen shoppers will love the El Corte Inglés department store at Puerto Banús, 30 minutes drive away from Estepona Port with a large number of designer outlets, including Armani and Versace. There's certainly something to suit everyone in the area.