Property in Costa del Sol/ Area Guide/ Estepona
Estepona is a truly privileged town. Located on the western Costa del Sol it offers the visitor an unrivaled array of attractions. Glorious summers and mild winters make it the perfect holiday destination for the discerning traveler.
Steeped in history and culture the town remains unspoiled and future development is carefully planned to ensure the preservation of the town´s identity.
Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character, despite the onslaught of tourism. Notwithstanding, all the tourist facilities are here, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities, and shops.
The flip side is that the numerous street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies and the steep, cobbled, narrow streets seem more suited to horses than cars. You'll also find unusual shops and bodegas in Estepona, where you'd least expect them, all very inviting, very friendly - and very cheap!
Estepona is a small fishing village with lots of character and an interesting history, reflected by the large number of fascinating old buildings in town .However if you are more interested in the present than the past, don't worry, there is plenty for everyone to experience and enjoy.
Park the car in the underground car park under the seafront promenade and walk through to the pedestrianised Calle Real. Where this road crosses Calle Terraza is a good starting point. The Café Central on the corner is one of the town's most popular cafés. It is commonly known locally as the Manicomio or 'mad house' presumably referring to a building that once stood on this site. Take a look at the old photos of Estepona on display here. If there has been a recent town event or procession, photos of this will probably also be on display.
If time permits, have a look at the shops on Calle Terraza and Real, and stop in at one of the traditional bars on Calle Caridad for an ice-cold fino (sherry) and tapa.
Walk up to the attractive Plaza de las Flores. On one side is the
Casa de la Cultura, a cultural centre maintained by the town hall.
Have a look inside, as there may well be an art exhibition being held
by a local artist.
Estepona Beaches - Click here for details of Estepona beaches
Estepona Golf - Click here for details of Estepona golf