Estepona is a both a working town with a large permanent population and an engaging seaside resort bringing you Blue Flag beaches, a stylish marina and loads of authentic restaurants and Spanish beach bars. Estepona is a resort town on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. A palm-lined promenade, the Paseo Marítimo, 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.
Estepona authentic living
Its historic centre is teeming with colourful pots that combine exquisitely with its flower beds and its Orchid House and Botanical Garden. But it is not just its natural beauty. Estepona is now committed to art and culture, high quality sun and beach tourism and an extensive leisure offering for visitors, ranging from kitesurfing to visiting a corner of the African savannah, via entering the world of horses or whale watching.
With an population of 70,000, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character. Notwithstanding, all the tourist facilities are here, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities, and shops.
The numerous street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies. In the ‘old town’ the steep, narrow streets are pedestrianised and decorated with different colour flower pots. It is a delight for photographers. You will find bars and small shops in Estepona, where you’d least expect them, all very inviting and friendly.
Often overlooked in favour of nearby Marbella, the gorgeous town of Estepona is one of the Costa del Sol’s hidden gems. It boasts one of Andalusia’s prettiest old quarters as well as some of Málaga’s best beaches and seafood restaurants – all reasons why you should visit before the rest of the world realises just how beautiful Estepona is.