The Garden of the Costa del Sol
Estepona has something for everyone! Steeped in history with an enchanting old town with a sandy blue flag beach as far as the eye can see, it epitomises the best of both worlds. The numerous monuments and museums showcase the exciting history and tell the story of Estepona through a variety of civilisations right from when the Phoenicians landed over 3000 years ago. The flower laden walls of the traditional white-washed houses of the historical old town that form the intricate pattern of cobbled streets and squares are a delight. Add to this the numerous old buildings that have been carefully renovated and restored to their former glory, complete with a modern touch, then Estepona is a town not to be missed! Casa Florestos runs interesting and informative walking tours of the old town www.touvenir.com
Playa de Rada – This sun drenched sandy beach lined with palm trees, extends to over 3 kilometres and is two minutes walk from Casa Florestos. Sun beds, umbrellas, showers and even massages are available.
You can take a break at one of the chiringuitos (beach cafes), and restaurants that are dotted along the Paseo Maritimo (promenade), offering everything from churros and chocolate to fabulous local seafood specialities.
In summer there is a large evening craft market on the Paseo Maritimo, which extends from opposite Calle Terraza to Avenida Juan Carlos. You will find everything from jewellery to local pottery and paintings to books.
Estepona Marina – As well as a wide variety of restaurants and bars, the marina also offers watersports options including paragliding and jet skiing, as well as boat charters, fishing trips and day sailing trips.
Golf – For golfers there are several top class golf courses all within a few kilometres of Estepona catering for all golfing abilities, including Estepona Golf, Valle Romano and the world-renowned El Finca Cortesin.
Day sightseeing trips – For those of you who would like to venture further afield there are a number of wonderful places perfect for a day excursion including, Marbella town, Ronda, Gibraltar, Malaga city, Seville and Granada.
Estepona Orchidarium – this most wonderful orchid garden is acknowledged as the largest collection of orchids in the whole of Europe. With over 5000 plants and 1200 species housed in an amazing space encompassing vast glass domes, a bamboo forest, a lake and stunning waterfalls this is a must see!
Selwo Aventura – Selwo Aventura is a wonderfully situated wildlife and safari park, just a short drive from Estepona and home to over 2000 species of animals from around the world. Set in over 100 hectares of spectacular terrain, combining lakes, rivers and perfectly simulated landscapes from around the world, this is wild nature at its best. A great experience and an exciting day for all ages. For further information visit www.selwo.es.
Restaurants in Estepona – One of the great benefits of your stay in Estepona is that you’ll be assured of a fantastic choice of gastronomic delights, with a broad range of restaurants designed to suit every pocket and taste – from fine dining establishments to casual family-run restaurants – you’ll be simply spoilt for choice.
Estepona is widely acknowledged as home to some of the best authentic Spanish restaurants and tapas bars on the coast, and if you’re looking for that hidden culinary gem, take a look at www.touvenir.com and we can show you traditional and contemporary Spanish tapas at its best!
Shopping in Estepona – Estepona town has an excellent selection of shops with plenty of individual boutiques and small shops selling top quality clothing, accessories, jewelry and leather goods, as well as larger shops offering many well-known brands.
And make sure to visit the Sunday morning market in Estepona marina. Here you can shop for bargains including hats, sunglasses and clothes as well as unusual arts and crafts including pottery, paintings and locally made goods.