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Nearest Beach – Del Cristo – 300m
Marina – 300m
Estepona Promenade & Beach 500m
Nearest Supermarket – 300m
Malaga airport – 70km
Gibraltar – 45Km

Estepona is located approx midway along the Costa del Sol, Southern Spain - at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja Mountains. Estepona is well known for its lovely beaches and tiny coves which stretch along 20 Km of coastline. At the western end of the Paseo Maritimo is Estepona's charming port and harbour that is located only a short walk from town.

Estepona has a vast range of excellent restaurants and lively bars for you to enjoy. Estepona's narrow, cobbled streets and quaint little shops just add to the charm of this lovely town.

The old town of Estepona is famous for its attractive architecture and traditional houses. Here are a few places worth a visit:
 
The Church of Our Lady of Redemption (18th Century) used from 1725 until 1766 as a monastery. The entrance combines iconographic, Marian, Franciscan and colonial elements.
Remains of the Castle Wall (15th Century) an ancient fortress.
The Clock Tower (15th Century) the remains of a church, which boasts as the oldest ecclesiastical building on the Costa del Sol. The house of 'Borrega' (18th Century) one of the oldest houses in Estepona, with interesting period architecture.
The house of 'Marqués de Mondéjar' (18th Century) an interesting example of aristocratic architecture.
The church of 'Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios' (18th Century) situated in the Plaza San Francisco and built of local sandstone, which is rich in iron ore. As you walk around the outside walls, you can see many pieces of iron ore still embedded in the stone blocks.
The Watchtowers - 7 can be found along the beaches of Estepona.
Remains of 'El Nicio Castle', in the upper slopes of the area known as "El Padrón" lie the ruins of a 9th Century fortress, from which the walls and several towers remain.
The Ruins of 'Castillo de San Luís' (16th Century) a great castle that once stood at the heart of Estepona.
The Bullring opened in 1972, its asymmetric design by the architect Juan Mora Urbano, makes this bullring the only one of its kind.
Plaza de la Flores is Estepona's main square and is a busy focal point of the town.
 
Local Festivals

You haven't experienced the real Spain until you enjoy one of Spain's many festivals. Over 3,000 fiestas are celebrated every year in Andalucia, including fairs, pilgrimages, carnivals and religious processions.

Three Kings, 'Fiesta de Los Reyes' - on the evening of the 6th of January 3 kings riding on horses scatter sweets to crowds of excited children.

Carnival - is celebrated before the 40 days of Lent. Most towns have a parade, and there is usually a dance, elaborate costumes and a "Carnival Queen" contest. The Carnival centres on Shrove Tuesday. Most towns celebrate the carnival with processions either the weekend before or after. Larger towns have festivities lasting all week.

Easter - Semana Santa or "Holy Week" - the parade leaves the town's church and winds slowly around the streets. This is a serious fiesta, fireworks are not permitted and drinking alcohol is frowned upon. The processions take place during the week leading up to Easter Sunday.
 
La noche de San Juan (the night of San Juan) - usually falls on the 23rd or 24th of June celebrating the longest night of the year and the beginning of summer. Family and friends gather on the beaches with BBQ's, bonfires and music, partying all through the night. At midnight there is often a spectacular fireworks display and the tradition is to paddle backwards into the sea at midnight, so cleansing the soul. This is a fun evening for all the family so don't forget your swimsuit!

"Tourists' Day" August 15th - various events are organized for the enjoyment of visitors including competitions, stalls selling souvenirs and gifts, singing, music, dancing.
Every town and village in Andalucia has its own 'feria' or fair. They all have music, food, drinks, stalls, rides and your chance to win that pink furry toy by hitting a balloon with a wonky dart. The Spanish love to party and feria week is no exception. Summer feria week is different in every town so …wherever you are in Spain it seems you can find a feria every week!

Streets are closed to traffic, shops shut, tables and chairs are set up, and bars serve food and drink in the street. Music is played throughout the day and people of all ages enjoy singing and dancing. Visitors are always welcome.

 
At night, the fair shifts to the public fairground or "recinto ferial" on the outskirts of the town. There is a traditional amusement park with lots of rides, things to win and music for all ages to enjoy.

Here are dates for Ferias in the surrounding areas:
 
  • Marbella - 2nd week in June
  • Estepona - 1st week in July
  • La Linea - 2nd week in July
  • Malaga - 3rd week in August
  • Mijas - 2nd week in September
  • Torremolinos - Last week in September
  • Fuengirola - 1st week in October
  • San Pedro - 3rd week in October

Most shops are situated in the town centre of Estepona on 'Calle Real' and 'Calle Terraza'.
 

Estepona has some charming boutiques selling fantastic clothes at reasonable prices. Shoes are a good buy as Spanish leather made shoes are good quality and well priced. In general leather goods are reasonable and in the sales you can pick up some excellent bargains. Also, in Estepona there are a good number of craftsmen who work with pottery, commissioned woodwork, marble sculpture, iron forging, metal furniture, tapestry, etc.

Laguna Beach Village is an upmarket shopping area just to the east of Estepona - including Armani, Boss, Escada Sport, Loewe, Elle Morgan etc. There are several restaurants including Trader Vics & Fashion Sushi Bar. You can also spend the day at Puro Beach Club which is a really cool hangout … it's a beautiful decked area with stunning white beds and tents and a lovely pool, but please note that children are not allowed! There is a choice of sunbeds, singles to doubles, with shade, tents etc. Prices range from 20 euros to 160 euros. Its like its own little piece of heaven, all white and tranquil. There is a restaurant, bar and you can even do yoga there. For full details see www.laguna-village.com
Marbella and Puerto Banus is home to the rich and famous. Marbella itself has a lovely shopping and historic area centred around the Orange Square. There are many high quality, elegant clothes shops and designer boutiques.

La Cañada Shopping Centre - Marbella La Cañada is probably the most popular Shopping Centre in Marbella, there is also free parking. And over 100 stores including the largest Apple Store in Spain.

Estepona Tourist Market - Sunday Morning (10am - 2pm ish), Estepona Marina. You will find most things here including: gifts, leather, jewellery, souvenirs, arts & crafts etc.

Estepona Town Market - Wednesday morning, big open-air market on 'Avenida Juan Carlos', fresh fruit and Vegetables, clothes, shoes and general house-wares.

Estepona Covered Market - Daily am only, near the castle and Plaza del Reloj, fresh fruit and Vegetables, meat and fish.

Puerto Banus Market - Saturday morning at the Bullring. This has to be my favourite market as it is an interesting place to wander around and great to pick up a bargain or a holiday gift. Selling Moroccan goods, crockery, linen, clothes, leather goods, jewellery, 'designer' sunglasses, handbags etc.

Further Afield

Why not visit one of the famous white villages, Casares is about a 30 minute drive – enjoy the views and local tapas. Ronda is another larger hillside town set on a breathtaking Gorge.

No visit to this coastline is complete with a trip to Gibraltar and a ride up 'The Rock' to meet the very cheeky Barbary Apes.