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Estepona18 Jul, 2017 Manuel Alarcon

Estepona is a charming seaside town with a traditional Spanish pueblo feel. Here the pedestrianised old town is decorated with colourful flowers and is abundant in traditional cafés and bars that line the cobbled streets, creating a classically Andalusian picturesque setting.

Long overshadowed by its bigger, more glamorous neighbour Marbella, Estepona is a more traditional Andalusian seaside town with a fishing port and charming historic centre. Increasingly, as new developments of gated villa communities and beachfront apartments arise in and around the town, it is not only becoming more and more in vogue but also upgrading its shopping and dining offer while still maintaining an authentic feel.

The town includes a large variety of facilities such as hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and water sports options, while activities such as golf, horse-riding and animal parks are all within easy reach. Estepona’s beach promenade is one of the longest and most scenic on the coast, offering uninterrupted views over the Mediterranean to North Africa. Just across the road is the old town, with its choice of eateries and fish restaurants, but the beach area is also home to a selection of laid-back yet attractive beach clubs that provide sunbeds, drinks and delicious meals. The town’s charming port is full of character and offers a relaxing setting in which to enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks with a view.

Foreign residents have long been attracted to the rustic villas and cottages dotted in the countryside near the town, as well as pretty village houses to renovate, but the main residential focus is on the luxury apartments closer to the Kempinski Hotel, just east of the town, and the area on the west-side of the Estepona marina, where an increasingly upmarket residential zone of modern gated villas and frontline beach apartments and penthouses are located.

18th Jul, 2017 by Manuel Alarcon

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