is a town and municipality in the region of the Costa del Sol, southern
Spain. It is located in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous
community of Andalusia. Estepona is renowned for its beaches, which stretch
along some 21 km of coastline. It is a popular resort and holiday destination.
Estepona has an active fishing
port, with daily auctions for a wide variety of seafood.
Málaga airport is
the nearest international airport serving Estepona and is located approximately
80 km from Estepona. Estepona is served by the A7 Autovía which
runs along the Costa del Sol. There is also a tolled section of road, referred
to as the AP7 Autopista) which provides faster travel along the route between
Málaga and Estepona by by-passing many of the urban areas along
the route, such as Marbella.
Restaurants & Eating
Estepona has a wide array
of cuisines on offer, ranging from local Spanish cuisine to most Mediterranean
cuisines such as Italian and French. Many restaurants offer terrace dining
allowing diners to eat outside during the late evening in pleasant temperatures.
Many restaurants offer multilingual menus to cater for the needs of those
speaking English or German.
Most restaurants are located
near to the seafront, either along the main promenade adjoining the sea
or along Calle Real. There are a number of small Plazas or squares next
to Calle Real, on which numerous restaurants can be found.
Fast food restaurants are
also present, but are not as numerous as most other European cities. There
is a single McDonald's restaurant at the edge of the town, close to Carrefour,
and a small Burger King located along the main seafront promenade.
Estepona has a huge array
of small local shops offering locally made produce and goods. In the main
town centre there are a number of boutiques offering contemporary international
clothing brands and other goods.
The main food stores in Estepona
are the large Carrefour complex at the edge of the town, a smaller Carrefour
express store in the middle of the town and a number of Mercadona supermarkets.
There are a number of Lidl supermarkets in nearby towns.
There are no large shopping
complexes in Estepona. Those wishing to visit a large department store
can visit the La Cañada complex near Marbella or the El Corte Inglés
department store in Marbella. Both can be accessed by travelling from Estepona
towards Malaga on the A7.
In addition there is a factory
outlet complex about 60 km from Estepona at Guadacorte, close to Algeciras.
The Town Clock Tower.
The San Luis Castle.
The Church of Los Remedios.
The original Bullring.
San Isidro Labrador, agricultural
religious celebrations on the 15th May,.
Ferias y Fiestas mayores, annual
town festival at the beginning/start of July.
Quema de los bigotes de San
Juan, traditional night celebration of the 23rd June.
Virgen del Carmen, fishermen
religious celebrations on the 16th July.