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Estepona - Quiet Gem on the Costa del Sol in Spain  by Anne Sewell
Estepona is a wonderful little town - relatively unspoiled by tourism - and located on the Costa del Sol, about 30 minutes from Marbella, and only a short drive to Gibraltar.  Unlike the busy towns of Marbella and Fuengirola, Estepona is relatively quiet - and the centre of town is still very traditionally Spanish.
The winding narrow streets are lined with older houses, with balconies decorated with bright geraniums, and the sound of pet birds singing in their cages makes a lovely sound as you stroll along.  Relax in the Plaza de las Flores - a beautiful town square lined with flowers and several excellent cafes and bars. 
There's a coffee bar on virtually every corner of town and you will never go short on somewhere different to eat dinner, or have a light snack, or "tapas".  On the beach you will find the famous beach "chiringuitos" serving excellent sea food and other dishes, or just an ice cold drink when you need one....  read more
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A stroll around the Marina and 
Fishing Port, Estepona
The Beach and the Paseo de Maritimo
A walk around Estepona
Estepona 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.

Getting there

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 Out

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.
Local celebrations
  • 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.

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Latest update: April 2, 2019