Estepona: a seaside town with history on the Costa del Sol
Estepona location and geography
Estepona is a town in the Spanish province of Malaga in the region of Andalusia with a total surface of 137 Km2 and has about 70.000 inhabitants
Estepona has a coast line of 21 km where we can find 17 beaches.
Like among the other places along the Costa del Sol time has left his marks with remains from the Prehistoric age, Phoenician, Carthage, Roman, Visigothic, Byzantine, Moorish and Christian eras.
The municipality is dominated by 2 geographical landmarks: the mountain Sierra Bermeja on the North and the Mediterranean sea on the South.
The Sierra Bermeja is also called “the Red mountain”, due to his high percentage of Iron giving it is reddish glow at sunset.
Estepona has a marina with 443 moorings. The harbour is located on the western part of the city centre. Here you find many restaurants and bars and on Sundays there is a weekly market.
A few years ago the beach promenade was nicely renovated. The beach boulevard runs along the wide sandy beach for several miles. Behind the boulevard you will find the old town with narrow streets, squares, churches, shops and restaurants.
The old town is located in the middle of the municipality. The east side is adjacent to Marbella and you can not notice a clear difference between some of their urbanisations and the chic villa urbanizations of Marbella.