Surface Area: 136.8 square kilometres
What the natives are called: Esteponeros
Monuments: the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios church, Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower), El Calvario hermitage, the Castle walls, Palacio del Marqués de Mondéjar (palace of the Marquise of Mondéjar), Casa de la Borrega (La Borrega house), lookout towers, Museo Etnográfico (Ethnographic Museum), Museo Taurino (Bullfighting Museum), Museo de Paleontología (Museum of Palaeontology), Museo Arqueológico (Archaeological Museum)
Geographical Location: in the western part of the Western Costa del Sol. The northern area of the municipality adjoins the Ronda region, while the village itself is located on the coastal fringe. The average rainfall is 900 litres per square metre and the average annual temperature is 17º C.
Tourist Information: Tourism Office, Avda San Lorenzo, 1 (29680). Telephone: (+34) 952 80 20 02 Fax: (+34) 952 79 21 81 E-mail:[email protected]
Estepona is one of the most popular destinations for both tourists and foreign residents alike on the Costa del Sol, yet even today it still manages to retain it’s old Andalusian charm. Located at the western end of the Costa del Sol at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja mountains.
Estepona’s cobbled narrow streets, fishing port, Spanish cafes and bars spilling out higgledy piggledy on the pavements, and the quaint shops and bodegas, all combine with the modern Puerto Deportivo (leisure port) and marina, the tourist facilities and golden sandy beaches, to make this a comfortable and interesting place to stay for holidaymakers.
For many years Estepona’s main economic industries were fishing, agriculture and cattle, and even today, remain an important income for many in the area. Nevertheless for over a decade now tourism has become an important economic factor, due to the town’s redevelopment, wonderful climate, well kept sandy beaches, such as La Rada and Cristo Beach, and an extraordinary touristic offer, which incorporates golf, a pleasure craft harbour, excellent dining options, and of course the development of urbanisations, apartments and villa complexes, which all in all makes Estepona the chosen city for thousands of tourists every year.
Estepona is located closer to Gibraltar airport, whose destinations are starting to open up now. There are a several flights from the UK and EasyJet fly into Gibraltar. However, Malaga is just 50 minutes to one hour’s drive away.
How to Get There
Since it is located right on the Western Costa del Sol Estepona can be reached with perfect ease by the AP-7 expressway or the coastal highway N-340: Just follow the road signs.