Nowadays, Southern Spain, and particularly the Costa Del Sol is once again becoming an increasingly popular european holiday destination. And although many tourists choose to visit areas like Marbella and Frigiliana, an ever expanding array of holiday-makers are now opting for the curious little known town of Estepona. Situated on the western coast, this quaint and friendly destination sits right at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja mountains – definitely a true gem, and certainly not to be overlooked.
With a local population of more than 60,000, the luxury real estate of Estepona enjoys a pleasant micro-climate with over 325 days of sun per year, and an impressive average temperature of 18.5 degrees. Originally a fishing village, this area has successfully retained its traditional charm and heritage in the modern age.
Right in the centre of the community lies a church building that dates back to the 1457, a time when Christians were engaged in vicious conflict with the Moors throughout most of the iberian peninsular. Enrique IV Castle ordered the place of worship to be built on the site of Estepona’s largest Mosque as a public display of Christian victory.
In 1729 the area was given its own charter and that allowed local people to begin gaining their own identity, away from other nearby towns. Since those times, the area has grown and matured into a desirable holiday resort that currently pulls tourists in all year round.
Why Choose Estepona?
Other than the obvious climate benefits, Estepona is a fantastic holiday destination for a number of reasons. Not only is the town described as one of the most desirable locations in the entire Costal Del Sol, but its whitewashed buildings, stunning docks, and cobbled streets provide an impressive andaluthian aesthetic, never failing to impress. Famous for its many tapas bars and fresh fish restaurants, Estepona sports over 21 kilometers of pristine coastline, sure to leave even the most demanding holidaymaker totally satisfied.
What About The Nightlife?
Although admittedly a relatively quiet resort by day, Estepona is home to numerous cafes, clubs and bars, some serving well into the early hours, so you’re guaranteed to find somewhere interesting to spend your time. Just like most other towns in this particular area of Southern Spain, visitors always leave with smiles on their faces, and more importantly, they always come back for more, year after year.
The music on offer can vary greatly from traditional Spanish flamenco, or even folk bands, to modern day pop and club songs, so you can relax, safe in the knowledge that every taste and style is carefully catered for in this fantastic mediterranean municipality.
If you’re looking for a short weekend away in the sun with a loved one, or even considering a much longer vacation with the whole family, the beautiful district of Estepona is seriously worth a look. Flights and accommodation are surprisingly cheap to Spain, so theres really nothing stopping you enjoying this peaceful and endlessly alluring