The gorgeous town of Estepona, a hidden gem on the Costa del Sol
Just half an hour from the hustle and bustle of Marbella, the traditionally Spanish town of Estepona offers a unique option as an address. This town of 65,600 inhabitants is nestled on the coast halfway between Marbella and the golf community of Sotogrande, and 70km from Málaga airport. The town is a study in contrasts, with a centre that retains the charm of Old Spain, while master-planned, upscale developments grow out of its east and west flanks.
Boaters will appreciate the marina at the western extreme of Estepona’s boardwalk and its proximity to both La Duquesa Port and Puerto Banus, located to the west and east respectively. There are many hotels offering luxury accommodation in the area, including the luxury five star resorts of the Kempinski Resort Hotel and Elba Estepona Gran Hotel & Thalasso Spa. From these hotels vacationers can access many facilities, including fine dining, ample nightlife and horseback riding—just a few of Estepona’s many attractions.
Golfers have a wide variety of choice too with seven golf courses in the vicinity, including highly recommended courses like Atalaya Golf & Country Club, El Paraiso Golf Club and Estepona Golf. Of great interest for families will be Selwo Safari Park, where hundreds of wild animals can be appreciated roaming free in a natural, yet controlled, setting of over one hundred hectares of land. Additionally for horse riding lovers, Estepona boasts the Equestrian Art School of the Costa de Sol, which encourages riding and hosts equestrian competitions and shows.
Estepona spans 21 kilometres of coastline along the Costa del Sol that encompasses prestigious developments such as Torre Bermeja, Cabo Bermejo, Doncella Beach, Los Granados Playa and Guadalmansa Playa. The list of established urbanisations in the area encompases luxury villas and apartments.
No matter where you travel or reside within this picturesque part of southern Spain, you will always find services and shops just a short driving distance away. Being smaller than Marbella, Estepona is a great alternative for anyone keen on the lifestyle of a smaller town but valuing the services found in a larger municipality.
Want to buy a property in Estepona?
At DM Properties/Knight Frank we offer a great selection of villas, townhouses and apartments for sale in the Estepona area. Our portfolio includes stunning frontline beach villas, charming beachside homes and hillside estates, as well as luxury beachfront apartments on the New Golden Mile.
21/02/2019 Area Guides