Guide to the Estepona area of Costa del sol
This guide will give you the information you need to help you decide whether buying a property in the Estepona area of Costa del sol is the right chice for you.
With an overall population of 39,000, the ‘old town’, as it is known, is a bustling and atmospheric centre. The 137 km2 of its municipal area have a varied landscape with gentle slopes on the land which is ridged by a dozen streams and small rivers.
Those who love of green areas can enjoy paths and excursions and discover beautiful places, such as the Pedregales Park or the unparalleled Sierra Bermeja. With a population of 51.000 inhabitants according to the census, the population of Estepona is really in the region of/about 100.000 inhabitants now. The oldest remains found in Estepona go back to the prehistory. The Phoenician and Roman civilisations have also left marks in the area.
In the tenth century, during the Cordovan Caliphate, the city of Estebbuna is founded, which is the origin of the current Estepona. However, in 1456 the city is conquered and destroyed by the Christian troops. It is at the beginning of the sixteenth century when the Catholic Monarchs order the reconstruction of its walls due to is excellent strrategic location. Successively, remains of great importance have continued to appear, such as the Collection of Dolmens from the Copper Age found in the spot of Corominas or a deposit of the Mesozoic age, right in the middle of the historic city centre.
Some of the most important monuments are: the ruins of the Nicio Castle, the Clock Tower (old minaret of a mosque), the seven Beacon Towers of its coast, the remains of the San Luis Castle, the los Remedios Church (eighteenth century), and the original Bullring, where there are five museums: the Paleontologic, the bullfighting, the Archeological, the Farm equipment and the Image and Sound Museums. The Congress Palace of Estepona belongs to the Town Hall, therefore it combines the activities organised by the Town Hall and the activities of private companies or business or incentive groups that need a meeting point.
With more than 3000 m2, its facilities adapt to different celebrations, presentations, festivals, meetings, exhibitions, congresses, conventions, business meals, shows, sports events, fashion shows, events, concerts… The low and sandy coast of Estepona spreads along more than 21 km and offers a series of fantastic beaches with coves, rocky zones with cliffs, which form beautiful sea landscapes, and especially wide zones of sand to relax and enjoy. The beaches of La Rada, El Cristo, BahÃa Dorada and the natural beach of Costa Natura stand out, among many others, which deserve the Blue Flag year after year.
Just as you enter Estepona from the Malaga side there is the very posh Laguna Village which is well worth a visit. The hotel infrastructure of Estepona, of a high category, with Malaga airport and with the main surrounding cities by a dual carriageway and by the motorway.