The town of Estepona lies on the western side of the Costa del Sol, midway between Marbella and Gibraltar. For many years it has been a popular destination for family holidays and second homes, yet in recent times Estepona has also become the focus for much of the new development in the greater Marbella area – making it an increasingly popular destination among investors, homebuyers and developers of luxury modern apartments and villas.
The beautification project initiated by Estepona’s inspired mayor has rejuvenated the town with imaginative schemes that include flower-lined and colour-coordinated streets, with attractive murals painted by local artists. There is also a new theatre, a popular new Orchidarium, beautiful botanical gardens and a pretty bullring with town museum. As a result of this successful beautification process, Estepona has attracted many new property developers to the town and whether you are looking for a villa for sale, or a quality beachfront property, you’ll find some of the most stunning new builds in this thriving Andalusian town.
In terms of Estepona properties, the town offers an exciting range of styles from the traditional rustic Andalusian architecture to the open plan contemporary designs that are proving popular with buyers. Whether you are looking for an Estepona beachfront apartment overlooking the Mediterranean to be used as a holiday rental apartment, or a private villa with views of the sea and mountains, we can show you the perfect residence in this charming part of the Costa del Sol.
The area also offers a first-class choice of new-build modern Estepona apartments and penthouses on the New Golden Mile, as well as luxury contemporary villas. There is an excellent choice of locations, including these attractive modern Costalita apartments near the beach, contemporary apartments in Bel Air, luxurious new villas in Atalaya and Casasola, and beautifully styled apartments and penthouses at Los Flamingos Golf.
Estepona’s Main attractions
Location and beaches
The dramatic Sierra Bermeja mountain range rises up behind the town of Estepona, providing an impressive backdrop and a playground for hikers, bikers, stargazers and lovers of nature in general. It is a great place to take dogs out for a long walk at the weekend, go for a picnic, sample a countryside venta or visit some of the interesting white villages to be found just inland.
Estepona has a popular beachside walkway that runs from the yacht marina west of the town centre, right through to Laguna Village shopping mall in the east. Several of Estepona’s beaches have blue flags awarded for cleanliness and safety. La Rada is a long, sandy beach that is ideal for family fun and also offers a number of water sports, such as kayaking and windsurfing. Playa del Cristo, which is west of the town, is another clean, well-kept beach with a traditional chiringuito beach bar that attracts both families and younger people.
Education options in Estepona
There are three international schools within a short drive from Estepona’s town centre: Mayfair Academy, which takes children up to age 18; International School Estepona, which caters for children from 2-12 and Sotogrande International School, which provides primary and secondary education, plus boarding. In addition there is Colegio San José, a private Spanish-speaking college for both primary and secondary pupils.
Estepona is famous for its large Wednesday market where you can buy everything from baby clothes or sunglasses and shoes to fresh fruit and vegetables. The town has an excellent selection of shops including internationally known brands such as Zara and Mango, plus some wonderful shoe stores and specialist shops. For supermarket shopping it has Mercadona, Lidl, Aldi, Carrefour and Supersol stores plus the usual range of local fishmongers, butchers and bakers.
Estepona Yacht Marina
Estepona’s port is charmingly relaxed and a great favourite with both local residents and visitors. In addition to a total of 447 yacht moorings with a maximum draught of six metres and length of 35 metres, the harbour offers an assortment of restaurants and bars, including excellent Thai and Chinese as well as traditional restaurants serving fresh fish. On Sunday morning, there’s a lovely market in the port, which is the perfect spot for a leisurely weekend stroll and coffee.