Estepona

Estepona is a region, located in “la Comarca” of the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. It is located west of Marbella and its resort town is also called Estepona, as is the case with most regions across the Costa del Sol. The coastal stretch between Marbella’s Guadalmina and the town of Estepona is known as the New Golden Mile. Nestled in a spectacular, tropical landscape, Estepona offers affordable luxury living in a peaceful, somewhat secluded environment.

The town itself has grown over the years a mix of concrete buildings surrounding the quaint old town offering splendid views of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s Paseo Marítimo, (boardwalk), is a palm-lined promenade along the seafront next to Playa de la Rada beach, Nearby is a wealth of restaurants and water sports facilities at the Puerto Deportivo, a charming fisherman port and the famous cove of Pay del Cristo. At the centre of Estepona, the town, lies the original white-washed old town, once a typical fisherman village, surrounding the flower-filled square of Plaza de las Flores, home to eclectic artwork of the “Colección Garó”.

HISTORY

The area has been occupied since prehistoric times; stone-age tools and dolmens have been discovered. Romans occupied the area, but a seaquake destroyed their town in the 4th century. 

In 1342, the Battle of Estepona took place in the Bay of Estepona between the fleet of the Kingdom of Aragon and the Marinid Dynasty. The with the Aragonese fleet won but were subsequently destroyed near Gibraltar and Christian forces ultimately won the Siege of Algeciras. 

In 1457 Henry IV of Castile took over Estepona from the Moors. During this time a church was built to replace what was previously a mosque. The town grew all around this church to be destroyed once again. What is left is the old clock tower (and the nearby Simon Fernandez school). 

Estepona was governed as an administrative district of Marbella up until 1729 when Philip V of Spain granted Estepona its town charter. It was not until the early 2000s that Estepona started to convert from a small fisherman town to a bustling holiday resort. 

RESTAURANTS

Spiler Beach Club

Carretera de Cadiz km 159 | Inside the El Paseo del Mar – Kempinski Hotel Bahia, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 952 80 95 52

 

Baltazar Bar & Grill

Carretera de Cadiz km 159, Playa El Padron, Estepona | Kempinski Hotel Bahia, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 952 80 95 58

 

Restaurante La Escollera

Calle del Puerto Pesquero s/n, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 952 80 63 54

 

Fons

Calle del Alamo 5 Ctra. Nacional 340 Km 163 5 | Ctra Nacional 340 Km 163,5, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 747 72 27 23

 

TikiTano Beach Restaurant & Lounge

Urbanizacion Llanos de Guadalmansa Km 164 | Urbanizacion Guadalmansa, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 952 79 84 49

 

Chanchalay Bar

Plaza Ortiz 4, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 952 65 97 71

 

El Galeon

Plaza Almengual | 20, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 672 58 74 20

 

Siopa

Calle Real 80, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 634 05 08 17

 

Taberna Mar De Alboran

Avenida Luis de Braille, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 665 67 51 62

 

Cabana Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Urb. El Pilar | Centro Comercial El Pilar No 6, 29680, Estepona, Spain

+34 952 00 34 73


GOLF

Estepona Golf                                                      Valle Romano Golf Club

La Duquesa Golf & Country Club                         La Resina Golf & Country Club

El Paraíso Golf Club                                             Finca Cortesin

Doña Julia Resort


INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

Queens British Grammar School                         San Jose School

The New School Sierra Estepona                        Sierra Bermeja Public School

High School Mediterraneo                                    Public School Maria Espinosa

IES Monterroso                                                    The International School Estepona

Mayfair International Academy                             Public School Victor de la Serna

Aprona Private Special Education Centre            Colegio Nuestra Senora del Carmen

School Kindergarten Seghers                              Colegio Bilingue Atalaya 

HEALTHCARE

Cenyt Hospital                                                      Centro de Dialisis Estepona

Diana Clinica                                                        Hospiten Estepona

Clinica Medica Dr. Flores                                     Hyperbaric Medical Centre of Estepona

Centro Medico Mar

Centro Medico Estepona

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