Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character. Notwithstanding, all the tourist facilities are here, including tasteful hotels, restaurants, shops, and leisure and cultural activities. It is located on the coast between Marbella and Sotogrande and is served by the main coast road and also the Peaje (toll) road that runs between Malága and Sotogrande.
The numerous street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies. In the ‘old town’ the steep, narrow streets are pedestrianised and decorated with different coloured flower pots, making it a delight for photographers. You will find bars and small shops in Estepona, where you’d least expect them, all very inviting and friendly.
Estepona has an authentic fishing marina at the western end and there is a weekly Sunday market held here, with lots of bargains to be found. There are many new tasteful property developments being constructed in the Estepona area, and the infrastructure of the town reflects this trend.
On the Marbella side of Estepona, you can find Selwo Adventure Park, a one million-square-metre animal park. The attraction is so extensive that you’ll visit many of the enclosures on the park’s camouflaged off-road vehicles, getting superb views of white rhinos, Bengal tigers, zebras, lions and giraffes in semi-captivity. Selwo Aventure also packs in camel rides, a petting zoo and trail with rickety suspension bridges and the longest zip-line in Europe.