Estepona can be found at the very west of the Costa del Sol. Popular with tourists, Estepona has still managed to retain its old Andalusian culture and traditions.
Estepona sits at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja mountains, between Casares and Marbella, and isn’t far from the Rock of Gibraltar.
The town’s name comes from the Moorish word “Astabbuna”, as it was occupied by the Moors from the Century VIII until 1457 when it was the Catholic Church regained control during the Spanish Reconquista, replacing the former mosque with a church.
Fishing and agriculture play an important role in Estepona’s economics and culture, as it has been for centuries. In modern times, tourism now also plays a big part in the area’s economy. With the town’s redevelopment came stunning golf courses surrounding the town, a new marina and a traditional promenade with chiringuitos lining the beach. The Estepona coastline occupies 21 kilometres of the Mediterranean, and the area is known for its incredible sandy beaches.
Estepona is perfect for anyone looking for a traditional Andalusian way of life, since it has retained its pueblo charm and tranquil lifestyle. Even still, Estepona is home to many sports facilities, hotels, restaurants and much more.
Málaga International Airport: 55 minutes
Gibraltar International Airport: 45 minutes
Estepona Golf, Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa
International School Estepona, Mayfair Academy