Living in Estepona Old Town

Always charming, the historic centre of Estepona has undergone a beautification process in recent years that highlights the quaint beauty of its traditional Andalusian buildings.

Estepona Plaza de las Flores

Originally a peaceful fishing village surrounded by pastures and fields of sugar cane, stone age dolmens found nearby confirm that this area of the Costa del Sol has been inhabited since the earliest times. The Phoenicians and Romans had settlements in or near to the modern-day town, but in its current form Estepona dates back to Moorish times, and this is clearly visible in the white-washed Andalusian houses that give the Old Town its character.

Here quaint squares and little streets that are now mostly pedestrianised breathe the atmosphere of southern Spain, often to a backdrop of clear blue skies and the smell of coffee mingling with pastries in the morning and fish, seafood and grilled meats in the afternoon and evening. The main pedestrian streets running parallel with the coastal promenade are lined with a good choice of restaurants, cafés, coffee shops and ice cream parlours. The gastronomy to be found in Estepona Old Town ranges from traditional eateries and tapas bars to ancient little bars and modern chill out lounges, with a choice of Italian, Argentinian and other cuisines dotted in between. The area closer to the main avenue and beach is known for its excellent fish restaurants, as you would expect of a fishing town.

Though the Calle Terraza is the main shopping street in the old centre, the heart of historic Estepona is the Plaza de las Flores, the pretty square sometimes mistakenly named ‘Plaza de Naranjos’ after its Marbella equivalent. Characterised by flowering plants, it is ringed by good restaurants, wine bars, boutiques, cafés and a small number of hostels. Radiating out from here are pedestrian shopping streets, which, like Calle Terraza, are likely to undergo further beautification and development into elegant retail streets in the style of Málaga’s celebrated Calle Larios.

Authentic atmosphere
Follow the little winding streets radiating out from the centre and you become absorbed in the richly atmospheric residential part of Estepona’s old quarter.Traditional Andalusian houses with Mediterranean roof tiles and pretty flower pots create a picture perfect setting that is, however, a very authentic and ambient traditional ‘barrio’ dotted with charming tapas bars and local eateries offering fantastic value for money.

The old town’s monuments include its pretty municipal market, soon to be renovated into an attractive gourmet market with independent food stalls, the Torre del Reloj, Santa María de los Remedios church, Plaza Antonia Guerrero, San Luis Castle and segments of historic town walls.Above all, the charm of Estepona’s old town lies in its pretty, flower-lined streets, historic Andalusian buildings and bustling Spanish life, where cafés, restaurants, shops and indeed beaches are just a few steps away.


Adam Neale | April, 2017

21 bedroom hostel in Estepona old town centre, less than 150m to the beach on a pedestrian street.

Ref. TMXC11001

  • 21 beds
  • 5 baths
  • 378 m² built
  • 233 m² plot

This magnificent property is located just 2 minutes from the main beach La Rada, in the old town of Estepona. This is a former hostel which needs complete renovation, currently its formed of 21 bedrooms...

636,300 €

Very large townhouse for sale on the edge of the old town, in move in condition with private parking

Ref. TMRT11403

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 278 m² built
  • 55 m² terrace

A very large townhouse situated on a very wide street filled with natural light and recently reformed in a traditional Andalusian style. The house is very large and is positioned on a great plot. The ground...

635,000 €

Quaint townhouse for sale in Estepona old town, very close to the beach

Ref. TMRT11402

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 55 m² built

This property is situated on the edge of the old town of Estepona, 200 meters approximately from the beach and close to all amenities and conveniences. It´s positioned on one of the old town traditional...

110,000 €

Large townhouse for sale in the old town of Estepona, walking distance to the beach

Ref. TMRT11400

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 193 m² built
  • 117 m² plot

A spacious property situated in the heart of the old town centre of Estepona, on a new tranquil Andalusian square close to the beach and all amenities. Nearby is the Plaza de las Flores, bustling with tapas...

535,000 €

Very large townhouse or development opportunity for sale in Estepona old town centre

Ref. TMRT11398

  • 9 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 319 m² built
  • 230 m² plot

This very large property is formed of 2 independent townhouses, located on one of the sunniest streets in the historic centre of Estepona conserving the feel of a traditional Andalusian white village. The...

578,000 €

Townhouse for sale in the heart of the old town of Estepona, next to Plaza de las Flores and close to the beach

Ref. TMRT11399

  • 4 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 161 m² built
  • 100 m² plot
  • 10 m² terrace

A quaint property situated in one of the oldest areas of the old town of Estepona, on a charming street close to the main square, Plaza de las Flores, and very close to the main beach of La Rada. This...

340,000 €

Large townhouse or development opportunity in the town centre of Estepona, close to all amenities

Ref. TMRT11396

  • 7 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 342 m² built
  • 252 m² plot

This is a very large townhouse situated by one of Esteponas main streets in the heart of the old town, less than 200 meters from the promenade of Estepona and the main beach of la Rada. The property is...

639,000 €
Estepona, Remodelled luxury seafront 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the Mediterranean for sale in the centre of Estepona

Remodelled luxury seafront 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the Mediterranean for sale in the centre of Estepona

Ref. TMXA1120

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 97 m² built
  • 10 m² terrace

Live as though you´re on holiday and experience sunshine, sea breeze, salty air and sand from this extraordinary property with postcard-perfect views on Estepona´s promenade. Fully upgraded to perfection...

880,000 €

Townhouse in move in condition for sale in the old town centre of Estepona, 2 minutes from the beach

Ref. TMRT11394

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 100 m² built
  • 39 m² plot

This superb property is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the historic old town of Estepona, a quaint Andalusian Street situated only 2 minutes from the beach. The property has been reformed...

320,000 €
Estepona, Recently upgraded frontline beach penthouse with a scenic panorama for sale in one of Estepona´s most emblematic buildings

Recently upgraded frontline beach penthouse with a scenic panorama for sale in one of Estepona´s most emblematic buildings

Ref. TMXA1119

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 96 m² built
  • 17 m² terrace

Situated prominently overlooking the desirable tree-lined promenade of Estepona, this gorgeous penthouse features an open floor plan ideal for an elegant but comfortable lifestyle. With floor-to-ceiling...

840,000 €