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

New Listing Estepona, Plot for sale in Estepona old town less than a minute from the beach

Plot for sale in Estepona old town less than a minute from the beach

Ref. TMRP1125

  • 242 m² built
  • 145 m² plot

A superb plot in one of the best locations in the old town centre of Estepona, positioned close to the beach and situated in the heart of the centre. The plot offers the opportunity for a very large...

350,000 €

Duplex apartment for sale in Estepona centre, close to the main street and the beach

Ref. TMRA11392

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 136 m² built
  • 20 m² terrace

This is a large duplex apartment situated in the heart of the old town of Estepona, very close to the beach and all amenities, with cafes and restaurants within walking distance. The property is a former...

320,000 €

Townhouse with unique patio for sale in Estepona town

Ref. TMRT11384

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 88 m² built
  • 88 m² plot
  • 60 m² terrace

This property features an absolutely unique 44m2 patio with its fruit trees (oranges and avocados), mature plants throughout and a well. There is even room enough to build a pool. The house has a...

320,000 €
Reduced Estepona, Immaculate apartment for sale in the town centre of Estepona next to the beach of playa de la Rada

Immaculate apartment for sale in the town centre of Estepona next to the beach of playa de la Rada

Ref. TMRA11388

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 80 m² built

This is a very well presented apartment positioned in one of the best areas in the town of Estepona; less than 50 meters from the beach. Surrounded by family friendly restaurants, cafes and welcoming...

224,000 € - Reduced from 230,000 €

Development opportunity, plot for sale in Estepona old town 100 metres from the beach

Ref. TMRP11123

  • 370 m² plot

A superb plot in one of the best locations in the old town centre of Estepona, the beach is only 100 metres away and all amenities and local conveniences are available within 2 minutes walking. Currently the...

850,000 €

Townhouse for sale in superb location on the main street in Estepona centre, old town, 100m from the beach

Ref. TMRT11386

  • 2 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 75 m² built
  • 34 m² plot
  • 20 m² terrace

This quaint townhouse is positioned on the main street of Estepona, less than 100 meters from the beach. Nearby amenities include superb beach bars, the promenade, cafes and restaurants and an extensive...

225,000 €

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First floor apartment for sale in the old town centre of Estepona, recently constructed only 200 meters from the beach

Ref. TMRA11385

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 100 m² built

This apartment is part of a recently reformed block of 6 apartments positioned on the edge of the old town centre, only a minute walking distance from the main beach in town, la Playa de la Rada. Amenities...

330,000 €

Second floor apartment for sale in Estepona, 200m from the beach in move in condition

Ref. TMRA11386

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 95 m² built

This immaculate apartment is presented in move in condition, it has been recently reformed to high standards in a contemporary design; positioned just a street behind the main street in town, and only a...

330,000 €

Duplex penthouse in the heart of the old town of Estepona, with partial sea views and very large private terrace

Ref. TMRA11387

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 156 m² built
  • 92 m² terrace

Brand new apartment for sale in the heart of the old town of Estepona, only 200 meters from the beach and just off the main shopping strip in town. All amenities, restaurants, cafes and shops are accessible...

550,000 €

First floor apartment for sale in move in condition in Estepona town centre, 2 minutes from the beach

Ref. TMRA11384

  • 2 beds
  • 1 bath
  • 58 m² built

A well appointed 2 bedroom apartment positioned by a lovely square in the old town, just off the main shopping street and less than 2 minutes walking distance to the beach. The apartment is bright and...

220,000 €