Garden of the Costa del Sol, the resort town of Estepona has almost everything you could ever wish for: over 20 kilometres of sandy coastline, lots of sunshine, a well-preserved historic centre, a busy marina, a host of local services, and great connections.

Home to around 70,000 people, Estepona is the largest town on the Costa del Sol west of Marbella and a great place to live and visit. Its municipal area encompasses the town’s historic centre, port and marina, the New Golden Mile that runs east towards San Pedro Alcántara, and extensive green areas in the river valleys and hills that lie behind the coast.

Quality of Life

Protected by the Sierra Bermeja mountain range, Estepona enjoys a benign micro-climate, with more than 325 sunny days a year. The municipal area has 21 kilometres of fine sand beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, many of which are quieter than other Costa del Sol destinations, even in the high season. Residents and tourists alike enjoy an enviable quality of life in Estepona, with a fantastic choice of bars, restaurants and shops, as well as first-class cultural and sporting facilities. The town also has an increasingly active property market that is attracting growing interest from overseas buyers and investors. Popularly known as ‘The Garden of the Costa del Sol’, Estepona’s old town has retained much of its charm and authenticity, despite development over the past few decades. Much of the central area has been remodelled and pedestrianised in recent years, filling its historic squares and streets with flowers and trees. The seafront promenade (Paseo Marítimo) stretches the full length of Playa de la Rada beach and runs east as far as the fishing port and marina. This is a popular location for sailing and watersports enthusiasts and is surrounded by a good selection of international bars and restaurants.


Estepona is well connected for national and international travel, too. Located less than an hour’s drive from the provincial capital of Malaga, Estepona can be reached using either the AP-7/A-7 toll highway or the N-340 coast road. Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) is just 50 kilometres distant, while Malaga-Costa del Sol International Airport is 80 kilometres away.

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