In and around Estepona itself there is a lot to see and do in every season: parades, local festivals and processions, walk in the hinterland and on the Sierra Bermeja mountain, take a trip on the sea or just stroll through charming streets and squares
HISTORIC CENTRE OF ESTEPONA
The old town of Estepona is quiet and remarkably less commercial than other seaside resorts in Spain, where you will find a shop or restaurant every step. The old houses that you encounter in the centre often did not even have sanitary facilities or electricity until the 1950s. Nowadays, of course, they do, but their picturesque appearance remains. If you want to take a break during your walk or activity, you can do so at one of Estepona’s many squares. For example, Plaza de las Flores de Estepona and Plaza Doctor Arce.
THE BOULEVARD OF ESTEPONA (PASEO MARITIMO)
The Paseo Maritimo de Estepona is the boulevard of Estepona. Due to the town’s southern location, if the weather is clear you can see Gibraltar and Morocco. On the middle part of the boulevard, you will find several terraces and other forms of sociability. It is always a pleasure to stroll along the promenade.
THE MARINA (PUERTO DEPORTIVO)
Puerto Deportivo de Estepona is the marina of this charming Spanish resort. You can walk around here for a while and look at the boats. It is also the perfect place for a refreshing drink or the local tapas. Apart from that, it is also possible to book several daytrips by boat from here. From the Puerto Deportivo, for example, you can hire a boat to go and see the dolphins.
The orquidario de Estepona is a garden full of orchids that you can admire both inside and outside.
The orchids are cared for and are in bloom all year round. For 3 euros, you get access to an afternoon of flowers. The tranquillity offered by this artificial garden is enhanced by the waterfall that can be heard in the background. Apart from the orchids, a wide range of tropical plants can be seen here: www.orchidariumestepona.com
There is also a zoo in Estepona, Selwo Aventura. For a small town like Estepona, the zoo is certainly worth a visit. Take a look at the African section, where you can see the rhinoceros. You can even spend the night in one of the many lodges. More information and tickets can be found at www.selwo.es.
In the centre of Estepona, apart from the quiet squares and old houses, you will also find a lot of murals, especially on the sides of apartment buildings. In fact, there are so many murals in Estepona that a special route has been mapped out to admire them all. This route can be easily walked and is available at the local tourist office. Of course, it is also possible to simply stroll through Estepona itself. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself face to face with a beautiful painting.