of the main fishing towns, Estepona is one of the few coastal towns that has succeeded in maintaining
its local charm and character, even though all the tourist facilities are here in abundance.
The many street cafes and tapas bars serve traditional fayre and the steep, cobbled little streets give the
impression of being for horse and carriage, rather than cars. It is a great place to forage for unusual shops and dodegas.
A small fishing fleet still operates from the west side of the port and some of the boats will still sell direct to
The Port, as with so many along the coast, is now one of the main places for bars, restaurants and
nightclubs, plus the marina, home to many expensive yachts. Charter boats leave here for fishing and dolphin watching, so
common in the Straights of Gibraltar. There is also a good Sunday morning market selling leather goods, jewelry,
pottery and other such paraphenalia.
There are good beach options:
La Rada Beach
popular and central. Long and edged by a modern sea front promenade, full of beach bars serving traditional fare, such as
paella, just caught sardines & a choice of international dishes. The Marina is located at the west end of the beach
and is a great night spot.
Set to the west of the Marina in a lovely sheltered cove,
great for kids. With long hours of sunshine this beach has become increasingly popular and can be too crwoded on weekends
in season. Facing west towards Gibraltar, the sunsets are great. Atmospheric with beach bars playing music.