4 bedroom Villa in Estepona
Boutique development of individual villas residing over the greens of a golf course with both sea and mountain views.
Estepona is a traditional fishing town turned resort with a distinctly Andalucian look and feel. Walk past whitewashed buildings festooned with stunning blue and pink flowers towards the sea front and take in life around one of the numerous chiringuitos (beach bars) serving fresh fish and paella.
Surrounded by the mountains of the Sierra Bermeja, Estepona has a pleasing micro-climate with around 325 days of sunshine a year. You’ll find the summers hot and dry and the winters pleasurably mild, and that means you’ll be able to make the most of the town’s two Blue Flag beaches. The most popular is Playa la Rada in the centre of town with its modern promenade where you’ll pass palm trees and exotic cacti along its 2.5 km length.
Life still revolves around the traditional square in the centre – the pretty Plaza de las Flores is always filled with people socialising on benches or the outdoor café.
With a population of around 70,000 you’ll find the town lively, but not overwhelmingly so. This is the place to be if you are seeking something more traditionally Spanish, but with all the sunny benefits the region has to offer.
Estepona is part of the ‘golden triangle’ that also includes beautiful Benahavís and glam Marbella. In the pretty old town you will find small apartments, while the more modern surrounding areas largely consist of newer apartment blocks. Housing extends along the coast with a number of complexes. And if you’re looking to create your own grand design, plots of land with building permission are also available.
Coming and going won’t be a problem, as you’ll be less than an hour’s drive in either direction from the airports of Malaga and Gibraltar. Estepona is connected to the surrounding region by the speedy AP-7 toll road or you can take your time and enjoy the coast along the A-7. If you’re without a car, a frequent service run from a modern bus station on the east side of town will connect you with the main towns and airports.
Estepona town is blissfully free of large shopping complexes but you will find a good range of small and medium sized shops in the town centre. There are also a number of markets worth investigating. Buy fresh fruit and vegetables in the traditional town market and on Sunday morning get down to the popular Mecadill del Puerto in the marina, an Aladdin’s cave of gifts, jewellery and crafts.
You’ll already feel better for moving to the sun, but Estepona has excellent provision for public health care, with a state run A&E unit, the ‘Ambulatorio’ in town and the region’s main hospital in nearby Marbella. In addition, there are a selection of private specialist doctors and complementary medical services.
Cost of Living
Rent and house prices are generally higher at the western end of the Costa del Sol, so expect to pay a little more for a meal out or your weekly shop than you would in the larger resorts to the west.
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