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What is Estepona like ?

Posted: Sun Jun 2, 2019 12:58pm
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Tomhiggins

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Location: Manilva

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Hi all

Looking at moving to Spain. I have been told about Estepona. It does look nice.  

My question is. Would you recommend Estepona as a place to buy and live?

We are seeking a new life in the sun and Fun.

Also keen to purchase a new build to maximise potential profits from new builds. 

Jenga

Posted: Mon Jun 3, 2019 7:10pm

Posts: 28

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Location: Estepona

Joined: 22 Sep 2018

Posted: Mon Jun 3, 2019 7:10pm

It’s just lovely. Moved from Manchester 10 years ago and NO regrets.

We don’t do the ‘expat’ thing so can’t comment upon that but if you want a Spanish way of life, with lovely sea views, countryside nearby and a relaxed atmosphere then you can’t do much better imo.

If you want Blackpool in the sun, then respectfully it isn’t for you. 🙂

TA has a good forum to get a good feel for the place.

Tomhiggins

Posted: Mon Jun 3, 2019 7:19pm

Tomhiggins

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Posted: Mon Jun 3, 2019 7:19pm

Thank you. 

ContinentalDrift

Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 10:42am

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Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 10:42am

We're not exactly in Estepona, but a 10 min drive away towards San Pedro. We love it. There are at least three different 'Esteponas', which makes it so interesting: 1) a beautiful, picturesque old town 2) a lively long promenade with great beaches 3) the marina, with a Sunday market, restaurants and bars, and access to a further beach (El Christo) which is sheltered and perfect for younger families.

JenniferL

Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 11:01am

Posts: 55

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Location: Estepona

Joined: 23 Jan 2018

Posted: Wed Jun 5, 2019 11:01am

Three points about Estepona.

(1) Firstly it is less concentrated tourism than other resorts. You do not get here street after street of Bar, Bar, Restaurant, Restaurant, Tourist Shop, Bar, Bar, Restaurant, Restaurant, Tourist Shop. Many people love ambling and browsing like that, but it's not available in Estepona.

(2) The second point is that it is stretched out along the coastline, with hotels and very attractive apartment complexes with gardens and pools quite some distance from the main town where you find the Old Town, the Promenade, the Marina, the Markets, etc. There are obviously shops and supermarkets and restaurants spread out along the coast too, especially towards the eastern part of the coast, but to be at the heart of things you may need to travel in. All the big 4 and 5 star hotels (Globales, Las Dunas, etc) are way outside town. There are currently not that many hotels in the centre - see below, although there are Airbnb and individuals renting out apartments.

(3) And finally the Estepona town area is therefore more Spanish. The beautiful Old Town, for example, is where people actually live, and so you see people sweeping the (car-free) street outside their door, and shops selling vegetables rather than postcards and fans.

Here are some links to some of the things to see and do in Estepona, to give you a feel of the place

*** Centro historico, the Old Town

https://goo.gl/c3X6br

*** The Giant Murals

https://goo.gl/o82W5U

*** The Orchid House

https://goo.gl/TSXyT5

*** A typical little square: pasaje Alicia Villapadierna

https://goo.gl/PGy5bF

*** The seafront promenade

https://goo.gl/a3JTgZ

*** Another charming typical square: Pasaje Maria Cintrano

https://goo.gl/Qya11M

*** The Coastal Path

https://goo.gl/WW4i3u

*** And another delightful little square: Felipe Campuzano

https://goo.gl/XW6asm

*** Strolling around – pots everywhere:

https://goo.gl/8VQt2c

*** The Marina

https://goo.gl/usguSy

*** The main beach: Playa de la Rada

https://goo.gl/TztSvF

*** Mercadillo del Puerto – Sunday market in the Marina

https://goo.gl/3s1Fwq


Tomhiggins

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 12:57pm

Tomhiggins

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Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 12:57pm

Thank you 

Tomhiggins

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 12:58pm

Tomhiggins

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Posts: 8

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Location: Manilva

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Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 12:58pm

Excellent

Thank you 

Steve E

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:15pm

Posts: 2

Location: Estepona

Joined: 13 Oct 2021

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:15pm

Wanting to buy a villa in estepona near the sea but not to far from the centre 5 minute taxi ride say

If possible some local bars and restaurants walking distance I know this is a big ask

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