Grand Oasis Paraiso Beach
Ctra. N. 340 Km 166.5, Estepona, Costa del Sol, 29680, Spain
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We are hoping to spend our summer holiday in or around Estepona/Duquesa in the last 2 weeks of August. Would anyone recommend it? There's me and hubby [in our 30s], our 16 year old daughter, my parents and my 9 year old nephew. Too touristy? or 'real' Spain as the ads say. Please send your comments.
PS A good market is essential!
Both are beside the sea so you will have the beach nearby. They are about 20 mins from each other. Estepona is a more 'local' town, it is not as tourist exploited as Fuengirola, Benalmadena etc.. Duquesa is more packed with foreigners and is a smaller town. Regarding markets i know there is a Sunday Antique market in Sabinillas (10mins from either town). They are both well linked by road to other towns.
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There is a market on Wednesdays in Estepona at the Feria ground which is at the back end of Estepona. On Sundays there is also (a more touristy market) at Estepona port. If you like Simple Minds they are playing at Estepona bullring on Aug 17 for 28 Euros. The following web page may be of interest
There is not a lot of organised fun for the 9 year old
we have been to duquesa 4 times and love it beautiful port lots of places to eat a short stroll to castillo a quaint spanish village fantastic unspoilt beeches
regards john & helen
Travel Tips for Estepona
Not So Blue Skies and Sandy Beaches!
OK, so I've shown you the nicer bits of town, and this isn't one of them. This is (or was) the scene in Esterpona along the main road. Lots of construction work, and I would prefer not to have been accommodated in nearby hotels at that time. Many of the coastal towns had similar roadworks going on at the time.
We visited Estepona again during July 2005, and ate at Robbies. I can heartily recommend it - it was a great dining experience!
Inside you are welcomed by smartly dressed waiters and Robbie himself who is a really nice Australian guy, who has lived in Spain for the past 35 years.
It's like entering a Hollywood Aladdins Cave - the walls are strewn with photos of film stars, and movie memorabilia. The furniture is a mish mash of fat, squishy sofas, opulent wooden thrones, and little stools, set around a huge art deco glass table. None of it should go together but somehow it all looks so good!!
The restaurant itself is sectioned off into different little areas, all air conditioned which is great as it's such a small place it could get a bit stuffy. Sole with spinach and prawns - creamy but light, served with rice. A real melt in the mouth dish :-)
We chose the house wine Faustino VII which was georgous and only €10 per bottle which was great value!
I recommend you make the effort and visit Robbies - it's a little tricky to find, but if you have a street map you should be able to find it OK!
I will definately be going back to sample the rest of the menu :-)
NOVEMBER 2005 UPDATE
We returned and enjoyed it so much we ate there twice!! I had the grilled sea bass and theother half had one of the steaks with caviar, blackberries and spinach wrapped in a pancake - sounds wierd but it was heavenly and the steak melted in your mouth!!
As I said previously, you have to walk around this lovely town in order to discover the many secrets that are hidden between the narrow little streets and up those steepy hills. Put on those walking shoes and start walking! If I did not walk I would never have found this lovely old church and the wonderfull architecture in this little street
July 2004 myself and my two girlfriends from the office, took a trip down to Spain. Ella and Janice go every year but it was my first time. We stayed just outside Estepona in Costa del Sol. I really liked Spain and I am going to return as soon as I can. We had a lot of fun, lounging on the beaches by day, topping up the tan and partying most of the night.
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