Poblado Massai - Selwo

Autovia Costa del Sol KM.1625, Estepona, Costa del Sol, 29680, Spain
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Estepona - Costa del Sol

by GibJoe

"Estepona - A brief history"

The first name of Estepona was Astapa, it used to be a stopping point for vessels travelling from Gadir to Malaca, now called Cadiz and Malaga. In 1456 under the reign of Enrique IV, Estepona was retaken from the moors. Estepona obtained its independence from Marbella in 1729, at the time it only had a population of around 600.

More recently Estepona has changed from being a fishing village to becoming a town and a tourist destination. It is a more tranquil and less exploited town than Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmadena. It does offer good restaurants and excellent beaches.

Estepona is in a good location to visit Gibraltar, Marbella, Casares etc.. It does have good access by road. The two nearest airports are Gibraltar (40 mins) and Malaga (60 mins).

If you have any questions about Estepona, just send me an email I might be able to help you.

I will shortly be writing a tip on Selwo, a nature/zoo park in estepona.

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Selwo SafariparkSelwo Safaripark

A Finca near Selwo, Costa del Sol.A Finca near Selwo, Costa del Sol.

Our helpful hosts Hadelin and IrisOur helpful hosts Hadelin and Iris

Landing the catchLanding the catch

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selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by SORHUS

which one will you recommend to kids from 2 - 9
both seems nice but we only have time for one of them :-)

Re: selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by daarth

I only know the Benalmadena Selwo Marin park. Didn't know there is also a sealife in Benalmadena?
But I'm sure they will enjoy Selwo as there is plenty for both ages.
Selwo also have a safari park in Estepona, but that is probably most fun for the 9 year old :-)

btw, while in Benalmadena, I can recommend Europe's largest Buddha Stupa
http://www.stupabenalmadena.org/en/introduction_en.html

Re: selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by SORHUS

both selwo and sealife look very good :-) so we have problem desiding :-))))

Re: selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by daarth

I had a look at the Sealife place on the net. It looks a real lot smaller compared to the Selwo Marina park. The dolphin show there is always a hit with the children, as is the seal and sea lion show.

Re: selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by daarth

I see they have an aquarium tunnel like the one here in Bergen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=endz1Wvqy3g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPu1bdOlWlA

Here is my video from Selwo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uq8NVKU9sc

Re: selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by SORHUS

we ended up at selwo and had a great time :-)

Re: selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by daarth

Good to hear! Was it hot? Many people?

Re: selwo marin park or sealife???? (benalmadena)

by SORHUS

a bit hot for a girl from the west coast :-) but not many people so that was nice

Travel Tips for Estepona

Plaza de Toros

by amapola66

Archaeological Museum
Paleontology Museum
Bull Fighting Museum
Ethnographic Museum
Flamenco and other art exhibitions.

On the outskirts of the town, heading towards Gibraltar is the town bullring (pictured left). This white-washed building has a strange architectural style, similar in style to that of Dali's work. The bullring offers bullfights on a regular basis, as well as doubling up for concerts and filmshows.

Bullring - Plaza de toros

by spanishguy

It was designed by the architect Juan de Mora Urbano and it was opened in 1972. Its particular design with an elliptic and asymmetric shape made it very unusual.

Fue diseñada por el arquitecto Juan de Mora Urbano, y fue inaugurada en 1972. Su diseño elíptico y forma asimétrica la hacen bastante original y única.

A PLACE LITTLE EXPLORED

by mancera

"About Estepona"

Estepona is found in the region of Western
Andalusia, lying in the SW of the province of
Málaga. Its privileged location on the shores
of the Mediterranean is sheltered on its
Northern side by the slopes of the Sierra
Bermeja which reaches its maximun height
of 1.449m. on the summit of Los Reales.
Its location between sea and mountains makes
it possible to offer and enjoy a great variety
of attractions in a relatively small geographical
area.
The municipal district with an area of more
than 131.669.170 m2 presents a varied
landscape, with smooth ondulating terrain
divided by scores of streams and small rivers.
More than 21 Kms. of coast line offer numerous
and varied possibilities to practice
water sports.
In relation to its geographical situation,
Estepona is located at latitude 36º 25´ north
and longitude 5º 9´ west.

Account with two very pretty beaches: La Radaand and La del Cristo, second this near Marine and count on many places to take a cool drink or some typical meal of the place, like a "tapa" . The best moment to know them of course is in the summer and tries to arrive early to take hold a good place.
(information from www.infoestepona.com)

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