Doing Day trips is a great recommendation from myself, especially the one called "Discover Andalucia" where they take you to the little villages surrounding the area and you are exposed to the local traditions and food. Only problem is having to get up so early as you can see from the photo, my companions are not very happy people
Exploring the old ruins
Estepona has been occupied by the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Moors (Arabs). It was the Moors who occupied Estepona and Andalucia the longest. There are very few vestiges of those times left, just fortifications, walls and watch towers. In 1456 Estepona was reclaimed by Spain from the moors and from this moment on the history of the town has been fully recorded.
Do make sure you walk around the Marina. On a Sunday they have a market at the restaurant area. At the far end of the complex you will find some of the larger motor yachts. There are also indoor markets to explore and the restaurants serve great food and are not expensive at all.
Walk around the Marina
Do make sure you walk around the Marina. At the far end of the complex you will find some of the larger motor yachts. When I was here in 1992 we moored our yacht next door to one owned by Joan Collins. Her's was a little bigger than ours, and quite a bit more expensive, LIL!
Explore the old town
Take a walk through the old town, you will come across many typical andalusian streets. Wear comfortable shoes as the stones on the pavement can make the floor uneven.
- Arts and Culture
Take a walk through the marina, there are numerous cafes/bars where you can enjoy a sunny afternoon. Also have a look at the magnificent but expensive boats!
- Sailing and Boating
Church of Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios
Built in the 18th Century, unfortunately it was closed when I visited, but the exterior is interesting.
- Religious Travel
Do not miss the flea market, a lovely place where you can get some nice bargains, but beware of immitations.
- Budget Travel
Exploring by foot
Wandering around Estpona, we discovered Calle de Africa, but there was nothing African about this street or neighbourhood.
Fishermen's church - Iglesia de pescadores
This is a small church devoted to the Virgin of the Carmelites, the fishermen patron.
Esta pequeña iglesia está dedicada a la Virgen del Carmen, patrona de los pescadores.
dolphin watch trip
from the port, daily trips (weather dependent), go out to sea to watch the dolphins playing in their own environment. we spent about half hour sailing alongside the dolphins.
- Family Travel
- Whale Watching
One of the nicest things to do is to walk around the town and explore all the narrow little streets that leads to some excellent shops and/or unexpected visual delights.
The flea market moves around and is in another village each day of the week. You can find some nice items here.
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