Living in: Estepona

Estepona is the ‘other’ important resort town of the western Costa del Sol, situated about 20 minutes from Marbella, and consisting of the historic town and its fishing port, new residential areas extending from it, country homes surrounding the town and a coastal area extending from Estepona East to San Pedro Alcántara that is known as the New Golden Mile.

Estepona is a classic Andalusian town with shops, restaurants, tapas bars, a lively social scene in its pedestrian centre, charming squares and beachside promenade. The marina area, three kilometres from the centre, offers water sports facilities, restaurants and nightlife venues in an area flanked by coves and beaches, while the New Golden Mile is an area set between the spa resort hotels of the Kempinski Bahia Resort and Villa Padierna.

The latter lies at the heart of three golf courses, with those of El Paraíso and Atalaya to the east, and the 18-hole courses of Valle Romano, Azata and Estepona Golf immediately to the west of Estepona. Add beach clubs, chiringuito beach bars, horse riding centres, tennis clubs, private schools, clinics and also the new Estepona Hospital, and the list is comprehensive – all at just a few kilometres from Marbella’s own long list of amenities.