Estepona is one of the most popular resorts for both tourists and foreign residents alike on the Costa del Sol, yet even today it still manages to retain its old Andalucian charm.
It's located at the western end of the Costa del Sol at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja Mountains, between Casares and Marbella. The town was founded during Roman times, because of the massive redevelopment, there are no substantive roman remains to be seen in Estepona today, although a few foundations and ceramics have been found.
The town's modern name is probably derived from the Moorish Astabbuna. This town was occupied by the Moors from the 8th century until 1457, when Henry IV of Castile captured it and ordered the building of a church on the site of the old Mosque during the Spanish Reconquista.
For centuries Estepona's main economic industries were fishing and agriculture, and even today, remain an important income for many in the area. Nevertheless since the early 1980s tourism has become an important economic factor, due to the town's redevelopment, wonderful micro-climate, well-kept sandy beaches, which stretch along some 21 km of coastline, and an extraordinary touristic offer, which incorporates 5 golf courses, a beautiful marina, a fantastic promenade with plenty of chiringuitos (beach bars) dotted all the way along and excellent dining options.
Estepona is ideal for anyone looking for traditional Andalucian culture, which is characterized by being surrounded by a tranquil and relaxed pace of life.
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