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Estepona is one of the most sought after places for ex-pats to buy property on the Costa del Sol and still retains much of its original charm.

Estepona properties for sale range from townhouses and beach side apartments to countryside fincas and luxurious villas.

Due to its natural environment, surrounded by the sea and close to the Sierra Bermeja Mountains, Estepona has a micro climate with over 325 days of sunshine per year.

One of the most important religious celebrations in Estepona is the Virgin del Carmen Procession, which takes place in July every year.

An effigy of the Virgin is often carried on a flower adorned boat around the bay, accompanied by a flotilla of fishing boats, as brass bands play and fireworks fill the sky.

The festival is popular throughout fishing villages on the Costa del Sol, and pays homage to the Virgin del Carmen, and was originally celebrated by mariners and fishermen.

Estepona properties for sale and rent cater to all budgets and requirements.

There is nothing pretentious about Estepona, and numerous street cafes and tapas bars still serve traditional Spanish delicacies at amazingly low prices. The steep, cobbled, narrow streets are home to a host of unusual shops, bars and restaurants, and a weekly market also takes place in the port.

Close to the most southern point of Spain, Estepona is just 35km from Gibraltar, and day trips to this historical rock can be easily arranged from most hotels and tourist offices in the town.

Boasting 21km of coastline, Estepona prides itself on its clean, white, sandy beaches, and a marble seafront promenade stretches from the east end of town up to the marina. Playa del Cristo, or Cristo Beach, is five minutes west of Estepona Port. It is a small cove with lifeguards on station and also two chiringuitos, beach front bar/restaurants.

Estepona’s small shops offer locally made produce and goods. In the main town centre there are a number of boutiques offering contemporary international clothing brands and other goods. There is also a busy Wednesday market featuring clothing as well as food and vegetables. Estepona port holds a Sunday market for more of the “touristy” type of goods.

For golf lovers, two courses are within easy reach of the town centre.Estepona Golf Course is located on the inland side of the main coastal road, just one mile from Estepona town centre. The course is set against the Sierra Bermeja mountain range, and enjoys sea views from most parts of the course. The fairways are wide and the greens large, which provides a challenge for players of all levels.

Estepona properties for sale and rent are perfect for ex-pats looking for a permanent home on the Costa del Sol or a short-term/long-term rental on Spain’s sunshine coast.

Monte Mayor Golf and Country Club is signposted from km. 165.6 on the N340 and is nestled in a natural amphitheatre created by the Serrania de Ronda Mountains.

Although Estepona is still a working fishing port, it also boasts some fabulous harbour side cafés, bars and restaurants, plus nightclubs and a host of late night entertainment. Estepona is the perfect holiday destination for familes who prefer to take a step back from the other packed resort towns along the coast.

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