The coastal town of Estepona becomes more and more popular each year. This past summer, Estepona broke tourists’ records with a recorded 13% more tourists compared to last year. Hotel occupancy in Estepona in 2016 showed a total of 214,717 overnight stays. This past July that number skyrocketed by 562 points standing at 87.25%.
Estepona – Why the spike in popularity?
It almost seems for a time that Estepona stayed hidden amongst the other hot spots across the Costa del Sol. As one prime example, when most think of the Costa del Sol, what comes to mind is the city of Marbella. With all its glamour and glitz, Marbella tends to get most of the attention. However, this seems to be changing, and many more tourists as well as property buyers are taking a second look at Estepona property.
Estepona is in a state of growth and in this blog we go over many of the towns highlights and what you can expect in the very near future. Many new property developments are being built in the area as the investment and commitment to the growth of Estepona is evident. There are new properties to suit all tastes with one particular exclusive and luxury development that will likely stand apart from the rest.
The new property development in Estepona will be like no other development on the Costa del Sol, being built on one of the last beachfront plots of land. Completely modern, luxurious and much smaller and more exclusive than your average community. This new property development in Estepona will have open views of the sea and every luxury that you imagine. Yet to be released, the new development in Estepona is under tight wraps. However, Marbella Homes do have more information, so if you want to find out more, please contact us directly.
More about Estepona – The perfect place to buy property
Estepona is a seaside town that has numerous beach side cafes and restaurants. Best of all, the price tag for most of these cafes are cheap. Estepona provides tourists and residents alike, with diversity and of course all the Spanish history and culture you’d come to expect from Andalucia. Estepona maintains its Andalucian charm even though it’s only a few kilometers from the glam and glitz of Marbella and Puerto Banus. The coastal cities charm is finally catching fire, with more people taking advantage of its ancient allure. More so, Estepona property investors are taking interest thanks in part to the many wonderful improvements set to be made and some of new developments Estepona is now offering.
More reasons to love Estepona
In a few short years, Estepona has evolved for the better. New infrastructure is in the works along with many new restaurants, tapa bars, beach clubs and new luxury property developments. A new hospital is also being built, which will be state of the art. The new hospital will service the residents who, as of today, have to travel almost 40km to Marbella to visit a doctor. This new hospital will also provide top notch medical service to tourists visiting the city.
The town hall is also investing in infrastructure along the surrounding areas that include new Estepona property developments, which will provide a great opportunity for interested property buyers on the Costa del Sol and abroad. Estepona even provides a luxury lifestyle and has the largest number of 5-star hotels. In Estepona you will find plenty of spas to choose from and 8 golf courses as well. Recent renovations in Estepona to improve upon its already alluring charm include the hanging gardens – the hanging gardens in Estepona is where you can walk through the narrow streets, full of white houses adorned with multicolored flower pots. You will see over 8000 different species of orchid all throughout the town.
More improvements are underway as well, with the Costal Path nearing completion in Estepona. It’s certainly been a long time coming, but finally Estepona’s contribution to the coastal path with be complete this year in 2017.
The Estepona Bullring
Bullfighting is unfortunately a huge part of Spanish culture, but many people today including the Spanish are debating about the cruel sports usefulness. Estepona’s bullring used to host around 12 bullfights per year, however, today the ring hosts one bullfight and only during the feria. During the rest of the year, the bullring is put to better use. Besides the Feria events held in July the bullring hosts all kinds of musical concerts, attracting big names and local talents.
The Museum of Estepona
Housed in the bullring you will find the Bullfighting Museum. This museum is named after Antonio Ordonez, one of the great Malaga born bullfighters who provided the financial backing for Estepona’s Bullring. On display are several photographs from historic moments in bullfighting history.
Estepona Art & Culture
Estepona provides the perfect location for a vacation and you can expect the usual blue flag beaches, small luxury boutiques, pubs and clubs, and an exciting night life. But we can’t forget art and culture as well. Estepona hosts several artistic exhibitions at the Casa de la Cutura in the Plaza de los Flores, right in the town centre. If it’s culture you’re after, Estepona has a very long and fascinating history, and there are several archaeological sites you can visit within the entire municipality.
In Estepona the cobbled narrow streets, the fishing port, the Spanish cafes and bars, all represent that old Andalucian charm. With so much on the horizon for Estepona, now is the perfect time to consider buying a property or second holiday home in Estepona.