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In the far south of Spain, the Costa del Sol you find Estepona with more than 300 days with sun a year. It is close to Marbella, Ronda, Sevilla, Gibraltar, Morocco, Malaga, Granada and Casares.
Estepona, a Spanish seaside resort with about 70.000 residents, is a nice city just outside the busy Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella.


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As in the rest of the Mediterranean coast, time left its mark on Estepona with the remains of Prehistoric, Phoenicians, Carthaginian, Romans, Vysigoths, Byzantines, Muslims and Christians. Silent witnesses of historical events, they tell us also about peace and war periods, about 'conquistadores' and those driven out, about traders and natives, but above all, about the day to day life of those people that cultivated the lands of Estepona, exploited its mines, fished in its waters and buried their dead in its cementeries.
During all this time, the inhabitants of the territory of Estepona have lived under the influence of two great geographycal landmarks: Sierra Bermeja and the Mediterranean sea. Sierra Bermeja, always present, always red, always green. Insurmontable barrier as well as link with the inland, invoking the fears to the woods, to the beasts but at the same time, welcoming woodcutters, muleteers, resin workers, bandits, 'maquis' and ever hidingplace for fugitives running away from the Romans, from the Vysigoths, from the Muslims, from Christians, from the French, from the Liberals or the Absolutists.
The Mediterranean, an open door to merchant ships packed with amphoras and to traders carrying exotic products, but also gateway for galleons with canons and triremes full of mercenaries. Exit for smacks full of fruits and wine, for steamers charged with mineral. On the other hand, escape for moorish ships, driven out of their homeland. Last exit for emigrants that would never come back, for those in exile that were to die in distant lands.
Different cultures, origins, religions and languages intertwine within the history of Estepona in a complex process full of nuances but on the whole providing us with a very interesting historical legacy along with a historical heritage of great richness and variety as we will see in the following overview.
Only 5 minutes away from the town center, the marina is a beautiful urban complex with an unmisteakable touch. To stroll round the area is a real delight, feeling the sea air, enjoying the view, the boats, the relaxed people here and there looking for a place to offer themselves a well deserved rest. Such search possibly rewarded in one of the many good restaurants available in the marina.
At latitude 36º 24’ N. and longitude 5º 9’ west, radio VHF CH:9 and 16, the marina has an entrance 80 meters wide and 5 meters deep, inside the deepness being between 1.5 and 4 meters with a rocky bottom.
It also has many berths, 443, measuring between 8 and 35 meters long, half of which can be rented. The marina counts with an information office, customs, passport control, marina authorities, first aid, a nautic club and many other services such as public toilets, showers, parking, water, electricity, telephone, ice, post office and launderette.
It also offers weather information, dry docks, divers, repair area, cranes and nautic shops. Further information is available on (00 34) 952801800.

Tourist office:
The Municipal Tourist Office of Estepona is located within the Tourist Department of the corporation of Estepona, not very far away to the old town center and facing the seaside promenade. And a new office at the entrance of the marina.
The tourist office aims to widespread all attractive sites, resources, services and infrastructure of tourist interest available within the municipal district.
To such end, it counts with qualified staff offering a one to one service to visitors in several languages, as well as dealing with telephone enquiries.
Estepona has a low and sandy coastline stretching over 21 km. A total of 17 beaches can be enjoyed on different ways.
The beach called la Rada is located face to the town center and has been awarded the blue flag for its high standards. Apart from being the largest, it is also the busyest. The Playa del Cristo, a lovely cove, ideal all year round thanks to its location sheltered from the wind. The Galera and Bahia Dorada beaches that stand out for its rocky areas.


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