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Situated upon the sun-drenched shores of the Costa del Sol is Estepona, a cultural and charismatic slice of curving coastline. In typical Spanish style, the town boasts sumptuous seafood, a remarkable range of museums and picturesque mountain panoramas. The golden sands and gently lapping waves of Estepona’s beaches allure those seeking sun and sanctuary, while more energetic adventurers can embark on one of the many breath-taking hiking trails of the area. Gastronomes can savour the flavour and flair of a rich cultural scene before immersing themselves in the effusive nightlife of the bars and clubs.
The atmospheric ruins of the commanding San Luis Castle echo the town’s defensive and turbulent past; steeped in conflict and violence, the castle’s history is an intriguing one and a visit to its hilltop perch affords spectacular coastal views. From the summit, explorers will enjoy 21km of unspoiled coastline punctuated with 7 Watchtowers, another testament to the town’s rich historical heritage.
For such a small town, Estepona’s collection of museums is nothing short of mind-blowing; one of the most culturally intriguing is the Bullfighting Museum, an enthralling exhibit of memorabilia related to this renowned cultural expression.
Another cultural climax is the Corominas Necropolis Centre, a subterranean delight housing archaeological architecture beneath an atmospheric burial mound.
The Garo Collection boasts an expertly curated collection of 300 art works that straddle centuries, styles and social circumstances.
Ranked highly amongst hundreds of restaurants in Estepona, El Palangre’s dedication to fine seafood and relaxed ambience makes it a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. Upon the picturesque terrace that affords diners a glittering glimpse of the Mediterranean ocean, the restaurant serves speciality sea food dishes that have been caught in the ocean that very day.(Colon 20 29680)