In the western part of the Costa del Sol can be found a destination which, while a reference point for tourists with all of the usual amenities, retains its charming pueblo character from earlier days. That destination is Estepona, a coastal town that really does live up to the term, with its 21 kilometres of delightful seaside.
Whether one stops off for groceries in the white-walled 'old town', drops into one of the atmospheric street cafes or tapas bars or simply wanders down the endearingly cobbled, narrow streets, Estepona gives off the sense of humble living while also exuding a sophistication that renders it the perfect escape for the global jet set.
Shorn of the large shopping complexes or rowdy 'night club' culture that characterises certain other Andalucian settlements, Estepona nonetheless answers to the demanding requirements that one will inevitably have as a high net worth investor in residential property in this corner of the world.
From the down-to-earth local shops selling regional produce, to the street market with its stalls at which one can shop for textile and leather goods, Estepona certainly offers humbler ways to burn a hole through one's wallet. However, there is also a complete working port and marina where more prestigious restaurants and bars can be found.
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