The New Walkway in Estepona at Punta de la Plata was opened a few weeks ago. A new section of the “Litoral Path” joins two seafront promenades and allows a pedestrian route of more than three kilometers in Estepona.
It is now possible to walk or bike from the port marina to the El Angel park. The new walkway, consisting a long wooden bridge, starting from the area of Punta de la Plata, was made possible by an investment of 245,00€ from the Town Hall.
The Litoral Path has a total of about 23 kilometers in the municipality of Estepona, approximately 15 kilometers has been constructed so far for pedestrians and bicyclists to use. It is envisaged that, within the next few years, all 23 kilometers will have been constructed and joined.
Estepona celebrated 25 years since the Virgen del Carmen was officially named patron saint of the town. An extraordinary procession was held with a large firework display, close to the port, straight afterwards.
For the second year running, fans of Iberian ham,need to get themselves down to Estepona promenade. The exhibition of Iberian ham promises some of the best ham that Spain has to offer.
It is organized byJoseMariaTellez“Popi” a professionalhamcutter who ishighly respected inthe town.
It is expected to have the same success asthe previous year with more more than 50firms,specialising in ham, taking part. More than 4000 people are expected to visit each day.The exhibition willbe held from12 to 16August andis open from 20:00pm to02:00 am.
The mayor’s decision to convert a number of streets, in the old town of Estepona, into pedestrian walkways appears to have paid dividends. Visitors and tourists this year have been very impressed with the colour and decoration that these streets now offer.
The Mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, at the inauguration of one of the new pedestrian streets.
On arrival today, Estepona Town Hall authorized the closure of 45 meters of coastline which faces Hotel Villa Padierna’s beach club for the First Lady and her entourage. Michelle Obama has already stated that it is her intention to fully enjoy the sun and beaches of Estepona.
Many people lined up to meet the First Lady today at the Beach Club Villa Padierna. Although, when the entourage finally arrived it was accompanied by heavy security, making it quite difficult for the some 300 waiting people to get a good view of the first lady.
Estepona Town Hall has launched a new program to encourage local Spanish children to learn English. The course, called ‘Saturdays in English’ will be aimed at children between three and 12 years and will cost 35 Euros per month. The classes will focus on spoken English and be held held every Saturday at the municipal centre for adult education in the Plaza of the Missionaries.