Category Archives: Culture

New Walkway in Estepona at Punta de la Plata

Estepona Walkway
Estepona Walkway

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.


Exhibition of Iberian Ham

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.

Exhibition of ham
Exhibition of ham

It is organized by Jose Maria Tellez Popi” a professional ham cutter who is highly respected in the town.

It is expected to have the same success as the previous year with more more than 50 firms, specialising in ham, taking part. More than 4000 people are expected to visit each day.  The exhibition will be held from 12 to 16 August and is open from 20:00 pm to 02:00 am.

Orchid House and Botanical gardens opens in Estepona

The new Orchid House and Botanical gardens opened last weekend in Estepona. It is the largest Orchid House in Europe being over 1000 sq meters in size.

It has three glass domes providing natural light. The largest of the domes is over 30 meters in height.

The plan is to eventually have over 8,000 different species of orchid on display.

The cost for building the Orchid and Botanical gardens was 2.3 million Euros.

The gardens are located close to the end of Calle Terraza. About 200 meters up from Plaza de Huevos (Egg Square).

Pedestrian Streets in Estepona

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.

Calles Peatonales Estepona The Mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, at the inauguration of one of the new pedestrian streets.

Murals in Estepona

The Town Hall is commissioning a number of murals in Estepona aimed at making the town more attractive to tourists.

In the Tres Banderas area they have commissioned a mural by artist Conchi Alvarez. The mural is entitled “La casa de la buena gente” (The house of the good people).

Mural Estepona

According to the Town Hall, more murals will be commissioned in other areas of Estepona in the coming year.

Michelle and Sasha Obama enjoying the weather in Estepona

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.

Local Children to Learn English

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.