Marbella and Puerto Banus
The famous Puerto Banus is playground for the rich and famous and both are close at hand with abundance of restaurants and bars to suit every taste. Marbella has great beaches, a great climate (best in Europe) and wonderful food, nightlife and entertainment - but also historical remains dating from Roman times, and more modern attractions, such as the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engravings.
A YouTube video about Marbella: https://youtu.be/t2xssvDWPwM
Stretching for over 3 kms along the coast and 2 kms inland, Estepona town is primarily a developed fishing village, much less commercialised and more authentic than neighbouring resorts. With many of its traditional elements intact, it has a less polished atmosphere, older folk chat outside their front doors in the evening, eyeing the passers-by as they have done for years. The buildings appear more ramshackle than in other Costa del Sol resorts, with modern apartments next to plainly time-worn establishments. However, it si by no means behind the times, there is a pleasant , modern seaside promenade and harbour area, and the needs of tourists are well provided for.
YouTube video about Estepona:
Map for a walk in Estepona
Estepona has a fine beach with a "Blue Flag" rating. The main beach is generally wide with coarse sand and some pebbly sections, it is backed by a lovely palm tree lined promenade with a few eateries. There is also a great Sunday morning souvenir market in its friendly port. Jet-skiing and parasailing are quite popular in summer. The central streets claim the best shopping area, with small local shops selling handicrafts. leather goods, ceramics etc
Entertainments include beach and water-based activities, tennis, horse-riding, golf and deep-sea fishing. You can also explore the old town and visit historic sites including Los Remedios church and the clock tower, Torre del Reloj (which has organised tours every Thursday, departing from the tourist office). The bullring, close to the port, has 4 small museums as well (local history, archaeology, palaeontology and bullfighting).
Sierra Bermejo - the mountain overlooking Estepona
The hilly Andalucia offers much to see. Read about excursions and adventures here