• Seeking to escape the madding crowd, Estepona was my first choice location on the Costa del Sol. I'd booked a month-long stay on an inland horse farm, soaking in my wonderful new surroundings on weekly trips with the crew to buy feed, straw and hay – even mucking in with the occasional mucking out!

    After renting a freshly decorated sea-view apartment in the cosy Old Town, aptly addressed Calle Nueva 1 (1 New Street), Costa del Sol News editor Suzan Davenport accepted (and paid favourably for) my first photojournalism proposal – a two-page walking guide to the town's colourful ceramic street signs depicting some of Spain's celebrated cities.

    Following publication, Tourism Councillor at the time, Marta Solís, emailed out of the blue: “Congratulations on the deep knowledge shown in your article promoting our town,” so nine years later it's good to share this post about an authentic Costa del Sol destination.


  • Nadia
    Nadia Hi,
    Great post.
    We just bought our villa in Estepona with the help of paradisemarbellareality and are loving it.
    Big thanks to Arek for his kind guidance, help/patience and closing of the deal, we could not be happier.


    September 10, 2014
  • Chris Dove
    Chris Dove Thanks to all readers for the positive response to this post.
    September 11, 2014