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Almost the entire municipality of Estepona is dominated by the majestic Sierra Bermeja range. This mountain range is formed of volcanic rocks known as periodite, a mineral rich in iron oxide, that imparts a characteristic reddish tinge to the terrain. The Paraje Natural (Nature Park) of Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja (highest point 1,449 metres) is located in this setting and has the largest masses of periodite in southern Europe. This natural park with an area of 1,236 hectares also preserves the only forest of Spanish firs on this type of rock.


This may give some idea of this area’s extraordinary ecological value. This translates visually into beautiful scenery, especially at the highest elevations, which command an extremely broad panoramic view encompassing not only the coast but also the Atlas mountain range on the neighbouring continent of Africa.

In the lower eastern regions of the area, several short mountain rivers, including the Padron, Castor and Velerin rivers, have banks full of citrus and fruit trees, while the west and some areas near the sea, are overgrown with fruit orchards and, even more frequently, broad fields of grain, low brush and grazing lands. This is in frank contrast to the coastal strip, where, besides the village itself, endless urban developments have sprung up, as is to be expected of a first class tourist locality.


Nevertheless, the area has avoided massive development as much as possible, so there are still large green zones between the most heavily developed areas, and even these generally have open spaces. This has led to the Town Hall of Estepona being honoured with the 'Live in Spain-CISA 2004' award for the best residential urban development planning.

The village’s origin is rather confusing, but it seems that the Phoenicians, who established a commercial trading post at this point, called it Astapa. Some historians connect Estepona to the Iberian town of Saldaba, which others think it was in Marbella, and there are even those who cite Cilciana as the origin of the village. Be that as it may, on the hill of El Torreon ruins have been found that may well be from this primitive settlement.

It has been established with more certainty that this locality was besieged by the Roman Lucius Marcius because its residents had remained loyal to the Carthaginians, until it fell to the Romans in 208 B. C. Later, and after the customary confrontations between Muslims and Christians, Alfonso XI fought a historic battle off the coast of Estepona in 1342 and emerged victorious. The village was conquered by Enrique IV, whose rule saw the San Luis castle being built. Some ruins still remain in Calle Castillo.


The locality was subject to the jurisdiction of Marbella until 1729, when Felipe V granted it its independence by means of a document called a “carta de villazgo” (charter of royal burgh privileges) that is preserved in the municipal archives.

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Apartment for sale in Selwo, Estepona, Málaga, Spain

220,000 €

Los Altod de Lunimar in Selwo, a beautifully furnished apartment with very high quality finishings.It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms all decorated to the highest standard.Selwo. Precioso apartamento con acabados de alta calidad.Tiene dos dormitorios y dos baños. Este apartamento esta en una zona residencial con jardínes y dos picinas muy bien cuidado

Ref No: 674335 Price: 220,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Selwo Living Area: 100 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 10 ²

Townhouse for sale in Estepona Playa, Estepona, Málaga, Spain

220,000 €

This is a beautiful townhouse next door the Senator Banus hotel, close to all kind of amenities and walking distance to the beach. The property is only located a few minutes driving from San Pedro de Alcantara. The solarium terrace offers panoramic views from mountains to the coast. The very large communal swimming pool is surrounded by a very nice and spacious…

Ref No: 700414 Price: 220,000 € Property type: Townhouse Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: Estepona Playa Living Area: 75 m² Plot size: 7 m² Terrace size: 35 ²

Apartment for sale in El Paraiso, Estepona, Málaga, Spain

220,000 €

Nice apartment situated beside several golf courses and close to all kind of amenities and the beach. The accommodation comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom, fitted kitchen, living-dinning room, south facing terrace. Communal gardens and swimming pool. West facing, fully furnished apartment with two bathrooms, covered terrace, hot and cold air conditioning,…

Ref No: 728115 Price: 220,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: El Paraiso Living Area: 98 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 18 ²

Restaurant for sale in El Pilar, Estepona, Málaga, Spain

220,000 €

Restaurant, Furnished, Fitted Kitchen, Ample Parking, Facing: South

Ref No: 728422 Price: 220,000 € Property type: Restaurant Bedrooms: 0 Bathrooms: 0 Location: El Pilar Living Area: 0 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 0 ²

Apartment for sale in West Estepona, Estepona, Málaga, Spain

220,000 €

The apartment is located on the beach side, large west facing terrace with sea views, lovely development with glass lifts and fountains as you enter into the building, you also have a games room with a pool table, table football and table tennis and a small gymnasium, for the owners there is also a roof terrace for the winter sun, great accessability for anyone…

Ref No: 731876 Price: 220,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Location: West Estepona Living Area: 79 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 9 ²

Apartment for sale in New Golden Mile, Estepona, Málaga, Spain

220,000 €

This newly built modern apartment is located in the gated community of Golf Hills in Selwo on the New Golden Mile, only 50 metres from La Resina Golf & Country Club and 2 minutes drive to the beach. The white washed village style resort offers residents two communal swimming pools, a paddle court, barbeque area and excellently maintained gardens. Enjoying…

Ref No: 748484 Price: 220,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: New Golden Mile Living Area: 106 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 85 ²

Apartment for sale in El Paraiso, Estepona, Málaga, Spain

220,000 €

Apartment, Furnished, Equipped Kitchen, Underground parking, Communal Pool, Garden: Community, Facing: South

Ref No: 749787 Price: 220,000 € Property type: Apartment Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Location: El Paraiso Living Area: 95 m² Plot size: 0 m² Terrace size: 14 ²
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