Estepona — the dreamy Spanish town

One of my favourite images and street patterns - the polka dot

One of my favourite images and street patterns — the polka dot

Sitting in my bedroom in London, it is mid-November, I am dreaming of my last quick escape to sunny Spain. I managed to catch the last week of 30* heat back in the beginning of October. Now I want to take you on a visual, dreamy journey around one tiny town called Estepona. Situated in the south of Spain and a 10 minute drive from Marbella, Estepona is is a natural beauty. Much more authentic compared to its famous neighbour — Marbella. I used to say that going down to Spain makes me fall in love with life again.

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Being the only person in the world

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Idyllic break on someone’s front yard (sorry house owner but it was too pretty)

The southern coast of Spain is invaded by Northern Europeans seeking sunshine. Estepona is no difference, however the town has managed to preserve its authenticity. The old town literally makes me step back in time. Forget it is 2016, sip my coffee and chat to the locals. It also makes me feel I am back in time as they do not accept card payments anywhere but that is a different story. The tapas places are all great, and some of the best tortilla I have ever tried is served in the shops around the square.

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I absolutely love the small, family run coffee shops, bars and restaurants. Someone would always have a chat with you

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The coffee breaks, I was acting like a local. Siesta from 12–4 aka cake time

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Some kind of celebration passed by while I was munching my cake and sipping coffee

If you are not seeking a party, I would strongly suggest you make your way to Estepona and stay there rather than in Marbella. Check out my post on H10 Hotel if you are looking for a place to stay.

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Just a random gorgeous door

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and this is how life should be :)

The piece and quiet of Estepona are magical for me. Walking through the old cobbled streets, sometimes not seeing a soul are moments I truly treasure. I love London but sometimes I feel the need of a quiet walk around an old Spanish town, while the sun is shining.

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Look at those streets, all green

Every street has flower pots and they are colour coordinated. Making it a beautiful experience just walking through uni-coloured decorations.

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More colour coordinated flower streets

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A blue one

Parking in Estepona is a little bit tricky, so if you are driving be aware. I usually leave the car outside the old town and the city centre and then walk back in. However if you are not creeped out by really narrow underground parking there are a few just next to old town. Parking is not my forte, so I prefer open, wide spaces :)

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More gorgeous views


Originally published at I’m moving to London.