Puerto Deportivo de Estepona

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Puerto Deportivo de Estepona

Puerto Deportivo de Estepona
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This marina is situated on a walking distance to the old town of Estepona and has 447 berths. The services offered are 24h security guards, washrooms, wireless internet and a wide selection of restaurants, bars, coffee-shops and two supermarkets close by. On Sundays an attractive market is going on in the marina. A multilingual friendly staff is waiting for you at the service office of the control tower.
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland16 028 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This area is nice and much less hectic than some of the other ports along the Costa. Relaxing g place with plenty of choice of food.
Written 19 September 2021
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Globetrotter
Dublin, Ireland114 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
The market is situated in the port and contains various small market stores. Park at the end of the marina. Not sure if the car attendants at the parking are legit as they not clearly indicated. They ask for €5 per car. Market stores were mostly female orientated and our friends loved the various selections. Not too many ‘unique’ Spanish or local goods stores.
There are plenty of restaurants in the port to choose from after doing some shopping.
Written 5 September 2021
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Neville S
29 contributions
Dec 2020
About 3 years ago, I ate at Healey Macs and found the experience loathsome.
I vowed never to return as I tell friends & family to always vote with your feet.
Wind the clock forwards and friends wanted to go there for lunch in late Nov. 2020.
They dragged me kicking and screaming (which was a bit embarrassing) to eat there.
The serving staff and, I was later told, the chef had all recently changed and I cannot believe how improved it was. In fact it was so good that I suggested to my wife asking if they were opening on the 25th for Christmas lunch.
They were, but had no info, but promised me they would email me when they could.
The next week, I was given the data I needed. In Christmas 2019, we went to a nearby restaurant and was charged 65e for a reasonably good 3 course meal. H.M. were going to be charging 29e. Admittedly, there were only 2 choices per course, but we managed and were treated to excellent, plentiful food with great smiling service.
PLEASE Healey Mac owners, keep the present staff and chef and we will return very soon.
Written 27 December 2020
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Turista-Inglesa
Estepona, Spain28 437 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
This is nothing like Puerto Banus, (not so sleazy nor so posh), and nothing like Puerto de la Duquesa, (not so pretty). Yet I still love it!

But it provides a great concentration of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, with cuisine from all over the world.

It's also a nice place to stroll and look at the boats. Not mega-yachts, but the sort of thing an ordinary family could aspire to.

The marina in Estepona is a favourite spot of many people, until late in the night and early morning in summer, as the bars and restaurants are open late late late. But it's also a pleasant place in the daytime, as those same bars and restaurants are open for a cooling drink and a wee rest.

By the way, it's probably best not to try to come here by car, although there is one carpark. If you do want to park, drive down the main entrance to the marina, turn first right and go to the end of the row of shops. The carpark is on the left, it's paying and pricey. The parking spaces along the road are mainly privately owned.

Otherwise, get there on foot. Stroll along the Paseo Maritimo - check the reviews. At the very end you'll come to two rows of fishermen's huts, walk between them. At the right time of year, July and August, you'll see Flying Fish hanging up to dry, and on most days people mending nets. At the end of these huts there's the La Escollera restaurant: read the reviews of that, and decide when you're coming back to eat the freshest fish ever!

Veer sort of right by the Escollera, and then take the road on the left. You'll come there to a building with a sort of, well, I don't know how to describe it! A sort of piazza on top. It is the flat roof of a harbour building that has been recently beautified, with some shade and places to sit and admire the view. The places to sit are metal and wood chairs, carefully sited so that when you are sitting down you cannot talk to the person sitting next to you. :-) There's a little bar there,open in summer, called Vitin del Puerto.

Walk up onto this flat space for a good view of the Marina (to your right) and the Fishing Port (straight ahead). You may even see a boat coming in, followed by a flock of seagulls as it brings its catch to unload at the "Lonja" - the wholesale fish market. See how close it is to La Escollera? That's why its fish is so fresh!

Continue along that little road to the beginning of the Marina. The boats here are not on the same Billionaire scale as in Puerto Banus. They are just boats owned by people richer than you or me, I guess. But it's nice to potter around looking at them, buying an ice-cream in the lovely ice-cream parlour in the Control Tower, stopping for a coffee or a beer.

There is also here an enormous choice of restaurants. Italian, Indian, Chinese, general international cuisine. You won't go hungry, although it's mainly not very typically Spanish, if that's what you are looking for. But if your teenagers are moaning that they are being cruelly force-fed paella and gambas al ajillo, and thus being deprived of Chicken Jalfreezi, Pizza Marinara or Sweet and Sour Prawns, then this is the place!

If you should happen to have any stale bread in your pocket, you can throw bits into the water to attract a crowd of fish, some quite large - nearly two feet long. These fish are called Lisas in Spanish - no idea what the English is. They are inedible as they are scavengers in ports, but it's fun to watch them scrambling for the lumps of bread.

On Sunday mornings there's a market here which is generally very popular; they even have coach-loads of OAPs coming from 20 or 30 miles away some weeks. Clothes, watches, sunglasses, jewellery (some nice silver stuff on a couple of stalls), CDs, belts, toys, leatherwear, paintings, hats and of course bags. The bars are packed on those days, so if you just want to sit at a terrace and nurse a cappuccino while you watch the folk go by, get there early.
Written 16 December 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland16 028 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Nice port and a lot of bats and restaurants . Boats are nice and lots of parking. Overall worth a look.
Written 18 October 2020
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Dominique A
Lleida, Spain179 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Every Sunday there is a little artisanal market with different stalls from clothes to leather goods, jewellery. The different restaurants along the port have a great view.
Written 27 September 2020
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ZakMck
Dubai, United Arab Emirates287 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Lovely marina which has a relaxed atmosphere. Lots of bars and restaurants in the immediate and surrounding area. It’s a popular place to eat out with terraces overlooking the marina. The sunday morning market is one of the smaller markets but still popular with clothes and goods at reasonable prices. You can take boat trips from here.
Written 6 July 2020
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Penrith
Estepona, Spain228 contributions
May 2020
Lovely harbour with its own fishing fleet. It’s interesting walking around the far side were you will see the boats unloading their catch and the fishermen mending their nets.
Nice relaxing bars with a variety of restaurants. There is also a boat repair yard that adds to the authentic air.
Estepona is a working harbour that combines well with tourism but isn’t over run with it, its probably not the place if you looking for exciting night life. The Sunday Market (when it returns ) is fun and interesting but does not include fresh foods. Whilst in Estepona don’t forget to visit the beautiful old town.
PS If you do park down by the harbour think about giving the ‘unofficial’ car park attendants a euro as they do find you a spot and there’s not much money about.
Written 17 May 2020
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Voyage71699
13 contributions
Feb 2020
We have been here for 2 months now, and find the port has everything you need from restaurants, bar cafes, supermarket, pubs and estate services
It also has a great market on Sundays we’re you can buy an assortment of items from clothing, shoes, watches, handbags and much more
You should visit this place if only for coffee and cafe
Set against the Pitt, stunning
Written 24 February 2020
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Davidcollinsheywood
Stalybridge, UK151 contributions
Feb 2020
The many restaurants, bars and tapas establishments plus the busy fishing port and large marina make this area of Estepona well worth a visit. The best time to come is early morning as the fishing boats return to sell their catch at the dockside market.
Written 13 February 2020
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