Estepona is a town located in Spain's Costa del Sol. Part of the independent community of Andalusia, Estepona lies in the in the municipality of the province of Málaga, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea.
With history dating back to the Neolithic era, Estepona has been a major commercial port in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Over the centuries, Estepona was conquered and inhabited by the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Moors. In 1456, the Moors were defeated, and Estepona was reclaimed by Spain.
The town of Estepona covers less than 55 square miles and hosts a population of about 60,000. Tourists favor Estepona because of its magnificent beaches that stretch more than 13 miles along the coast.
Estepona (often called a golfer's paradise) is noted for having some of the best golf courses in Europe. The town is also home to numerous restaurants, an important equestrian school and a notable marina, which provides the opportunity for water sports, such as sailing, scuba diving and sea fishing (see Resources below).
Estepona is also famous for Costa Natura, Spain's premier naturist (nude) beach destination. Interestingly, the town was the Walt Disney Company's first choice for Euro Disney.