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Estepona is well suited to families or couples looking for a quieter, less commercialised resort. The accommodation is quite varied and ranges from, from centrally located budget pensions to sprawling 5-star spa resorts some miles outside town; 10 apartment complexes including a nudist option. The main beach in Estepona is generally wide with coarse sand and some pebbly sections; it is backed by a wide promenade with a few eateries. Jet-skiing and parasailing are quite popular in summer. Beach quality deteriorates either side of the town centre, so don't count on a decent beach out of town. Shoppers will find the central streets claim the best shopping areas, with small local shops selling handicrafts, leather goods, ceramics etc. A few quite expensive local boutiques. Entertainment in Estepona is generally beach and water-based activities; exploring the old town including Los Remedios church and the clock tower, Torre del Reloj (organised tours every Thurs, departing from the tourist office); the bullring, just outside town, has 4 small museums (local history, archaeology, palaeontology and bullfighting); Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park; tennis; golf; deep-sea fishing.
Nightlife is limited, apart from whiling away the hours at local drinking establishments. Eating out offers traditional "tapas" bars and the odd Argentinian restaurant in the town centre. The speciality is seafood, with not a lot else on offer. Getting around the area is made easy with frequent buses which run between Estepona and Marbella, with a semi-regular service between Estepona and Malaga, Torremolinos and Fuengirola. Less frequent runs to other resorts. For transportation within the resort, there is a rather expensive taxi service, operated from the sole rank at the harbour, just E of the tourist office.