Estepona has recently been undergoing a series of additions and renovations to it’s already stunning architecture and ambience.
Recent news confirms that the French developer Les Rivages are investing 500,000 euros to add a brand new French riviera-style seafront boardwalk on the outskirts of Estepona, in light of their upcoming development project of spending 12 million Euros on 18 luxury new build properties. The boardwalk is part of the Senda Litoral project to link 180km of coast stretching from Nerja to Manilva, with the intention of connecting the entire Costa del Sol.
This new walkway will make it easier than ever for keen outdoor lovers to walk from Estepona, past San Pedro de Alcantara to Puerto Banus and continue onto Marbella, before stopping for a well deserved lunch at one of the beachside restaurants on The Golden Mile.
The entire project is scheduled to be completed in five years, but it will not be necessary to wait that long to start enjoying the promenades. As soon as each stretch has been completed it will be opened to the public, which is one of the great advantages in the planning of the overall scheme. A forecast of the project’s timeline has been estimated, with some of the opening dates already being announced. The first section – the six kilometres in Mijas Costa, which will link La Cala with Cabopino, has just been inaugurated and the building works in the neighbouring town of Benalmádena should be completed shortly after.
For residents and tourists alike, the Senda Litoral walkway will be yet another attraction added to the already extensive list of things to do in the Marbella area. Perfect for sunny, but chilly winter afternoons or even an early morning summer jog along the sea front. Of course, all of these new projects will add value to properties in the Estepona area as they are not only aesthetically pleasing, but practical too. Those working in Puerto Banus, or the Marbella town center will already be aware of the summer struggle to find free street parking during the high season, so we expect to see many opting to invest in bicycles as their new form of transport to work, now that it will be easier and quicker than ever to get from A to B. The project will also promote employment in the construction sector and generate new jobs resulting from another boost in tourism, when it has been completed.
Despite the ongoing developments of new builds with regards to luxury apartments, Estepona still remains authentically Spanish in a relaxed atmosphere: The old town keeps it’s character with cobbled streets and brightly painted window frames, the fishing port and cosy marina remain intact and the beaches and roads continue to have lots of space. The town of Estepona is also particularly child-friendly. New children’s playgrounds have been built all through the town and port, including the beaches.