In recent years, Estepona has transformed itself into the self-proclaimed “garden of the Costa del Sol”. The town centre has been revamped into a vibrant ambience of street plants, its surrounding areas have been lined with lush vegetation and trees, and the town hall has also opened a major botanical-orchid park complex. Of course, the focus on green does not end there: Estepona is another key Costa municipality when it comes to impressive golf facilities, including: Atalaya Old (the New is located in neighbouring Benahavís municipality), El Paraíso (designed by Gary Player), Valle Romano, Estepona Golf, El Coto, El Campanario and La Resina. Tradition and modernity blend together perfectly in Estepona, with its “old town” retaining a timeless sense of Andalucian charm – narrow streets, whitewashed houses and flower-bedecked balconies. One of the other main centres of activity in the municipality is the marina, located at the western end of the town. It comprises 400 mooring berths and a lively day and night life thanks to the presence of numerous social and leisure establishments. Gastronomy is another of Estepona’s “main dishes”. It would be difficult not to find a restaurant to satisfy your tastes, as there are no less than 200 in the municipality. The hundreds of bars, cafeterías, pubs and discotheques also offer a wide variety of options for all ages.