A few days ago, I shared my impressions from Estepona’s old town. I love how bright and colourful it is but what what really rounded up my experience of Estepona was that here, the mountains meet the Mediterranean Sea. This little town is surrounded by nature, so there’s always somewhere to go for some respite.
Sierra Blanca Mountain Range Protects from Extreme Weather
Both Marbella and Estepona benefit from being surrounded by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea which create a microclimate in their locales. They are protected from extreme weather conditions, so the temperatures are relatively mild all year round compared to the rest of Spain. That’s a major benefit when the mountains meet the Mediterranean. Even better: the sun shines more than 300 days a year, so they’re wonderful travel destinations regardless of the season.
Beaches or Mountains?
That’s often a question when deciding on the next holiday destination. If you can’t decide, are happy with either or seek both, Málaga‘s a great province. I love contemplating the open sea as much as the vastness of mountains. What’s more important to me is to be able to take them in away from massive crowds. I’m glad we did manage to get that in May, where it was possible to walk long distances along the coast without stumbling over sunbathers.
There’s just so much more space to breathe, to appreciate and contemplate the plants, the rocks, the animals, the waters, etc, and to appreciate just how amazing our earth really is. With that in mind, I’m sharing more photos from Estepona and also Marbella.
So, do you prefer to travel to places with beaches or with mountains? // ¿Prefieres viajar a lugares con playas o con montañas?