Golf Breaks in Estepona and Casares
Doña Julia Golf Club is a golf course perfectly located on the Costa del Sol between Marbella and Sotogrande, just 55 minutes from Malaga International Airport and a few kilometers from Gibraltar. Its excellent location, well integrated into the natural landscape of the Sierra de Casares and its fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the African coast, makes Doña Julia a golf course that easily communicates with the towns near by. Ready for a break in Estepona and Casares?
Doña Julia Golf Club is not only is golf, it’s history, culture, gastronomy and fun, it makes your stay become a great unforgettable experience.
WEALTH IN CULTURE AND HISTORY
If you are passionate about history and culture, the surroundings of Doña Julia Golf are filled with a multicultural atmosphere.
Just at 15 minutes, in Estepona, there is nothing better to know the town than to stroll through the streets and alleys of the old town, in the neighborhood of Calle Terrazas and Calle Real, adorned with flower pots in each street of a different color and Rosettes and drawings in stone in the road’s floors making of Estepona a typical Andalusian town, denominated as the Costa del Sol’s Garden.
In the surroundings of the old town you will find the Castillo de San Luis, built by the Catholic Monarchs in the 16th century, not far from the castle, in the clock’s square you can find the tower of the destroyed Church’s Fortress, called Torre del Reloj, of the 15th century. The origin of the tower is Arabic, period during which probably was minaret of a mosque. After the taking of the town by the Castilians, the mosque becabe to be a church, with the tower as bell tower.
At 10 minutes, Casares, a mountain village and also coastal, invites us to fall in love with its incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea, the African coast and the natural landscape of the Sierra de Casares. A quick visit in which you can enjoy not only the views, also the Casares’ Castle, the Church of the Incarnation, the Hermitage San Sebastián, the Fountain of Carlos III and Blas Infante’s House.
Blas Infante’s Home, Wintertime visits:
Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sundays: Closed
Blas Infante’s Home, Summertime visits:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sundays: Closed.
On Casares’ Coast you can enjoy the sea breeze contemplating the beautiful sunsets next to the Torre de la Sal. In the surroundings you can visit the Baths of the Hedionda and the bridge-aqueduct of the Baths.
ENJOY THE ART
Stroll through the different neighborhoods and areas of Estepona hosting in their buildings pictorial paintings of great quality and originality, and discover a new way of enjoying art. Estepona is committed to culture and exhibits art in its streets. Artistic murals decorate the facades of the buildings of different neighborhoods and areas of the municipality, giving them life and making them a more and different attraction for tourists and visitors.
GREAT GASTRONOMY OFFER
In Estepona you can enjoy a great gastronomic offer in different environments. A showcase of the world’s gastronomy concentrated in the same place. Terraces to enjoy the sun, chill out, typical Mediterranean cuisine in its original environment, exotic environments that transport you to distant countries, products from the nearby villages of the mountain … A universe to know.
As is logical to be a coastal town, the fish is the protagonist in to many of the preparations, in many cases prepared directly to the grill. The freshness and taste of these treasures of the sea does not require more dressing. Although of course, delicacies like the famous fried fish (“pescaito frito”) should never be neglected. The fish dish preferred by both locals and travelers is usually the classic sardine skewer; Do not forget to try it in the classic moragas or in some restaurant facing the sea. The peculiar sardines to the tile, another dish to emphasize, receive this name by the peculiar arrangement of the fish in the grill. Other delicious specialties from the sea are mullets, well-earned shrimp, octopus salad or the famous salt fish.
From inside comes a very special dish: the “campera” soup.
Tip.- If you want to have good tapas, you can drop by La Casa del Rey where you will conquer your stomach not only for its tapas also for its great variety of wines. If you want some fish, others of our recommendations are: Tasca marinera La Ploma or La Rada Restaurant.
Casares, by its extension offers two types of gastronomy, the one of the mountains and other one from the Coast, emphasizing in the first its rich “pucheros” with “pringá”, stew with chickpeas, meat of slaughter and bacon.
You can also taste a fried goat meat, a very famous animal raised in Casares from which the typical blood sausage is obtained, seasoned with onion to eat accompanied or in stew.
If you want to taste a delicious soup you can choose the gazpacho casareño, continuing with the “Sierra Crestellina” cheeses made with handmade goat’s milk, not forgetting the loaves cooked in the wood oven seasoned with “colorá” butter.
The typical cuisine of the area of the coast stands out for its fried fish, accompanied by a succulent Andalusian gazpacho or a salad made with products from the countryside land. But, undoubtedly, the main dish is the so called moruna of sardines, a kind of marinade garnished with lemon and a little paprika.
The sweet tooth can choose between fried cakes, one of the favorite dishes in the autumn, or the famous homemade “bizcochitos”, which can be taken with honey or chocolate.
Tip.- If you are looking to eat a traditional flavor, we recommend you to eat at Venta García; If you want to taste the sea, drop by the Chiringuito La Sal and Marymar Restaurant (San Luis de Sabinillas).
Doña Julia Golf is the only golf courses in Casares that enjoys a situation in front of the beach. This location obviously means that Doña Julia is within walking distance of the beach. Playa Ancha is a jewel of the Costa del Sol. It’s a beach witha a great beauty and an extension of 1,300 meters long and 50 meters wide. Its waters are suitable for bathing and are very calm. The Blue Flag 2016 that flies on its coast is more than justified, given that it is a very well-kept beach.
Cafe and restaurants
Rentals of umbrellas, deck chairs and hammocks
Other popular beaches with blue flag 2017 are located in Estepona, such as:
La Playa del Cristo is a beach in the city center, although somewhat removed from the center, next to the Estepona Port. It forms a beautiful cove, recently regenerated, forming a sheltered area sheltered from the winds.
The beach of La Rada, located in front of the town, has been recently regenerated. It is very extensive and very busy, and has a large number of services such as shaded areas and leisure offer on the beach. The type of sand: gray, fine.
It is the most emblematic of Estepona, distinguished in several occasions with the Q of Quality and the Blue Flag for its hygienic, sanitary and environmental conditions. In addition to having all the services, it has an exceptional monitoring device. One of its great advantages is that it is located a step away from the main streets of the municipality, being very comfortable for those who later wish to visit the center. Along its 3 km, extends the Paseo Marítimo, where all kinds of activities are carried out in the summer months. In the chiringuitos you can taste paellas, the typical “pescaíto frito” (fried fish) and the most emblematics dishes of the Malaga coast, as the “espetos” of sardines. Some weekends most of the places open until the late hours of the morning, and offer parties with live music.
Services: toilets, facilities for the disabled, showers, parking, walkways, beach bars, water sports.
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