We had planned a warm Easter school holiday trip to Estepona, south of Malaga, Spain. In reality we were rained in, cold and were grateful of the heated seats in the hire car! It took us 3 days to finally visit the lovely town of Estepona in all it’s sunny glory. It was worth it.
From what I had read, I pictured an idyllic Spanish local town, generally off the tourist trail where Spanish friends and family met on Saturday mornings in their favourite cafe over a Cortado. I wasn’t disappointed. We were the only foreigners there! Lots of locals doing their Saturday morning shopping. And the shoe shops were to die for!!! 3 pairs of lovely sandals made it back into my case!
Anyway, to bring me to the point of this blog. What I hadn’t realised was that Estepona is famous for its flower pot trail! The guidebook said, go into the tourist office and ask for a trail map. We duly did and began to walk street after street of beautiful, colourful flower pots full of red geraniums which were attached to the street walls. Apparently each street has a themed flower pot colour too! I have to say my favourites were the pink spotty ones and was quite disappointed that I couldn’t bring one back in my suitcase!
The trail went on for lovely street after street until my 9 year old had decided enough was enough and he wanted an ice cream! I took so many photos, that here is only a small selection.
So if you are a fan of flowers, gardening and spotty plant pots, you will love it here!
Lovely Estepona, I can’t wait to go back.