2 May, 2012 @ 10:00
1 min read

A home from home on the Costa del Sol

SITTING at the eastern extreme of Estepona is something of a Little Britain.

A long stretch of shops and restaurants strung along the side of the AP-7, Diana Commercial Centre and next door Benavista, offer something of a home-from-home for expats.

The parade includes an English butcher, an Irish pub, golf shops and furniture emporiums, as well as a string of excellent restaurants.

One of the longest running businesses Big Blue Box was set up four years ago and sells everything from antiques to new and nearly new furniture.

“You can furnish your house here for half the price,” says Debbie Glynn, who has lived in Estepona for 12 years.

“We have 2,000 square metres here so there is plenty to see.

“We have just liquidated a furniture shop up the coast and have five containers of brand new  tables, chairs and sofas just in.”

Another incredibly popular place for British expats is the Benavista Bowls Club.

“People relax when they come in the bar because they can sit and have a drink while the kids are enjoying themselves in the play area,” explained Jez Bloom, manager of the adjoining Los Arcos bar.

The standout option among a range of eateries is JJ’s Restaurant, which offers excellent value from its fantastic lunch and dinner menus.

“I love waking up to blue skies and palm trees, it’s a nice relaxed lifestyle,” enthused owner Julian Kerr.

Peter Williams, owner of Golf City, added: “The area is not too over-populated and there is lots of open space to enjoy.”

James Bryce

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: [email protected] or call 951 273 575


  1. Regarding the Big Blue Box. I left some office furniture with them to sell 3 years ago and it was sold (apparently), except they didn’t tell me and kept the money. I am now fighting to get my money back but they are reluctant to cough up and aren’t being very pleasant about it.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Father locked daughter in boot so she didn’t get chicken pox

Next Story

Roca ‘n’ roll in Madrid

Latest from Malaga

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

Jose Pisani Facebook

UPDATED: 33 years-old English-Man arrested in relation to TOWIE star Elliott Wright’s employee death

An Englishman has been arrested in Marbella in relation to
confused Photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash

QUE? Ten Spanish phrases that make no sense in English

LEARNING another language is never easy, but as expats, we