We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“I bet they'll still call it the Portillo . . .”
Review of Plaza ABC

Plaza ABC
Ranked #42 of 87 things to do in Estepona
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Estepona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
560 reviews
246 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,668 helpful votes
“I bet they'll still call it the Portillo . . .”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

The main bus company that used this bus station was Portillo, so the surrounding area was always called that.

"Where do you live?" "Portillo . . ."

I bet that this little urban park gets called that too, "Plaza Portillo", despite the plaque saying that it is the Plaza ABC in honour of the very right-wing and conservative (with a small c) ABC newspaper which celebrates its 110th anniversary this year.

It's quite cute, and obviously better than the old eyesore, but I have a few concerns.

1) Will it become a skateboard park and football ground, especially when the kids come out of the school just up the road?

2) There is no shade - no hard shade features, roofing etc., anywhere. It's going to be quite a few years before those trees grow up to provide shade. It's going to be too hot to make use of it for much of the year.


My other concern is this: the new bus station is miles away, literally, up past the Convention Centre. You'll need a taxi to get there, which rather reduces the savings made on travelling by bus.

But in one of the most run-down areas of Estepona, this little open space is welcome.

Visited November 2013
4 Thank Turista-Inglesa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

13 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Estepona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“down with the old bus station and look whats behind it!”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

They have turned a dirty tire old bus station into a pretty ltitle plaza and give life to what was a neglected area.
The bars restaurants have now put their tables in the plaza there are lovely plants and murals depicting scenes of estepona it's now a lovelying little spot to stop and have a drink and a tap or just to sit and watch the world goodbye .

Visited November 2013
5 Thank sniknej187437
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Plaza ABC also viewed

Estepona, Costa del Sol
Estepona, Costa del Sol
Estepona, Costa del Sol
Estepona, Costa del Sol

Been to Plaza ABC? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing