Puerto Cabopino
beach and marina

The best kept secret on
the Costa del Sol!

Enjoy a relaxing holiday with sun and sea in 2014

Holiday rental apartments
near Cabopino beach Malaga, Costa del Sol
2 & 3 bedrooms, Free wi-fi, sat TV, pool
Cabopino holiday rental apartments

Only 12 km from Marbella and 14 km from Fuengirola, it's hard to believe that a hidden jewel such as Cabopino exists in the heart of the Costa del Sol. With an attractive beach, relaxed atmosphere, pleasant harbour and renowned restaurants, Cabopino is undoubtedly the Coast's best kept secret.

Cabopino (Pine Cape) is just that. In a part of the world where forests are usually of the concrete variety, the first thing that strikes you as you turn off the N-340, is that the forest of pine trees comes right down to the sand dunes along the beach.

Parking is easy and close to the beach, but if you feel like leaving the car for the day, frequent buses from Marbella and Fuengirola make this an easy option too.

Cabopino beach on the Costa del Sol, marina is to the right of this photo.
Cabopino Beach on the Costa del Sol

But why bother going to Cabopino when there are plenty of other beaches? Quite simply, because Cabopino is unlike anywhere else on the coast. Development has been strictly controlled here, and the tower blocks which are so characteristic along the Costa's shore-line are noticeable by their absence at Cabopino.

An old fortified watchtower still stands proudly by the sand dunes alongside the beach. From its priviledged position it is possible to see all along the coast to Marbella and Gibraltar and Africa beyond, a spectacular backdrop for a spectacular beach.

Cabopino has some high quality beach bars (chiringitos)
Cabopino has some high quality beach bars (chiringitos). Your table awaits you!

Cabopino is well sheltered and protected from the elements, and artificial reefs on either side of the beach keep the waves and wind at bay. Lifeguards - on duty throughout the summer - combined with the beach's gentle slope into the sea, make Cabopino child-friendly and safe. The sand is well maintained, clean and of a superior quality to other beaches along the Costa del Sol, making Cabopino the ideal place for the child in all of us to build our very own sandcastle in the sun.

Chiringitos (beachside bars and restaurants) are plentiful here and are renowned for their excellent quality. Costa del Sol residents come from far and wide to sample Cabopino's specialty, superb seafood at prices that won't break the bank.

Cabopino is home to an exciting range of restaurants, with fine cuisine from all over the globe. From traditional Spanish favourites such as paella and pizza. and from Chinese to international cuisine, all palates are catered for and there's even an unusual Victoria theme restaurant offering more than just a feast - a feast for the eyes. Vegetarian menus are also available.

The many restaurants are based in two main locations, chiringitos along the beach, and a host of restaurants around the delightful, beautifully proportioned harbour.

The pretty port, with its small boatyard, attractive architecture and choice of restaurants may be a secret for some, but for those in the know, it's not to be missed.

Small and tranquil, it may be, but Cabopino gets busy at lunchtime, especially at weekends, and whether you are after an ice-cream at the beach, or a cocktail at the marina, Cabopino's evening buzz is hard to resist.

The small scale of Cabopino's development makes accommodation hard to come by, but the enviable location makes it a perfect place to spend the day. Not surprisingly, Cabopino's 169 moorings are always occupied by exclusive yachts.

Restaurants and yachts at Cabopino marina and harbour
High quality restaurants and yachts at
Cabopino marina and harbour.
Restaurants and yachts at Cabopino beach and marina

Apartments can be rented and a camping site, next to the golf course, means that even if you don't have a yacht moored in the beautiful marina, Cabopino is still within reach.

A beautiful, family-friendly beach, with a host of fine restaurants, well-proportioned harbour, attractive architecture, golf, water-sports and exciting evenings, all rolled into one; it's hard to believe that Cabopino exists.

Perhaps that is why the secret of the jewel of the Costa del Sol survives, but seeing is believing - Cabopino is a charming oasis in the heart of the Costa del Sol that's easy to fall in love with and shouldn't be missed.

The article above is reproduced from the Euro Weekly News, a popular Andalucia local newspaper. Written by Euro Weekly journalist Jake Morgan.

The sand-dunes are a protected area of Cabopino beach
A view of the quieter end of the beach. The sand dunes are a protected area. There are also nudist and gay areas.
Andy's Beach - part of the family beach area at Puerto Cabopino
An early morning view of Andy's Beach - part of the family beach area at Puerto Cabopino. Shallow, safe water ideal for children.
panoramic view of Cabopino Beach, Costa del Sol
Panoramic photo view of Cabopino Beach, Costa del Sol. May 2010
View holiday rental apartments within easy walking distance of Cabopino beach, marina and golf course.

As you have read in the independent review above, Cabopino is an ideal family holiday destination, offering something for everybody and catering especially for those who like to holiday in a more relaxed atmosphere, away from the crowds of the large resorts such as Fuengirola and Torremolinos, but still easily accessible to them as well as the popular centres of Marbella and Puerto Banus.

  • We have two and three bedroomed apartments available for holiday rental at competetive rates, very near Cabopino (5 minute's walk to the beach).
  • The apartment block is adjacent to a beautiful classical Spanish 3 star Hotel, which was originally a coach inn. Hotel Artola has retained its Andalucian architecture and offers indoor and outdoor terrace bars.

    To see pictures of the rental apartments and full details of the accommodation and the area, please visit our website, where you will also find links for checking and online booking for cheap flights to Malaga from the UK and Ireland, and a full listing of visitor attractions and amenities for the Costa del Sol.

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