Cabopino Area Guide

CABOPINO - An Enchanting Marina & Beach Resort

Cabopino paints an idyllic picture of coastal living, and its advantageous proximity to Marbella adds to its allure. While the resort itself might not host an extensive expat community, its adjacency to one of the largest expat communities on the Costa del Sol provides a unique balance. The standout feature of life in Cabopino is its exceptional location, yet many expats are also drawn by the area’s amenities.

Cabopino’s golf course is renowned as one of the region’s finest, offering stunning views of both the ocean and mountains. Nearby, top-tier golf courses such as the Santa Maria Golf Course in Elviria beckon enthusiasts, making Cabopino a golfer’s haven.

The charming marina is another gem for residents, allowing them to dock their boats or charter vessels for leisurely days at sea. Essential conveniences, including a pharmacy and a small supermarket at Cabopino Campsite, cater to everyday needs. However, for more extensive shopping, many residents venture to nearby Marbella or Calahonda. Calahonda boasts prominent Spanish supermarket chains and other indispensable amenities. Families with young children will find primary and secondary schools less than a 10-minute drive away in La Cala de Mijas.

Situated in the province of Malaga within the broader Costa del Sol region, Cabopino enjoys a strategic location between Marbella and Fuengirola. Marbella lies 14 km to the west, while Fuengirola is 14 km to the east. Though Cabopino is officially part of Marbella, it resides on the outskirts, close to Mijas Costa. This unique positioning allows residents easy access to these popular destinations.

Cabopino’s wide and captivating beach, stretching for kilometers, is a major attraction for expats considering the move. The bustling city of Malaga, just 40 km or a short thirty-minute drive away, is a welcome proximity for expats drawn to Malaga Airport’s excellent transport connections to Europe. Fuengirola, a nearby city, hosts the closest train station to Cabopino, with direct buses linking Cabopino to Fuengirola and Marbella.

Cabopino Beach offers a perfect blend of charm and relaxation. Lined with beach bars and restaurants, this sandy expanse is perfect for sun-soaked leisure. Notably, the Playa Cabopino Naturista, a clothing-optional beach with pristine natural sand dunes, adds a touch of natural splendor to the coastline.

Blessed with the Costa del Sol’s famed weather patterns, Cabopino boasts its well-deserved reputation as one of Spain’s sunniest locations. With approximately 325 sunny days annually, August registers the highest average temperatures at around 31 degrees Celsius. Conversely, January sees the lowest average temperatures at 17 degrees Celsius. Rain is a rarity, with November being the wettest month, averaging around 115mm of rainfall. The sea remains invitingly warm, with August recording an average sea temperature of 24 degrees Celsius.

Marbella proudly boasts four Michelin-starred restaurants, with many of the region’s finest dining establishments located in Cabopino. The resort’s sophisticated and upscale ambiance is evident in its exceptional seafood-focused eateries offering mesmerizing sea views. While fine dining options abound, Cabopino stands out for its elegant reputation, noticeably distinct from the typical expat haunts or “English restaurants.”

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