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Cabopino Apartments and Holiday Villas to Rent, Costa del Sol

Cabopino is a popular beach resort and small marina located to the east of Marbella and is known for its style and exclusivity. Surrounded by woodland and green hills and backed by some of the best golf courses on the Costa del Sol, the setting is quite simply beautiful. 

Cabopino boasts a small marina with a selection of yachts, overlooked by a few excellent restaurants and bars, as well as what appears to be endless clean, sandy beach offering safe swimming. 

Dining available in the area offers a range of international restaurants as well as the typical Spanish cuisine, all washed down with excellent local wines and beer. Lively nightlife is available for those who prefer to party.


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Information on Cabopino

Introduction to Cabopino

Cabopino is a small harbour village with its own marina and beach. It is a popular destination with both tourists and expats. The lovely beaches on either side of the Marina are rarely overcrowded and feature natural sand dunes and an ancient watchtower.  

Cabopino is in a natural harbour, located on the Costa del Sol, in the province in Malaga. It is equally between both Marbella and Fuengirola. 

Cabopino has its own golf course, backed by pine-clad rolling hills and mountains. 

There is a wide range of water sports available. And many popular beach restaurants serving fresh seafood dishes. 

History of Cabopino

The history of Cabopino is similar to the rest of the Costa del Sol. The area has been occupied by different cultures for thousands of years, including the Romans. 

The Moors constructed the Torre Ladrones watchtower during the Arab occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Its role was defensive and protected the locals from coastal raids and attacks. 

The area was conquered by Christian forces during the Reconquista and reorganised. Cabopino was developed during the Spanish tourism boom in the ‘50s and ‘60s, becoming the charming tourist marina that it is now. 

Things to do in Cabopino

Despite being such a small town, there is a surprising amount of things to see and do during your vacation in Cabopino. 

To help you plan your itinerary, we have created this list of the top 5 things to do in Cabopino:

  1. Cabopino Golf Course - Cabopino’s own golf course that offers a challenge to your short game. This 18 hole course is very scenic with lovely coastal and mountain views. 

  2. Albert’s on the Port - the best-known restaurant in Cabopino. Their steaks are a must-try. This family-friendly restaurant has a great atmosphere.

  3. Torre Ladrones - the remains of a Moorish watchtower, built during the period of Arab domination of the Spanish peninsula. It is the tallest watchtower on the Malaga coast. 

  4. Cabopino Marina - a smaller and quiet port with its own Mediterranean style. It has some excellent restaurants and bars and is right next to the beach. There are many elegant yachts moored here, which makes a lovely view during the sunset. 

  5. Marbella - Cabopino is only a short drive from the sights and attractions of Marbella. Such as the top-quality restaurants, excellent beaches and many shopping opportunities. 

The Top 5 Beaches in Cabopino

Cabopino’s beach runs for several kilometres offering surfing, beach and water sports, as well as a couple of excellent chiringuitos, or beach restaurants. In areas, the beach is backed by attractive natural dunes. Cabopino is also close to a number of beaches at Marbella or Mijas.  

Here are the 5 closest beaches to Cabopino:

  • Playa Artola - this unique beach is to the west of the Cabopino marina and is the only beach in Marbella that isn’t backed by any urbanisation. This is due to the protected sand dunes. The Torre Ladrones watch tower watches over this beach. 

  • Las Chapas - an excellent beach that is often frequented by celebrities. Very popular and busy in the summer. There are many restaurants and bars on this beach, including the famous Nikki Beach Club. 

  • Playa Calahonda - the closest beach to the east from Cabopino. This is the longest beach on the Mijas coast and is very popular. It has many beach bars and restaurants. This family-friendly beach caters well for sunbathers. 

  • Playa Alicate - A popular, and busy beach in the Marbella area. The sand is fine and slightly lighter than other beaches nearby. There are many beach bars and clubs here, perhaps more than any other beach on the Costa del Sol. 

  • el Cabo Rocoso - The furthers beach from Cabopino to the east. This rocky beach is watched over by an ancient watchtower and is a lovely beach for morning walks. It is also a great beach for water activities, such as snorkelling or surfing. 

Cabopino Weather

Cabopino has a Mediterranean climate that is typical of the Costa del Sol. The summer months are warm with temperatures of around 32ºC. A sea breeze does keep the heat manageable. 

Cabopino offers 320 days of glorious sunshine each year, making it one of the most perfect seaside destinations. 

Spring and autumn months have lovely temperatures of  18 to 22 degrees. During winter there is the occasional rainy day, but in general, temperatures are far milder than other areas of Europe.

Cabopino Travel Information

Cabopino is near Malaga airport and is easily reached on the N-340 coastal highway which runs along the entire Costa del Sol. 

Malaga has many hire cars or taxis available to help you reach your Cabopino villa. Additionally, we recommend making use of an airport transfer as the cheapest and easiest way.

There are some comfortable and reliable air-conditioned coaches and buses that can be taken from Malaga along the N-340, with a stop available at Cabopino.

Accommodation in Cabopino

Here at Panoramic Villas, we are pleased to offer a wide range of Cabopino apartments and holiday villas to rent. Our luxury villas can accommodate groups of various sizes. 

Whether you want a one-bedroom apartment in a quiet resort or a private villa with a pool, we will have something for you. Our stunning holiday villa rentals are perfectly located within walking distance or a quick drive of a range of services and amenities to improve on your stay.  

All of our luxury villas and holiday homes are maintained to a high standard to make your vacation unforgettable and include a range of luxuries for you to make use during your stay, including:

  • Outdoor swimming pool

  • Private pool

  • Hot tub/ jacuzzi

  • Pool table

  • Table tennis

  • Gym

  • Private dining area with BBQ

  • Air conditioning

  • High-speed free WIFI

  • High-quality entertainment system

  • Washing machine

No matter what you are looking for, our wide range of Cabopino apartments and villas have something to satisfy any holiday goer’s taste. From stunning views of the Mediterranean from your terrace to a relaxing swim in your own private pool in the sun and everything in between. All of our Cabopino apartments and villas are located near a range of golf courses and other activities to keep you entertained during your stay. 

We also present a number of other luxury villa rentals in popular villa holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol, including:

Please feel free to browse our villas and for any additional information or questions, you may have about our holiday rentals, contact us for more information.

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