Overview of Cabopino
Cabopino is considered to be a bit of an undiscovered gem on the Costa del Sol. Drive along the main road and whilst you may see the sign to Cabopino, unless you turned off the road and down towards the beach, you would have no idea how delightful the place is.
There is a small marina with a small selection of bars and restaurants looking out over the boats. It is small, and much quieter than say, the Puerto Banus Marina, and it’s really geared up for family holidays. If you are looking for wild nightlife this is not the place for you.
In front of the Marina is one of the best beaches on the coast. Fine white sand that stretches for miles in either direction and lined with beach bars and restaurants.
On the other side of the road to the Marina are some apartment complexes, some villas and townhouses, a campsite and a golf course.
Location of Cabopino
Approximately 35 minute drive from Malaga airport, 15 minutes to Marbella town, 20 minutes to Puerto Banus and 60 minutes to Gibraltar.
How to get there from the airport
Public transport is a bit limited. There is currently no train service running along the coast so it’s either a taxi (approximately €60) or a bus. There is a fast, cheap, direct bus to Marbella central bus station from where you would need to take a local bus along the coast road to Cabopino. This will be cheap (approx. €10) but will involve 2 buses and a journey time of at least 1.5 hours.
None in Cabopino itself other than a pharmacy. There are doctors, dentists and medical facilities in Calahonda or Elviria, both a 5 minute drive.
Cabopino golf course is a mid standard course of just over 5,000 metres. It’s pleasant to play with good sea views down the coast. Prices are approximately €75 per round.
The nearest school would be the English International college in Elviria. A 5 minute drive from Cabopino and considered to be one of the best private schools on the coast.
There are several bars and restaurants in the Marina itself and then a host of beach bars and restaurants on the beach which is in front of the marina.
On the other side of the main road options are a bit more limited. There is a small parade of commercial units which houses a bar, a restaurant and a pizza takeaway. The well known Italian chain of restaurants, Da Bruno, has a restaurant just outside the campsite and on the campsite, itself is another good restaurant.
Cabopino is quite a small area and it’s all about the small Marina so there is always a limited supply of property, and prices generally hold up well.
On the beachside of the main road most properties are apartments in the Marina itself. There are several blocks all built some 25 years ago. Prices for a 2 bed apartment here are around €260,000 – €300,000. These are popular if you want to be right in the midst of the action and always rent out very well.
There is the luxury complex of Los Granados, just outside of the marina and directly on the beach with prices of €450,000 upwards.
To the side of the Marina there is a road with some very expensive beachfront villas that rarely come onto the market and behind them some townhouses in the €450,000 – €750,000 price range.
On the other side of the main road, prices are lower with 2 beds starting at €200,000-€250,000. Townhouse start at €230,000 and villas at €350,000. The obvious attraction of being non beachside of the main road is that prices are cheaper although you will also get a more modern property and depending on how far back you go, you can still be just a 15 minute walk into the Marina. Two very popular developments being just over the main road and therefore walkable to the marina and beach are Saint Andrews and Las Mimosas where prices for a 2 bed apartment start at €160,000.