Delightful Cabopino port
| 29th Jan
The Costa del Sol has many famous places that many have heard of, from glamorous Puerto Banús to characterful Marbella town and its old quarter, yet one of the places less on the greater tourist map is the port of Cabopino.
Situated under 15 kilometres to the east of Marbella, Cabopino is a charming port with much to recommend it. Not as glitzy as its ‘neighbour’ Puerto Banús, it has a more Andalusian feel and is just big enough to still have a community feeling. Surrounding the port are several bars and restaurants, the most famous of which is Alberts. Known for its great steaks and a fabulous Sunday roast, it is one of the staples of the local expat community.
Cabopino is also to be recommended for the wonderful beaches that stretch to either side. Wide with golden sand, these are amongst the best beaches you will find in the area. The beach on the Marbella side of the port is fabulous for families, sweeping into a sweeping shallow bay so it’s calm and safe for swimming even on the windiest of days.
It is here that another local favourite is to be found, Andy’s Chiringuito. This beach bar has grown exponentially during the past years and is always a fun place to stop. Being one of the few chiringuitos that remains open throughout the year, it’s great for a nice cold drink in the summer or a hot coffee in the winter. Andy’s also operate watersports for the more adventurous, with SUP’s for hire, as well as banana boats and jet skis.
For golf lovers, Cabopino golf course is just behind the beach on the other side of the A-7 main coastal road. A beautiful course with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains as well as the Mediterranean Sea, the club also benefits from a driving range and golf academy for those wanting to improve their game.
This charming marina really is worth a visit, with something for everyone at all times of the year!