Is Living In Cabopino Nice ?

Life in Cabopino is idyllic, and its close proximity to Marbella means that whilst the resort itself may not boast a huge ex-pat community, you are close to one of the largest ex-pat communities in the Costa del Sol. It is this excellent location that is the main draw of life in Cabopino, but many ex-pats also choose to live in Cabopino because of the facilities the area offers. Cabopino golf course is widely considered one of the best golf courses in the area and its unique position means that it offers views of both the ocean and the mountains as you play. Other world-class golf courses, including the Santa Maria Golf Course in Elviria, are just a short drive away from Cabopino.

The small marina is also an attraction proposition for residents who either moor their boats here or choose to charter boats from the marinaa for a day or two.

You’ll find everything you need in Cabopino, including a pharmacy and a small supermarket based as Cabopino Campsite, but many residents travel to nearby Marbella pr Calahonda for their shopping needs because the shopping plaza here is relatively small. Calahonda boasts all of the main Spanish supermarket chains and other essential amenities. If you’re looking for a property to buy in Cabopino with your young family then the nearest primary and secondary schools are located less than a 10-minute drive away in La Cala de Mijas.

Where Is Cabopino ?

Cabopino is located in the province of Malaga in the wider Costa del Sol area. It is positioned exactly between Marbella and Fuengirola, with Marbella just 14km to the west and Fuengirola 14km to the east. Although Cabopino is in Marbella, it is at the very edge of the Marbella area, and is also located close to Mijas Costa, meaning that if you choose to live here you would have easy access to both of these popular resorts.

Cabopino is located on a wide and beautiful beach that stretches for several kilometres, and this is the main attraction for ex pats moving to the area.

The large and beautiful city of Malaga is just 40km, or a thirty-minute drive, away from Cabopino. This is good news for ex pats who are attracted by the easy access to Malaga airport, which boasts excellent transport links to wider Europe. If you don’t have a care then the nearest train station to Cabopino is in nearby Fuengirola, and there are also direct buses that travel directly from Cabopino to Fuengirola and Marbella, amongst other locations.

Beach Lifestyle

Cabopino beach is small but perfectly formed, and has something to offer everyone. Either side of the port you will find sandy expanses of beach line with excellent beach bars and restaurants. You’ll also find water sports available here.

Nearby you will also find the Playa Cabopino Naturista, a clothing optional beach that is an unurbanized stretch of beautiful coastline, and the only section of Marbella beach that is backed by extensive natural sand dunes, creating a natural wind breaker and adding another element of natural beauty to the coast here.

Cabopino Weather

The weather in Cabopino is nearly always sunny; Cabopino shares the Costa del Sol’s beautiful weather patterns and has 325 days of sunshine.

The average highest temperatures in Cabopino are in August, when averages reach 31 degrees centigrade. By contrast the average lowest temperatures are in January when averages reach 17 degrees centigrade. It rarely rains in Cabopino, but the wettest month of the year is November, where you will find average rainfalla of 115mm. Sea temperatures are consistently balmy, and the best month to swim in the sea is August where average sea temperatures reach 24 degrees centigrade.

Restaurants And Eating Out

Many of the Marbella's best restaurants are located in Cabopino. Here you can find exceptional restaurants that specialise in exceptional seafood dishes and offer excellent sea views. The resort has a classy and high end reputation, so whilst you’ll find fine dining restaurants here, you’ll notice an absence of typical ex pat haunts or ‘English restaurants’ here. Some of the best restaurants in Cabopino include:

  • Albert’s on the Port. This is perhaps the best-known restaurant in Cabopino and its especially noted for its steaks. Diners travel from across the region for these well-cooked dishes.

  • If you’re looking for a slightly more laid-back dining experience or if you’re dining with children then visit the Harbour Lights restaurant.

  • Andy’s beach bar is famed for its fresh seafood dishes, with the seafood caught straight from the sea here.