Set a little to the east of Marbella, Cabopino is a natural beauty spot that is also the site of the area’s other stylish marina. Though smaller than the more famous yacht harbour in Puerto Banús, Cabopino’s marina has an intimate, welcoming charm and style about it. Here attractive eateries, a handful of popular lounge bars and a small collection of shops complement an idyllic seaside scene just a few steps away from beach clubs and golden sands that stretch into a zone of protected dunes and the coastal umbrella pine that the area is named for.
In the midst of this stands an ancient watchtower, a sentinel that has guarded these shores for centuries but whose origins quite likely date all the way back to Roman times. Today this is a coastal paradise surrounded by kilometres of lush pine forests that run down to the sea. At just half an hour from the city pleasures of Málaga and its international airport, as well as under fifteen minutes to Marbella, Fuengirola and the glamour of Puerto Banús, this is a setting where nature, peaceful serenity and summer excitement come together.
On your doorstep are a choice of golf courses, horse riding centres, tennis and racket clubs, spas, beach clubs, restaurants, shops, pharmacies, banks and schools, among them the English International School and Deutsche Schule just ten minutes away. In addition to driving ranges and golf academies, the area is also home to no fewer than five tennis academies, including the Royal Tennis Club, Don Carlos tennis and leisure club, the Hofsaess Academy, Club del Sol and the Miraflores Tennis Club. Lovers of golf have their ‘own’ 18-hole course at Cabopino Golf, with a choice of shopping and fine dining in three separate commercial areas close by.
Beaches, dunes, pine groves and nearby hillside hiking trails are the setting for an exciting outdoor lifestyle that also offers lots of culture, activities and excitement, not just in this ever more popular eastern part of Marbella, but also in it’s historic Old Quarter, Málaga city and the quaint mountain villages just inland. These are the ingredients for a unique quality of life in Europe’s sunniest corner.