Between Marbella and Fuengirola, Puerto Cabopino is a hidden gem of Spain’s Costa de Sol. Surprisingly for a resort with an excellent beach, delightful atmosphere and some of the best restaurants to be found along the coast, Puerto Cabopino has managed to remain a quiet resort kept free from concrete hotels and kept quiet by those who have holiday homes here. The holiday villas of Puerto Cabopino are hidden from the road by a pine forest which stretches all the way to Puerto Cabopino beach.
Calahonda is just a few miles away. It has become a real favourite with British holiday makers, with huge luxury villas and all the sporting facilities to make it a playground in the sun, designed, like Puerto Cabopino, to remain peaceful and rural, with strong Spanish influences. Golf holidays to Calahonda are especially popular, as there are 4 golf courses on site and a further 6 within 10km.
Puerto Cabopino has a small port when compared to its neighbours of Benalmadena and Puerto Banus. Puerto Banus is home away from home for many huge luxury yachts, and away from the marina are a number of fashion boutiques and exclusive restaurants. The nightlife in Puerto Banus is smart and energetic.
The only building to dominate the landscape of Puerto Cabopino is the fortified watchtower, which is the ideal place to gaze along the coast from and gain your bearings when you first arrive in a self catering Puerto Cabopino holiday rental. You can see from Gibraltar to Marbella and even across to Africa.
The beach is a main draw to Puerto Cabopino. Artificial reefs keep the bay safe to swim in for children, and there are lifeguards on duty. Beach bars or Chiringitos are frequent, resulting in the Puerto Cabopino beach being the envy of many of the Costa del Sol’s beach resorts.
Puerto Cabopino has a top class 18 hole golf course too. A round of golf is easy to book here, and there are all the water sport facilities you could wish for, from sailing to kite surfing, diving to wind surfing. Despite the village’s size, people arrive from along the coast to enjoy the dolphin watching cruises which leave from the marina.
The cafes and restaurants surrounding the marina are fantastic places to sit and relax in the warmth of the summer. With average temperatures over 30°C, and winters where the average day is 20°C, winter sun and a round of golf is perfect for a last minute holiday.
Malaga Airport (AGP) is the airport which services the rental villas in Puerto Cabopino. There are many daily flights from a range of British airports, meaning that cheap flights are common, especially from easyJet and Ryanair.