Privileged Property enclaves on the Costa del Sol: the marina at Cabo Pino
About equidistant from Marbella and Fuengirola is the marina at Cabo Pino, a residential community of private homes which, as its name indicates, is situated on a cape and in the midst of pine trees.
The area is considered a privileged natural enclave on Spain’s Costa del Sol, offering a welcome contrast where cement and high-rises are the norm. Construction has been deliberately limited, so the beach at Cabo Pino is one of the few where the immediate backdrop is not that of tall buildings. With regard to accommodations, apartments are available, although a bit hard to find, and there is a camp site next to the golf course.
Apart from the beach, which is much nicer than other local beaches and ideal for sun seekers and families, the 18-hole Cabopino Golf provides reasonable green and buggy fees, breathtaking views from the course, an onsite golf school, and a restaurant. Further places to eat are either the traditional moderately-priced chiringitos typical in all of coastal Andalusia, or the more upscale traditional restaurants at the harbour, covering a range of different cuisines from around the globe.
The marina itself is quite small, currently berthing about 150 small to medium-size yachts. Facilities include supermarkets, petrol and diesel, 24-hour surveillance, showers, toilets, potable water, electricity, and refuse collection. Telephone and Internet are also available at the moorings. Finally there is a 15-ton hoisting tower and hard standing facility for repairs, as well as materials onsite such as paint.
All in all, whether you have a boat or not, this is probably the Costa del Sol’s most quiet and relaxing marina. It will enchant all types of holidaymakers with a feeling of exclusivity and privacy even though the amenities that Marbella and Malaga have to offer, from shops and cultural events to larger marinas and the international airport, all remain very close by.
By Eloise Horsfield | Property News | February 28th, 2011