Puerto Cabopino – Marbella’s jewel in the crown!
Nestling among the pine trees on the edge of the Mediterranean sits the beautiful Port of Cabopino, Marbella.
On leaving the A7 motorway in the direction of Marbella, just 2 kilometres from Calahonda, the road into the port winds down past lush gardens and cobbled squares to the impressive Marina area. With over 100 pleasure boats moored here, the port itself is a wonderful place to wander around.
Cabopino also boasts the best sandy beach in the area – particularly safe for children – and two lively chringuitos overlooking the Mediterranean. Andy´s Beach Bar is my favourite and is open from 9am for coffee and breakfast in the summer season. From lunchtime Andy’s serves a choice of tapas and fresh seafood, such as grilled prawns, octopus, fresh mussels and a great selection of sandwiches and salads. This place enjoys a superb atmosphere, an unbeatable location and casual dining at its best.
Cabopino also boasts some excellent bars and restaurants in the port, which are perfect for an evening meal after a hard day´s sunbathing.
Situated in the main square behind the water front eateries are the Port´s most well known and established bars – La Plaza and The Shebeen – both of which have been successfully run by the present owners for many years. La Plaza opens from 5pm till late and offers a superb range of drinks and cocktails – ideal for before or after dinner. Boasting a spacious, south facing terrace, this is the perfect place to sip a sundowner whilst looking over the attractive square, and wondering where to go for dinner.
The Shebeen is situated on the other side of the square to La Plaza and this warm and friendly bar opens from 1pm till late every day. Offering a good choice of lighter meals and probably the best pint of Guinness outside of Dublin, you are guaranteed a good time here.
You really are spoilt for choice where restaurants are concerned but Alberts on the Port is always value for money and great fun – offering an enormous menu to suit every taste, including many children´s choices, and live music at the weekends. Established for over 20 years and very well run, this popular eaterie is always full in the summer season and early booking is recommended.
Beautiful apartments – many with stunning views – are situated in Cabopino, and offer perfect holiday accommodation.
Cabopino enjoys a superb Marina location, some of the best restaurants in Marbella and a fabulous sandy beach. This really is the perfect location for a holiday or a super day out!