The charming residential area of Cabopino in the heart of Marbella East is also one of the prettiest and most diverse in the greater Marbella region. Though compact, it offers so much, ranging from pine groves, long sandy beaches and protected coastal dunes to its own golf course and yacht marina – not to mention a good choice of shops, restaurants and cafés.
In a place with as great a variety of settings and property types as Marbella, even the luxury market is known for its opposing yet tantalising options.
The New Golden Mile is the up-and-coming coastal area on the Costa del Sol. Situated between Marbella/Puerto Banús and Estepona, it enjoys the best of all worlds: close to golf courses, mountainous countryside and of course frontline beach with spectacular views that follow the shoreline westwards all the way to Gibraltar.
If Marbella town is your point of reference in the area, then there is a ‘West Marbella’ and an ‘East Marbella’. The former is very well-known, encompassing popular areas such as Guadalmina, the little town of San Pedro Alcántara, the Golf Valley of Nueva Andalucía and the marina of Puerto Banús. But there is also a beautiful eastern part of Marbella, which begins just east of the town centre at the exclusive frontline golf residential urbanisation of Río Real.
Normally, country living is one thing and owning a property by the sea in a luxurious Mediterranean lifestyle destination something quite distinct. However, Marbella is one of those places where two seemingly mutually exclusive options can exist side by side, just as the region offers sea, sand, surf and mountain ski resorts within a two-hour drive.
One of the distinct pleasures of life in Marbella is its beautiful setting on the Mediterranean Sea, close to the point where the western extreme of the ‘Mare Nostrum’ meets the open expanses of the Atlantic Ocean. The latter also provides cooling winds that are especially welcome in summer, not to mention great for sailing.