When we think of Marbella we tend to picture icons such as the Golden Mile, Puerto Banús and the Golf Valley in Nueva Andalucía, but there’s also a whole world of leisure and lifestyle options to explore on the east side of Marbella.
Venture eastwards from Marbella town and you enter a part of the greater Marbella area with a character and charm of its own. Marbella East, as it is generally known, comprises a series of suburbs and resort areas as it follows the Mediterranean shoreline for over 20 kilometres towards the municipal boundary with Mijas, at Calahonda.
Setting and Environment
The eastern section is one of the prettiest and most spacious areas of Marbella, and also home to the finest sandy beaches, dunes and coastal pine groves on the Costa del Sol. At Cabopino, the concentration and ecological importance of these elements is such that both the land and the maritime area have been declared a protected nature reserve.
Further east, the long, broad beaches gradually give way a series of delightful coves that offer sunbathers rather private spots in which to relax and absorb the seaside vibe. Further inland, this coastal area dotted with beach clubs, fish restaurants, resort hotels and private homes gradually rises up into the softly undulating terrain of golf courses and gated communities with fantastic golf and sea views. Beyond this, wooded hills mark the border between the coastal strip and inland mountain country.