Review for Camping Cabopino #2 (2018)

Country:                                    Spain

Co-ordinates:                           N 36.49350, W-4.74383

Address:                                   Camping y Bungalows de Playa Cabopino
Ctra. N-340 km 194,7 C.P. 29604 Marbella-Málaga

Good for visiting:                      Malaga, Marbella, mountains, Camino del Rey, Ronda, Nerja, Fuengirola, La Cala de Mijas

Phone & e-mail:                       +34 952 834 373 / FAX: +34 951 120 263 info@campingcabopino.com

Website:                                      https://www.campingcabopino.com/en.html

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr E769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Some decent sized pitches, varying in shade and proximity to the main A7 road along the south coast.  This time we were in Row B (B21), a pitch with sun during the morning and for longer and longer into the afternoon as time went on – by the time we left on 21st January we had sun until about 2.15pm.

Is there water on each pitch?            

No – Mostly shared between 2 or 3 pitches. Very close.  Easy to fill up

What is the electric like?           

At least 10A – We had no problem in the 6 1/2 weeks we stayed

Drainage?     

Yes  – proper drive over site with washing facilities.  Also a machine where you can empty and wash out toilet cartridges (for a fee of course)

What’s the site access like?        

Very good – easy access from the main road; small dedicated parking area on arrival

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                             Good enough.  Several blocks available throughout the park.                                                      Since our last visit the toilets have been refurbished.  However,                                                they are already showing signs of wear! Many move when you sit                                            on them!                                                                                                          Toilet paper provided? Yes  – only once in 6 weeks was there a cubicle where the roll had                                             run out                                                                                           Showers:                          Again good enough.  Calv was happy to use them, although he                                                 did say that most of them were not well set up, some never had                                               hot water etc.  His tip for the best cubicle is the 1st one in the                                                     block at the end of Rows B & C

All facilities were cleaned at least 3 or 4 times a day (maybe even 5)  Even when the site has been invaded at the weekend and the standards of those using the toilets are, shall we say – a little lower, they are soon cleaned again.

What other facilities are there?    

2 swimming pools (1 indoor, 1 outdoor – only 1 open at a time).  The indoor pool had been refurbished since our last visit – really good facility, nice and warm.  Go early to get the most out of your swim (I used to aim for about 9.45am)

Café/Bar (Mario’s); mini-market; reception; take away (Da Bruno’s – try the Chicken & chips – more than enough for 2 for 10 Euros); restaurant (Da Brunos – rather overpriced for fairly standard fair; always busy with the Spanish though); Indian restaurant (off-site, a 5 min walk); Sauna; laundry (often busy – usually best to wait until after lunch); outdoor gym; petanque; table tennis; kid’s play area; bungalows; social area.

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Yes.  Free in the bar area.  Not overly good reception. We have our own mobile capability now.        

How welcoming are they at reception and staff in general?  

Very welcoming and professional.  There is always somebody available to assist.

How much is it?     

With the ACSI card 20E per night (see here for dates) However, the longer you stay the cheaper the site’s own rates are – it was cheaper for us to use their own rates overall, we paid about 14.40 Euros per night until 31st December and then 15 Euros from 1st January after the annual price rise.  (This is due to there being a 40% discount for those staying for more than 30 nights)

What’s the area like?            

10 min walk to a wonderful beach and the marina (Alberts is well worth a visit or 5!!)  There’s an extensive boardwalk along the beach.  There are also a number of shops available in walking distance – unfortunately it’s not quite so easy to cycle as the road is the main A7, which is definitely not suitable for cycling on…!

This time we visited Fuengirola, Malaga, Marbella, Camino del Rey (again), Banos de Hedionda, Ronda (click any to see the relevant post)

There is an awful lot to see and visit in the surrounding area – although it is better to have a car.  This time we had brought our little car with us – over 11 weeks in and we’ve had no issues with towing on an A-frame…

 

           

Suitable for 5th Wheel Vans?    

Yes – there were many here.  Prices have recently been increased for anything over 9m

More detail:

The Good:-

Tbh, after our initial disappointment on arriving we loved it here!

The Bad:-

We don’t like how the site allows 2-3 caravans per pitch during the Spanish kid’s holidays.

The lack of policing of some of the, perfectly reasonable, rules – particularly when the Spanish are in attendance (such as dogs not on leads (and often doing their business wherever they want, with no-one picking up after them.  Often on other people’s pitches…), the noise levels being rather high & continuing into the early hours and the speed that vehicles drive on the site)

 The Ugly:-

Nothing at all 😊

Moving On:

From here we went to Bella Vista (by accident) followed by a couple of free nights up in the mountains near Casares.  An absolute must see!

Would we return??

Well yes – we did!  And have no doubt that we’ll return again in the future 🙂

 

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