Review for Camping Cabopino #3 (2022)

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 A, on a pitch with very little sun, just a couple of hours from early afternoon. 

Not a wonderful surface.  If it rains it’s dirty.  If it’s dry, it’s dusty…  Ground sheet definitely needed

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 3 weeks we stayed this time

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.

Although we noticed that there were alot of bigger motorhomes this time and they struggled to get in and out of the main entrance.  It would be a good idea to call ahead (particularly in a taller van) and a gate at the side can be used for access.

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 3 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 (this remains the case 3 years after our last visit…)

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 is a really good facility, nice and warm.  Go early to get the most out of your swim (I used to aim for about 9.45am – however the gates were never unlocked before 10am this time 😦 )

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 22E 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 19.25 Euros per night for a 3 week stay.

What’s the area like?            

10 min walk to a wonderful beach and the marina (Alberts is well worth a visit or 5!! – unfortunately not opening until mid-March this year though) 

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, , Marbella – (click any to see the relevant post).  We didn’t visit Malaga,  Banos de Hedionda,  Camino del Rey or Ronda this time though as we didn’t have the little car with us

There is an awful lot to see and visit in the surrounding area – although it is better to have a car.   

        

Suitable for 5th Wheel Vans?    

Yes – there were many here.  Prices are possibly different for anything over 9m

More detail:

The Good:-

The facilities – particularly the indoor swimming pool

Prices are good in Marios

The Bad:-

Nothing really updated in the last 3 years.  Some may see that familiarity as a good thing, but some things do need some attention

 The Ugly:-

Nothing at all 😊

Moving On:

From here we went to a marine in Caleta de Velez for a couple of nights.

Would we return??

Well yes – we did!  We feel it’s increasingly unlikely that we will do so in the future though 😦

 

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