Las Chapas is a small residential and beach urbanisation situated on the Costa del Sol in the Malaga province of Andalusia. Set between Fuengirola and Marbella, it is an ideal location for families who want to enjoy a beach holiday, but would also like to explore the local coastline.
The resort has very little aside from apartments, and a couple of restaurants, but you can walk along the beach to Cabopino Port and the small community of Elviria is just five minutes drive, which offers ample amenities.
Las Chapas is well situated between Fuengirola and Marbella, and just 35 kilometres, around 30-40 minutes drive from the International airport in Malaga.
The delightful beachside urbanisation is within walking distance, along the beach to Cabopino Port, with its variety of restaurants and bars. Hop in the car and in five minutes you will be in Elviria, where there are bars, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and the exclusive Nikki Beach Club.
The area, called East Marbella, between Marbella and Calahonda, is less developed than most parts of the Costa del Sol and is surrounded by beautiful green pine scenery. There are also several excellent golf courses in the surrounded landscape, making Las Chapas an excellent destination for golf holidays.
Las Chapas is an ideal location for those looking for a relaxing beach holiday, the local beaches are long stretches of golden sand, although close to Las Chapas, there is also a pretty rocky stretch. The beaches here, east of Marbella, are said to be the finest on the Costa del Sol. Clean, relaxed, chiringuitos (beachside restaurants) can be found every 100 metres, and in Cabopino there are host of water sports activities to be enjoyed.
Places to visit
From Las Chapas, you are ideally located to visit the entire Costa del Sol. Marbella is just 10 minutes drive in the car, and Fuengirola around 15 minutes. For a touch of traditional Andalusia, you can take a trip to Mijas Pueblo, a 25 minute drive, or hop on the bus to Fuengirola and from there, you can catch up a bus to the tiny pueblo, set around 500 metres above sea level.
If you enjoy walking and hiking, we recommend that you head to Elviria and then up into the mountains behind, where we can guarantee the best views to the coast, and some stunning walks into the natural mountains that shelter the coast.
Las Chapas enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, temperatures average 32 ºC during the summer.