Discover Dunas de Artola

The Artola Dunes or Cabopino Dunes are a system of fossil and mobile dunes that form a natural environment on the east coast of the municipality of Marbella, in the province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain.

The dunes are located in a deeply transformed and urbanized environment, in the heart of the Costa del Sol. They were declared a natural monument by the Andalusian Government in 2001, covering an area of 192,715 m². They are a small example of what this part of the Andalusian Mediterranean coast once was.

The vegetation is adapted to withstand the strong sunshine and the scarcity of water, as well as the continuous scourge of the wind. Among the most common species are the barrón or maritime thistle, the sea daffodil and bushes such as the caudada juniper.

The dunes are home to an element of military and defensive architecture of Roman origin, the Torre Ladrones, which has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. In addition, the Port of Cabopino and the nudist beach of Cabopino are in the immediate vicinity.

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