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Puerto Banus Holidays

Glitz and glam in the Med

Puerto Banus was born to be glamorous. Developed as a luxury marina and shopping complex against the backdrop of La Concha Mountain, the resort is known as a playground for the rich and famous. During your Puerto Banus holidays, expect to enjoy buzzing nightlife, with plush bars and clubs that attract a fashionable crowd. Down at the marina, once you’ve finished marvelling at the impressive yachts, you’ll find restaurants galore – everything from fancy fine dining to low-key local restaurants – as well as ritzy shopping centres.

Even if you don’t consider yourself part of the international jet set, Puerto Banus still has plenty to tickle your fancy. Keep an eye out for its distinctive art installations that set it apart from typical beach resorts, such as the bronze sculpture ‘Rhinoceros Dressed in Lace’ by Salvador Dali. For travellers craving a vacation full of pampering and good times, or just a touch of something different along the Costa del Sol, holidays to Puerto Banus are what you are looking for.

Your Puerto Banus questions, answered

It’s quick and easy to travel the 60 kilometres between Malaga and Puerto Banus, meaning you get from the airport to glitzy beachside bar in no time.
Make sure you order some of the amazing fresh seafood available. ‘Gambas al pil pil’ is a popular local dish of prawns in hot olive oil with garlic and chilli.
The Mediterranean climate means hot, dry summers and mild winters. The summer attracts thousands of tourists in search of sun, sea, and sandy beaches. August is the hottest month. The daily temperatures regularly push past 30°C, creating perfect sun-worshipping conditions should you want to spend your days stretched out on the sand. Temperatures start to cool off during mid-September. But, with highs of 26°C, it's still a good month to come and soak up some sun. You'll also save money on accommodation and have a much easier time finding the perfect spot on the beach.
Although a euro doesn’t stretch as far here as it does in other parts of Spain, you can still find some wallet-friendly deals if you keep your eyes peeled.
Puerto Banus has a range of beaches for any type of holiday. You'll find three beaches within walking distance of central Puerto Banus. They are Playa Nueva Andalucia, Playa de Levante, and Playa del Rio Verde. All three are Blue-Flag, family-friendly beaches with facilities and amenities nearby, including changing rooms, bars, and cafes. Fontanilla Beach is a 10-minute drive along the coast from Puerto Banus. It's one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the Costa Del Sol. Nikki Beach Club is where Marbella's cool and exclusive set likes to hang out and party.
Puerto Banus is an exclusive holiday destination famous for luxury shopping districts, VIP bars, and million-dollar super-yachts floating in the harbour. It generally attracts a younger crowd who come to experience the glamorous nightlife. Puerto Banus wasn't designed for family holidays but there are still a few things you can do to keep kids entertained. Take a boat trip to explore hidden beaches. If you're lucky, dolphins will come to say hello. And Costa Water Park is only a 30-minute drive along the coast. It has giant slides and an inflatable off-shore adventure park.
Puerto Banus is a few minutes drive from Marbella. Taxis cost about €15. Alternatively, you can jump on a bus for €5. Services run every 10-minutes from Puerto Banus port. Fit holidaymakers can even hike along the coast. Just avoid walking during the hottest parts of the day as shade is limited in some places. The regular catamaran is the best way to travel between Marbella port and Puerto Banus. There are five services a day and you'll have brilliant views of the Golden Mile coastline. Return tickets cost €9 for adults and €6 for kids.
The nightlife in Puerto Banus is exclusive and sophisticated. It's about stylish cocktail lounges with bottle service and strict dress codes. So, make sure you pack your most glamorous outfits and leave the trainers in your hotel room. Puerto Banus is home to some of the biggest names in clubland. The VIP lounges are perfect to do some celebrity spotting. But, if this isn’t to your taste, head to the Second Line near Muelle De Ribera. This popular strip is where you'll find the Irish pubs and karaoke bars. And the drinks are much cheaper.
Puerto Banus is well-suited to couples. You can spend the days lazing on the beach, exploring the coastline on boat tours, or browsing the exclusive designer shopping districts. Then grab lunch before heading back to the hotel for some downtime. Evenings here are all about good food and a few drinks. As one of Spain's most exclusive holiday towns, Puerto Banus has no shortage of high-end restaurants serving exquisite Spanish and other European cuisines. Or try something a little more rustic at the cute tapas bars. Finish off the perfect evening with a romantic stroll around the port.

Hotels in Puerto Banus