Puerto Banús

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Puerto Banús, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29660

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By George Prior, your Marbella expert

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Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Sporty types, Stag / hen parties, Celebrity spotting, Nightlife, Shopping, Special occasions, Trendiness

Best for Posing - Expert review of Puerto Banús

This is one of Europe's most celebrated and glamorous leisure ports.

I go through phases of loving the unashamed glitziness of Puerto Banús. Sometimes I like putting on my biggest pair of sunglasses and mooching around the yachts worth tens of millions, browsing the designer boutiques where the clothes don’t have a price tag (if you have to ask, you can’t afford it), and watching the world strut by from a bar or restaurant full-to-bursting with well-groomed social butterflies. Other times, the ostentatious brashness of it all is a bit much. Either way, it must be experienced on a trip to Marbella.

Price advice: 

It's free to walk around and do a spot of window shopping, but you'd best have a healthy relationship with your bank manager if you fancy picking up some treats from the boutiques and/or eating and drinking.

Expert tips: 
Restaurants stay open until about midnight, or even 1am, in the summer, but close a couple of hours earlier in winter.
In the height of the summer there are lots of prostitutes near the piano bars and nightclubs on the second line. It can get a bit seedy so avoid it if that’s not your thing.
Park in the underground car park at Plaza Antonio Banderas or in the multi-storey attached to El Corte Ingles department store. But check the opening hours as they vary throughout the year.

More information on Puerto Banús:

Price guide:
Free
Type:
Neighbourhood / street
Address:
Puerto Banús, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29660
Months open:
All year round
Indoor/outdoor?:
Outdoor

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