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Inhabitants 31000
Level above sea 0 meters
Nearest airport Malaga
Distance to airport 58 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 8 C


Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus is located to the west of Marbella, before you reach the small town of San Pedro de Alcantara. A relatively new town on the scene, it was actually developed in the seventies in a beautiful setting within the town of Marbella, by the local developer Jose Banús. The area affords a beautiful setting, with an impressive mountain backdrop and ocean views.

Puerto Banus has fast become a mix of jet set playground, combined with hen and stag party hang out. Here you can while away hours sipping a cocktail in the port watching the super rich on their luxury yachts and the Ferraris and Lamborghinis drive by.


Around town
Although small, Puerto Banus offers an amazing wealth of facilities and attractions; including beautiful beaches on either side of the port, a myriad of restaurants and bars, water sports, golf, a casino, cinema and a amazing selection of upmarket and expensive fashion boutiques; there is also an El Corte Ingles department store here, the largest department store chain in Spain.

If you really want to get a birds eye view of the port and its magnificent setting, then you can take a boat trip around the local coastline, which you can catch central promenade area.


Beaches
The beach adjacent to Puerto Banus holds a European blue flag. The port is flanked on either side by beaches, looking out towards the sea, to the left you have a less crowded beach, with a walkway to the promenade, which will take you all the way down to the Marbella. Here there are a couple of Chiringuitos (beach restaurants) and a children’s play area. To the right is main beach, where during the summer, beach parties are held with bars, music and dancing on the beach, day and night.


Market
Every Saturday Puerto Banus and its urban area of Nueva Andalucia, hold an extensive market, probably the largest and most popular along this stretch of coastline. Here you can buy everything from handbags, to carpets, to clothes, music and furniture. Beware in the height of season it gets extremely busy and is very difficult to park close to the market itself.

Nightlife
Puerto Banus is definitely the place to come to if you are looking for a varied and busy nightlife scene. The town is packed with alfresco bars, piano clubs and discos, which all keep going until dawn. It’s important to mention that many of the boutique shops stay open during the summer months until midnight and do not then open until midday.

Eating out
What can we say? What isn’t there to eat in Puerto Banus? The town was developed for entertainment and there are more restaurants and bars than anything else here. The port is lined with upmarket Spanish seafood restaurants, American hamburger joints, and Italian eateries, plus there are a couple of good Indian restaurants too.

Step back away from the port and into the plaza area and there is an excellent tapas restaurant, as well as Burger King and Macdonalds if you need a quick fix, in between window shopping!

Climate
Puerto Banus enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable, temperatures are an average of 32 ºC in summer.



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Reviews for Puerto Banús

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Based on 70 reviews.

   
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13 August, 2014

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Very nice town

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Very nice
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08 August, 2014

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Great for family and kids, single people, all young and old alike.....sometimes some shops are overpriced when selling virtually rubbish stuff though!

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Lovely clean beaches.
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04 August, 2014

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Very nice City but need to look at more things to do for the Kids!!

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Very nice coast
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14 July, 2014

City review

Nice and clean

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Good
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01 July, 2014

City review

Lovely port with nice shops, bars and restaurants. Would recommend costawaterpark - an inflatable assault course out in the sea near to mistral playa.

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Nice beaches and clear seas
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15 June, 2014

City review

Aloha is the perfect location. Everything is very near and Puerto Banus just some minutes away.

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For me the most beautiful coast to be
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30 May, 2014

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17 April, 2014

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A bit too much nouveau riche

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Duizenden leegstaande en half afgebouwde appartementen
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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24 March, 2014

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Pleasantly surprised with the activity at this time of year

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We love golf and had more than we could ever ask for
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01 September, 2013

City review

Great area for a holiday. High standard of restaurants and bars. Good for couples, families and groups of friends.

Coast review

Easy access to visit Marbella and Gibraltar.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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20 August, 2013

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It is not my favourite place. The beaches in Málaga are not very pretty. Not exactly white sands and lots of pebbles.

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It is not my favourite place. The beaches in Málaga are not very pretty. Not exactly white sands and lots of pebbles.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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17 August, 2013

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We think Puerto Banus is overestimated. The place is living in its old times. It feels like Puerto Banus needs to be renovated somehow... Like it has seen better times.

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Just wonderful place to stay. Perfect weather, healthful climate, beautiful beaches, small lovely villages and much more praise...
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11 August, 2013

City review

Lived up to the roamer :)

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Great area with a lot of different places to explore.
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27 July, 2013

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Good vacation spot

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Good vacation spot
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17 April, 2013

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Puerto Banus you have to do 1 night but very expensive if you eat & drink there San Pedro fantastic value bars & restaurants

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Great
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23 March, 2013

City review

Nice little town, with a pleasant center and markets; a good base for exploring wider afield.

Coast review

The coast here is prettier than other parts of Spain and the climate better for longer! We didn't swim or use the beaches much, but could see that would be a great attraction during the summer months.
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24 February, 2013

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You can enjoy the luxury boats and cars in the exclusive area and still find quiet and not too expensive places to eat and shop.

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Beautiful with opportunities near the coast and also in the mountains
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13 February, 2013

City review

Over the top luxury, if one wants it. We did not fully utilize this town ...not enough time to see it and more of Andulusia. We opted for more of the surrounding area.

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Busy and over populated. Still a lovely location anyway
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15 January, 2013

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Puerto Banus marina, what can you say. It is world famous.

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We walked along the prom and it was nice and clean.
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08 January, 2013

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Charming

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Perfect
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28 October, 2012

City review

I did not stay in Puerto Banus, city i dont like at all The area I stayed in Herrojo Alto, (La Quinta) is a very quiet domain with beautifull spacious houses, lush vegetation and beautiful views.

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The nature of the coast is completely spoiled by overbuilding The only thing they (who ever) could not spoil is the nice climate
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29 August, 2012

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loved it here, food was excellent and night life great too

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gorgeous beaches
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02 August, 2012

City review

I've been here for many years now, and it is my favorite area for partying and shopping

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A perfect place for both families and friends
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25 June, 2012

City review

Up market. Can be a bit expensive, but nicer than we thought it would be.

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Well catered for.
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24 June, 2012

City review

Sunny, positive, fashion

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Nice place, I like it!
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24 June, 2012

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The Best

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Excellent
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21 June, 2012

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5

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cold sea because of The Atlantic
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15 June, 2012

City review

I have stayed in Puerto Banus many times. This is definetely the classiest and best place on the Costa del Sol, with lovely beaches and restaurants and great shopping. Be careful to make sure you stay in the port though, and don't end up staying inland from Puerto Banus, which is strictly speaking Nueva Andalucia and NOT Puerto Banus. If you end up here it could mean a long taxi ride to the beach and restaurants or a walk through the main road underpass at night!

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Great as always!
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02 June, 2012

City review

Great place for leisure and fun for the whole family.

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Costa del sol is just great! The warm weather makes it great for most of the year.
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23 May, 2012

City review

We have always had a brilliant holiday in Puerto Banus and will continue to come here as we feel Puerto Banus both families and individuals.

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The beaches are always buzzing with restaurants and entertainment.
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20 May, 2012

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Vibrant, exciting and yet just a few minutes walk away from the port you can relax by the pool in serene settings or on the beach.

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Everything is available, it's clean and felt safe
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14 May, 2012

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Marbella is a lovely town with plenty to see and do.

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Have been on Costa Del Sol many times and always enjoy
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06 May, 2012

City review

Very pleasant and wealthy!

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Wonderful beaches
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23 April, 2012

City review

San Pedro is stunning.

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good beaches and lots to do
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02 March, 2012

City review

Lovely location and its easy to find your way to everything.

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Beautiful beaches and amazing weather for February.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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15 January, 2012

City review

vibrant area with plenty to do and see.

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lovely weather for january. Plenty of activities even in off season.
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06 January, 2012

City review

Great place and lovely people, great to see the large boats down by the port and take in all of the atmosphere of the rich, that do their shopping there.

Coast review

great coast, great area
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30 December, 2011

City review

Ok...bit over-rated. Supermarket easy to shop in. Area is generally a bit neglected, but then I suppose the government can't really afford to spend money on roads etc at the moment...! A lot of closed-down businesses and vacant buildings. However it was winter so maybe a bit deceiving? The weather was fantastic though...AND you MUST go to the Rock of Gibraltar some 60kms away... Very very good!

Coast review

The weather was beautiful...middle of winter and 22degrees with a good deal of warmth in the sun! Kids got in their bathing gear and sun-baked. I got in the heated pool! General impression of the Costa del Sol was that it is definitely suffering from the effects of the GFC and Spain's current financial issues. But still worth a visit...beautiful Ronda was a highlight.
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27 July, 2011

City review

The resort is located outside the city, so you need some kind of transportation to get to the city. A beautiful city with shops and a promenade at the beach, restaurants, coffeeshops and bars all the way.

Coast review

very close to the beach, but a promenade will be welcome.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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25 July, 2011

City review

Expensive to go out in, but if you save money on the accomodation like we did, you don't mind about spending a bit more on a nice meal. All of the food we had was top notch. Nice to relax in the bars and watch the supercars and yachts. Weather was stunning the whole week. A must do is the ferry to Marbella and back.

Coast review

Good motorways make it easy to get about. Lots of resorts to cater for different needs. Plenty of activities - water parks, zoo, mini golf, watersports.
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18 July, 2011

City review

Puerto Banus is definately one of the niecest places to stay in Costa del Sol, maybe its glory days are a bit over but I would say that Marbella is a great place to be, Puerto Banus has everything you need from the huge El Corte Ingles to the Hipercor and to the adorable old town of Marbella. Less tourists and less pubs/bar over exploited areas like much of Costa del Sol.

Coast review

Very very over exploited over built and uncared for, seems like the building boom never stopped and there werent enough customers so they never finished everything, I am not sure I would go back unless its for a weekend of golf as there are many amazing courses and if you avoid the touristic towns of Estepona, Torremolinos, Fungiorola and seek out the more less crowded - there are still some places around.
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26 May, 2011

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Very expensive and full of quite pretentious people but we had fun!

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