Puerto Banus Travel Guide

  • Luxury yachts and luxury cars.
    Luxury yachts and luxury cars.
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  • Plaza Antonio Banderas.
    Plaza Antonio Banderas.
    by Regina1965
  • D&G
    D&G
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Puerto Banus Things to Do

  • Plaza Antonio Banderas.

    While walking to the marina in Puerto Banús we visited El Corte Inglés and behind that department store is Plaza Antonio Banderas. It is a big square named after the famous actor, Antonio Banderas, who was born in Malaga. On this particular day there was an outside market in tents with a lot of interesting clothes and gift items for sale.

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  • Get blown away by the luxury yachts.

    Now, this is something, here you can see the cream of the cream of luxury yachts. Some of them are as big as ships and almost all af them have security guards on board. It is worth taking a stroll by the marina to see both the luxury cars and the extravagant yachts. I must say that instead of being blown away by this extravagance I almost got mad...

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  • Go spend money at the luxury stores.

    The only stores at the Marina are designer stores so where ever you look you will see Fendi, D&G, Armani, Pravda, Valentino, Jimmy Choo etc. So bring your credit-card or just go window-shopping if you are a relatively "poor" VT-er like I - or just don´t want to spend your money on designer clothes and would rather spend it on travelling ;)

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  • Have a look at the luxury cars.

    What can I say, if you want to see the cream of the cream in luxury cars then Puerto Banús is the place to visit. Have a look at my photos and judge for yourself.

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  • Walk the Boulevard

    Either by day or by night, walk the boulevard facing the sea, and see what Puerto Banus is. You will see luxurious yachts, I don’t think that you will see so many Bentley’s, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porches together, as you see in Puerto Banus. Take the walk to the jetty to see the view of Puerto Banus from the sea.

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  • Statue of La Victoria

    The statue is known as La Victoria or Victory (also Levante Statue), it is 25 meters high and made of bronze and copper on a granite column. It was designed by Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli of Tbilisi. The statue was inaugurated in 1996, a gift from the mayor of Moscow.

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Puerto Banus Restaurants

  • Mumtaz, Puerto Banus, Indian food

    Well I love indian food, and this one is the closest.... in Spain to good one (not as good as the one i tried before in my indian´s friends house of course lol)siting there in the terrace close to the massive yatchs .... too posh for me lol but well sometimes is nice lolThe best is that I did not have to pay the bill, hahahaha

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  • Faulty Towers is alive and kicking in...

    It seems as if Manuel & Co have relocated, and opened a Lebanese restaurant in Marbella / Puerto Banús. The Paseo Benabola, just by the waterfront, has been crowned with one of the – in my opinion, and to the extent of my knowledge – worst restaurants in Spain. Baalbak is nothing but an ill-managed circus, and misrepresentation of Lebanon and the...

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  • It rocks!!

    Home of the legendary Hamburger a foot high!The Hard Rock Cafe is a restaurant like none other, and the place to go if you are a fan of good atmosphere together with real rock music.Don't forget to have a look at all the memoralia hanging on the walls from famous rock stars! Everything is good at this place, but the Hamburger is my favourite

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  • A good place to have lunch

    A good place to have lunch. Their special is 3 courses for 9,50 Euro I tried a starter with fried Brie Cheese and onions. Then a Lasagne as main course and ice cream for desert. Superb!

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  • Looking for a Sushi Fix?

    If you want great sushi on the Costa del Sol, head for Platinum Sushi -- freshest sushi around if expensive. Just watch out for a surly waitress who likes to add things to the check that you have not ordered. The rolls are excellent. Ask the chef to prepare something fresh for you not off the conveyor belt.

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  • Try the Baby Eels....

    I came to Puerto Banus armed with restaurant tips from friends, but on a couple of nights we decided to find some places we could call our own and recommend to others. This was one such restaurant.We were drawn inside by the mouth watering display of fresh seafood at the entrance, the lobsters in their tanks, and oysters in yet more tanks. I...

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Puerto Banus Nightlife

  • Nighclubs

    There are a few good nightclubs in Puerto Banus, some more expensive than others. This Glam nightclub is probably one of the cheapest but still more expensive than other parts of Spain. The other popular ones are Dreamers, Olivia Valverde, Scream among others. Smart casual, jeans are allowed but no trainers.

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  • The Place to Meet in PB

    Before I left for Puerto Banus, EVERYONE was talking about Sinatra Bar and telling me how I simply MUST go there. It's said to be THE place to meet, THE place to see and be seen, THE place to people watch.I was therefore very taken aback when I saw the place. I had walked up and down the strip several times looking for it, and clearly passed it...

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  • Quiet Cocktail Bar

    Bar Sofia is the name of the quiet cocktail bar attached to the Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus.The liveliest time to drink here is between the hours of 6pm and 9pm as people gather after an afternoon on the beaches, or while waiting for taxis to take them to dinner.At first I found the service unfriendly, but I quickly realised that this is because...

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Puerto Banus Transportation

  • Car rental / hire

    The local car rental, Autos Costasol, has fairly competitive prices, and has the advantage of being local. There are companies at the airport that might be cheaper, but this one is practical if you rent a car just part of the time you are here, or you just prefer a more personal service. English is spoken as well.The office is easy to find just...

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  • The local bus

    We usually have a car to get around, but the few times we don't, it's easy to get about with the local bus service. The following site is great to find out where and when the buses go

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  • Malaga Airport - Disabled Travellers

    Malaga airport is extremely busy, bustling day and night with travellers who flock to this incredibly popular holiday destination. It's the main gateway to all of the Costa del Sol, so just imagine the traffic!I travelled with my disabled Mother and, on arrival, we found the facilities for disabled people to be less than adequate. She had to walk a...

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Puerto Banus Shopping

  • Glorious Shoes

    Madonna is a boutique at a quiet end of the glorious shopping strip in the port area of Puerto Banus (Sinatra Bar end).I loved it for its shoes, especially the Belen Donate brand that I adore and never see in Ireland.They were having a sale while I was there and I got about one hundred euro off each of two pairs of shoes, plus a bag at a third of...

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  • El Corte Ingles

    Even though I find this department store more expensive than others you will find almost everything in here.

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  • Designer Shops

    In Puerto Banus you will find most of the designer brands. They are expensive but sometimes you do find a good deal.

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Puerto Banus Local Customs

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    by Carmela71 Written Jul 16, 2003

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    Next to the Bullring, every saturday morning, yu can find here, furniture, paintings, antiques... and the tipical stuff of a flea market.

    Flowers and plants are good price as well here.

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Puerto Banus Warnings and Dangers

  • The Seedier Side....

    Some might consider this just their cup of tea, but I found this area a very open place for the availability of "other services." As I lay lounging in my hot tub in my wonderful five star hotel, I noticed that seven men had taken the penthouse opposite mine and have a bevy of beauties lined up every day to perform services on the roof in the public...

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  • Cats

    No, I'm not talking about the musical but about those beautiful furry animals you'll see when you go for a walk on the promenade (is that an english word?). Some of them have diseases. They're not agressive or anything but I would strongly advice against touching them...

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Puerto Banus Tourist Traps

  • by GibJoe Written Mar 22, 2009

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    You will be approached by persons who will try to sell you designer sun glasses. Although they might look the real thing, they are fakes. Most of them are of very poor quality and will not protect your eyes.

    Unique Suggestions: If you decide that you are going to buy a pair of fake designer sun glasses at least haggle to get the price down.

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Puerto Banus What to Pack

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    by SabrinaSummerville Written Jun 21, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: Designer only! If you don't, everyone will look down on you and restaurants will only allow you admission if they're empty (and, even then, only after subtly glaring at you). I am quite serious about this (although I know it sounds a little odd).

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: OK, the basic dress code in the Puerto Banus/Marbella area is designer glam. Do not attempt to wear your discount store cheapies - you'll feel the disdainful stares. If you can't afford originals, there are extremely good fakes available to buy from the street traders. Mine are all originals, but I can safely say that most of the fakes are of pretty good quality and hard enough to spot.

    In the evenings people dress up in their finest and parade up and down the strip, looking and hoping to be looked at. Sports cars cruise up and down but after a while you realise that's it's the same cars over and over, just seeking attention.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You'll get everything you need here, so don't worry about packing these - other than your regular essential medication.

    Photo Equipment: There's not a huge amount to photograph within the resort, unless you like taking pics of yachts and collagened lips! In other words, not too much need to pack extra memory for the camera.

    Desogner Shops Line the Strip
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Puerto Banus Favorites

  • The beach

    The beach is great at Puerto Banus, in the way that it's a great place to take the kids. The bottom is sand all the way out, and the piers make it safe for the smallest. You have to come early if you want to park nearby, but an alternative is to park next to the Casino on the other side of the highway. From there there is a pedestrian tunnel under...

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  • The Saturday market

    On Saturdays there is a market at the area above the Bullring in Nueva Andalucia. There is a slight difference with this market compared to the Thursday market at nearby San Pedro. There you can get friut and vegetables, while at the Saturday market here you will find more of things like leather ware, art and furniture. Both markets have the usual...

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  • WONDERFUL ORNATE LAMP-POSTS

    One of my favourite things about Puerto Banus and Spain in general, are all the WONDERFUL LAMP-POSTS that can be found here.

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