Puerto Banus
Puerto Banus
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Phill N
338 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The majority of my stay was in Puerto Banus, also known as the Beverly Hills of Spain. People trying to see someone or trying to be seen; i have never felt that a person clothing or car defined who they are as a person. Granted someone in this town must have some money; it all can not be just smoke and mirrors, or there would not be so many Lamborghini, Ferrari, and yot dealers.
For the most part this would not have been my ideal holiday locations, but it does offer access to some beautiful quiet beaches.
Written 3 December 2023
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Zara N
Varberg, Sweden13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Luxury, beautiful and fun part of Marbella.
Happy, gorgeous people and great service at the restaurants. We really enjoyed the weekend.
Written 2 July 2023
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Leif B
Pietarsaari, Finland2,795 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I was on a guided tour to Marbella, but first we made a detour to Porto Banus. I didn’t like Porto Bonus. It is too much, a playground for rich people, who want to show up how much they own. Luxury yachts and cars. I prefer more modest places. I’m a down-to-earth man from the countryside and I don’t like this kind of extravagant style of life.
Written 10 February 2023
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andy f
20 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
It's the new Marbella..
Designer shops, big cars ,big yachts.
Not much else.
Street market is a decent size but just sells tat.

Written 30 June 2022
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tripsandfood55
London, UK3,927 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A day trip from Marbella Old Town - never to be repeated. The back street area of the marina was unfortunately empty / deserted with rubbish all over the place and needed a good clean up. The Marina area has it's own Trip Advisor comments / experience. The only good thing we found was the Dali Sculpture (Rhino Bronze Statue - Rinoceronte - in the middle of a round about just outside the main town area - worth a visit!) There are also a number of Arne Quinze exhibits that may be seen; mainly around the Marina area. Simply put, it was not a place we would normally visit.
However, it would appeal to many other people.
Written 20 February 2022
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Rikpasdom
Rhoose, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a place to see how the other half live . Expensive cars and boats around the main centre . If you love fashion great place for designer shops . Eaten in many places . Can be expensive on the front . Go to back a few streets and cheaper !!! Especially for breakfast .
Written 4 March 2020
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Roxana Travel & Dining Reviews
Greenwich, CT182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Prior to choosing this destination, I watched dozens of YouTube videos and researched extensively looking for the perfect Spanish coast destination before choosing Puerto Banus in Marbella, Spain. I chose well. Puerto Banus is even more beautiful than any documentary you’ll find.

For starters how can you beat 62 degrees Farenheit in January? I left temperatures in the teens and grey skies in the New York City tri-state area and I’m not missing a single day of being home.

This port town on the Costa del Sol in Spain is the most exclusive resort area I’ve visited. I used to think that nothing could beat MonteCarlo which I’ve visited at least a dozen times but, I must admit, Puerto Banus rivals the port area of Monaco. The people here are friendlier, more approachable and excited to tell you all about their community.

I was surprised to see yachts many times larger than ones I’ve seen in MonteCarlo. What takes one’s breath away is the stylish and elegant architecture against the beautiful green mountains as a backdrop. The buildings a gentle blend between the elegance of Spanish design and Moor culture.

Palm trees and green shrubbery abound everywhere. I was surprised to find orange trees teaming full of fruit in the winter! The bougainvillea still thrive in January as do many other beautiful flowers throughout the city. Wild parrots nest in palm trees, adding to the beauty of the natural setting.

One thing that stands out is the cleanliness of the ocean water. Throughout the day there are huge schools of grey mullet and other species swimming up to the sea wall, an indication of clean water and healthy sea beds. Let’s all make sure we keep it that way!

Even though it’s now the middle of winter, there’s still a contrast in colors between the backdrop of the lush green mountains against the clear blue sky and ocean.

Puerto Banus is spotless. Clearly residents take pride in keeping their city clean, especially in the port area, which in other places tend to be the dirties part of town. We did not see a single piece of litter in the water nor on the streets. What a breath of fresh air!!!

Speaking of port area, this part of town is full of restaurants. The most sought-after are the ones along the water. One can find anything from Lebanese, Indian, Chinese, Argentinian to traditional Spanish cuisine. There are hookah bars everywhere and one can sip a pitcher of sangria all afternoon without anyone pressuring you to leave.

Prices are high. Puerto Banus is not known to be a cheap nor known as a college age destination. This is where the rich and famous come to show off their wealth and money is not a consideration. People have been known to spend thousands on champagne just to shake the bottle and spray it amongst the crowd.

This part of the Costa del Sol is as diverse as it can get. On any given day one can hear Arabic, Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Norwegian, Russian, Hindi and many other languages. It’s a microcosm of the global community.

The most famous couture designers are represented here. I counted four Dolce and Gabbana locations in less than one square mile.

Nightlife is unparalleled and clubs abound. I understand now why many businesses only open at mid-day. Most people are up partying the night away. Police and security abound since, apparently, with lots of money come lots of questionable activities after sunset.

The best time to visit this area of Marbella is early morning before the throngs of crowds appear. I’m used to lunching between 12 and 1PM, a great time to enjoy local eateries before the locals and visitors fill the restaurants.

I’m here in January, just after the New Year, and it’s lovely to see Christmas decorations still out. The Spanish celebrate the season through January 5th, when the Three Kings Parade takes place. At this time of year, you can get a Roscon de Reyes, or 3 kings cake, which are available everywhere.

Puerto Banus is walkable. Parking is scarce so get there early. Garages cost upwards of 40 euros for the day. Some visitors rent bikes or people movers. We opted to walk everywhere to exercise away the extra intake of calories between the café con leche and desserts that are so delicious in Spain!
Written 3 January 2020
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Michael C
28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Who haven't heard about Puerto Banus yet.. This lovely Yacht and sport port has become the main attraction to the night life of Marbella. Is it really a great place? No doubt it is an attractive place to walk around, watching all kind of luxury yachts and cars but at the same time it might become annoying when too many people want to show off their cars, turning around and around at the sole road along the port. Many fashion shops at full retail price and original products you can find only there and many restaurants and discos and lunges, some are even good... but do not expect the place to be an economic save your money places. Best time to visit is at off season, when not some many people are hanging around but, one should also admit that when the place is packed, it got its own attraction, mainly in the vacations periods. A nice experience is to visit the Port in the early evening, before the human storm has started...
Written 30 April 2019
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barb11172016
Franklin, TN161 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Puerto Banús is a small suburb of Marbella. It is easy to wander around and has upscale shopping. The beach promodade is a great place to walk and stop in places to eat. The beach is not impressive. Very rocky.
Written 24 November 2018
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Sparkie154
Gloucester, UK684 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We love to come to the marina area to mooch around the up market boutiques and bars. The yachts get bigger and bigger!! But after paying 9€ for a coffee and coke we decided to walk back a block and find somewhere less pricey and equally as nice for lunch.
Written 2 October 2018
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