Although it has long been famous as a playground of the rich and famous, Puerto Banus is a relatively newish holiday destination.
It was officially opened in 1970 but was a well kept secret amongst the wealthy until around the early 90s. And what started out as just two roads and a fishing village has since grown into a spectacular international resort attracting visitors from around the world. It still isn’t a huge town, there are only five hotels for example, but the range of activities and things to see and do is immense. Puerto Banus is probably most famous for its port which is home to some of the most exquisite and luxurious yachts in the world. The port has fantastic views towards Africa and Gibraltar, making it a wonderful place to lie back on your boat and soak up the sun. And for those of us living in the real world we can take a leisurely stroll around the marina and admire the wonderful vessels.
Don’t be fooled though, you don’t necessarily have to own a boat to be on one – a lot of the boats can be hired and if there is a big group of you who can split the cost, it may not be as pricey as expected.
And if big expensive motors are your thing, it’s not just the boats that will attract your attention in the marina. Every big name car imaginable lines the seafront, but to pose here with your motor doesn’t come cheap, to get into the port requires the car owner to purchase a high-priced port pass.
Aside from the wonderful boats and cars, one of the major attractions of Puerto Banus is the fantastic shopping on offer.
There is not a brand of designer clothing that you will not find in one of Puerto Banus´s many expensive shops and boutiques. Along the Marina, known as Muelle Rivera, Louis Vuitton, La Perla and Cavalli are just a few examples of some the world-famous brand names that have shops there.
Away from the designer boutiques, the premier shopping experience in Puerto Banus is undoubtedly the Spanish department store El Corte Ingles; in England you could probably compare it to Selfridges. It has 5 floors and stocks everything including clothes, sports equipment, electrical goods, music and you can even get your dry cleaning done or your car valeted! On the ground floor you will also find a huge supermarket called Hipercor, where you will find just about everything you need.
Across the road from El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus there is another smaller and more manageable shopping centre called Marina Banus. Here you will find a few well selected shops – including high street favourites Zara and Massimo Dutti - and some nice small cafes and restaurants. The Marina Banus centre is perfect for a coffee break or a quick bite to eat at lunch.
Puerto Banus has two personalities – its daytime personality and its night time one too. Puerto Banus by day is a stunning Mediterranean town with cosmopolitan coffee shops and restaurants catering for everyone, where an afternoon of shopping or lying on the beach would be perfect. By night, it’s the party capital of Spain with many bars pumping sounds across the port and an array of nightclubs and discos – there are just so many to choose from! You can party until 7am or 8am in the morning if you so desire. During the summer months this goes on every night of the week, but in the winter months the late night places tend to be limited from only Thursday to Sunday.
Every year during the summer months, the best “hangout” spots tend to change. The latest craze was Pangea´s Sky Lounge above the La Luna club at the end of the south port in conjunction with the club promoters KinkyMalinki and Sintilate. This is an open air, late night bar packed full of revellers being seduced by the summer party ambience. Sinatra’s and the News Café on the marina are popular venues in which to start the night off. Sinatra’s is normally busy from early evening onwards and News Café from 11ish. And the infamous Olivia Valere´s nightclub on the outskirts of Puerto Banus is as popular as ever, but you will have to take a taxi to get there.
The restaurant choice in “The Port” is second to none. There are many international chains, to name a few; TGI Fridays, Tony Romas, Kublais and the best Italian restaurant on the whole of the coast is Picasso’s giving amazing value for money as well as many more from all different origins of the world. Things don’t really get started until late though; people tend not to go out for dinner until around 10ish. This is mainly because of the weather as it normally has cooled down a little by that time.
The favourite leisure time activity when holidaying in Spain is going to the beach. There are numerous beaches on both sides of the Marina. The most popular beaches are Mistral Beach and Plaza Beach where there are water sports to have a go at, beach bars and Chiringuitos – the small restaurants selling fresh fish. And if you fancy posing and rubbing shoulders with the celebs, then the Ocean Club is the place to go. There are huge sun loungers in the style of double beds which fit 3 or 4 people on, however the prices are celebrity style too.
If it is something even more relaxing than lying on the beach that you require from your time in Puerto Banus, then the Sierra Bermeja Mountains are to the north of the town and many fantastic walks and nature spotting can be found there. Alternatively, Puerto Banus is surrounded by many great golf courses.
The property market in Puerto Banus and its outer areas like Nueva Andalucía will continue to be in Hugh demand due to its location and name. Purchasing property here would always be an excellent investment or would provide an extremely exciting place to live!
If you are serious about buying property in Puerto Banus and want a great property deal then you need to speak to Costa Del Sol Property Group, our team of property consultants are experts in the Spanish property buying process. We have some excellent reduced and bargain property and bank repossession properties available for sale throughout the Puerto Banus area.
Every year, thousands of people choose to buy property in Puerto Banus and in the residential area of Nueva Andalucía, because it is such a popular area and because the properties for sale in Puerto Banus area make excellent long and short-term investments.
If you would like to buy property or thinking about buying property in or around Puerto Banus, then you will have a wide choice of fantastic properties to view with Costa Del Sol Property Groups largest and direct property owner listings portfolio. There are many types of property available to buy in Puerto Banus including luxury front line apartments and penthouses with some larger townhouses and luxury villas for sale.
If you are looking to buy property in Puerto Banus or seriously considering buying property in Puerto Banus for an investment, then this area would always be a good choice. It is an all-year-round holiday destination, which is very popular with both golfers and holidaymakers.
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