The famous port of Puerto Banus is only 8 minutes walk from the villa, or 2 minutes by car.
For those of you who have never visited Puerto Banus before, you are in for an absolute treat! Those of you who have been before will already know you are coming back to the most “happening” resort in the Costa del Sol.
Puerto Banus is unique – based around a harbour filled with speed boats to enormous luxury yachts with cars to match and packed full of designer shops, bars, clubs, restaurants, cinemas, market stalls, department stores, and the most spectacular array of trendy, jet setting people – it’s no wonder Puerto Banus has been a playground to the rich and famous for decades!
To top it all off Puerto Banus is surrounded by many of the best golf courses, marine, aqua and safari parks and beaches in the whole of Spain
Hiking / golf / water sports / swimming / tennis / marine parks / aqua parks / safari parks / amusement parks / gymnasiums / horse riding / ice skating / skiing / Cinema / Bowling / shopping
Nearest airport – Malaga aprox 45 kilometres / 30 minutes by car
Second nearest – Gibraltar aprox 60 kilometres / 45 minutes by car
Access from airport to villa – taxis / bus / car hire / transport companies / journey time aprox 35 mins
THE COSTA DEL SOL - GENERAL
Puerto Banus is ideally situated, only 30 minutes drive from Malaga airport, and 40 minutes from Gibraltar, the famous mountain monkeys, and tax free shopping! (You can also fly into Gibraltar airport – much smaller than Malaga with fewer flights but also fewer people!)
5 kms north is the delightfully traditional Spanish town of San Pedro with its own unique beaches. 5 kms South is the huge expanse of Marbella town with yet more shops, restaurants and beaches. Just outside Marbella is the enormous retail park known as La Canada, with many English shops, restaurants, bowling,
cinemas, and so much more!
The Costa del Sol, especially Marbella generally has good weather all year round as it is sheltered by the mountains behind in the winter, and cooled by the sea breezes in the summer. So if you don’t choose the Costa del Sol for your summer break, why not try a winter vacation? Most residents and holiday makers alike enjoy winter here in summer attire and Christmas dinner on the beach or the terrace!
PLACES TO VISIT – DETAILED
LA CAÑADA - This is the BIGGEST shopping centre in the area. If you’re a shopaholic, you MUST pay this place a visit, in the summer it is open 10.00am to 10.00 pm, 7 days a week!
GIBRALTAR - Generally an interesting day out and the monkeys well worth a visit, but a long way to go to buy English goods in Spain (tax free or not!)
MARBELLA TOWN - This place is enormous! A huge choice of shops, bars and restaurants, but generally more of the same of what you would find closer to home, Orange square (main road through Marbella and set back on your left before Café de Marbella) is well worth a visit, as it is a pretty Spanish square with restaurants and orange trees.
Also, you should really go through some of the Hotels between Puerto Banus and Marbella - hotels like Puente Romano, and the Marbella Hill Club down to their beaches. Very posh, but fantastic cuisine, and in the summer the beaches turn into evening venues.
SAN PEDRO - For a real culture change you really should pay a visit to San Pedro Town. The shops are still mostly traditional Spanish. Take a stroll to Bora Bora beach which is the main beach for this area – some very nice places to eat and fun things for kids to do – is much quieter than the Banus beaches and great for families.