On HomeAway you can browse a large range of apartments and villas in Puerto Banus. This is the marina for the well-known destination, Marbella. Here you can experience sun, sea and sand, but with an extra upmarket character and luxury amenities. Whether you have in mind a villa or apartment, want to spend your getaway next to the beach, on a golf course or at the heart of the town, you’ll be able to select the locale that suits your plans. As befits the area, holiday villas in Puerto Banus tend to be plushly furnished and kitted out with modern appliances. You can pinpoint the guest facilities you’d like to have at your ideal apartment in Puerto Banus to tailor your getaway to fit your needs, with air-conditioning, outdoor gardens and pools offered by many rentals.
-Beaches. Marbella offers some wonderful stretches of coastline. A popular option, almost on your doorstep is Playa Rio Verde, which is complemented by great facilities as it sits next to Paseo Maritimo. A glamorous option, favoured especially by hip young things is Playa Nueva Andalucia, while further west is Guadalamina, which is altogether more low-key.
-Shopping. Puerto Banus is renowned for its upscale character and high-end shopping. Here you’ll find luxury boutiques representing brands like Gucci, Versace and Christian Dior. Marbella also offers a large mall, La Cañada, with more than 150 shops and services, and a branch of the trusty El Corte Inglés department store.
-Watersports. Equipment rentals and specialists are available close to Puerto Banus for all kinds of water sports in the summer months – parasailing is a one-off experience, affording memorable views of Marbella and the Mediterranean. There’s also jet-skiing, yacht charters, motor boat rentals, water-skiing, not to forget pedalos.
-Golf. There are ten courses in the Marbella area, but if you have a car you’ll also be just a short trip from other great options on the Costa del Golf. Local favourites include Los Naranjos, which takes its name from the orange groves that line the fairways. It’s a beautifully-maintained course, open to the public and drawing numerous celebrity guests.
-Visitor attractions. If you’re interested in the area’s history then you’ll find the remnants of Roman villas and a Moorish castle in Marbella. The old-town is still partially enclosed by an Islamic-era defensive wall. For family days out there’s the Aqualand water park, around half an hour east in Torremolinos.
Puerto Banus apartments are set in a part of Spain with a warm Mediterranean climate. This results in high temperatures and dry, sunny weather from around May to mid-October. The hottest months are July and August, when temperatures regularly get above 30 degrees during the day. Spring conditions are also quite warm, with highs above 20 degrees as early as March some years. Winter and autumn weather is very mild, although there is a little more rainfall at these times of year. Highs in January usually reach the mid-teens.
The road network on the Costa del Sol is modern and extensive, so most holidaymakers in Puerto Banus hire rental cars. All the same, there’s an intercity bus system providing links between the nearest airport in Malaga and various other cities in Andalucia. Marbella is one of the largest towns in Spain not to have a train station, although local and long-distance buses pick up the slack. Malaga Airport (AGP) is just over half an hour to the east and is the third-busiest in the country, connecting to destinations across Europe, and even North America.