What’s Marbella and Puerto Banus like? Why are so popular

Marbella and Puerto Banus boasts of 320 sunny days a year, surrounding mountains contribute to the mild temperatures. The temperature and location make of the Costa del Sol a world of opportunities to spend a great vacation, pampering yourself with extravagances or practicing any sport in a wonderful environment.

Puerto Banis in Marbella

The city and especially Puerto Banus, have become a very popular visit that no tourist should miss when visiting the south of Spain. Numerous celebrities visit Marbella every year, this has made it a featured destination (some of the famous visitors even end up buying a house).

Visiting Puerto Banus

The majority of the tourists that visit Marbella every year spend their holidays in luxurious resorts. One of the favourite places of the visitors is the famous and exclusive port named after Jose Banus, situated to the west of the centre of Marbella. Only the port attracts over 4 million visitors each year.

Strolling down one of its boulevards, you can appreciate the exclusive stores of fashion giants such as Roberto Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana, amongst other exclusive brands. Although, if your budget is a little less, not to worry, you can also find shops like Zara or Stradivarius in the same area.

No matter what the reason of your trip is, the budget you have or in what season you decide to come…

Famous restaurants and luxury environment

There are many luxurious shops, famous restaurants and exclusive bars in Marbella and its surroundings, it is also the choosen holiday destination for many famous people…all of this contributed for making of Marbella one of the most glamorous places in the world.

The city of Marbella has a great gastronomic variety. There’s something for all tastes; for those of you ‘gourmets’ out there, there are many excellent haute cuisine restaurants, but there are also normal places to have a bite to eat like TGI Friday’s and Hard Rock Café.

No matter what the reason of your trip is, the budget you have or in what season you decide to come. During any month of the year, the surroundings of Marbella and Puerto Banus offer a heavenly panorama; mountains, palm trees and a fantastic nightlife. You’ll always find a place to meet people with similar tastes, to have a drink or simply to enjoy the Mediterranean environment.

Exclusive nightlife with luxury and glamour

Especially relevant is the nightlife in Marbella, well known in the world for hosting some of the most luxurious places. At any time of the year you can enjoy unforgettable nights in discos, clubs, bars and ‘chiringuitos’ (beach bars). There are many high reputation clubs and discos in Marbella, where the most famous musicians and DJ’s organise or simply attend special events.

If your interests are more cultural or , you’ll also be glad to know that there are also a wide range of theatres and cinemas available.

If your feeling lucky, why not pay a visit to the casino? There is so much to choose from to spend a nice evening in Marbella or anywhere on the Costa del Sol.

Summer activities and water sports

A lot of people come to Marbella to relax and chill-out on the beach, but those who want to do physical activity like playing golf, or practicing water sports such as scuba-diving or surf, can find ports and golf courses all along the Costa del Sol.

There are up to 60 different golf courses from the capital city of Malaga right through to Sotogrande. This is why it’s not surprising that they call it the Costa del Golf, due to the many golfers that come from all around the world every year. In Malaga the average temperature is about 18.7 degrees which makes it the perfect province to practice golf.

Regarding water sport activities, you can try anything from riding a jet-ski to surfing or water skiing; these are just a few of the options from the wide range of choices that the costa offers.

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Finally there are some pretty cool hiking trails down the river or even one by the sea in Marbella, ideal for exercising and refreshing any summer day.

Raúl G.T

Developer and content editor at Malagaweb.com
Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.
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