A record-breaking 82.6 million tourists visited Spain in 2018. While your mind may go to big-name cities, like Barcelona and Madrid, when you think of a Spanish vacation, they aren’t the only popular destinations.
Puerto Banus is a luxury marina in Southwest Spain. It attracts everyone from families to celebrities due to the beautiful beaches and a wide variety of activities. Puerto Banus is also known for its high-class dining and shopping, making it the perfect destination if you want to feel like royalty on vacation.
Do you want to learn more? Then keep reading to discover 9 amazing things you can do in Puerto Banus.
1. Relax on the Beach
Puerto Banus is famous for its three gorgeous beaches, two of which (Playa del Rio Verde and Playa Nueva Andalucia) have been awarded a blue flag for their high quality and environmental standards.
Each beach has soft sand and beautiful blue water that make it the perfect place to relax with a drink in hand.
Of course, they also have very different personalities. For example, Playa Nueva Andalucia is popular with the younger crowd while Playa Puerto Banus is geared more towards families with young children. So, make sure you do some more research before picking a beach for your vacation.
2. Try Some Water Sports
There’s so much more to do on the beaches of Puerto Banus than sunbathing. If you want a bit of adrenaline on your vacation, be sure to try one of the many water sports.
Jet skiing, parasailing, speedboating, flyboarding, and canoeing are just some of the activities available. If you’d prefer something a bit more relaxing, consider booking a fishing charter boat or taking a dolphin watching tour.
3. Enjoy a Luxury Beach Club
There’s no better way to enjoy the luxurious appeal of Puerto Banus than by visiting one of their high-end beach clubs.
Both Sala Beach and Ocean Club Marbella have gourmet restaurants, spas, pools, and bars. There are even some unique attractions, such as champagne parties, fish pedicures, and live performances.
But perhaps the biggest allure is that these clubs often play host to celebrities, so you’ll have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
4. Shop till You Drop
Puerto Banus may be small, but there’s no shortage of shopping to be done. There are many different shopping centers as well as high-end boutiques and designer labels.
El Corte Ingles is a five-story department store that has everything you’ll need to move into your new home or timeshare in Puerto Banus, including clothing, cosmetics, jewelry, luggage, electronics, and household items. There’s even a supermarket, dry-cleaners, pharmacy, hairdresser, and post-office here!
5. Stroll Through the Market
Along with all the permanent shopping options, Puerto Banus is also home to a weekly market. It opens every Saturday, and it’s filled with things like clothes, accessories, carpets, antiques, and furniture.
This is a great place if you want to shop on a budget as goods are affordably priced and bargaining is welcome. You’ll also get a chance to meet the locals and find some unique souvenirs, making this a must-do.
6. Hit the Casino
Do you want to try your luck while you’re in Spain? Casino Marbella is the perfect place gamble the night away.
There are slot machines and table games, such as blackjack, poker, and roulette. Of course, Casino Marbella also has delicious food and good cocktails, so you can play right through dinner.
7. Enjoy the Nightlife
Marbella is famous for its nightlife, but don’t count Puerto Banus out just yet. You can find some of the hottest and most exclusive clubs here which attract locals, tourists, and celebrities alike.
People tend to dress their best here, so clubbing in Puerto Banus gives you an opportunity to put on your favorite outfit (or an excuse to buy a new one!). Since clubs are open until 6 a.m., you can party until the sun comes up and really cut loose on your vacation.
8. Practice Your Swing
Are you a golf aficionado? Or maybe you’re looking to take up the sport. Either way, you’ll never get bored golfing in Puerto Banus!
There are 16 different golf courses and clubs in the area, and people play all year long. The courses themselves are kept in immaculate condition. Many golf clubs also come with luxury amenities, like high-end spas and hotels.
La Quinta, La Dama de Noche, and Los Naranjos are some of the most popular courses near Puerto Banus, although all of the 16 available courses are sure to impress.
9. Take a Cruise to Marbella
Marbella is another popular vacation destination in Southwest Spain where you can find many shops, beaches, galleries, and museums as well as some of the best restaurants around. If you plan on spending an extended amount of time in Puerto Banus, a day trip to Marbella is a must.
While you can take the bus, taking a catamaran is much more comfortable and scenic. It takes about half an hour, and you’ll get the chance to see a panoramic view of the coastline with all it’s luxurious villas and hotels.
Your Guide to Puerto Banus
Are you looking for a unique and luxurious vacation destination? Then you can’t go wrong with Puerto Banus! From the beautiful beaches and exciting water sports to the lively night clubs and pristine golf courses, there’s no shortage of things to do here.
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