The exclusive resort of Puerto Banus is located on the coastline of the Costa del Sol in Spain, famed for its sun-drenched beaches and glittering shores. With a myriad of golden sands to discover, it’s no surprise than the main draw of Puerto Banus holidays are in its beaches. Soul Beach is the ideal spot for rest and relaxation as well as a bustling beachside bar, while Azucar Beach boasts excellent facilities for families.
If you’d much rather don your golf trousers on your holidays in Puerto Banus, you’ll find some excellent golf ranges in the area, with nearby Marbella offering an excellent selection. Spend a few hours honing your swing against the stunning backdrop of the Costa del Sol. For those feeling more adventurous, Fuengirola is a great place to indulge in water sports – everything from diving to windsurfing.
For those that have the kids in tow, Puerto Banus holidays offer some great opportunities for daytrips. Head to the neighbouring resort of Malaga, where you’ll find one of the biggest water parks in the area, Aqualand. Spend the day shooting down waterslides or chilling out in one of the many pools on offer.
Most of the clubs are cocktail-fuelled and give centre stage to some of the world's most-renowned DJs throughout the summer. Tibu is one of the newest clubs on the Puerto Banus coastline and if you're in the mood for a night of luxury and every type of cocktail imaginable, then Tibu is the place for you.
For late-night drinks and Tapas, head to Lamoraga. With eight restaurants scattered around Spain, this is one place where you're sure to enjoy Michelin-star cuisine served in contemporary and sleek surroundings. If you'd prefer to sit outside and enjoy the cool summer evening however, then Morelli's will be more suitable. Sticking to the chic décor, which you'll become familiar with during your holiday in Puerto Banos, this late-night Tapas bar also serves a mix of several cuisines, so you can grab whatever it is you fancy after a few cocktails.
If you don't fancy spending the night dancing and are opting for a relaxed drink over candlelight, then make a trip to Room 101. The interior is extremely plush and exudes expense however; measures are generous and reasonably priced, making it a stylish stop-off when on your way to Tibu, or before heading back to your hotel.
The marina at night comes to life as the yachts and promenade come alive. If it's not your thing to get involved, then Puerto Banus Marina also boasts several small bars that will suit you perfectly. Try Portside, which can get a little atmospheric indoors, but has plenty of wicker chairs outside for you to be able to sit back and yacht watch.
Create a memorable experience for you and your loved one while on holiday in Puerto Banus by spending the day at Selwo Marina Park. Witness spectacular shows of dolphins and sealions swimming in the open. With the sun beating down on you, you'll be snapping away with the wide array of wildlife on show.
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Puerto Banus. Pedro's beach is deemed a classic beach in the area and has been offering the same fresh fish, fruit and juices and a chilled-out, good vibe, that is welcomed by all. For something away from the glitz and glamour, make sure you walk along the coast to Mistral beach. Popular with the locals, a jug of sangria is a favoured beverage on this beach.
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A veteran on the Puerto Banus restaurant scene is Los Bandidos. This family run restaurant has been around for nineteen years and offers a mixture of French and Swedish cuisine. The interior has a cosy, traditional atmosphere and attracts crowds of hungry people every evening, meaning it's a lively place, full of smiling and satisfied faces.
The harbour isn't only a haven for superyachts and celebrities; this is where the super brands also have super stores. Dior, Versace and Fendi all have outlets here and mixed with the abundance of local and independent boutiques, there's plenty of shopping pleasure to be had. And don't stop there, the five-storey shopping centre, El Corte Ingles, also offers hours of much needed retail therapy.
The golf course at Hotel Almenara is a world away from what you'll be used to. Located in beautiful parkland, with vast lakes situated around the 27-hole course, you'll be able to enjoy a relaxing round of golf in one of the trickiest courses around.
Adventure in Puerto Banus is never far away, with an extensive array of activities for you to enjoy. Try go-karting, paintballing or off-road buggies, all of which are a short ride away and can usually be arranged from the comfort of your hotel. They're the perfect way to bond when on a stag or hen holiday.
Mistral Beach, minutes away from Puerto Banus Marina, is a haven for water sports. Take your whole party down and rent out the Jet Boat Ride, which seats 10 and will have your hearts thumping. Or try the quirky looking, Hydro Jets, that hover on the waters edge. Swoon along in style.
Yoga is a popular pastime on the glitzy shores of Puerto Banus. With all the high-profile faces in the area, health and fitness classes are a regular sight on the beaches. Yoga, however, can be enjoyed in short classes every day.
A fantastically fun day out for the kids, away from the beach is a must when on holiday in Puerto Banus. Tivoli World is a just short bus or car ride away from the resort and is one of the liveliest fun parks in the area. Themed restaurants and spectacular live performances, as well as exciting rides, will keep you all entertained for hours.
Let the kids run wild in the Arcadia Play Park. Ball pools, padded climbing frames, spider's webs and fun slides, this play area is suitable for eighteen months to five year olds and has plenty to keep them busy. So let them run loose while you sit back and relax.
Parque Acuatica Mija is the closest water park to Puerto Banus and a great day out for the whole family to enjoy. If you're bored of the beach and after some adventures, than the water park or Fuengirola Zoo are great alternatives to keep your family smiling.
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