Puerto Banus Marina

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Puerto Banus Marina
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,637 contributions
Couples
You can’t really visit this area and not have even just a brief walk around this harbour. It is absolutely beautiful with the boat bobbing on the water with the white buildings in the mountains in the background.

We tend to just explore rather than go in any of the very expensive and exclusive shops. There are plenty of restaurants and bars as well but you do tend to pay for the surroundings and views.

Something new to see on every visit and we always enjoy our time there.
Written September 24, 2021
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Francesca M M
Clydebank, UK54 contributions
Couples
Beware in the Puerto Banus area especially on main streets where there is car access to get away. My husband left the Red Lion we walked along the road and a boy of around 15 was hanging around us and then cut the watch off my husbands wrist with a knife. He ran and my husband chased him after falling. The boy jumped in a blacked out BmW however it got stuck on the traffic my husband battered the windows and they threw his Richard Mille watch back out as my husband was about to smash their windows. He got it back but strap is sliced off. He has injuries cut on the wrist due to the knife , cracked ribs and bad cuts and bruises. A Romanian looking woman selling fans was sent to the restaurant to scout I am sure of this. Do not wear expensive watches in this area or even fakes as you will be targeted !!
Written August 13, 2022
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Kempston_Mill
Kempston, UK185 contributions
Family
In the morning Puerto Banus is quiet and has a gentle pace. It is beautiful to see the harbour with the range of boats from modest 8 metre boats to super yachts, with the bars, high end shops and eateries so close. The only really noticeable sounds beyond the chatting of holiday makers, and boats coming and going under minimal power are the occasional jet skis being tested and the engine noises from super cars.

In the evening it is a different town, super cars being dropped off for concierge services to park, and the not so flash driving along the harbour front looking to park (where access is strictly limited to pass holders), the milling of people moving between bars and restaurants and a vibe that is full of anticipation for a night out.

All in all Puerto Banus is worth a visit, but it has its considerations… parking is pricey, drinks are typically 5 euros for a coke, and many other drinks considerably more, so not surprising that it is relatively easy to get a table

If you want to people watch, walk the harbour and soak up the atmosphere you’ll love it. If you wanted to see a typical port, it isn’t.

Best but is the not so well publicised trips out to see you smaller yachts for example the dolphins at sunset experience that makes the visit true,y on to remember
Written July 8, 2022
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tripsandfood55
London, UK2,386 contributions
A day trip from Marbella Old Town to Puerto Banus Marina- never to be repeated. Designers stores and expensive cars simply driving around the marina area, showing their car off. The back street area of the marina was unfortunately empty / deserted with rubbish all over the place, with most shops closed and in general, it needed a good clean up. We looked for somewhere to eat, but could not find anywhere we were comfortable to sit at. It is a place that most people would put on a "to do list" to expierence and we are glad we went, but would not repeat. Visited in Nov21 and would not return.
Written February 20, 2022
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Brian B
Dublin, Ireland63 contributions
Friends
Went on a stag so we had a great time however it is well over priced and not really that nice to look at. The main nightlife strip is lined with bars playing dance music. The Portside and Crystal Karaoke club are the only places offering a variety of sounds.

You can't walk the strip at night without being harassed by women offering their services. These also hung around in some of the clubs.

The place is riddled with drugs.
Written April 13, 2022
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Lesley B
Tullow, Carlow, Ireland137 contributions
What a place - you have to visit if only to see everyone strutting their stuff and driving their Lamborghinis and Ferraris along the Marina area. Great selection of cafes and restaurants along the street on one side with the marina opposite. Excellent people watching venue.
Written November 2, 2021
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CockneyRed
Ibiza, Spain150 contributions
Couples
With all the “questionable” Wonga floating about, we expected a better quality of floating gin palaces. Yachts are no match for Cannes or St Tropez. Interesting shops along the front. Expensive of course, but interspersed with reasonably priced eateries, of which Picasso stands head and shoulders above the competition. Some flash motors and posing drivers complete the picture.
Written October 10, 2020
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TheRestlessTraveller
Northop Hall, UK341 contributions
Visited from our nearby base in Isdabe and taking about 15 minutes by bus the town area adjacent and the marina itself is easily accessible and generally interesting if a little on the showy side. It is clear there is money here and lots of it, from the multi-million £/€ yachts to the premium branded retail store you are left in no doubt that the it the wealthy and the jet set are in residence and while that in itself isn’t an issue as such.

The experience does leave you hollow. Photo opportunities aside and taking in the expanse of pretty boats it also seemed soulless. Those working in the stores seemed focused on checking out whether you looked wealthy enough to be in their store and any smile that initially welcomed you was paper thin. On the whole interesting for the time taking photos of the boats and yachts but disappointing in the feel and ambience that surrounded it.
Written January 12, 2021
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Herlaping
Leatherhead, UK269 contributions
Some expensive boats and cars around. The shops are pretty high quality and priced, although there are some cheaper ones as well. Cafe and restaurants can be expensive, but can also be reasonably priced. Much as you would expect in this kind of place. People watching can be entertaining.
Written October 28, 2020
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Doug
Glasgow, United Kingdom50 contributions
Great for people watching and nice marina. Most of the clientele look fake and it a haven for females with duck lips, or noticed lips. If you want to fit in wear a fake designer tracksuit and the obligatory fake watch. Old guys with young women make you wonder how it all started! Restaurants are good but pricey compared to Marbella. The walk to Marbella, one way or San Pedro the other way is good but to Marbella it will take 90 minutes minimum. Or get a bus as they are cheap.
Written February 17, 2020
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