5 Things You Need to Know About Puerto Banus
Puerto José Banús is a Marina located in Spain's Costa Del Sol in the larger Nueva Andalucía region. It is the largest marina and shopping complex in Costa del Sol, having been constructed by Jose Banus in May 1970. That it is the largest tourist magnet to the region is not in doubt, having recorded a whopping 5 million tourists every year for the last one decade. The Marina was constructed using Mediterranean style and boasts expensive shopping malls, restaurants and bars around the marina. Below is a list of things you should know about the marina.
1. Geography and Climate
Puerto Banús is nestled on the Costa del Sol, southeast Spain, 3.7 miles southwest of Marbella, 40 miles southwest of Malaga and 486 miles south of Madrid. It is sheltered by the scenic Coast Mountain Range of Cordillera Penibética and averages a temperature of about 18 °C (64 °F).
2. The Marina
The marina is popular with tourists from rich countries such as United Kingdom, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and local Spanish people. It boasts a whopping 914 boats, some of which are privately owned while others are available for hire. Do not be surprised to meet the King of Saudi Arabia preparing to set sail on his yacht that is moored on the marina.
3. It is a destination for luxury shopping
Christian Dior, Gucci, Bvlgari, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana are some of the high-end fashion brands that you are going to find in the boutiques that line streets such as the Golden Mile and Antonio Banderas Square. Shopping malls such as El Corte Ingles and Hiperco will stock all the luxury goods that suit the needs of wealthy individuals that shop there.
4. Be ready to spend a small fortune
If you are poor, you cannot afford this destination unless you have been saving for a long time. It is a destination for the well-heeled. If you want to meet the high and mighty in the European business and political circles, this is the place to be.
5. Expect first class service
Whether in the shopping mall or in the hotels, you will get first class service. The high net-worth individuals that grace this destination expect good service for paying top dollar. The service providers have in turn mastered the art of ensuring maximum comfort.
Puerto Banus is an ideal place to show the special people in your life how much you treasure them. Make your time in the destination count - it sure does not come cheaply.