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10 Best Things to Do in Puerto Banus


Puerto Banus has many attractions. Tourists are often so impressed, they decide to become permanent residents. At Questates, we regularly help ex-pats start a new, exciting life in Puerto Banus. Here are a few of the activities you can enjoy.


1. Beaches

Puerto Banus has warm, sunny days throughout the year. You can visit one of the town's three beaches nearly every day. Playa Nueva Andalucia is famous for its busy, vibrant beach clubs. You'll find many man-made bays, pools, beachside bars and restaurants. Families love the soft sand and gentle waves of Playa de la Levante. When you want a secluded beach, head for la Playa del Rio Verde.

Puerto Banus Beach

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2. Golf

When you live in Puerto Banus, you can play golf as often as you like. There are many superb golf courses within a very short drive. Aloha is just three kilometres from the town. The 18-hole course is ideal for all skill levels. It also offers wonderful views of the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. You can also visit many challenging 9-hole golf courses. There are three to choose from at La Quinta and another similar course at Magna Golf Club that's just five minutes away.

Golf in Puerto Banus

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3. Shopping

If you love shopping, you'll adore the retail malls of Puerto Banus. Everyone admires the exclusive stores in the complex beside the town's marina. You'll find the world's most famous brands including, Cartier, Swarovski and even Ferrari. El Corte Ingles is a well-know department store that's packed with high-quality goods. Puerto Banus also has many independent boutiques that specialise in unique fashions.

Puerto Banus shopping mall

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4. Street Markets

Discover the excitement of visiting one of the fascinating street markets of Puerto Banus. The traditional stalls are always full of many different items. There are traders selling the freshest fruit and vegetables delivered each day by local farmers. You'll also find beautiful flowers to add fragrance to your new home. Unique hand-made crafts are always a speciality. One of the most popular markets is held every Saturday morning and closes at 2 pm in the afternoon.


5. Cafes, Bars and Restaurants

It's always easy to find refreshments in Puerto Banus. You can enjoy delicious cakes and pastries with coffee or connoisseur tea. They are served throughout the day in the cafes near the marina. Light meals can be found at the beachside chiringuitos and tapas bars. You'll love the choice of dishes at the high-quality restaurants. They serve seafood, Spanish, Italian, French and many other cuisines. Themed bars and some of Europe's busiest dance clubs add to the exciting nightlife.


6. Watersports

Puerto Banus is well-known for its variety of watersports. There is an activity to suit everyone from energetic water-skiing to relaxing in a pedal boat. If you feel daring, you can try canyoning, jet-ski racing or parasailing along the coast. You can also learn how to scuba dive. There is fun for all the family at the Costa Water Park at Fuengirola, which is just a short drive from Puerto Banus.


7. Walking and Hiking

There are many opportunities in and around Puerto Banus for walking. One of the most popular walks is strolling at your own pace along the Golden Mile to Marbella. If you want a sense of adventure, choose one of the trails of la Concha mountain that overlooks Puerto Banus and Marbella. There are picturesque walks that are pleasant for everyone and rugged paths for experienced hikers. Every trail has amazing views of the mountains and the coast.

Hiking in La Concha Mountain

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8. Pueblo Blanco

Puerto Banus is an ideal base for exploring the local countryside. There are many attractive pueblo blanco or whitewashed villages. Mijas, Casares and San Pedro de Alcantara are built into the steep hillsides. There are narrow streets filled with quaint cottages, churches and small shops selling unique souvenirs. The Old Town of Marbella is also worth visiting. The main district is la Plaza de los Naranjos where you can sit beneath the orange trees and drink coffee.

Pueblo Blanco Malaga


9. Museums and Art Galleries


Puerto Banus has a prestigious museum called the Sammer Gallery. It features many works by contemporary, local artists. On the outskirts of the town is the Ralli Museum. It displays works by the Spanish artists, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. Everyone who lives in Puerto Banus visits Casa Natal in Málaga. This beautiful old house is where the artist Pablo Picasso was born. It is now a museum and contains many of his paintings.


10. Festivals


There are many special events throughout the year including, fashion shows, yacht races and wine festivals. There are pageants during Holy Week, particularly in the nearby villages. Every July, there is a large music gala featuring famous singers. It is staged in the Cantara de Nagueles. Amazingly, the arena was once a quarry, which provided many of the materials for the building of Puerto Banus more than half a century ago.




Puerto Banus is an exciting town to live in. At Questates, we have the expertise to help you find your own luxury apartment or villa in the town. If you are an ex-pat, we'll make the process of moving here quick and easy.