Marbella - Puerto Banus

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The beach at Puerto Banus

The following day we wanted to go down the coast from Benalmadena. None of us had never been in Marbella so that became the goal. I dont know what expectations I had of Marbella but it turned out to be ok.

 

The city is very english and posh with all the brand shops that you can imagine.  The Spanish Costa del Sol has long been known to have the best climate in Europe with 320 days of sun per year and temperatures ranging from 16 to 30 degrees Celsius all year with fewer than 50 days of rain. First rains are late September or early October, can be heavy but rarely last more than a day or two. This rain benefits the varied and luscious vegetation. Sierra de las Nieves, which is the mountain chain surrounding the Marbella area, is the reason for the good weather.

The outpost of Puerto Banus
The mountain chain have formed a unique micro climate since the rain and cold winds from the Atlantic Ocean are pushed further up the coast to the Costa Blanca area. 

After doing Marbella we decided to drive a bit further south, Kaija had heard that Puerto Banus should be the place to go to, so we drove down there.  Puerto Banus is one of Marbellas most important Marinas. The marina is located just 6km from Marbella it is a favourite resort along the Costa del Sol for international celebrities. As you wander along the waterfront at Muelle Rivera, you will be confronted with a wide array of expensive bars, restaurants and designer shops. It lodges some of the most luxurious yachts of the world. As you wander along the waterfront at Muelle Rivera, you will be confronted with a wide array of expensive bars, restaurants and designer shops Elite, Emporio Armani,Gianfranco Ferre etc. Expect to pay celebrity prices as you rub shoulders with international filmstars.

The area was quite nice though but also as the rest of the coast also very touristic. We were hungry when we came down there so we strolled along the beach promenade in order to find a place where we could get some tapas.

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The beach at Puerto Banus
The beach at Puerto Banus
The outpost of Puerto Banus
The outpost of Puerto Banus
The streets of Puerto Banus
The streets of Puerto Banus
Streets of Puerto Banus
Streets of Puerto Banus
Flowers on the fence
Flowers on the fence
Marbella
photo by: FK27