A holiday in Costa del Sol is about far more than just sun, sea and sand. This is a part of the world with many attractions, over and above just the Spanish sun. This is a coastline of dreams – the dreams of travellers and the dreams of a life lived to its fullest. Puerto Banus is the embodiment of that dream, a playground of the discerning rich that can be enjoyed by all.
At first glance, you may imagine that Puerto Banus has nestled beneath its stunning, mountain backdrop for hundreds of years. It could be another of Spain's quaint fishing villages, whose origins stretch into the mists of time. In fact, Puerto Banus has far more recent origins. This marina, to the south-west of Marbella, was only built in 1970 to serve the wealthy jet-setters who came to the coast of Spain to moor their yachts and to shop for luxury goods. Now, nearly five million people come here each year to enjoy the attractions of the marina and shopping complex.
The streets here may not be paved with gold but they are lined by expensive designer shops and chic boutiques that cater to the needs of those with both money and taste. Those who moor their boats in the 915 berth marina, or stay at some of the classy accommodation in town, can stroll along the sunny streets and shop for designer brands on a shopping stretch known as the Golden Mile This is living the good life. This is what a holiday in Costa del Sol is all about.