Marbella & Puerto Banus
If you are looking to party hard and mingle with the WAGS, ex-pats, tv and sports celebrities, then this is where its at.
Puerto Banus is the playground of the rich and famous. The marina is adorned with super yachts, luxury motors, chic designer boutiques and an abundance of cafés, bars and restaurants, where you can relax and enjoy a thirst quenching drink whilst ogling at the ferraris and babes in bling that go by!
The second line of Puerto Banus, the street behind the marina front, is packed wall to wall with bars. Here you find everything from sports bars, cocktail bars, funtime bars, irish bars and late night bars as well as strip and lap dancing joints. Be warned, this street is also frequented by Russian and Eastern European hookers who could tempt you to empty your wallet – fine if that’s your thing – if not watch your wallets boys, as their tea leafing skills are second to none!
Another common myth is that it’s cheaper to charter a yacht than it is to purchase a round of beers here – this maybe so if you aim for the exclusive bars and clubs and end up buying copious amounts of expensive bottles of champagne, but the truth is there is a huge variation in prices – you just need to know where to go – and that’s where we can help!
Puerto Banus also has three exclusive beach clubs (Ocean Club, Buddha Beach Club and Plaza Beach Club), where the rich and (sometimes) famous hang out. They also host some of the hottest beach parties during the summer months. Looking for the hottest chicks in the skimpiest of bikinis, then these are the places to head for! If you’d prefer to juts chill out with the lads, then the beaches are also dotted with beach bars (chiringuitos) where you can hire sunbeds and enjoy a range of cuisine from fresh fish to burger and chips!
To line your stomachs for your big night out on town, Puerto Banus has a wide variety of restaurants offering Spanish, Italian, International, Brazilian, Mexican, Argentinian, Asian, Thai and Moroccan cuisine, not to mention the fast food outlets for your morning after hangover (where you can even have a hair of the dog beer!). So there’s somewhere to suit everyone’s taste and budget.
Puerto Banus has fast become a mecca for hen and stag parties, so you’ll see plenty of other groups on your nights out and some cracking stag party costumes! Fancy dress is allowed in most of the bars but not the clubs – it’s strictly dress to impress at these!
Be warned…. most bars do not to get busy until after 11pm! The majority of bars are open until 4am and clubs are open until 7am so be prepared to party like a rock star!
No longer a sleepy old fishing village, Marbella is now an Internationally acclaimed hotspot for the jet setting elite!
Go back in time and wander through the old town with its cobbled back streets and famous Orange Square (Plaza de los Naranjos). Located just off the main street it is home to the 16th Century town hall and tourist office where you can pick up a detailed map and visitor information. With stately buildings, thriving shops, art galleries, bars, bistros and restaurants, Orange Square has a vibrant buzz around the clock. Explore the honeycomb of surrounding narrow streets where you can find a diverse range of shops, boutiques and cafés. There are numerous excellent restaurants ranging from those specialising in fresh fish and cordon bleu to the typical back street Spanish bars where you can enjoy some tasty tapas and chilled cervezas (beers!).
On the sea front in Marbella there is a beautiful promenade (paseo maritimo). Flanked by inviting restaurants, bars and shops this waterfront promenade is perfect for an afternoon stroll. The beaches here also offer the perfect haven for a spot of sunbathing and if you are feeling more adventurous there´s a myriad of watersports available.
The port is a favourite nightspot for stag and hen parties, as it offers an array of different bars and the drink prices are cheaper here than in Puerto Banus, so you can full your boots without breaking the bank!
Please note that the Spanish are traditionally later goer outers, so bars tend not to get busy until after 11pm! Most bars are open until 4am and clubs open until 7am so be stamina is everything!