Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spain's Wealthy Disneyland Port

The main shopping walkway
An hour's drive from Malaga...  on Spain's Costa del Sol

Yachts parked near elegant condos

Clear ocean

A place so beautiful, it looks like an adult Disneyland

Puerto Bánus, Spain, was literally created by a man named Banus.  White and shiny, and very clean!  You can spend hours people watching the expensively dressed Scandinavians and Russians.   Skies are blue and sunny, the water is clear and oddly the chic strollers have no tans, but spectacular outfits.

A great place to stroll but few things other than food are affordable.

Here's what Wikipedia says about the town:
It was built in May 1970 by José Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury marina and shopping complex. It has since become one of the largest entertainment centres in the Costa del Sol, with 5 million annual visitors, and is popular with international celebrities.[1][2] Developed around a coastal village in the Mediterranean architectural style, Puerto Banús contains expensive shopping malls, restaurants and bars around the marina. It is also scene to many exotic cars that are owned by international celebrities and wealthy owners that also own large yachts. Luxury cars like Rolls Royces and high end sports cars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Mercedes Benz are a common sight in the summer months around Marbella and Puerto Banus. These cars are brought to the eye of the public via huge showrooms and dealerships showcasing the latest supercars