Whether you are looking for somewhere to moor your yacht, or just love being in a nautical environment, the Costa del Sol has just the spot for everyone. Though you don’t need to be a water sport enthusiast or have a yacht to enjoy these vibrant marinas as there is so much to do.
Without a doubt, the most famous marina in Spain, and not only because of its nautical value. Puerto Banús is the epitome of luxury and glamour, and it is the place where the most exclusive social parties take place. Along its piers you can find huge and magnificent yachts. Only the most exclusive clients can access the mooring area and port side there are an array of high fashion shops. Here you will also be able to find restaurants where you can have lunch or brunch surrounded by all these majestic vessels.
Puerto Marina, Benalmadena
Benalmádena marina has been honoured as “The Best Marina in the World” on two occasions (1995 and 1997). This award is given by international magazines specialised in the matter. Puerto Marina is a place where adults and children alike enjoy their stay. Apart from its beautiful ships and its streets facing the sea, the town is full of shops and restaurants. If you wish to go dancing at night, then Puerto Marina is the place that comes alive. Sea Life Benaladena is located here as well.
Port of Malaga
The Port of Malaga has been undergoing a modernization of its facilities and creating new spaces within its southern area to moor super yachts. Pier One is one of the must-see spots of the city of Málaga where you can find an exclusive shopping centre and one of the most important cultural attractions of the city, the Pompidou Centre of Malaga. This arty city is then right there to explore with fine restaurants and art galleries abound, history and culture and beautiful architecture. You can also connect internationally as the airport is around 15 minutes out of the city.
Estepona is considered the “Garden of Costa del Sol” and its beauty is masterfully blended with the uniqueness of its port. The Marina of Estepona is at the western end of the promenade and makes an ideal place to stroll while you photograph yourself with boats that are moored there. Every week there’s a street market set up there too. This is a smaller marina but it still draws many visitors each year.
Port of Cabopino
Ten kilometres from the centre of Marbella, the small port of Cabopino is part of an exclusive residential complex. The enclave has a natural beach and several bars where you can taste its famous sardines. This is a more understated marina than its glitzy neighbour Puerto Banus, but it really is a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by.
Puerto de Sotogrande
Luxury and glamour are synonymous with the Port of Sotogrande. The most stunning yachts are moored in this enclave waiting to go sailing between bottles of champagne and gourmet snacks. It is an affluent area of intoxicating beauty that bathes this part of the coast and there’s a helipad too. Loaded with restaurants and shops of all kinds, Sotogrande Marina will leave its mark. So many international buyers choose to have a home here as the area is rich in golf courses, exceptional properties and polo is also played here too.
Puerto de la Duquesa
La Duquesa Marina is located in the municipality of Manilva right in between Estepona and Sotogrande. It really is a pretty marina that is backed by a plethora of restaurants and bars. From here you can organise kayak trips, sports fishing or rent a boat. During the summer nights, you can also enjoy the street market selling arts and crafts, clothing and accessories that sets up its stalls at the marina. The marina itself is flanked by beaches so it is an excellent place to have a property.
If you are thinking of buying a property in a marina, where every day you can watch those yachts bobbing, then talk to one of our experienced team today.