Family Holiday in puerto banus

by Laura Quinlan
(Ireland)

Me and my husband are going to puerto banus in July , We are bringing my daughter who is 15 and her friend who is also 15 .. we will be staying in the same apartment block as there 2 other friends . Im just very worried because ive been looking up review on tripadvisor and theres alot of bad reviews saying that theres alot of prostitutes and the russian mafia is in puerto banus blahh blah blah .. i was just wondering could i have your personal view of puerto banus and have you any tips for a nice holiday ?


anything thats nice to go do or see ? we are going for 2 weeks and i hope not to get bored of it by the 2nd week

I would really apreciate it if you could help me out here because i am super worried about going after hearing these awful things
Hope to hear from you soon ,
Laura

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May 09, 2011
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Puerto banus
by: Phoebe

I'm 16 and I live in marbella, near the port, I wouldn't worry people like to make puerto banns sound much wilder than it is, especially during the summer I wouldn't worry at all, we all go out, my sister is only 14 and her and all her friends all stay out until late - as long as you are sensible there's nothing to worry about, your daughter will not want to go home trust me! Feel free to ask me questions if you want

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Family holiday on the Costa del Sol part 1
by: Marbella Family

Not to worry. There are plenty of things to see and do in the area. You are very centrally based in Puerto Banus, which is to your advantage.

We have had other comments and questions about teenagers in Puerto Banus and in Marbella in general. To see what teenagers can see and do here, as well as our take on what Puerto Banus is like (regarding safety, prostitutes, mafia...), see our page on Activities for teenagers in Marbella.

You may also want to read these other comments on teenage activity in Marbella:
Teenage activities
Teenagers in Marbella
Things to do in summer for a 17 year old girl?

My personal recommendations on what to see and do in Marbella are varied. The first day or two, you should follow our "One Day Tour" guide to get yourself oriented with the city and see Marbella´s most famous highlights.

After that, the sky is the limit and what you see and do depends mostly on your interests. If you are here during the late spring and summer, you may want to visit a water park while you are here. Many kids (both teenagers and little ones) enjoy water slides and this can take up a whole day. Look at our page on Attractions to find one near you and to read the reviews.

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Family holiday on the Costa del Sol part 2
by: Marbella Family

Your kids may also want to go to Tivoli World in Benalmadena where they have many rides for older kids. This is about a 35 minute drive from Marbella and is also an all-day activity.

If you are here during the Marbella Fair, then you will surely want to visit this attraction which takes place in mid-June. See our schedule of festivals and fairs to see if you will be here during one of the fairs.

If you are interested in sports and outdoor activities, take a look at our Sports section for plenty of ideas. And don´t forget that there is the beach. Many teenagers like just hanging out at the beach and working on their tan. Take a look at our Beach page to find out where the best beaches in Marbella are. Since you are staying two weeks, you cannot miss a trip to Tarifa. I´m sure your teenagers will love this bohemian windsurfing town that has plenty of opportunities to learn how to kitesurf or windsurf. It´s only just over an hour to get there, so it can easily be seen in a day. If you would like to see one-day trips you can make while on holiay, take a look at our page on Excursion page.

And if you and your kids are more into cultural activities, then you will want to head out to Malaga to see the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga). Or look out for flamenco shows in the area to get a taste of this beautiful dance form. We are in the heart of Spain for flamenco dance and music after all, so this is the place to see it.

I could go on and on. So it is just a matter of choosing what you like to do best. Browse through our Family Forum to get more ideas on what you can do while in Marbella.

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