It first opened its doors back in 1970, with an opening party that gathered the then Princes of Spain Juan Carlos and Sofía, Monaco’s Rainier and Grace Kelly, Hugh Hefner and Roman Polanski, to name but a few. A young Julio Iglesias was hired to sing at this exclusive celebration.
The idea was to build a typical Andalusian village, with shops surrounding the marina. It is now one of the most exclusive shopping resorts in Europe, with luxury brands such as Dolce and Gabanna, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Jimmy Choo or Bvlgari, amongst many others. Every year, Puerto Banús welcomes more than 5 million visitors, mainly attracted by the high density of luxury boutiques, which is the highest in Spain.
There are projects underway to expand the shopping experience with new boutiques coming up, and to reach non-EU clients, one of the main markets of Puerto Banús., as well as the clients coming from Northern Europe.
A new luxury outlet is due to open its doors in 2019 near Malaga airport. This designer outlet will be home to more than 100 high-end shops, with an open-air concept and will be easily reachable from both the airport and the city centre, only 15 minutes away.
If you are a keen shopper, enjoy a bit of retail therapy or even looking for a personal shopper, we can help you. Meridional Events will gladly organise a shopping spree on your next stay in Andalusia. It does not really matter if you enjoy high-end boutiques, street markets or if you prefer shopping centres, we are sure you will find everything you are looking for.
Meridional Events is your local DMC for all MICE and Corporate Events in the South of Spain and Andalusia. Do not hesitate to contact us and we will organise your Incentive trips, Meetings, Conferences, Team Building and Special Interest Groups.
Update 13/02/20: The first phase, with more than 70 stores, is already open from today. During the next months, the second phase is also expected to be available, with another 70 new stores.