You’re looking at a hen party in full swing in Puerto Banus. From left to right meet Sheena Patel, Sonal Patel, Leena Patel (bottom left), Rakhee Somani & Rav Sura. When methodical organizer Sheena contacted Gomarbella for some travel suggestions for her hen party in Puerto Banus I never thought I’d end up with a great online testimonial.

Gomarbella gets a great testimonial.

Thanks for all your help and advice Mike. You saved me the time and effort and made things a lot easier for our short stay in Marbella. We had a fantastic time, even in the rain. We used your advice to take a taxi to Puerto Banus from our Hotel and it only cost just over 10  euros, we could have walked as it wasn’t far but didn’t want our hair wet! The drinks, food and people were great. We are definitely planning on coming back when it’s warmer and the sun’s out. Again thank you very much. I will send you a couple of pics.”

Sheena and her group came out to Puerto Banus at the beginning of February. It was a wet weekend but they had lots of fun. She then went on to organize another Hen party in London for those who couldn’t make it out to Spain and right now will be organizing her sister´s wedding for April. With Sheena in charge it is going to be a big success.  It all started when Sheena wrote to me

How do I get to Hotel H10 Puerto Banus by bus from Málaga  Airport?

I’ve arranged a Hen party in Puerto Banus weekend for my sister on the weekend of Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th Feb. We’re landing at Malaga airport and our hotel is the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel in Nueva Andalucia near Puerto Banus. Could you please advise me on the best way to get to the hotel? There are 7 of us in total. I’ve had a look at taxis to Marbella but the cost was around € 90 per taxi. We are landing at Malaga airport at 11.10am. I also found the direct airport bus to Marbella. How far the hotel is from there and how do we get there. Also how long it will take on the bus? I would appreciate it if you could get back to me.”

I wrote back to Sheena. Sheena “I recommend going in the Malaga Airport to Marbella bus station shuttle bus. It costs around €9 and takes exactly 45 minutes.”

How do I get from Marbella bus station to Hotel Andalucia Plaza?

Then  from  Marbella bus station you can cheerfully go by taxi to the Hotel Andalucia Plaza. It’s an easy short taxi ride, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the traffic and should be around €15 per taxi. You’ll need two taxis. With all the money you’ve saved by using the really good value bus service, you’ll arrive at the hotel in comfort and style and you won’t even notice the cost.

Hotel H10 in Andalucía Plaza is a great base for your hen weekend. There’s an underpass from the hotel to the other side of the very busy A7 coastal road. Use that if you feel like a walk in the early evening to Puerto Banus but I suggest you get a taxi back.”

Are many people about in Puerto Banus bars and clubs in February?

I replied to Sheena saying that February is still quite a quiet time in Puerto Banus compared to the summer so generally people who are going out, head for the bars that are full of people. You can’t really go wrong at all because there are lots of bars to go to!

What’s the weather like in Puerto Banus in February and how shall we dress?

I wrote to Sheena. Right now in December the weather is cold 12º – 15º. That’s cold for us on the Costa del Sol! But it’s been warm all this winter so far so I’m sure it’ll warm up for your visit.

What can we do in Puerto Banus?

On your evening out, drinks can be expensive in Puerto Banus. They are still a lot cheaper than the UK and you’ll get double the quantity!  My suggestion is you find a cheap bar in the port and have a couple of drinks there. It’ll be in what they call the second line. One road back from the boats. Then move on to the glittering places like the discos and nightclubs.

To start your hen party in Puerto Banus evening I suggest a good pizza at Pizzeria Picasso in the port. It’s very reasonable and the food is elegantly served and then move on. Picasso’s is good for a group.  Puerto Banus is pretty glam and everything still starts quite late so dinner at 9 or 10pm is a good time to start then do the bars after that and night clubs last. Don’t expect too much to happen before 10pm:

My daughter Tarryn Elmore  is a veteran of Puerto Banus. She gave me a couple of names. to ask for when you are over. Terra Blues is in the second line back from the boats on the upper terraces. It’s a pretty chilled bar and not too posh really. Havana is towards the far end of the port from where you’ll come in and has music and dancing. Seven is in the second line again right down the end of the port if you start at Sinatras side. Scantily clad girls dancing but quite glam.

I suggest you have a walkabout during the day and check everything out. You have to have a good look as a lot of the good bars are on what we call the second line. There are always plenty of guys or girls outside handing out tickets to have drinks to get you into their bars.

Puerto Banus is pretty glam and everything still starts pretty late so dinner at 9 or 10pm is a good time to start then do the bars after that and night clubs last. Don’t expect too much to happen before 10pm.

What can we do after our Hen Party in Puerto Banus?

If you are still going strong and in the hen night in Puerto Banus mood you Olivier Valere and Dreamers are both out of the port and you’ll need a taxi there.  The cost of drinks goes up considerably compared to Puerto Banus!

Gomarbella wishes the bridal couple a long and happy life together!

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