More often than not people come on holiday to Puerto Banus and just want to be driven from Malaga Airport to their Puerto Banus Hotel or Puerto Banus Apartment by Malaga Airport Taxi or Malaga Airport Private Transfer. Then once at their location, they just want to chill by the pool or walk to the beach every day without the bother of driving and parking.
However, we have met a lot of people, especially with kids, that after just a couple of days of sitting by the pool want to get out and do things, see other areas and go to some of the Costa del Sol Theme Parks etc.
Taxis from Malaga Airport to Puerto Banus should cost around €70-80 each way. If you book a rent a car early enough, it may not be much more to hire a car for a week, than the two trips, to and from the airport.
Car Hire is cheaper in Spain than in the UK. Many tourists also find that if they don’t speak the language, many get ripped off the minute they step into a taxi. We know one person who paid €100 for a €60 journey!
Many of the Costa del Sol Theme Parks are between 15 to 60 minutes drive away so getting taxis everywhere could work out very expensive. Especially if you have more than 2 children, as the taxis here only hold up to 4 passengers. So if there are 5 of you, you will need to take 2 taxis and 2 return taxi rides from Malaga Airport should cost around €280.
Parking in Puerto Banus generally costs around €1.50 per hour. There is now pay and display which is the cheapest place to park and free between 2pm and 4.30pm. The Cristamar Parking is the most expensive so avoid this car park if you can. Depending on how long you are going to be in Puerto Banus for, it may be cheaper taking a taxi both ways. A five minute taxi ride is normally around €6.00-7.00
Once you arrive here you can obviously hire a car if you wish for a few days or longer giving you the freedom to do what you want when you want and many people find places and areas they never knew were here. Generally hiring the car after you arrive is more expensive than booking online in advance.
If you are staying in one of the hotels in Puerto Banus car hire can sometimes be arranged for you at the main desk. It may also be worth checking if they have a free shuttle service. There are very limited car hir agencies in Puerto Banus, you will find more choice of car hire companies in Marbella
Address: Centro Commercial Aloha, Nueva Andalucia (near Opencor)
Telephone Number: 0034 952 906920
Prices for a small 4 door car for 3 days would be around €120. For a week you are looking around €210. You need to check whether a insurance and 16%IVA is included in this price.