Puerto Banus is a small marina located between Marbella and San Pedro, in Nueva Andalucia, on the Costa del Sol. It is here the rich and famous have been coming for many years and recently, it is visited by reality TV stars. Puerto Banus is a fantastic place with a stunning port with luxury yachts, great shops, and a choice of restaurants, bars and clubs.
The wonderful beaches make this place an excellent place to holiday.
During the day Puerto Banus is a beautiful Mediterranean port with countless coffee shops and restaurants, where you can sit and watch the world go by.
In the night it gets busier and noisier in the club and night life area. But it is still a nice place to wander, and you feel safe and comfortable here.
Port of Puerto Banus, Marbella
A Little Bit of History
Puerto Banus was built in 1970 by Jose Banus, a local property developer. It was actually built to be a luxury marina and shopping complex.
Pueto Banus Port, Marbella
However, it has become one of the largest entertainment centers in the Costa del Sol. Nearly, 5 million visitors come here every year and it includes international celebrities.
Puerto Banus, which was developed around a coastal village in the Mediterranean, has been constructed in the Mediterranean architectural style. It is characterized by expensive shopping malls, restaurants and bars.
Puerto Banus streets are lined with expensive boutiques like Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Bvlgari, Christian Dior and Versace. There is also an upscale hyper-market.
A Beach in Puerto Banus, Marbella
The Flamenco Festival is celebrated in June and everyone gets dressed up for the occasion. The streets are decorated with garlands and stalls selling local drinks and foods dominate the streets.
Other popular celebrations are: Corpus Christi, Dia Del Pescaito, San Bernabe Fiesta and Saint Johns Feast.
Where is Puerto Banus?
- 5.2 miles/ 8.4 km from Marbella, Spain
- 15.3 miles/ 24.7 km from Estepona, Spain
- 33.6 miles/ 54.2 km from Ronda, Spain
- 41.9 miles/ 67.5 km from Gibraltar, UK
- 42.3 miles/ 68.1 km from Malaga, Spain
- 115.5 miles/ 186 km from Granada, Spain
- 136.7 miles/ 220 km from Cordoba, Spain
- 367.2 miles/ 591 km from Madrid, Spain
- 36.2 miles/ 58.3 km from Malaga Airport, Spain
- 40.8 miles/ 65.8 km from Gibraltar Airport, UK
Things to See
- The Marina
- Night Clubs
- Entertainment Parks
- Guided Tours
- The Ocean Club
- La Sala Beach
- Soul Beach
- Levanter Beach
Puerto Banus was so exclusive that until a few years ago only a few people had heard about it.
However, today the port has grown considerably from its marina and two roads into an International Resort.
We wish you a fantastic Mediterranean cruise!