Puerto Banus, Marbella.
Puerto Banus – Puerto Banus is a superb marina lined with designer boutiques and full of superyachts, famous around the world for its shopping and luxury lifestyle. There are also lovely restaurants and bars, supercars on every corner and a refined, polished feel. Back from the port, is more excellent shopping with a shopping centre and a larger El Corte Ingles department store, great restaurants and a large square, which plays host to a summer market and many flagship events. Home of Popular Clubs such as Tibu and Dreamers are set back in the town.
Saying “Puerto Banús” is like saying two magic words, because it is a world wide famous seaside port located in well known Marbella resort. Southern Spain’s finest marina (among the most luxurious in Europe) sparkles as one of the biggest attractions on the Costa del Sol and is a must-see in Marbella. Was designed by Beverley Hills architect Noldi Schreck and developed by Jose Banus in 1970, Puerto Banús always aimed to be one of the world’s top marina. It is also one of the places with the highest concentration per m2 of luxury living in Europe. Roaring fancy cars, massive yachts, dazzling designers boutiques, high-end art, fun nightclubs, outstanding restaurants, vibrant beach clubs: this is where the rich and famous choose to enjoy plenty of sunshine, mild winters and warm summers.
Luxury and glamour in the Mediterranean.
For most people, Puerto Banús needs no introduction. Banús is the swankiest place on the Costa del Sol (among the most luxurious in Europe); however, it’s also another of Marbella’s warm havens of super-luxury living and high society. As well as being fun, Banús has high-end properties, top services, beautiful beaches… and, of course, delicious food. The marina also has some excellent options for buying exclusive property in Marbella.
Where is Puerto Banús located?
Puerto Banús is in the south of the Nueva Andalucía (the border is the A-7 highway), on the western part of Marbella municipality. It is between the sophisticated Golden Mile, and on the other by the first beach developments of Cortijo Blanco. Puerto Banús comprises not only the seaside port itself, but a semi-circular area all the way to the motorway and a little further. The port is 9 minutes from the centre of Marbella, passing through the n-340 in the Golden Mile and 45 minutes drive from Malaga and 1 hour from Gibraltar and its international airport.
What is Puerto Banús like?
Puerto Banús is synonym of Luxury and one of the best-known nautical and tourist destinations in the world where the air is continuously smell of money. A delightful area of Marbella that’s home to not one but three pristine beaches, Playa de Río Verde and Playa Nueva Andalucía – two of the most noteworthy, and for good reason; these stunning stretches of sand offer a range of stylish sky bars, al fresco dining options, and upscale venues where you can enjoy waterside dining with breathtaking views across the harbor. Both beaches are perfect for relaxation, whether you’re looking to curl up with a good book under a swaying palm tree or simply bask in the warm Andalusian sun. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a stroll along Playa de Río Verde which stretches along the coast to Marbella’s prestigious Golden Mile; alternatively, head towards Playa Nueva Andalucía and explore the charming nearby towns of Guadalmina and San Pedro.
Due to its prime spot, Puerto Banús presents itself as an excellent haven for those who seek opulent living; this locale is surrounded by an array of top-notch amenities that are sure to entice even the most discerning individuals, from lavish beach clubs to high-end boutiques stocked with the latest designer collections and exquisite jewelry.
It is true, Puerto Banus was originally only a port, what first attracted Arab sheiks, European royalty, Hollywood stars and successful business people to Marbella, nowday you can still enjoy a glitz and glamour lifestyle, all about “beautiful people”, flashy marina, boats, fashion brands and tons of fun and this location retain their considerable appeal. There is no better place for LUXURY SHOPPING than Puerto Banus. Puerto Banús hosts the world’s largest yachts, luxury cars, its most luxurious fashion brands and a long list of celebrities, a place to see and be seen. We could say that Banús can also offer another profile, more relaxed in its luxury developments and hotels where you can also have a very relaxed, happy and refined life, with a different type of luxury. One that is more focused on the family and friends, stylish terraces with sea views, sun lounger by the pool, culinary delights and golf conversations.
Crossing the fine line that separates the Banús fringe from the Nueva Andalucía district we find additional venues of interest such as the bullring (now the Marbella Arena entertainment centre) the Casino,..
Puerto Banús is a world-class shopping heaven, but where are the best boutiques?
The marina of Banús is equally a sophisticated collection of luxury boutiques with the most expensive brands in the world. International luxury brands like: Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Hermés, Dior, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana and many more all with elegant shop windows to its charming streets. To keep up to date with the high-end brands that based in Banus, there is an official Banús shopping website.
The sales motto in Puerto Banus is: exclusive articles for exclusive customers. There are exclusive accessories and clothes boutiques for everyone… with limited editions of the latest collections. The atmosphere is extremely sophisticated, with luxury cars and boats and the majestic la concha mountain as a backdrop, and beautiful people having enjoying everywhere you look. Puerto Banús also allows you to take a break from shopping by having an ice-cream or a eat delicious food in any of its many stylish restaurants. By night it is transformed, filled with multi-coloured lights that make it even more vibrant.
In the “inland” zone of Banús, behind the port, there is a El Corte Inglés. To give an idea of the volume of sales in the area, due to the important brands that it houses this corte ingles is one of the centres with the highest turnover of this prestigious store chain in Spain despite not being the largest. In adittion, Here you have other commercial centres such as: Cristamar and the Banús Marina Mall, all of them have good parking facilities.
Where to eat in Puerto Banús?
Located right in the marina and with more than 30 years servicing to the most distinguish clientele, Los Bandidos is one of the most renowned restaurants in Marbella. In this charming restaurant, with its roof covered by a leafy floating garden, you can taste outstanding dishes ranging from the most classic to the most innovative cuisine.
Also, opposite the pier is the La Habana Lounge. Here you can find exquisite fish and seafood dishes,. They have plenty of choices of wines from all over the world, as well as top-quality champagne brands such as Laurent Perrier or Veuve Clicquot.
The scope of Instagram-style establishment of cuisine in Puerto Banús is ample. Ristorante and Carpaccio Pizzeria Picasso, both located in the heart of Muelle Ribera, offer Italian food options where you can enjoy wood-fired pizzas or fresh pasta.
El Gaucho and Tango stand out in Puerto Banus with the best of Argentinean steaks and grills for meat lovers. In Casa Blanca you can enjoy tapas in a large terrace. And, for dessert, you can choose between Las Rosas Café, La Crêperie, an old classic of the port will not disappoint you. Also, you have: Meksian, Inimitable, La Bocana or Luis Salinero’s Txoco in Puerto Banus area.
Where to party in Puerto Banús?
Puerto Banús is one of the most popular places to party in Europe. There is an ample range of endless nightlife options, from bars for drinks to nightclubs for dancing until dawn. In summer, the party vibrant atmosphere is also provided by the private parties offered by some venues and the beach clubs.
Located on the front line of Puerto Banús Joys Live live music a classic, which has been livening up Marbella’s nightlife for over 30 years, also near the pier We find La Habana de Hemingway, a perfect combination of partying and prostitution. In the Club de Mar building, next to the charming control tower of Puerto Banus, is Pangea where you can enjoy of the most beautiful views of the harbour and the city in the whole area while enjoying spirits, endless cocktails and champagne. Other well-known nightclubs include Mambo Room, Mirage, Seven, Funky Buddha Banús, Vudu and the Scream Night Club.
How is the Puerto Banús area framed?
Puerto Banús district is a wider area than the port and can be divided into 3 sub-areas diverse range of lifestyles and residential dimension. Firstly, we have the sea-side port itself; secondly, the streets and plazas behind the marina; and finally the 2 beach at each extreme of the sea-side port, along with its high-end residential developments.
What is the sea-side port area of Puerto Banús like?
The most iconic part of the Banús development is, without a doubt, its 15 hectares of port area. Puerto Banus marina was finished in 1970 and its full name is “Puerto José Banús” in honour of its developer. This has certainly been the flagship of Marbella and is visited by 5 million people a year.
Surrounding this hustle and bustle port there is a network of streets lined with the world’s most luxurious boutiques and glamorous cafés, restaurants and the Benabola Hotel. The buildings are white, with a Mediterranean aesthetic, and are lined with flats with stunning views (Although many of them are in need of some stylistic refurbishment, the beauty of the buildings is undisputed). The harbour was designed in the French Côte d’Azur style and can accommodate 915 boats. Being one of the most expensive and exclusive in the world, it is also a favourite place for celebrities to shop, stroll or enjoy the terraces.
What is the town of Puerto Banús like?
As well as sandy beaches and boats, Banús has an “inland” area that starts just behind the dock once you crosses Julio Iglesias Avenue, large pedestrian areas, behind the port buildings. Just past this, there is a beautiful square called Antonio Banderas. In this part you will find shopping centres such as El Corte Inglés, luxury shops, car parks and a cinema, as well as a number of venues with a lively atmosphere. The buildings in this area such as: Tembo Banus, Marina Banus,.. date from the 1990s. Here you find a Occidental Banus hotel.
If you go further to the north passing the A-7 you will be in Nueva Andalucia with its old bullring, which has now been converted into a show hall (Marbella Arena). This area is where people who want a little extra peace and quiet in Banús live and enjoy their holiday rentals. From here you can still easily walk to the port, which is why it is still considered to be part of Puerto Banús.
What is the beach area of Puerto Banús like (and its residental developments)?
In terms of lifestyle in Banús offers beautiful coastline and sandy beach areas in both sides of the port with high-end complexes in frontline beach positions. The first beach in Banús, when coming from Marbella along the promenade, is between the mouth of Río Verde with its beautiful wild life, wooden bridge and the port. You can also find beach restaurants, chiringuitos, children’s play area and hammocks zones. The residential complexes in that areas (los Granados Banus, Playas del Rocio, along the coastline and la Alcazaba,.. inland) are very exclusive, safe residential areas and very quiet, unlike the vibrant vibes of the port. Here We find the Melia Hotel Marbella Banus.
On the other side of the port along the coastline there is a beautiful El Duque beach and the frontline beach development of Gray d Albion and Playas del Duque This is followed by El Rodeito beach and, Ventura del Mar beach (which is open to dogs) and the area of Cortijo Blanco, where you can find first-class residential complexes both front line beach (Casanova, Laguna Banus, Ventura del mar, La Herradura,..) and further inland (Embrujo Banus, Las Mimosas, Banus,..).
If you fancy the exercise, there are seafront promenades at both sides where you can enjoy a lovely stroll along the coastline.
Which are the most relevant luxury developments in Puerto Banús?
It is important to highlight that if you are looking for a safe and valuable luxury investment in Marbella, Puerto Banús has always been a reference point in the real estate market while feeling on the front line of entertainment. In Banús you will find properties that have all the necessary comforts, the properties boast of incredible sea views to the mediterranean also: Heated swimming pools and spas, garden areas or direct access to the beach gyms, private security, parking,.. There is a really wide variety of properties where to choose, from luxury penthouses to frontline beach villas in the nearby areas! The small area of the marina offer frontline, andalusian style apartments with balconies overlooking the boats. These are just some of the options in these incredibly exclusive area. The port is perfect for those who want to enjoy all the bustling life and where most of the available apartments for both long- and short-term (mainly in summer) rentals are located.
Puerto Banús has many luxurious residential complexes where most of the exclusive properties are concentrated. These include: Gray d’Albion, Playas del Duque, Los Granados Banus, La Alcazaba, Playa Rocío, Andalucia del Mar, Marina de Banús, Benabola, Medina Gardens, El Embrujo, Jardines del Puerto or Terrazas de Banús. Even though the Banús property profile consists more of apartments, the bordering areas such as: Río Verde, Villa Marina, La Alzambra stand out in terms of villas.
If you dont find your dream property here, within some minutes driving distance of Puerto Banus there are other beautiful locations with more exclusive properties: Nueva Andalucia, the Marbella Golden Mile with other ultra exclusive developments with some of the best communal facilities in Marbella like: Puente Romano, Epic Marbella or Sierra Blanca. And a bit more inland in the Ronda road the famous, mega luxury gated community of La Zagaleta mansions.
How much does an avant-garde villa or luxury apartment in Puerto Banús cost?
The starting price for 2 bedrooms find an affordable flat in Puerto Banús is around 450,000 euros, but there is very little on offer in this price range. The possibility of finding a good home rises a little at around 500.000 euros, and even more from around 1.000.000 euros. However, the options start to get more dynamic in the luxury category from around 2.000.000 euros and upwards, where you can find exquisite duplexes and villas. Naturally, there are options for 5.000.000 euros or more where you enter in the ultra-luxury league.
For properties priced between one to three million euros, options include Ventura del Mar, Malibu, and the previously mentioned residential areas: Laguna de Banus, Gray D’Albión, Benabola, and Atalaya de Río Verde are available for properties above three million euros. Puerto Banús is a great investment opportunity.
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