Puerto Banús is one of the most spectacular and popular marinas of Spain. It is located right next to the fashionable suburban area of Nueva Andalucía and is just four miles from the city of Marbella. Built in 1970 by José Banús, this small coastal town has managed to attract the attention of the elite from all over the world. It is no surprise, that about 5 million people visit Puerto Banús every year to indulge themselves, soak the sun and sail the sea.
Geography and climate
This village-style port is situated in the Costa del Sol region of southern Spain. It lies 40 miles southwest of Malaga and 486 miles south of Madrid. Puerto Banús experiences warm and sunny summers but with soothing cool breezes. The winters are mild with plenty of sunshine and clear blue skies. The area hardly receives any rainfall throughout the year. This place offers optimal weather conditions for beach lovers.
Where to shop, eat and stay
Puerto Banús flaunts an array of luxurious yachts moored at the harbor and the Bentleys and Porsches that cruise the roads. The streets are lined with expensive restaurants, extravagant boutiques and fabulous nightclubs.
Popular designer brands, such as, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana and others have showrooms around the port to tend to the shopping needs of the super-rich. The El Cortes Ingles is a huge department store that satisfies the needs of every local and foreign shopper. There are many other shopping centers, jewelry and apparel shops where one can buy things. You can find some exotic items in street market of Puerto Banús, which is held every Saturday morning.
Argentinian, Indian, Chinese, Cuban, Italian, Spanish or Greek – The eating joints and restaurants of Puerto Banús offer a large variety of international cuisine to tease and please your taste buds. Even while walking through the streets, you will find a fast food joint, a bakery or sandwich shop after every few steps. Restaraunte Cipriano is one of the most expensive eating places, but it offers mouth-watering delicacies, especially lip-smacking seafood. Some other popular restaurants include Picasso, The Red Pepper, Aretusa and Mumtaz.
There are hundreds of hotels in and around Puerto Banús, ranging from modestly decorated rooms to glamorous suites. Hotel Guadalpin, the Park Plaza Suites Hotel and the Sisu Boutique Hotel are among the most luxurious places to spend the night. El Fuerte and Pension La Estrella provide rooms at nominal rates. You may even rent an apartment or villa if you wish to stay for a longer duration.
The nightlife and adventure
Puerto Banús has a vibrant and exciting nightlife. The bars remain open till 4 am and at times, the loud music keeps on pouring even after dawn. Pangea is one of the most exclusive hangout zones for the party animals. Sinatras and Linekers Bar are other amazing places where you can party all night.
Paintballing, go-karting, horse riding, powerboat rides, clay pigeon shooting, deep sea fishing, cable skiing, water sports and beach sports are just some of the activities that the Stag and Hen weekends have in store for you. This Spanish town will not only help you relax and rejuvenate but also, give you a huge dose of excitement and adventure.