Puerto Banús is the ultimate luxury destination with superyachts, supercars, designer brands and luxury properties at every turn.

The stunning marina of Puerto Banús was built in 1970 and opened with a lavish party full of celebrities. From these fabled beginnings, Puerto Banús has become one of the highlights of the Costa del Sol and attracts royalty, celebrities and tourists all year-round.

The traditional Andalusian design is pretty as a picture and as well as extraordinary superyachts, you’ll find one of the highest densities of luxury, designer brand shops in Spain. Stroll around the marina, shop till you drop, enjoy a delicious meal or a cool drink overlooking the water. Visiting Puerto Banús is a must during a trip to the Costa del Sol.

The area of Puerto Banús is however a lot more than just the marina. Head away from the water to Antonio Banderas Square and you’ll find the Marina Banús shopping centre, a large El Corte Ingles department store and lots of great high-street stores. The square holds a daily summer market, so it’s the perfect place for some retail therapy, even if you can’t stretch to the designer labels.

Puerto Banús is also home to some fantastic restaurants, bars and nightclubs and has gained a reputation as a party destination. Choose from funky restaurants with DJs and live music, late night bars with amazing cocktails, or massive clubs – you can dance till dawn in Puerto Banús.

There are a wide range of luxury properties available in Puerto Banús. There are numerous elegant developments with fantastic facilities within walking distance of the water, bijou apartments with sea views and larger properties further out from the centre. Apartments in Puerto Banús have excellent rental potential thanks to demand from the 5 million+ visitors who flock to this famous port every year. You should also consider neighbouring Nueva Andalucía to give you more property options, which are still within easy reach of the bright lights of Puerto Banús.

Not to be missed: El Corte Inglés, ASTRAL pirate ship cocktail bar, Sinatra’s, the front line!

Fun Fact: : Puerto Banús is the most famous marina in Spain and certainly started with a bang, with a legendary opening party featuring entertainment from a young Julio Iglesias, 22 kilos of beluga caviar and a guest list of 1,700 including the Aga Khan, Roman Polanski, Hugh Hefner and Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco.

Steve Wiley

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