Puerto Banus - The Ultimate Guide to Spain’s gem of Costa del Sol19-08-2020
Ultimate travel & party guide Puerto Banus, Marbella, Costa del Sol, Spain Source: http://i-marbella.com
Puerto Banus is Marbella’s hotspot and world-famous port situated right in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol. Puerto Banus famous reputation in recent times stands for being the short break space for many famous celebrities, royalty alike and rich people.
Visit the Old Town
Marbella is made up of various parts, and one of those parts is the old town itself. As the
name implies, this is the oldest part of Marbella, and the culture and history of the place is
everywhere you look. It’s a fun place to visit, not least because of its maze of narrow streets, which are beautiful thanks to the red tiles on the ground and the whitewashed buildings all about you. If you imagine a traditional Spanish village, Marbella’s old town is probably what
springs to mind.
The old town is the pride and joy of Marbella, and as such, it is kept extremely clean and tidy and is the perfect spot for vacationers to enjoy. Try one of the little cafes or bars, or stroll along the shopping area for some beautiful handmade bargains and you’ll feel utterly at peace.
Not far away from the old town is a gorgeous outside space that is truly one of Marbella’s
hidden gems. It is Alameda Park, and it is so out of the way and relaxing that it almost feels like a private garden rather than a public park.
Once you enter the park, you’ll find yourself underneath a thick canopy of beautiful trees,
and you’ll be walking along a marble path. There are fountains all around and plenty of
benches where you can sit and enjoy the peace and quiet, read a book, or listen to music,
and visit us for more inspiration about how to enjoy some time to yourself.
Puerto Banus is located on the lovely west part of Marbella and just before reaching San Pedro de Alcántara town. Newly nicknamed 'The Gem of Costa del Sol'. Puerto Banus is synonymous for yachts, late model cars, luxury, celebrities who are there to enjoy the sun and be seen, without any doubt a place in Spain that worths to be visited.
A bit of history about Puerto Banus
Puerto José Banús, more commonly known as Puerto Banús is a marina located in the area of Nueva Andalucía, to the southwest of Marbella, Spain on the Costa del Sol. It was built in May 1970 by José Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury marina and shopping complex.
After first being discovered in the second half of the 1940s by the likes of Ricardo Soriano, the Marquis of Ivanrei, the Marquis of Salamanca and Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, the stars of the day flocked to the resort. Banus saw an opportunity.
He developed an idea to provide Marbella's international elite with a glamorous exclusive marina where they could shy away from prying eyes. The wheels were set in motion in 1966 when Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe introduced Banus to two architects, Noldi Schreck, who had helped design and build Beverley Hills, and Marcos Sainz, who had both been hired to design the Hotel Marbella Club.
Banus became the largest developer of residential tourism complexes on the Costa del Sol.
And the port, which still holds his name, was transformed from just two roads and a marina into a millionaire’s playground.
Puerto Banús is now the most glamorous marina in Spain and one of the best known in Europe. It is almost impossible to walk through its streets without taking a picture with a yacht, a sports car or why not? even an international celebrity.
How To Get There: The closest airport to Marbella Puerto Banus is in Malaga you can hop in a taxi or take a public bus to get here. Car rentals are also an option and prices are around 30€
So now let's focus on the many things you can do and enjoy from this gem of Costa del Sol.
The Ultimate Guide To Puerto Banus
Start the day by checking out the Puerto Banus Ports. one of the most beautiful and luxurious in all of Spain.
Puerto Banus Port: Either if you wish to spend a day or more in Puerto Banus, This is a must during your holidays in Marbella, and the first thing you have to see is with no doubts the docks of the Sports Port Puerto Banús.
|Puerto Banus is Marbella’s hotspot and world-famous port situated right in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol 2018
Located in the city center, the Sports Port Puerto Banús. is structured in two levels: upstairs, you can find the "port terraces", which often host events and shows; And below, the stores and the nautical facilities, together with the Club. Sports Port Puerto Banús offers 377 berths and all the necessary services for the care of the boats. In addition, from here leaves the Fly Blue, the ferry that connects Marbella with Puerto Banús.
If you want a good 'souvenir', of course, this is the perfect place to shop in large international firms. Do not leave without taking a mojito in the Astral Cocktail Bar, its pirate ship form has become an essential stop.
|No Marbella holiday is complete without a day on the sea, don't lose up on the opportunity to rent a yacht or boat 2018
Marbella Yacht Tours: A holiday in Marbella is not a holiday without a trip to the sea! No Marbella holiday is complete without a day on the sea! There are many options available with half day (4 hours) and full day trips (8 hours) being our most popular requests. There are many options available with half day (4 hours) and full day trips (8 hours) being our most popular requests.
|Clear blue water and sandy beaches await for you at Puerto Banus Marbella 2018
Beaches & Sea: Puerto Banus holds a European blue flag and home to three beaches: Playa Nueva Andalucia, Playa Puerto Banus also known as Playa de Levante and Playa del Rio Verde. The 3 beaches are all very different from each other, so you are sure to find one that suits your taste.
|Puerto Banus holds a European blue flag and home to three beaches - One of the best of southern Spain 2018
Segway Tours in Puerto Banus: Feeling a bit adventurous? a Segway city tour combined with the fun of riding on a new environmentally-friendly electric Segway takes you on an exciting trip of discovery through Marbella's port. So forget getting stuck in traffic, finding a parking lot, or using public transportation, Segways are an efficient and inexpensive way to get around. Prices in town are about 20 to 30€
|A bicycle tour in Marbella's port is one of the most enjoyable things to do 2018
Marbella has some fantastic eateries that not only offer an extensive selection of cuisine but also offer a brilliant night out. You can opt as well for a bicycle tour.
Apart from the ports, on one side you'll find top-level restaurants and boutiques from the best fashion firms in the world, and from other side yachts and boats.
Restaurants: Looking for some food? Puerto Banus has more restaurants and bars than anything else. All kinds of food from Spanish seafood restaurants, American hamburger joints, Japanese sushi to Italian eateries.
|Rosas Cafe one of the latest culinary experiences in Puerto Banus Marbella 2018
Marbella and Puerto Banus count with numerous luxury, select and gourmet restaurants, starting with the famous Santiago Restaurant. If this is not enough for you, check out Calima who boasts 2 Michelin stars, or Nikki Beach, Nobu Marbella, El Gran Gatsby, Besaya Beach, Daytona, Rosas Cafe, and more.
Markets are also available! Every Saturday Puerto Banus holds an extensive market, probably the largest and most popular along this stretch of coastline. Here you can buy everything from handbags to carpets, to clothes, music, and furniture.
Shopping: Puerto Banus is a haven for shopping addicts with one of the largest 'El Corte Ingles' department stores in Spain with branches all over the country, Corte Inglés consists of six vast floors with plenty of parking available at the lowest rate in the city. And a shopping center and a huge selection of designer boutiques
|Corte Ingles included boutiques and high-end designers from: Louis Vuitton, D&G, Lanvin, La Perla and more Puerto Banus Marbella 2018
Shopaholics can definitely have fun in Puerto Banus since its second top attraction is shopping. So be prepared to find endless street lines of boutiques and high-end designers that include: Louis Vuitton, D&G, Lanvin, La Perla, Emporio Armani, Burberry, Gucci, Michael Kors, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Bang & Olufsen and Versace amongst many others.
Marbella's town owns several shopping places as we mentioned before and you can find em all at Marina Banus and Centro Plaza, however, you will find the majority of the town's designer labels in the marina area, along Calle Ribera.
As a side note, It's not unusual to see cars like Lamborghini, Ferrari or Porsche parked around here…
Night-Life: This is one of the highlights of Marbella, where the party is at. Puerto Banus counts definitely with a busy nightlife scene. The port is lined up with alfresco bars, beach clubs, and discos.
During the summer time you'll be spoiled for a vast list of places when it comes to the party, and if you're looking for a good few days of luxurious, hedonistic fun, wild parties then you're in the right place.
So be prepared for a full night party until the next day! Marbella the city has the best clubs on the Costa del Sol and one of the classics is the Olivia Valere, with its sophisticated atmosphere, its different environments, and its chic decor. Sala Beach and Ocean Club Marbella host numerous day parties throughout the summer. Other nightclubs include Dreames, Mirrage, News Cafe.
So if you look for a luxury party thinking about champagne parties, lounging on beds by an inviting blue pool while being served a gourmet lunch by attentive staff. Puerto Banus has all of this waiting for you!
If you're visiting Puerto Banus in June then luckily you'll witness a visual feast of bright Flamenco costumes takes over the streets and squares of the port.
And finally but not least important.
Sightseeing Places: The exotic Bioparc Fuengirola famous for its wild variety of animals and species. One of the most symbolical landmarks Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola is truly a must-see spot while being in Marbella.
|A stroll through the Puerto Banus 2018
The famous Bonsai Museum which is truly a lovely tourist spot that often happens to be heavily crowded by curious newcomers and locals alike. Along Puerto Banus promenade, you can also find a unique solar watch that has the shape of a boat, the beach of Puerto Banús holds the Blue Flag, that certifies the quality of its waters and its facilities. And finally 'La Victoria', a large statue (over 30 meters tall), better known in the city as “the statue of the Russian”, supposedly donated by the mayor of Moscow to the town of Marbella in the “Gil era”.
The Bonsai Museum
Something that is completely different and that you might think is more at home in Japan
than Spain is the Bonsai Museum. If you are looking for a serene place to visit, this would
have to be at the top of the list, plus it’s unusual and interesting too, so it ticks many different boxes.
Once inside (after paying the small fee), you will find the best collection of bonsai trees in all of Europe – some of which are over 300 years old – and you will even discover beautiful
water features that include turtles swimming about happily within them.
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