Puerto Banus the playground of the rich and famous

We love Puert Banús, even though Puerto Banús sometimes has a bad name. This is partly due to the many Lamborghinis, huge yachts, and champagne bottles popping all day long. You just have to know where you should and shouldn't be. We are happy to help you on your way!

All the yachts in the harbor also make it a huge attraction to all the tourists. In the morning it is nice and quiet and the later it is in the day, the busier and cozier it gets. Definitely worth a visit!

In Puerto Banús you will find the high-end shops in the port of Puerto Banús or the El Corte Inglés. If you like shopping you definitely need to go there. You can spend hours there with the most beautiful flagship stores of all luxury brands. From Cristian Dior to Louis Vuitton.

It is also the ideal place for a day at the beach, a luxurious beach club or just a drink in the evening, with the beautiful marina in the background.

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History of Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús is a man-made marina that was built by José Banús, a Spanish property developer in the 1970s. The marina quickly became a popular destination for celebrities and the jet-set, and it's now home to over 900 berths for superyachts and luxury boats, making it one of the most prestigious marinas in Europe. If you want to dock a boat in the marina of Puerto Banús and the boat is longer than 55 meters, it costs €4000,- per day. The marina is surrounded by a variety of high-end shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as several beach clubs.

The beautiful marina scene owes its lush development to the vision of Jose Banús, a local developer who sought to create a haven for those looking to experience Mediterranean bliss from the 1970s. Over time, the town has become popular as a vacation stop, offering the best Mediterranean culture and sporting activities.

Where is Puerto Banús Located?

Puerto Banus is located in the municipality of Marbella, which is situated on the southern coast of Spain in the province of Malaga. It is approximately 6 km southwest of the center of Marbella and is adjacent to the Nueva Andalucia neighborhood. Puerto Banus is a popular marina and shopping complex that attracts tourists and wealthy individuals from around the world. It is known for its luxurious yachts, high-end boutiques, bars, and restaurants, as well as its lively nightlife scene.

What To Do in Puerto Banús

There's plenty to do in Puerto Banús, whether you're looking to indulge in some high-end shopping, enjoy a meal at a trendy restaurant, or simply soak up the sun at one of the many beach clubs. Some popular activities include:

  • Strolling along the marina and admiring the luxury yachts
  • Shopping at designer boutiques and high-end stores
  • Visiting the nearby museums and art galleries
  • Relaxing at a beach club and enjoying a cocktail
  • Walking the Golden Mile
  • Going for a bike ride or a walk along the beach
  • Rent a boat and sail the sea.

Which Beach Clubs to Attend when in Puerto Banús

There are, of course, many beach clubs in Marbella, but these are in Puerto Banús:

Ocean Club

The Ocean Club Marbella is a luxurious beach club located in Puerto Banús.Boasting a prime location on the famous Golden Mile, the club offers a stunning setting for parties, events and lounging by the sea. With its sophisticated atmosphere, the Ocean Club Marbella appeals to a high-end audience looking for a luxurious beach experience. The Ocean club Marbella has a good restaurant where you can have an amazing lunch, Amaï. Known for its glamorous parties and events, the Ocean Club Marbella is the ultimate destination for a luxurious beach day.

Mistral Beach

Mistral Beach Marbella, located in the prestigious Puerto Banús, it's a nice beach club for friends and families with children. You will also see well-heeled travelers, celebrities and people who live in Marbella here. The beach club offers a variety of services and amenities such as sun loungers, parasols, beach cabanas, a restaurant, and a bar.

La Sala by the Sea

La Sala by the Sea is a beach club located in Puerto Banús, known for its exclusive parties and upscale audience. The beach club is famous for its thrilling electric vibe with a great mix of Asian fusion on the restaurant menu. Enjoy the Mediterranean views and luxury atmosphere at this popular spot.

Pool Club Nao (Nueva Andalucia)

Pool Club Nao in Nueva Andalucia is located in Puerto Banús and is a trendy beach club. It's just a short drive away from the marina of Puerto Banús and perfect for a day of fun in the sun. Enjoy the wooden beach paradise with exotic sceneries down at the Nao Pool.The audience is mostly young and stylish, and the club regularly hosts parties with great music and atmosphere.

Where to Eat in Puerto Banús

It’s not that simple. The choice of where you eat depends on what you intend to achieve during the dinner experience. For most foodies, you cannot underplay the culinary experience. You are welcome to appreciate the savory cuisines during your breakfast, lunch, or dinner treats at great restaurants and hotels around Puerto Banús.


Start your day with an enticing breakfast in Puerto Banús:

Rosas Café

Rosa's Cafe in Puerto Banús is a charming Mediterranean-style restaurant that boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere, adorned with flower walls and offering unique pink lattes. The menu features a variety of fresh and flavorful dishes that reflect the local cuisine. The restaurant is owned by Rosa herself and is popular among both locals and tourists and is known for its dog-friendly policy, allowing customers to bring their furry companions with them. The casual and laid-back atmosphere makes it the perfect spot for a casual breakfast or lunch. This restaurant is famous on Instagram.

Ground by BREATHE

Ground by BTEATHE in Puerto Banús is a chic and trendy restaurant. The ambiance is elegant and sophisticated, perfect for the start of the day. The menu features modern Mediterranean cuisine with a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients.


Paisana, located in Puerto Banús, is a breakfast restaurant known for its cozy ambiance. The menu offers a variety of classic breakfast dishes, as well as some Mediterranean influenced options. Perfect spot to start your day in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere overlooking La Concha.

Lunch & Dinner

One of our favorite lunch spots in Puerto Banús is Paradise Beach. The food here is good and crazy what comes out of a small kitchen here. We also like to come to Mistral Beach. Keep in mind that you have to book 24 hours in advance, otherwise it is no longer possible to book a table. Another recommendation for lunch is Restaurante Camurí - Las Cuchis.

If you are looking for a nice dinner location in Puerto Banús check out the menu at the following Restaurant: Los Bandidos, BREATHE, Naga, Nu Downtown, Coa, Vovem, Divot Gastro Grill, or the Parpadella, which offer a great mix of sexy Italian pasta and cuisines.


For drinks, there are plenty of bars where you can quietly sip your cocktail as you take in the magnificent sites the area has to offer. You can try out the delicious mix of Martinis at the Martini Bar or the Sinatra Bar, Joys Live, Astral Cocteleria Bar, Casino Marbella, or the famed Nu Downtown.

There are also plenty of clubs in the port of Puerto Banús. A lot of young people go to the clubs in the port of Puerto Banús to enjoy the thrill of the nightlife. Outside the port of Puerto Banús you will find Yuma and Nu Downtown for some older public (this is still Puerto Banús).


For the few who genuinely want a high-ranking experience at the bar scene, you may consider the Sky Lounge Bar (Benabola Hotel) or Air by BREATHE, which offers excellent services with sushi and drinks to complement your evening.

Best Places To Go Shopping in Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús is known for its high-end shopping, with designer boutiques and luxury stores lining the marina. Some popular shopping destinations include the designer boutiques

The whole Puerto Banús experience would not be complete without mentioning the tremendous artistic shops that allow you to have an incredible shopping experience. You will indeed gain access to many significant assets and antiquities, but also learn a whole deal about the culture in Puerto Banús.

In the port of Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús in Marbella, Spain is a luxury shopping destination with an array of high-end brands. Some of the famous designer labels found in the port include Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Hermes. You can also find jewelry and watches by Cartier, Bulgari, and Chopard. There are also several luxury boutiques and high-end fashion stores. In addition to fashion, you can also find luxury cars, yachts and boats in the port. Whether you're looking for designer clothing, jewelry, or luxury vehicles, Puerto Banús has it all.

El Corte Inglés

Consider taking your shopping experience a notch higher by visiting El Corte Inglés, a much larger shopping district. Puerto Banús hosts the largest Corte Inglés department store in the entire country. It covers five entire floors and delivers every imaginable luxury item imaginable.

The El Corte Inglés in Puerto Banús Marbella is a luxury department store that offers a wide range of high-end brands and products.From clothing to shoes, perfumes and cosmetics, high-end jewelry to designer bags, and everything in between, you can shop till you drop.

Some of the brands that you can find there include Gucci, Etro, Sandro, Dolce Gabbana and Dsquared2. The store even has a supermarket on the ground floor.. On the 2nd floor you will find a super good restaurant called Gourmet, so if you need a break, you can enjoy some food there. The El Corte Inglés has a wide variety of products and excellent customer service, it's the perfect destination for all your shopping needs.

Banús Marina Mall & streets Puerto Banús

Between the port of Puerto Banús and the El Corte Inglés you will find Banús Marnia Mall.In the marina shopping center, you will find many shops to shop, including Zara Women and Kids, Bershka, Claire’s Accessories, Pull and Bear, Reverso, etc.
Interestingly, you will also find other cool stores to shop at when roaming the streets of Puerto Banús.

Have a Fantastic Time Experiencing Puerto Banús’ Great Nightlife

If you are looking for some hot action, dancing, and ecstatic moments with perfectly safe strangers, then the nightlife in Puerto Banús is your scene. Ever felt like you were holding back on the fun? Don’t worry.
Enrich your experience with some of the world’s top beach clubs and seasoned deejays. Beach clubs in Puerto Banús could be crazy, and out of control, so you better prepare your party pants.

What Should I Wear in Puerto Banús?

Puerto Banús has a relatively hot and warm climate year-round. Even so, the nights can be so cold, especially if you are not involved in vigorous activities. Considering the acute weather change day and night, you should consider the appropriate attire to complete your fun activity.


You can wear your laidback shorts and flats during the hot day to freely experience the summer weather and cool Mediterranean breeze.


You should probably know there is little in the way of casual nights when exploring the night scene in Puerto Banús. Try out that fabulous dresses when mingling with the dashingly cool people in the neighborhood. For men, ensure that you have your long trousers or clean-cut designer suit for an enchanting evening experience.

How to Navigate Through Puerto Banús

The easiest way to get to Puerto Banús by car, if you have one. There are several parking options available in the area, including paid parking lots and on-street parking. We recommend parking the car in the Marina parking garage when you go by car. It is open 24/7 and inexpensive. It is important to pay attention in Puerto Banús, not to park your car in a garage that costs a fortune.

It's important to note that during peak tourist seasons, traffic and parking can be heavy in Puerto Banús, so plan accordingly and consider taking public transportation or a taxi if you want to avoid the hassle of driving.

If you want to go to Puerto Banús by taxi, that's no problem. Finding a cab in high summer, but ordering an uber or a bolt is easier. You can get anywhere with just the tap of a button. Many uber and bolt cars are ready to take you to your desired destination within minutes.

What are The Best Places to Stay in Puerto Banús During Vacations

Looking for a place to stay during your vacation can be hectic. You might be stranded on which options to select without a proper review of the area’s hotels and apartments. Nevertheless, the best choice of hotel depends on your personal preferences.

If you would like to stay around Puerto Banús we recommend renting an apartment or villa on the following site: You can also go for an apart hotel. For instance, Banús Lodge is an excellent choice for spending a few quality nights in the area. Furthermore, it is within walking distance of the town, allowing you access to many vicinities and amazing stop-overs as you cruise around the neighborhood.

Other great places to consider include:

  • Hard Rock Hotel Marbella
  • Benabola Hotel & Suites
  • Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banús
  • Melia Marbella Banús
  • Boutique Hotel 51

Rent a Yacht

It would be a shame to visit the world-famous marina and not explore the calm Mediterranean sea. It is especially so considering the variety of great yacht rental options in Puerto Banús at your disposal. It is possible to culminate your great experiences with a stunning yacht ride along the coastal bay of the town, more so enjoying the thrilling scenery. cares about guiding an excellent vacation experience for you and your friends. As such, we have curated a great list of yacht rental options that you can enjoy, as shown in the list below:

  • Marbella Charter S. LA
  • Love it Charter Boat
  • Nautica Marbella

Fun Things To Do With Your Kids in Puerto Banús

If you are taking this wonderful vacation with your partner, family, or friends, you don’t need to worry about the fun things you can do with your kids. Puerto Banús has the most fantastic gaming centers you and your kids could enjoy.

Costa Waterpark

Ready for a waterfall, fun experience with your family? Costa Waterpark is the place to be. You can experience many engaging activities like waterslides, trampolines, wall-climbing, etc. Moreover, the park has a brand new, state-of-the-art waterpark that supports activities suitable for all ages, enhancing the family vacation experience.

Rent a Jetski

If you fancy driving, then getting on a Jet Ski should be an unforgettable experience. Riding a Jetski is similar to riding a sportbike on land. You can steer the lightweight device while standing, sitting, or kneeling. If you are a novice at the sport, don’t worry about it. Many trainers and lifeguards are trained and equipped to handle the direst situations at your disposal.

Holo VR Zone

With more than 500 square meters of gaming and virtual reality spaces, the indoor gaming center is ranked among the best gaming centers in the greater Marbella area. With up-to-date gaming equipment, the virtual reality center in Red Dog, Banús, will give you a thrilling sensation like never before.
Why go for less when you can have much more? You can only realize a great experience if you and your kids are actively engaged in the array of activities that you participate in. Furthermore, with many visitors frequenting the marina area, you or your kids can always find gaming and activity partners that will make your experiences memorable.

Simone Loeff
Author: Simone Loeff

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