Puerto Banus Guidebook

Discover everything you need to know about one of the most recognizable areas of Marbella in our Puerto Banus Guide.

With almost fifty years of history, Puerto Banus is synonymous of high society and luxury in the Mediterranean. Its origins date back to the beginning of the 20th century when the most prestigious families of the aristocracy and the jet set moved to cities such as Marbella, thus giving Puerto Banus that glamorous and exclusive air that characterises it today. It was at this time that the Madrid promoter José Banús, following the high demand in the area, led the “La Marina” project and designed the most famous area of Puerto Banús, where the main restaurants and most
recognised fashion houses are located.

Since its creation in 1970, Puerto Banus has become one of the most sought-after areas of the Costa de Sol to acquire a home or enjoy the sun and the coast in all its splendour on a luxury holiday.


Luxurious Villas and Apartments in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus has luxurious urbanisations and huge residential complexes where most of the dwellings and luxury villas in the area are concentrated, such as: Los Granados Puerto Banús,  Embrujo Banus, Laguna de Puerto Banús, Playas del Duque … among others.

Due to its geographical location as well as the wide range of leisure and tourism services it offers, Puerto Banus has become a benchmark in the real estate market.

Marina Puerto Banus is the neuralgic area of Puerto Banús where most of the apartments for short and long term rental, penthouses with sea views and duplexes situated on the pier itself, are located… It is perfect for those visitors who want to enjoy all the hubbub and life of Puerto Banus in a privileged enclave.

Furthermore, in Puerto Banús, you will find exclusive properties for sale with all the comforts such as swimming pools, private security, parking, garden areas, direct access to the beach … And establish your second or first residence in one of the most recognizable areas of Costa del Sol.

In Pure Living Properties we are experts in the rental and sale of luxury villas and apartments in Puerto Banus . With over 10 years of experience in the sector, our highly qualified professionals will adapt to the needs of each client to help them find the home of their dreams in Puerto Banus.

Restaurants in Puerto Banus

The interior of Los Bandidos Restaurant is glass, offering spectacular views.

With over 31 years of experience, Restaurant Los Bandidos is one of the most famous in Puerto Banus . It is located opposite the port and offers its visitors a menu with dishes ranging from the most classic to the most innovative cuisine, by the hand of 8 renowned chefs who will make each dish a pleasure for the senses. Its restaurant, whose roof is covered by a leafy floating garden that has great variety of flowers, surrounds it with a totally cosy atmosphere.

Restaurant La Habana Lounge is recognised both for its location, right in the middle of the marina harbour, and for its cuisine, which ranges from exquisite rice dishes, fish and seafood along with more than 70 characteristic wines from all over the world as well as top quality champagnes such as Moët & Chandon, Don Pérignon, Laurent Perrier…


Clams and wine ristorant carpaccio Puerto Banus


The gastronomic offer in Puerto Banus is wide, so there must be options where lovers of Italian food can enjoy fresh pastas and wood-fired pizzas. The best options to savour the best of Italian cuisine in Puerto Banús are Picasso Pizzeria, the most popular restaurant in Puerto Banús and Ristorante Carpaccio, both located in the middle of the Ribera Dock in Puerto Banús.

Another of the most successful restaurants in the area is La Crêperie, which offers visitors and locals an extensive menu of sweet, salty, open and closed crepes, with original recipes and fresh products that are only a few of the reasons for its popularity.

For meat lovers, Puerto Banus has the El Gaucho de Banús, Argentinian Grill, which is a journey through Argentine gastronomy, where you can taste anything from the most typical dishes such as nachos or the traditional Argentine pasties to a great selection of meats; Porterhouse from Extremadura or Galicia , tomahawk, T-bone…

Go Shopping in Puerto Banus

If Puerto Banus is known for anything, among other things, it is for housing the majority of the most prestigious clothing and accessories brand stores located along its marina area, such as Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, La Perla, among many others. Thus, the harbour becomes a perfect place to spend a day shopping in the different boutiques, shops, while you take a break in one of the most select restaurants in the area, in a unique enclave, overlooking the sea.

In addition to the port, a few metres away from it, Puerto Banus has another of its reference areas for shopping, where Corte Inglés, Cristamar Shopping Centre and Marina Puerto Banús Shopping Centre are located. These stores are situated in Ramón Aceres street and possess a car park, a children’s leisure area, resting areas and top brand stores, where you can go shopping with all the comforts in the heart of this magnificent place.

Partying in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus is one of the best known places in Marbella to party. You will find a wealth of nightlife options, including bars to relax over a glass of champagne as well as clubs where you can dance until dawn.

One of the best known leisure spots in Puerto Banus is La Sala Puerto Banús. Live music, concerts and, themed parties livened up by the best DJs in the most exclusive environment of Puerto Banús. For dinner, or to have a drink, seven days a week, La Sala Puerto Banús is a mandatory visit during your stay in Puerto Banús.

Astral Cocktail Bar, located on the Levante Pier has a unique and original style and is shaped like a Galleon entirely made of wood. It has an extensive list of cocktails for Daiquiri and Mojito lovers…

Swimming pool and terrace in Ocean Club Marbella


Ocean Beach Club Marbella, which is a reference to luxury and exclusivity, is one of the most recognised beach clubs in the area. With more than 9,000 square meters, Ocean Beach Club Marbella has a sun lounger area, where you can have a refreshing drink with sea views, Balinese beds with a massage service, a pool where the best parties with live DJs take place and a restaurant where you can
savour the best dishes.

Joys Live Nightclub has livened up the Marbella night for more than 30 years with shows, live music, an exclusive list of cocktails, wines and spirits…. and the best atmosphere in Puerto Banus , with a perfect location, right in the Marina.

La Habana de Hemingway, which is in the first line of Puerto Banus , has the perfect combination of exclusivity, partying and luxury. Themed parties and live music shows are accompanied by elaborate cocktails and the best atmosphere.

Sport and Fitness in Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus is one of the benchmarks of nautical tourism in Marbella for practicing water sports such as surfing, jet-skiing, personal watercrafts… In its main beaches such as Playa del Duque, you will find different companies that are dedicated to this service as well as in the dock where you can also frequently find rental companies for yachts, sailboats, etc. From Pure Living Properties we also provide this service for our clients, so you can enjoy the sunset on the high seas or go fishing.

Sunset by boat

In addition to being a benchmark in water sports, Puerto Banus is also a very attractive destination for golf lovers due to its proximity to the most prestigious golf courses in the area located in Nueva Andalucía.

If you like to play tennis or paddle tennis, the options in Puerto Banus are also varied, in addition to having centres such as the renowned Racket Club Los Granados where they teach classes for different levels such as beginners, professionals, groups… Most urban areas have private tennis and paddle courts where you can practice your favourite sport at any time near your apartment.

In addition, Puerto Banus waterfront promenade has a wide surface area, ideal for those who love going for a walk or for running outdoors while enjoying the Mediterranean breeze.

Not only is Puerto Banus known for its wide beaches and the multitude of options that they offer to locals and visitors but also because for offering its more adventurous visitors the possibility of doing other sports such as climbing and canyoning through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Sierra Blanca.

Puerto Banus also has an unlimited supply of Wellness Centres so you can maintain your stay in shape. Platinum Wellness, located in the heart of Puerto Banús, offers its users its 2,000 m 2 facilities in which to attend personalised training sessions with qualified professionals,while observing the unbeatable views of La Concha peak. Enjoy guided activities such as GAP, Pilates … As well as taking a break after a hard day of training in a sauna or a hydromassage pool.

Glow beauty Puerto Banus

Of course, when we talk about Puerto Banus , we are also talking about holidays, summer and beaches, and this is why there is no shortage of options for taking care of our body and mind. To disconnect from long working hours and rest, Puerto Banús has prestigious beauty salons, spas both within the most prestigious hotel complexes and on its main avenues, such as Glow Beauty Puerto Banus, which offers a wide range of beauty and surgical treatments, Yhi Spa.

These are just some of the countless options that Puerto Banus can offer you. If you are interested in discovering the most exclusive properties in the area from the professionals in the sector, the Pure Living Properties team is at your disposal. Request more information and we will get in touch with you, to advise and show you all the properties for sale and rent available in Puerto Banús.

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Sonia Estepa · September 15th 2020


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