Marbella – the most fashionable and famous port in Spain.
Puerto Jose Banús, more commonly known simply as Puerto Banús – is a pier, a yacht Marina, a luxurious port, and the famous harbour for luxury yachts and boats.
The port was built in May 1970 by Jose Banús, a local property developer, as a luxury yacht port and shopping complex. Since then, Puerto Banús has become one of the most luxurious and most visited places in Spain, with 5 million visitors a year. The port still enjoys wide popularity among “ordinary” tourists and international millionaires, multimillionaires and celebrities.
Puerto Banús presents snow-white yachts, luxurious cars, the best restaurants, Nightclubs and boutiques (such as Christian Dior, Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, among others) of the Costa del Sol. Puerto Banús is a place where you can enjoy luxury and glamour, where the air continuously smells of money, and the rich come to the port to show off their new expensive toys. Here you can easily meet a world celebrity or a millionaire in an expensive suit and a gold watch, leisurely strolling and often just passing along the coast on his brand-new luxury Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini or Bentley.
Along the port, there is Ribera Street, on one side of which yachts lined up in rows, and on the other, the most expensive boutiques, restaurants and bars of Puerto Banús hang in a snow-white lump. Ribera street is rather narrow, so if it decided to drive another Euro millionaire on his shiny horse, passers-by simply have nowhere to go except to disperse and watch the slow progress of the car.
Puerto Banús is located near the urbanization Nueva Andalucía, on the Costa del Sol in Southeast Spain, 6 kilometres South-West of the historic center of Marbella.
Both sides of the port are surrounded by beaches:
The North coast is a luxurious homonymous beach of Puerto Banús (Playa de Puerto Banús), and to the South, is Nueva Andalucía beach.