Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus

The finest marina on the Costa del Sol, Puerto Banus celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. Conceived by entrepreneur José Banús and Beverley Hills architect Noldi Schreck, Puerto Banús always aimed to be one of the world’s top marina. Its opening party in 1970 has a guest list of 1,500 and included some of the world’s most famous people. Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly were guests of honour, and a young Julio Iglesias provided the live entertainment.

Over the last 50 years, the residential and commercial side of Puerto Banús has grown to include several apartment developments and El Corte Inglés department store. The centre of the marina, however, remains true to its original Andalusian style. And five decades later, Puerto Banús is still the most exclusive marina in southern Spain.

The marina is a Mediterranean-style development with wide boulevards and tropical gardens. The port itself has over 900 berths, and some of them allow superyachts of up to 50m long to anchor. Puerto Banús regularly moors the world’s finest superyachts and the prestigious marina easily rivals Saint Tropez and Monaco; many believe it ranks as the finest in southern Europe.

On land, the frontline marina premises are mostly high-end fashion boutiques and jewellery shops dotted with restaurants and café-bars. Some of them have been open for decades – Salduba and Sinatra Bar are two examples. Just as they welcomed Liza Minelli and Sean Connery in the early 1970s, they now play host to Lady Gaga or Cristiano Ronaldo.

On the periphery of the marina are more shops and residential developments. The large central square (Plaza Antonio Banderas) holds art and craft markets throughout the year and has an ice rink at Christmas.

Puerto Banús is also synonymous with the best nightlife on the Costa del Sol. The marina has several clubs, and its famous beach clubs double as night clubs in the summer. Open any gossip magazine in July and August, and you’ll see photos of celebrities out and about in nightclubs in Puerto Banús.



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