Looking for an exclusive shopping service? There is a place in the Costa del Sol which has a name of its own: Puerto Banús. Located just 6 kilometres from Marbella is located one of the most prestigious areas in Spain where you will find the best brands and personal shopper services.
We leave you with a list of 10 essential things to visit and do in Puerto Banús, not to be missed!
What to visit and what to do in Puerto Banús
This area is practically recent, since as we know it today, it had its beginnings in 1970. Its yachts, high-end cars and luxury shops will not leave you indifferent, making Marbella one of the most exclusive destinations in the province of Malaga. It was named after its promoter José Banúsbeing its declared port Centre of National Tourist Interest and which has the Gold Medal for Merit in Tourism.
Avenida José Banús: Paseo de las Estrellas (Walk of Stars)
Also known as the Boulevard of fameis a wide avenue that will attract your attention because it is full of starfish-shaped tiles that will transport you straight to the very heart of the Hollywoodreminiscent of the style of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.
With stars in honour of all those great artists, sportsmen and even members of the nobility, who dedicated themselves to promote Marbella both nationally and internationally.
You can jump from one star to another such as Antonio Banderas, Julio Iglesias, Carmen Sevilla, Alejandro Sanz, Carmen Thyssen, Los del Río, Vicente del Bosque, the chef Dani García, among others. Thousands of visitors from all over the world visit this corner of Puerto Banús steeped in history.
Strolling around the Port
The Marina José Banús, as known as Puerto BanúsThe port is not only noted for its boutiques, jewellers and its top level leisure and gastronomic offer, but also because a stroll through this port is a real visual display of magnificent yachts and top-of-the-range cars.
Puerto Banús is considered the fourth most expensive marina in which to dock your yacht.
It highlights the Alberto Vidiella Tudores seafront promenadeIt is named after the famous businessman who was president of the marina and starts from the wooden footbridge of the Río Verde to the roundabout next to the Puerto Banús marina. From the Puerto Banús bridge walking distance to the centre of Marbella.
Puerto Banús Beach
They stand out for their blue flagThe European Environmental Education Foundation (EEF), considered to be one of the most important environmental the best beaches in Marbella and one of the most glamorous. It is located in the Marina next to the mouth of the Río Verde, also known as the Rio Verde beach.
A semi-urban beach that stands out for its golden sand 1500m long and 40m wide, close to the promenade and with a wide range of services such as sunbeds, parasols and beach bars accompanied by a pleasant and relaxed family atmosphere.
Sculpture of La Victoria
This is a huge sculpture measuring over 30 metres with the figure of a man with his arms open wide, looking out to sea. You can find it at the roundabout on the Avenida de Julio Iglesias and the United Nations. It is the work of Zurab Tsereteli, a Russian sculptor famous for statues recreating historical events.
In Marbella it is known as the statue of the Russian.
Julio Iglesias Avenue
As a scene of some films, as thanks to the singer Julio Iglesias for his work in the international promotion of the city of Marbella, the city council of Marbella gave his name to this avenue in 2002. It also reminds us that this artist sang at the inauguration of the port in 1970. At the end you will find the Sculpture of Victory.
Antonio Banderas Square
In the heart of Puerto Banús, you will find this square, famous for the classical International Craft Fair during the summer months. It has a craft market with a wide variety of items such as necklaces and bracelets among others.
Shopping in Puerto Banús
In Puerto Banús you will find the most prestigious international fashion brands. With the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop, enjoy a stroll along the promenade and window shop for brands such as Dior, Gucci and Dolce & Gabanna at Muelle Ribera Street. Two large shopping centres stand out: El Corte Inglés and Marina Banús.
In addition, Puerto Banús offers a personalised shopping service to advise you on the most up-to-date information on fashion trends. This service is in great demand and most shops offer it to their customers.
Where to eat in Puerto Banús
Don't miss one of the most photographed places of Puerto Banús, the "Coffee RosesThe restaurant is famous for its mural of 35,000 roses and is ideal for breakfast at any time of the day.
They also highlight restaurants where it is easy to give a gastronomic tour of the world Lebanese, Italian, Belgian, Mexican, Japanese or American. However, we can find local proposals where they offer the typical fried food from Malaga in La Bocana.
Of course, if you have a good palate, don't miss out on the haute cuisine of Marbella, with the Michelin star restaurants of Dani García in Marbella or the DOM Restaurantfamous for using only locally sourced ingredients.
Sports to do in Puerto Banús
In the different areas of the blue flag beaches found in Puerto Banús, it is very popular to practice WATER SPORTS Parasailing, pedal boats, kayaking, paddle surfing or water skiing, where numerous companies offer the opportunity to do so.
Also popular is the yacht or boat charter to see the whole of the Costa del Sol from the sea, many of them offer music, drinks and catering. A unique opportunity to be among the jet set in the area.
On the other hand, the most important thing is the practice of RACKET SPORTS such as paddle or tennis and above all golf. Marbella stands out for its excellent Golf courses located in the Golden Triangle.
Puerto Banús nightlife
Among its most famous clubs are Nikki Beach and Ocean ClubBoth are located on the beach and offer concerts, shows and luxury parties.
If you want to experience the authentic atmosphere of Puerto Banús, don't miss out on the
The nighttime views from the rooftop terrace of the Hotel Benabola overlooking the entire harbour.
Take a cocktail at Astral Cocktail Bara wooden galleon with a unique and original style.
Or party at the Pangeaone of the most exclusive discotheques in the area. The News Cafefamous for prestigious djs or The Olivia Valére Discotheque of which it lives up to its name, also owns the NAÔ Pool Club to relax on its Balinese beds.
If you want to a five-star shopping, leisure and dining experiencePuerto Banús is one of the must-see places on the Costa del Sol.
Excursions to Marbella, Puerto Banus and Mijas - The best way to get to know these destinations in one day
We recommend that you take advantage of the Excursion to Marbella and Mijas from Malaga and from the Costa del Sol so that you don't miss any detail of what to visit and what to do in Puerto Banús.
Excursions from Puerto Banus and Excursions from Marbella
If, on the other hand, you are in the Marbella and Puerto Banús area and you want to discover the different parts of Andalusia from Marbella and Puerto Banus, here are the available excursions:
Excursion Caminito del Rey from Marbella and from Western Costa del Sol
Excursion to Morocco from Malaga and from Costa del Sol
Excursion to Gibraltar from Malaga and Costa del Sol
Excursion to Gibraltar and Dolphin Sightseeing by Boat from Malaga
Excursion to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas from Gibraltar and from Tarifa