A guide to Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol, Spain
One of southern Europe’s top marinas, Puerto Banus has plenty to offer.
Where is Puerto Banus?
This luxury marina is just off the Golden Mile in Marbella and 10 minutes’ drive away from Marbella city centre itself. Malaga Airport takes around 40 minutes to reach.
Why buy property in Puerto Banus?
The luxury marina, designer boutiques, world-famous beach clubs and nightlife are top of the list for many people on a Costa del Sol holiday and Puerto Banus receives hundreds of thousands of visitors a year.
Good amenities: Puerto Banus is mostly about boats and as one of southern Europe’s biggest and best marinas, it provides world-class mooring facilities for leisure craft from super yachts to luxury powerboats. After boats this marina resort is about shopping – Puerto Banus is home to a long list of designer boutiques situated on the portside and the avenues behind it. You can also find the large Corte Inglés department store here with its specialist luxury and designer stock. Eating out offers plenty of choices from cheap and cheerful beach bars to the finest dining on the Costa del Sol. In addition, Puerto Banus has a range of onsite services including banks and a post office.
See and be-seen: Puerto Banus attracts celebrities from the world over and is one of the best places in Spain to see and be seen. Designed in the 1960s as an exclusive marina enclave for the European jet set and royal families, Banus now features on the must-visit list for many actors, singers, sports personalities and TV celebrities. Expect to come across many well-known faces in the summer, although you can spot famous people at Puerto Banus all year round.
Buy-to-let potential: As one of the Costa del Sol’s top tourist attractions, Puerto Banus offers excellent buy-to-let potential and properties here provide some of the best rental returns in the area. Holiday lets in Puerto Banus appeal to a wide range of holidaymakers including couples, groups and golfers – several world-class golf courses are located just a short drive away in Golf Valley in Nueva Andalucia.
puerto banus’ Wow factor: From its stunning mountain backdrop and panoramic sea views to its attractive Mediterranean village-style architecture, Puerto Banus certainly has wow factor. Add to this some of the world’s most spectacular boats and yachts, and most luxurious boutiques, it’s easy to see how a Puerto Banus postcode adds extra value to your property.
What can I buy in Puerto Banus?
Puerto Banus is small and compact so your choice of property is limited to apartments. But like the rest of the marina, property here is high-end. Options include frontline-marina apartments in the whitewashed and pantiled blocks that line the waterfront; luxury modern apartments in the avenues between the marina and El Corte Inglés department store; and stunning penthouses with sweeping seaviews in the luxury apartment complexes to the west of the marina itself. If you’re looking for villa properties, nearby Nueva Andalucia and the Golden Mile where beachfront villas and apartments are available are your best options.