About Puerto Banus
Known as the “St. Tropez of southern Spain”, Puerto Banus is a port city on Spain’s Costa del Sol (located on Andalucia province’s southern coast – facing the Mediterranean). Located just 6 km southwest of the seaside resort town of Marbella, Puerto Banus was in fact designed and built by local property developer José Banús as a luxury marina and shopping complex. As a result, Puerto Banus is one of Costa del Sol’s playgrounds for the rich & famous, who are attracted to the beaches, nightlife and restaurants. With over 5 million visitors a year, along with its popularity with international celebrities, Puerto Banus boasts an ambiance that’s similar to that of Monaco – luxury yachts, eye-catching sports cars like Lamborghini and Ferrari, along with villas and other luxury homes.
History and culture buffs exploring areas outside of Puerto Banus should take note of the fact that surrounding Andalucia province (like other parts of southern Spain) was under Moorish rule from the 8th century until the 13th century Reconquista. This means that historic Moorish points of interest like Sevilla and Granada are within driving distance (or a train ride away) from the Puerto Banus area.
Costa del Sol is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Europe, where foreign cultures blend in with local traditions in perfect harmony. The entire strip (including Puerto Banus) is blessed with diverse landscapes and enviable contrasts and an ideal climate guarantees pleasant year-round sunshine and stunning white sand beaches.