Puerto Banús, Marbella’s great tourist attraction

It is not surprising that when someone thinks of Marbella, its great tourist attraction, Puerto Banús, comes to mind, because, if there is something about this area is that, although its name indicates it, it is much more than just a marina. Puerto Banús, a jewel embedded in the heart of Marbella, is a showcase of sophistication, glamour and exclusivity offered by the Costa del Sol.

Join us in this area guide where we will tell you everything and more about this luxury marina in Marbella.

Before and after Puerto Banús

Conceived in the 1960s by the visionary local businessman José Banús, this port was not inaugurated until 1970; an inauguration that was attended by renowned personalities such as the princes of Spain and celebrities of the stature of American businessman Hugh Hefner, designer Christian Dior, whose stores abound in the area, or American actress Grace Kelly.

Originally designed as a luxury apartment complex with a small marina and shopping center, Puerto Banús evolved into a world-renowned destination; today it is not only a port with over 900 berths, but much more than that: an environment of luxury stores, restaurants, beaches and entertainment, both night and day, where the international jet set, and even the most ordinary people are increasingly attracted, thus becoming one of the nerve centers of high-level tourism in Europe.

Where is Puerto Banús?

Located to the east of Nueva Andalucía and to the west of the other great tourist attraction of Marbella, the Golden Mile, Puerto Banús extends southwards towards the vast Mediterranean Sea, capable of enchanting with its charm all those who visit this area, and northwards to the robust mountain of La Concha.

The Puerto Banus area is easily accessible from Malaga Airport, connected by the AP-7 freeway or the N-340 national highway, offering a scenic and comfortable ride for visitors. The avenues leading to this jewel of the Costa del Sol are lined with designer stores, fine dining restaurants and exclusive clubs, reflecting the elegance and luxury that characterize this area.

Transportation from Puerto Banús

On the other hand, the connectivity with other key points of the Costa del Sol, as would be other areas of Marbella as Nagüeles or Marbella East, or the picturesque towns of Benahavís or Estepona, among others, is excellent, offering varied transport options such as city bus, cab or cab companies, such as Uber or Cabify, or car rental, in agencies such as: Cohen & Cars, whose headquarters is located in the Cristamar Shopping Center, or Goldcar, based at Malaga Airport.

Places of tourist interest near Puerto Banús:

  • Marbella Casco Historico - 10.6 km away, 15 min by car, by Autovía del Mediterraneo/A-7 and AP-7, and 39 min by bus, by lines 13 or L-79 or line 3.
  • Marbella Center - 8.6 km, 17 min by car, via N-340, and 33 min by bus, line 13 or line 3
  • Nagueles - 8.6 km away, 13 min by car, on Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7 or N-340, and 45 min by bus, line 3
  • San Pedro Alcántara - 5.8 km away, 12 min by car, by Av. Miguel de Cervantes or Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7, and 30 min by bus, by line 4 or lines L-79/13
  • Istán - 16.4 km away, 27 min by car, on Carr.Istán/A-7176,
  • Estepona - 22.6 km away, 25 min by car, via Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7 or AP-7
  • Benahavís - 13.1 km away, 18 min by car, by Autovía del Mediterráneo/A-7, A-7175 or Av Calderón de la Barca
  • Mijas - 41.9 km away, 31 min by car, by AP-7 or A-7, and 1 h and 44 min by bus, by Avanza L-304 and M-221/M-122 lines.
  • Ronda - 53.3 km away, 1 hr 4 min by car, via A-397, and 1 hr 45 min by bus, via Avanza L-304 or Avanza lines 13/-L-79 and Avanza L-525.

Spending a day in Puerto Banús

Puerto Banus is a unique place, and is that in this port during the day you can tour the pier, either walking or cycling, making use of rental companies such as: Costa Deluxe Bike Rental Marbella, being captivated by the breathtaking view of luxury vehicles and boats, as well as its stores where the most emblematic and luxurious brands converge in their walks; however, at nightfall, Puerto Banus is transformed, adopting a festive atmosphere full of vitality, where the elegance of its terraces and restaurants merges with the bustle of its nightclubs.

Oh, and do not forget to pass by Avenida José Banús, where you can find stars of celebrities such as Sergio Ramos or Julio Iglesias and may even meet some of them, as it is very common for models, actors and singers come to enjoy this exclusive port.

Fashion and luxury

Puerto Banús is the area where you will find the largest number of luxury brands per square meter in Europe, including those known as the three V's: Versace, Valentino and Louis Vuitton.

Shopping in the exclusive Puerto Banus is far from shopping in other places in Marbella, how could be a shopping center to use, and is that if you like fashion is undoubtedly in the right place. Loewe, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Fendi, Versace, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci or Swarovski are just some of the brands you can find in this place, but it is not only the stores, but the exclusive service provided, in most of them, by one or more personal shoppers, which will make shopping in Puerto Banus becomes something exclusive and unique.

But, not only are these top brands the shopping options that you can find in Puerto Banus, if you go to the Corte Ingles Marbella or Marina Banus shopping center you will have many more brands available, which you can check on their website, so you can be sure that this is the one you are looking for.


The choices of restaurants in Puerto Banus are many, options where you can find from Mediterranean and Andalusian cuisine, to Lebanese, Italian or Japanese cuisine, among others. Here we want to talk about some of our favorites in the area, although you only have to take a stroll through the port or its surroundings to see the multitude of restaurants available to you, such as: La Sala Banús

Los Bandidos Restaurant

"International dishes with Scandinavian touches in a cozy place with walls covered with film photographs", this is how one could describe the essence of Los Bandidos Restaurant in Puerto Banus. This emblematic restaurant, with more than 35 years of history in the exclusive marina of Puerto Banus, has won the hearts of locals and visitors for its unique atmosphere and exquisite cuisine. The place is small but cozy and nicely decorated, with photographs of movie scenes and actors and actresses, international and national, on its walls, and a hanging garden on its roof that creates a unique atmosphere.

As for its culinary offerings, founder Jill Lindberg has imbued the menu with her passion for cooking, offering a masterful blend of classic recipes with innovative presentations that, even with a price that may be somewhat high, is worth paying, according to most of its diners. The team of 8 chefs in the kitchen is attentive to every detail and their table service is praised by most of their customers for its friendliness.

This restaurant, due to its great popularity, requires advance reservations.

  • PRICE: €€€€.
  • HOURS: Monday to Sunday, from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • ADDRESS: Muelle Ribera, 35, Nueva Andalucia, 29660 Marbella, Malaga
  • DELIVERY: Eating there - No home delivery
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 81 59 15


Contemporary European cuisine restaurant

A restaurant known for its elegant and cozy atmosphere that as soon as you enter the restaurant you are transported to a world of luxury and sophistication; with terrace and details very well cared for, from the presentation of their dishes to the quality of service, making it the ideal place for a special dinner.

But what really stands out about the INIMITABLE restaurant is its menu. An innovative menu that combines international, European, contemporary and fusion cuisine, at the hands of Chef Eric, reflecting a harmonious blend of flavors and techniques from around the world; from delicately prepared starters to main courses with combinations and textures that are well studied, among which we highlight its ceviche, its foie ravioli with truffle or its tartar, which is proof of its good mastery of tuna, and its innovative desserts, all at a good value for money.

In addition, the selection of wines and beverages is carefully curated to complement the dining experience. Among our recommendations is also to try their tasting menu so as not to miss any of their main courses.

It is always advisable to reserve a table in order to secure your place and enjoy this culinary experience in Puerto Banus.

  • HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 15:30 and from 19:00 to 24:00.
  • ADDRESS: C. Ribera, 10, Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
  • DELIVERY: Eating there - No home delivery
  • TELEPHONE: +34 622 44 10 20

Breathe - Restaurant in Puerto Banus | Gastrobar & Garden

The name Breathe fits like a glove, and according to some of its most loyal customers this place is a respite. A gastronomic refuge that offers a unique culinary experience in one of the most exclusive destinations in Marbella. This establishment masterfully combines the concept of gastrobar and garden, creating a space where food, design and nature are harmoniously intertwined.

Breathe's menu is a fusion of Mediterranean and European flavors, presented with a contemporary touch. The menu is designed to surprise and delight, offering dishes that are both visually stunning and exquisitely flavorful. From light and refreshing starters to robust main courses, such as the sea bass with risotto, which we recommend you try, innovative desserts and excellent cocktails. In addition, Breathe's commitment to sustainability and respect for the environment is reflected in its choice of local and seasonal ingredients, ensuring not only freshness but also support for local suppliers. Also noteworthy about this quirky restaurant is that it features vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

But, what really sets Breathe apart is its unique atmosphere. The restaurant features a sleek and modern interior design, complemented by a beautiful outdoor garden that invites diners to relax in a tranquil natural setting. The combination of indoor and outdoor spaces makes Breathe the perfect place to enjoy a meal at any time of the year, with details such as lighting, temperature, tableware, decoration, attention from the managers or music so well cared for that they will make you want to come back more than once.

You can book a table at Beathe, easily, by clicking here: booking link.

  • HOURS: Monday to Sunday, from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • ADDRESS: C. los Lirios, Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
  • DELIVERY: Eat in - Take away - Home delivery
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 03 64 94

Chimú Puerto Banús

This establishment is known for its impressive fusion of flavors, combining Peruvian, Latin, international and sushi cuisine. The experience at Chimu is an immersion into a gastronomic world where Peruvian culinary traditions meet contemporary global influences, creating unique and memorable dishes, all in a beautifully designed and decorated environment inspired by Peru.

The restaurant is characterized by its modern and elegant ambiance, inviting diners to enjoy a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience. Chimú's menu of dishes are renowned for their artistic presentation and balance of flavors, where fresh, high quality ingredients play a major role. The menu includes a variety of ceviches, seafood dishes, meat and vegetarian options, each with the special touch that defines Peruvian cuisine. The value for money is good, according to some customers, although the price can be a little high, although it is in line with other places in Puerto Banús.

Chimú also offers a carefully curated selection of wines and cocktails, designed to perfectly complement its menu. This restaurant is an ideal choice for those seeking a unique dining experience in Puerto Banús, where culinary innovation meets luxury and style.

  • OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday, from 18:00 to 24:00, Sundays, from 18:00 to 3:00.
  • ADDRESS: C. los Lirios, Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
  • DELIVERY: Eat in - Take away - Home delivery (Uber / Glovo)
  • PHONE: +34 604 40 52 17

Cafeterias and brunch

As well as restaurants, if Puerto Banús stands out for anything else, it is for its cafés or places to have a good brunch.

Box Kitchen Marbella

Inside the Marina Banús Shopping Center.

Known for its excellent breakfast menu, this café is also popular for its healthy options and protein shakes. This establishment attracts both locals and visitors with its relaxed and modern atmosphere, ideal for starting the day with energy. Its commitment to quality and fresh ingredients makes it the perfect place to enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal, from early in the morning until lunchtime, in a friendly and welcoming environment.

  • HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, Sundays, from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
  • ADDRESS: 65/66 Place Centro Comercial Cristamar, 127, 29660 Marbella, Málaga | Planta G - Centro Comercial Marina Banús
  • DELIVERY: Eat in - Take away - Home delivery (Glovo)
  • PHONE: +34 722 65 51 59

Rosas Café

Rosas Café, located in the heart of Puerto Banús, is one of the most instagrammable establishments in all of Marbella. Known for its decor, all full of roses, and its menu of delicious breakfasts and brunches, offering a selection of excellent coffees, teas, eggs royal with an orange juice and pastries of all kinds, as well as light and tasty dishes. With its modern and elegant yet different décor, Rosas Café has become a favorite meeting point for locals and visitors alike, noted for its friendly service and convenient location in one of the city's liveliest breakfast areas.

  • HOURS: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • ADDRESS: Gaviotas IV, Av. Playas del Duque, Local 3, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
  • DELIVERY: Eat in - Take away - Delivery (Just Eat / Glovo)
  • PHONE: +34 633 55 35 35 82

For sportsmen

Banús Football Center

Banús Football Center in Marbella stands out as an exceptional sports center, dedicated to soccer and located near the famous Puerto Banús. This center is recognized for its quality and is considered by many fans and players as one of the best places to practice and enjoy soccer on the Costa del Sol.

The facilities at the Banús Football Center are meticulously maintained, providing spacious and well-maintained fields for players of all ages and levels. In addition to offering playing spaces, the center also provides the opportunity to participate in soccer training classes, making it ideal for both experienced players and those who are just starting out or want to improve.

  • HOURS: Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • ADDRESS: Lugar Conjunto la Dama de Noche, 0 S/N Bl 2, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 79 94 64

Banús Executive Golf

Banús Executive Golf, located near the major tourist attraction of Puerto Banús, in Marbella, is a renowned golf course known for its exceptional beauty and challenging design. This course is acclaimed by regular players and golf experts as one of the most attractive and technically interesting courses on the Costa del Sol.

The short-hole fairways meander through a stunning natural landscape, skillfully combining elements of water and vegetation to create a course that is both challenging and visually stunning. The proximity to the Mediterranean Sea ensures a constant breeze, adding an extra element to the game. It also has the best value for money in the area, as far as play is concerned, being priced at 24 euros for 9 holes in the senior area and 12 euros in the junior area.

Beyond the game, Banús Executive Golf is also a place for socializing and relaxation. Its club house is a perfect meeting point for golfers, offering an elegant and cozy atmosphere. The clubhouse restaurant, although it can be a bit pricey, which is common in this type of restaurants, is also known for its good gastronomy, being the ideal place to enjoy a meal or a coffee, either indoors or on the terrace, with panoramic views of the golf course. It also has a small store.

  • HOURS: Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ADDRESS: Cam. del Ángel, s/n, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 951 56 09 72
  • PARKING: Very convenient for parking.

Casino Marbella

Slot machines and table games in a casino flanked by palm trees and featuring a chic bar-restaurant: this is Casino Marbella, an emblematic destination for entertainment and gambling on the Costa del Sol. Located in the heart of Puerto Banús, this casino not only offers a wide range of games, including popular slots, blackjack, roulette and poker, but is also distinguished by its elegant design and exclusive atmosphere.

Casino Marbella is more than just a place to gamble; it is a complete leisure space. The casino's bar-restaurant is known for its chic and sophisticated ambiance, offering a variety of exquisite dishes and a selection of drinks to enjoy in a relaxed environment. It is the perfect place for an evening's entertainment, whether enjoying an elegant dinner or having a drink after trying your luck at the games.

The casino also hosts regular events, poker tournaments and special activities.

  • HOURS: Monday to Sunday, 11:00 to 4:00; dinner from 8:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • ADDRESS: Carretera Nacional 340, K174, 29660 Marbella, Málaga
  • TELEPHONE: +34 952 81 40 00

Playa Puerto Banús

Right next to the emblematic pier of Puerto Banus extends the magnificent beach of Puerto Banus, a jewel on the Costa del Sol that captivates lovers of sun and sea. This beach stands out for its beautiful golden sand and crystal clear waters, ideal for a day of relaxation and enjoyment. In addition, its vibrant beach club life attracts those seeking a more sophisticated and luxurious atmosphere. Among these, the following stand out:

  • Paradise Beach Club: A luxurious retreat with elegant Balinese beds, perfect for enjoying the sun in an exclusive atmosphere, also offering an exquisite selection of food and drinks.
  • Aurora Beach Banús: Conocido por su ambiente relajado y vistas impresionantes, este club es ideal para quienes buscan desconectar mientras disfrutan de una gastronomía de alta calidad y cócteles innovadores.
  • Chiringuito Asucar Beach: Ofrece una experiencia más tradicional y relajada, con deliciosos platos locales y una atmósfera acogedora que invita a disfrutar de largas jornadas frente al mar.
  • LEVANTE BEACH: Este beach club se distingue por su elegante diseño y su ambiente sereno, ideal para aquellos que buscan relajarse bajo el sol mediterráneo. Con una oferta de cómodas tumbonas, una piscina refrescante y un menú de delicias culinarias, Levante Beach es el lugar perfecto para desconectar y disfrutar de un día de puro placer. Su atmósfera exclusiva y vistas al mar lo convierten en un destino imprescindible para los amantes del estilo y el confort en la Costa del Sol.

In addition to enjoying the sun and the beach, visitors can immerse themselves in a wide range of activities and entertainment, from a good massage, overlooking the sea, in the Balinese beds of OM EQUILIBRIUM BEACH or Quirowellness or water sports, such as jet-skiing or paddle surfing, to safer and more fun options for children, with the services of WATER SPORTS BANÚS.

Nightlife in Puerto Banús

Puerto Banús is not only a luxury daytime destination; its nightlife is equally vibrant and exclusive, making it the epicenter of entertainment on the Costa del Sol. For those looking for fun after sunset, the nightlife inPuerto Banús is simply unparalleled.

Some of the most emblematic places at night in Banús are:

  • Seven Puerto Banús: This club offers a night experience full of glamour and sophistication, perfect to enjoy the essence of the Marbella night.
  • Hemingway's Havana: A place that captures the Cuban essence, ideal for those who enjoy Latin rhythms and a warm and cozy atmosphere.
  • Dreamers Marbella: Known for being a meeting point for lovers of electronic music, this club is a reference in the Marbella night scene.
  • Funky Buddha: A space where oriental style merges with modernity, offering unique nights full of mysticism and fun.
  • Pangea: Famous for hosting the international jet set, this club stands out for its sophisticated parties and stunning panoramic views of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea.

Each of these venues brings its own character and style to the vibrant nightlife of Puerto Banús, making every night an unforgettable experience.


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