Puerto Banús Property & Area Guide
- The Area
- Things to Do
Known as "the millionaires’ playground", Puerto Banus is world famous for its stunning luxury marina, designer boutique stores, expensive cars and vibrant nightclubs.
Located on the coast road between Marbella and the quaint Spanish town of San Pedro, Puerto Banus is a marina town that attracts world famous celebrities and many affluent visitors. Though in some ways Puerto Banus reached its peak in the glamorous heyday of the 1980’s, the marina still has a unique atmosphere and charm that attracts celebrities from all corners of the globe, especially during the summer months.
With 900 or so moorings, Puerto Banus exhibits multi-million euro yachts of various sizes within its relatively small marina. The glamorous harbour-side walkway is dotted with excellent restaurants, cafes, bars filled with locals and holidaymakers enjoying a spot of lunch in the sun.
Puerto Banus is a haven for shoppers and has a number of glamorous designer boutiques including Gucci, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Bvlgari as well as several shopping centers and one of the biggest El Corte Ingles Department Stores of Spain. Pick up your El Corte Ingles Discount Card when meeting your Domus Venari agent.
Nightlife in Puerto Banus is known to cater to a variety of late night revellers and explodes with activity at night. Especially during the summer months, the port is a hive of activity and debauchery and offers a great number of bars, lively restaurants and super clubs such as Dreamers and Pangea.
Due to Puerto Banus being relatively small in size, properties in the area are extremely popular and good deals are increasingly hard to come by. The product team at Domus Venari is constantly working on expanding the portfolio in this area.
Things to Do
Puerto Banus offers a wide variety of enjoyable things to do year-round. From high street to couture shopping, to afternoon strolls on the marina and tapas al fresco or fine dining in the evening. Everything you might need for a comfortable Mediterranean lifestyle is really at your fingertips.
Golf Courses in the nearby Golf Valley include some of the most popular and beautiful courses of the coast. There are plenty of other sport facilities, including great gyms, water-sports, paddle and tennis courts and country roads popular with bikers.
Enjoy a night at the movies: The Puerto Banus cinema shows movies in their original version and you will be able to see international movie stars walk the red carpet at the annual Marbella International Film Festival.
The weekly market day in Puerto Banus is also a fun day out with family and friends. Located in the area around the Bull Ring, the market sells a variety of authentic curiosities and trinkets from Morocco and Spain and is one of the biggest and most popular markets on the Costa del Sol.
Try your luck at the Puerto Banus Casino! This is a great night out, which can be continued in the nearby bars. The Casino also holds frequent events and parties and also regular art exhibitions.
Puerto Banús is easily accessible from the coastal road by car for which there are many car parks available.
Buses link the town to all other areas of the Costa del Sol with Marbella Bus Terminal offering services to all major cities in Spain.
Try the boat service to and from Marbella, which is a great alternative travel method where you can enjoy a different view of the coast line. Ferries and Boats run regularly from Easter until late November.
Málaga's airport and train station connecting the Costa del Sol with the rest of the world, can be reached by car in less than one hour.
Once you decide to become a resident and Spain and contribute to taxes, you will be entitled to free healthcare through the National Insurance System. The health facilities in Spain enjoy a great reputation and most of the medical care centres and hospitals offer their services in English and other languages.
European citizens that hold a European Health Insurance Card will give you access to health care if you are not yet a resident in Spain.
Private Heath care is also available on very reasonable rates.
You will find a number of fantastic medical facilities in Puerto Banús with the biggest, and considered by some, the best, hospital of the Costa del Sol only 15 minutes away.
The international flair of Puerto Banús is also reflected in the schools, pre-schools and nurseries in and around Puerto Banús. In addition to the very good Spanish public schools, you will find a number of International private schools, including Spanish, English, Swedish and German schools.