Puerto Banus is a luxury marina situated between Marbella and San Pedro in Spain. It is frequented by the rich and famous and about five million visitors annually. They flock to the area for its marina, shopping and entertainment. The marina is the main attraction of Puerto Banus, where some of the wealthiest people in the world dock their boats.
Puerto Banus is on the Costa del Sol and is the place to spot celebrities on multi million pound yachts, or frequenting the many bars, clubs and restaurants located behind the harbour. It is renowned for its shopping, as the streets are lined with luxury boutiques like Christian Dior, Versace and Gucci. One particular stretch of shops is known as 'The Golden Mile' and Puerto Banus is also home to the biggest El Corte Ingles department store in Spain.
Most Puerto-Banus hotels are located in the port area, so you won't have to carry your shopping too far! Aparthotel complexes are common accommodation options or Nueva Andalucca is another popular place to stay. Marbella is only a short drive away and there is an abundance of accommodation available here too, including chain hotels like H10, Melia and Iberostar. The best time to visit, the summer months are also the busiest months so it is best to book your accommodation well in advance.
There are also plenty of golf course and spas in the area; many attached to the luxury hotels in Puerto-Banus. The Linekers' have a bar in the area and you are sure to spot a few celebrities hanging out there, including the famous TOWIE crew!
If you can stop the celebrity spotting for a minute you will also find the Puerto Banus landscape has other attractions. You could hire a boat and enjoy some sailing, take in the landmark La Concha Mountain and enjoy the beach; there is one on each side of the marina. There is also a three ton statue of a rhinoceros by Salvador Dali. If you are planning a trip compare the price of hotels in Puerto Banus using Travelsupermarket's tool and save money by booking in advance.