Puerto José Banús on the Costa del Sol
Information about the town of Puerto José Banús, including the main tourist attractions, local pastimes, history, geography and important telephone numbers...
Puerto José Banús, more commonly known as Puerto Banús, is approximately 6 Km west of Marbella. Set against the backdrop of La Concha mountain, it was established as a marina and luxury development in 1970 by José Banús. Today, it is still considered a rather exclusive area, frequented by the very wealthy, mostly German and British.
The town was developed around the yacht-filled marina, which is its focal point. Though mostly quite modern, the town has some whitewashed traditional-style buildings. Bars and restaurants are abundant, as are upscale shops.
Leisure Activities In and Around Puerto Banús
Yachting is the predominant activity and some of the most expensive yachts in the world moor at Puerto Banus. With space for up to 800 boats, the town plays host to many yachting events throughout the year.
As the area enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year, golf is a very popular activity. There are 9 golf courses within 10 Km of the town, many of which are considered among the best in Europe.
The Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus, a seven-screen movie theatre, often shows movies in their original language (often English).
Every Saturday, food and clothing is sold at the local market near the bullring.
Puerto Banús Information and Contacts
|Ayuntamiento de Puerto Banús
At: Plaza de los Naranjos, s/n. 29600 Marbella, Málaga
|Tel: 952 761 100
Fax: 952 777 142
|Oficina de Turismo (tourism office) At: Puerto Banús Acceso Principal A Poniente, 29660 Puerto Banús||Tel: 952 818 570
Fax: 952 818 570
|Policía Local (municipal police)||Tel: 092|