Buying a property in Puerto Banús
Located 60km west of Malaga airport you will find the most sought after location on the southern coast of Spain - Puerto Banus. Construction of the Port was completed during 1970 by the developer Jose Banus and officially opened in May 1970 with a stunning opening party. This party was attended by some the World's most famous actors, actresses and royalty, including Aga Khan, Roman Polanski, Hugh Hefner, Dr Christiaan Barnard, Price Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, plus a very young Julio Iglesias was hired to sing for the equivalent of €720 for the entire evening! 22kg of Beluga Caviar was consumed during the evening and over 300 waiters from Seville were brought in to serve just over 1700 guests.
If you are looking for a rental investment, be it an apartment, villa or townhouse, Puerto Banus is arguably the most sought after spot on the coast, with rental returns like you will see nowhere else on the Costa del Sol.
The focal point of Puerto Banus is the stunning Marina, as you will see from our homepage! The Marina has berths for just over 915 boats including a private berth for the King of Saudi Arabia and several of the world's most wealthiest people.
Frontline to the Marina you will find the famous luxury boutiques, including Gucci, Versace, Christian Dior, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Louis Vuitton to name just a few. You have two very popular nightclubs located frontline Marina, these being the News Cafe and the absolutely stunning open air club Pangea. Dotted along the Marina front are also several fanatstic restaurants, but there's so much more to Puerto Banus than just this frontline stretch and luxurious villas.
Walking away from the Marina you will find a large 7 screen cinema, the very popular El Corte Ingles department store (Spain's answer to John Lewis), plus lots of great bars, restaurants and cafes. A little further in this direction and a walk under the main A7 coastal motorway, you will find the residential side of Puerto Banus, which borders the extremely popular and residential area of Nueva Andalucia, where you will find one of the top bars/restaurants/clubs that Banus has to offer at present, namely La Sala and the nightclub Aqwa Mist (located directly below La Sala).
A little further up the hill you will find the Puerto Banus Bull Ring (this is now used for concerts and X Factor tours!) and the extremely popluar Centro Plaza, where you will find everything you need for day to day living - just one of the reasons why properties in this location are so sought after, literally everything is within easy walking distance!
The main developments located beachside in the Marina with fantastic properties for sale are Los Granados, Playa Rocio, Marina Banus, Tembo, Las Terrazas de Banus, Jardines del Puerto, Playas del Duque, Las Gaviotas, Medina de Banus, Andalucia del Mar, Benabola and Villa Marina.
Heading back to the beach, to the west of the Marina you will find the star studed beach club, Ocean Club, followed by several fantastic beach Chiringuitos (Beach restaurants) and finally Mistral Beach, situated on the far west side of Puerto Banus and directly in front of the Gran Guadalpin 5* Hotel. The area directly behind Mistral Beach is a beautiful location for anyone wanting a Puerto Banus postcode without the lively nightlife of the Marina. Your main developments in this area are; the super exclusive Casa Nova, Laguna de Banus, Bahia de Banus, Malibu, La Herradura, El Embrujo Banus, El Embrujo Playa, El Embrujo Marbella, La Ola, Ventura del Mar, Jardines de Ventura, Las Mimosas, Jardines de Las Fuentes, Sun Beach and Privilegio de Marbella.
To the east of the Marina you will find the stunning Paseo (promenade) taking you on a beachfront walk all the way into Centro Marbella and beyond. This is a breathtaking walk past some of the most exclusive properties in the world! Several wonderful beachfront and beach based restaurants dot the walk (or bicycle ride!), along with some fantastic coffee bars, in particular one of the affinity Humberts favourites is Cappucino on the Golden Mile, located directly in front of the wonderful Melia Don Pepe 5* Hotel… If you are stuck for what to eat try the Sushi California Rolls and Spicy Tuna Rolls with fries and a Banoffee Pie for desert! Coffee to die for and in our opinion one of the best Coffee's in the world!
The east side of Puerto Banus also stretches across from the beachside of the A7 motorway where you will find the ultra exclusive La Alzambra/Vasari development of Apartments, Townhouses and Villas. Of course this is also where you will find the affinity Humberts Marbella office, as well as the extremely popular Qi Gym and the Swedish School of Marbella. Heading a little further away from the beach and Marina, but still within easy walking distance, are several other apartment developments - La Dama de Noche, Los Naranjos de Marbella, Malambo, Andalucian Garden Club, Cerro Blanco, Senorio de Aloha and La Maestranza - although several of these developments in fact fall under the Nueva Andalucia postcode, most residents still class this area as Puerto Banus and all are within an easy walk of the Marina and the beach.
9 out of every 10 property enquiries our agency receives would like a property "as close to Puerto Banus as possible" and it's of no surprise as to why. With rental returns of up to 10%, as well as some of the most expensive and exclusive real estate in the whole of Europe this established and sought after marina is certain to maintain it's position within the top 10 locations of the world. It really is the jewel of the Spanish crown.
So if you are looking for an apartment or villa for sale in Puerto Banus, and if your budget allows, then this location should be number one on your wish list!