Enjoy a daytrip or a vacation at one of the most prestigious ports in Spain, a seaside destination of upscale shops and restaurants and gorgeous beaches.
Puerto Banús Marina is where the international jet-set moor their yachts. With berths for more than 900 boats, it is the main harbor for that playground of the rich and famous, Marbella. However, it’s more than just a place for vessels to dock. This luxury harbor is a destination in its own right, with upscale boutiques, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and beaches. Come here to shop, party, sunbathe and gaze at multimillion-dollar yachts.
Stroll along the marina's decks to get a closer look at the big and expensive boats. Browse designer stores such as Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Gucci. As you explore the marina, you will also see many high-end cars such as Porsches and Ferraris cruising the streets. This is a place where people like to be seen.
Look at the Torre del Duque near the marina’s entrance. This well-preserved watchtower was constructed between the 13th and 15th centuries. Relax with a drink and a meal in one of the bars or restaurants. As this is one of the most fashionable places in southern Spain, prices are not cheap.
Enjoy long lazy hours of sun-soaked relaxation on Puerto Banús Beach or Playa Rio Verde, which are directly to the east of the glitzy marina. To the west is Playa Nueva Andalucía, a beach made up of several smaller connected beaches and coves. Get active on the water by renting jet skis, wakeboards, flyboards, pedal boats and other equipment from the beach’s watersports center.
At night, come back to the marina for drinks, dinner and non-stop partying in the nearby nightclubs.
Puerto Banús Marina is located 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Marbella. Come by taxi, bus or rental car, which you can park for a fee in one of the area’s garages. A fun way to travel between the two destinations is by taking the regular ferry service. During the 30-minute ride, marvel at the stunning views of the coastline, including La Concha, the highest mountain in the area.