Puerto Banús, the essence of Marbella glamour

By Gilmar 

| 20th Sep

Founded in 1970 by José Banús, after whom it is named, Puerto Banús forms the culmination of a process that began with the Marbella Club on the Golden Mile – the glamorous palm tree-fringed avenue that connects the famous marina with the town. Just as Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe put Marbella on the jet-set map with the iconic Marbella Club Hotel, so the luxurious yacht harbour that was to bear his name was the brainchild of José Banús, the Madrid developer who, like many, lost his heart to this beautiful spot on the Mediterranean.

Puerto Banus by Night

For the design of the marina he chose Swiss-born architect Noldi Schreck and his young Mexican assistant Marcos Sainz, who has since established one of the leading architectural practices in Marbella and continues to be associated with the charming Mediterranean-style marina. “The original proposal included the creation of Venetian-style canals, but Don Banús adjusted them to the existing design,” recalls Sainz. The rest, as they say, is history, for Puerto Banús has gone on to become synonymous with Mediterranean glamour and summer sophistication.

A lively hub

The marina continues to be a focal point, with its luxury brand boutiques, trendy beach clubs and popular restaurants and cafés, but around it another leisure, shopping and dining area has evolved that also includes the large El Corte Inglés department store where you can find literally everything under one roof.

It is an area that is the beating heart of Marbella, but Puerto Banús is also a stylish residential area that offers luxurious beachfront complexes of apartments and penthouses set within gorgeous subtropical gardens. Here you enjoy all that the port has to offer. A little further to the west is a more residential part of Puerto Banús, where you will find private villas located in leafy streets, as well as luxury frontline beach apartments and penthouses overlooking the Puerto Banús shoreline.

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