Puerto Banus bears the name of its founder, businessman Jose Banus who four decades ago decided to endow the beautiful city of Marbella with a touch of glamour and distinction, an exclusive marina dotted with luxury hotels, expensive restaurants and fine shopping. Since then until today, the elite tourism from all over the world comes every year to their summer appointment with Marbella.
To get an idea of the kind of visitors who frequent Puerto Banus just take a walk along the moorings: glamorous yachts, pleasure boats and floating palaces might make gasping the more modest tourists. The port facilities are up to the level of the guests and there are plans to multiply the mooring points. Outside the port itself, Puerto Banus is a small town, which besides being a place of leisure and resort offers the services and equipment of a normal village.
Arab sheiks, showbiz personalities, movie and television stars, business people… This is the usual list of Puerto Banus, which converts this place into one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Mediterranean. These privileged enjoy the sea, the best hotels and restaurants as well as great golf courses that dot the Costa del Sol. They also have very close Malaga airport to get to the Costa del Sol from anywhere in the world to spend their vacations at sea, enjoying the sun and the famous Nightlife in Marbella.
In short, a number of luxuries not available to everyone, which does not mean it is not worthwhile to take a stroll around the place, have a drink, capturing the atmosphere and hobnob with those lucky enough to frequent this wonderful place.