It was designed and created by Jose Banús in the 1970s. Mr Banús met Russian architect Noldi Schreck with an idea to build a district full of skyscrapers, but in the end, they agreed on developing an Andalusian style village next to the marina.
The beautiful port, near Marbella is now an affluent destination for the rich, boarding on yachts to discover the local and authentic fashion amongst the likes of Gucci, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton.
Puerto Banús is the most popular yacht basin in southern Europe, with moorings in the Marina at €2000 a day. The famous harbour sees five million visitors a year come to take a peek at the super-yachts such as the Solandge.
Expect to find a favourite spot for drinks and socialising with friends. Sky Lounge, on the rooftop of the Benabola Hotel, is the perfect place for a Pornstar Martini, while overlooking breath-taking views of Puerto Banús harbour and the nightlife as it forms after sunset.
When looking for the right accommodation, Puerto Banús is home to some of the most beautiful featured hotels on the coast. Take a look at the Oasis by Don Carlos Resort, Nobu, Vinnci Seleccion Estrella del Mar and Los Monteros Marbella Hotel & Spa. All superb.
The white beaches offer an array of glamorous beach clubs such as Ocean Club and Nikki Beach. As the nightlife and beach clubs are the normal day-to-day life for this area, these popular clubs tend to fill up easily, so booking in advance to secure a day-bed works in your favour.
The eco-friendly, Puerto Banús beach is an attractive spot. The long stretch of sand features luxurious mattress beds with straw, Hawaiian feel umbrellas. Some beds belong to the five-star resorts, with a concierge service if you are wanting to include drinks and food.
Puerto Banús continues to be a star-studded place and a glamorous meeting point for the wealthy in the Mediterranean.