Welcome To Puerto Banus – Social Capital Of The Costa Del Sol!
Without doubt the most famous part of the Costa del Sol, Puerto Banus is the place to see and be seen in Marbella. Perfectly situated just over an hour’s drive from the international airport at Malaga, Puerto Banus is characterised by the stunning private yachts, luxury hotels and boutique shops which can be found throughout this incredibly popular resort town.
The Marina at Puerto Banus is without the focus of the town, spread over a large area, there are facilities to berth over 900 boats and yachts, and during the busy summer months it is normally full. Today, Puerto Banus is a truly international destination, and Spaniards, Russians and Arabs come here to show off their wealth and enjoy their holidays in exclusive surroundings.
You can walk aound Puerto Banus for hours just looking at the boats and the very expensive cars, from Rolls Royce to Ferrarri, Mercedes to Lamborghini, all the luxury models can be seen here. Restaurants, clubs and bars are expensive because the whole area is focused on providing top quality products and services for the very wealthy.
The architecture around the Marina is very attractive and well maintained. There are no high rise buildings to spoil the spectacular views over the port and out to sea.
Shopping is a grand and designer affair, with brands like Armani, Versace and Jimmy Choo all having shops around the Puerto Banus marina. The Spanish luxury department store, El Corte Inglés, has its largest branch in Puerto Banus.
The property in Puerto Banus ranges from luxury modern apartments within the Marina complex, to older apartments, which were built during the 1970’s. Penthouse apartments, with sea views are some of the most expensive properties, but there are affordable property for sale in Puerto Banus in attractive complexes with community pools and gardens, close to the sea.
The high demand for short term rental accommodation in Puerto Banus has seen a large number of investors purchase property in the town in recent years, and this has had a knock on effect on overall property prices throughout the region. Despite the higher prices however, occupancy rates throughout Puerto Banus are consistently high throughout the year, and indeed many hotels and apartments are completely full throughout the entire summer season, increasing demand for Marbella properties for sale from investors who are looking for that perfect holiday rental property.
Puerto Banus is a beautiful part of the Costa del Sol, and today it has a well deserved reputation as one of Europes leading luxury destinations. The area is well maintained, the beaches are clean and the facilities are excellent. If you want to live on the Spanish coast, and you have the available budget, Puerto Banus is a very attractive choice.