(English) Best Things to Do in Puerto Banús
Located just west of Marbella, before reaching San Pedro de Alcántara, is Puerto Banús, the most popular tourist attraction of Marbella, filled with yachts, cars and luxury; it is, undoubtedly, a spot you cannot miss on your next holiday.
It was inaugurated in May 1970 and since then, it has experienced incredible growth. In its surroundings, there are many hot spots that you can visit.
Along its promenade, we can find a unique solar watch that has the shape of a boat. The beach of Puerto Banús holds the Blue Flag, that certifies the quality of its waters and its facilities.
A few months ago, a bridge was inaugurated, that connects the promenade of Puerto Banús with Marbella. The result was a wooden pedestrian walkway, 3 meters wide and 70 meters long – the longest in Spain.
On Avenida de Julio Iglesias, we can find the sculpture called La Victoria, a large statue (over 30 meters tall), better known in the city as “the statue of the Russian”, supposedly donated by the mayor of Moscow to the town of Marbella in the ”Gil era”. Although later, the witnesses say that it cost the people of Marbella the not insignificant figure of over 172,000,000 million ”old pesetas”.
Once in the port, we can find recreational boats over 40 meters long. Ferrari, Porsche and Masseratti are common brands of cars that can be seen there. These brands also have stores in this area.
The streets of Puerto Banús are always full of life, with lots of tourists looking for a place to eat, shopping, enjoying the beautiful views of the area or riding one of the boats that leave from the central pier.
In the westernmost point of this city, we find a beautiful tower next to the mouth of the port, which houses the bust of Don Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona and father of the current King of Spain, Don Juan Carlos I, and the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Carmen.
If the number of stores and restaurants in this port is not enough, you can always walk through the town’s streets and find numerous restaurants and shopping centers, such as Corte Inglés or Marina Banús.
In this square, where you can see Corte Inglés in the background, is quite common to find markets, especially in summer.
When night falls, endless activities take place in Puerto Banús: there are a lot of pubs, restaurants, piano bars, cinemas, and much more.
There are pubs both next to the port, and throughout its streets.
If, on the other hand, you want to try our luck a bit, you can have a good time at the Marbella casino.
In general, most pubs usually close at 3:30 or 4 in the morning, so of the few options that remain nearby, would be to go to the aforementioned Dreamers disco.
And with that, we have already shown a complete overview of this interesting place, but before leaving, we cannot miss one of the sculptural symbols of Puerto Banus, the ”Rhinoceros dressed in lace”, a large bronze rhino, weighing more than three tons, located at the first entrance roundabout.
The story of this sculpture, officially known under the name of ”Rhinoceros dressed in lace”, is that Dalí created it in 1956, after having shot in 1954 a surrealist film called ”The prodigious adventure of the lacemaker and the rhinoceros”. We hope you enjoyed this review of everything that Marbella has to offer and check out our website if you are looking for properties for sale in Puerto Banús.