A Guide to Puerto Banus, Marbella

Discover the best places to eat, shop, enjoy nightlife, and stay in Puerto Banús. Great meals and a fun atmosphere are guaranteed.

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Puerto Banús, Marbella is known for a lot things, some good and some bad. Known as “a playground for the rich and famous” expect to see expensive cars, and flashy people. While it might be known for it’s designer stores and luxury yaughts, there is more to it. You can also expect great food, hospitality and relaxation.

Here, we will explore the best places to eat, shop, enjoy nightlife, and stay in Puerto Banus.

Where to eat in Puerto Banús

When it comes to dining options, you’re in for a treat! Here are some of our personal recommendations for places to eat in Puerto Banús center:

Rosas Café

Perfect for breakfast or lunch, Rosas cafe offers everything from eggs Benedict to Spanish omelettes and homemade granola. For lunch, they offer sandwiches, salads, burgers, and delicious pasta dishes, all made with fresh ingredients. Inside the cafe you’ll find beautiful pink décor and chic flower walls.

BREATHE

Known for its modern and chic design BREATHE, offers a diverse menu with options for various dietary preferences. It includes a rooftop terrace for dining with panoramic views.

La Sala by the Sea

Located right on the waterfront, La Sala by the Sea offers a beach club experience with stunning views. It serves a mix of international dishes, including fresh seafood, sushi, and Mediterranean cuisine.

Mistral Beach

Another beachside restaurant that serves seafood, Mediterranean dishes, and cocktails. Mistral Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy the sea breeze.

Nu Downtown

Nu Downtown offers Asian fusion cuisine and is located in the Hard Rock Hotel. With a nightclub downstairs, it’s the perfect dinner spot when looking for a long, fun night in Marbella.

Where to eat in the Marina

The marina is where you will no doubt spend many evenings during your stay. With so many options it can be difficult to choose, but here are the most popular places to eat while you people watch and soak in the atmosphere of the marina.

Los Bandidos

Los Bandidos has been located in Puerto Banus for over 30 years. With exceptional food and cosy ambiance, it’s a must-visit restaurant in Puerto Banús.

Restaurante La Bocana

La Bocana offers a fusion of Mediterranean and international cuisines lovely setting looking out on to the water. The perfect location for a sunset dinner. Their menu includes seafood, paellea, steaks, and other delectable dishes.

Leone Brasserie

Leone Brasserie is a popular restaurant with a varied menu featuring international dishes and Mediterranean flavors. They offer a spacious terrace where you can dine while enjoying the marina views.

Picasso Cafe

Picasso Cafe is a cozy and charming restaurant offering a variety of dishes, from breakfast options to tapas and international cuisine. It has a lovely terrace overlooking the marina.

Jacks Smokehouse

Known for its American-style barbecue and grill, Jacks Smokehouse offers a mouthwatering selection of smoked meats, burgers, and other hearty dishes. Enjoy the lively atmosphere and waterfront views.

 

Astral Cocktail Bar & Lounge

If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere with cocktails and light bites, Astral Cocktail Bar & Lounge is a great spot. Enjoy their creative cocktails and views of the beach, close to the marina.

These are just a few options within the Puerto Banus marina area. As you explore further, you’ll discover even more dining establishments, each offering its own unique culinary delights and ambiance.

Puerto Banus Nightlife

Puerto Banus is famous for it’s nightlife, but knowing where to going is important to ensure a fun night. Here are our favourite clubs in Puerto Banus. 

Pangea

Located on the top floor of the Puerto Banus marina, Pangea offers an open-air terrace with breathtaking views, a vibrant atmosphere, and top-notch DJs spinning the latest beats.

Tibu Banus

Experience the electrifying atmosphere of Tibu Banus, a glamorous nightclub featuring renowned DJs, live music, and a stylish VIP area for an exclusive experience.

Joys Live, Bar & Nightclub

Joys is one of the oldest pubs in Puerto Banus, but still very popular for a fun night. 

 

Hotels in Puerto Banús

If you are looking to fully immerse yourself in the luxurious and party atmosphere, then the following hotels will be able to satisfy that desire. In case you would prefer a stay outside of Puerto Banus, we recommend staying along the Golden Mile or closer to Marbella Old Town.

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus

This elegant beachfront hotel offers luxurious rooms, stunning sea views, and a tranquil atmosphere. Enjoy the on-site spa, pool, and exquisite dining options.

See prices & availability here.

Boutique Hotel B51

An adult only boutique-style hotel with a contemporary design and traditional Andalusian features. This small 4 star hotel is located in the heart of Puerto Banus making it perfect for those seeking relaxation and sophistication.

See prices & availability here.

Hard Rock Hotel Marbella

Open since July 2022, the hotel acts as a luxurious playground with impressive amenities including pools, bars and restaurants designed with opulent decor and music memorabilia. Staying at the hotel includes complimentary access to all their music events.

See prices & availability here.

Meliá Marbella Banús

Situated near the beach and Puerto Banus, Meliá Marbella Banús provides elegant rooms with contemporary decor. The hotel boasts lush gardens, several swimming pools, and an on-site spa for relaxation.

See prices & availability here.

Hotel BlueBay Banús

Located a short distance from Puerto Banus, Hotel BlueBay Banús offers stylish rooms with balconies and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel provides easy access to the beach and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

See prices & availability here.

Occidental Puerto Banús

Located just a short walk from Puerto Banus, Occidental Puerto Banús (formerly Hotel PYR Marbella) offers comfortable and modern apartments with kitchenettes, making it a great choice for families or longer stays. The hotel also features a swimming pool and a fitness center.

See prices & availability here.

Shopping in Puerto Banús

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Puerto Banús Saturday Flea Market

Every Saturday from 9am until 2.30pm. This market offers a huge variety of goods at bargain prices, including clothes, handbags, fresh fruit, art, food, antiques or home decor. Located at the bull ring, the market is unique shopping experience. The market is large and parking can be difficult so expect a lot of walking.

El Corte Ingles Puerto Banus 

Puerto Banus is home to El Corte Ingles, a famous Spanish department store where you can find a variety of products, from fashion and accessories to cosmetics and home decor. In particular, this El Corte has an incredible selection of European and American brands not found else where in Spain.

Marina Banus Shopping Center

Discover a wide range of high-street stores, fashion boutiques, jewellery stores at the Marina Banus Shopping Center. It’s the perfect place for all your shopping needs.

Portside shopping

Looking to splurge on a large designer purchase? Head the port to find almost every designer boutique you can think of including Gucci, YSL, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Lowe, Sandro, Maje, the list goes on. 

Activities & Fun Things to do

Playa Puerto Banus

Relax on the beautiful beaches of Puerto Banus, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea. Rent a beach bed and enjoy the beach clubs’ services.

Costa Waterpark

Fun for all the family, this sea waterpark has slides, trampolines, wall-climbing and more. €15 euro per person for 1 hour, or €30 for a day pass. See more here.

Boat Trip from Puerto Banus to Marbella

Embark on a delightful boat trip from Puerto Banus to Marbella, allowing you to experience the beautiful coastline from a different perspective. Enjoy the sea breeze and take in panoramic views of the Mediterranean as you cruise along the coast. Once in Marbella, you can explore its charming old town, visit historical sites, and indulge in local cuisine.  Timetables and locations can be found here. 

Rent a Bike

Puerto Banus and it’s surrounding areas are perfect for a relaxing bike ride. Rent a bike or scooter and cycle along the Golden Mile.

Marbella Boardwalk (Paseo Marítimo)

Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Marbella Boardwalk, from Puerto Banus to Marbella. Also known as the Paseo Marítimo, the boardwalk has stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea as you walk along the promenade, lined with palm trees and beautiful landscapes. The boardwalk stretches from the fishing port of La Bajadilla to Puerto Banus, providing a pleasant and scenic route to explore. You can also rent bicycles or scooters to cover more ground and enjoy the coastal views at your own pace.

Yacht Charter

Experience the luxury of Puerto Banus by renting a private yacht for a few hours or a full day. Sail along the coastline, swim in secluded coves, and enjoy the scenic views. Some rental companies include Marbella Charter, Maia Fair, and Nautica Marbella

Cine Puerto Banus – Red Dog Cinema

Looking to escape the heat in the summer, or the rain in winter? Red Dog Cinemas has all the latest movies in both English and Spanish. Look for the initials VOSE (Version Original Sub-titled in Spanish). The multicinema complex also offers a games area that includes Holo VR Zone, a virtual reality center. 

Plaza Antonio Banderas

This bustling square serves as a central gathering point and hosts various events, markets, and activities throughout the year.

Golfing

Puerto Banus is a golfer’s paradise, with several prestigious golf courses nearby. Challenge yourself on lush fairways and manicured greens while enjoying the stunning surroundings.Puerto Banus is a destination that truly lives up to its reputation as a luxurious and vibrant hotspot. From indulgent dining experiences and upscale shopping to pulsating nightlife and thrilling activities, this glamorous coastal haven offers something for everyone. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, entertainment.

Puerto Banus is a destination that truly lives up to its reputation as a luxurious and vibrant hotspot. From indulgent dining experiences and upscale shopping to pulsating nightlife and thrilling activities, this glamorous coastal haven offers something for everyone. Whether you’re staying in the heart of Pureto Banus or visiting from nearby in Marbella, don’t miss a visit to this lavish town.

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