Puerto Banús is internationally known for being one of the main leisure and entertainment centers on the Costa del Sol, featuring some of the finest restaurants, nightclubs, and discos along the entire Mediterranean coast. It’s also a place where major fashion brands have established themselves in luxurious boutiques: Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Gucci, Dior, Vuitton…
But these are not the only attractions of this high-end marina. In its surroundings, you can enjoy some of the best beaches on the Malaga coast, embark on interesting cultural visits to various museums, and explore the Marbella mountain, Sierra Blanca, through hiking and trail running routes.
You have all these activities, and many more, within easy reach of Hotel Benabola, located in the heart of the marina, just one kilometer from the A-7 highway and a mere 10-minute walk from Puerto Banús Beach.
Beaches near Puerto Banús
Puerto Banús is an ideal destination for sun and beach lovers, thanks to its magnificent sandy shores in the surrounding area.
Among them, Puerto Banús Beach stands out with its own charm, offering all the amenities, stunning views of La Concha Peak, and surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the area.
Very close to Puerto Banús, you’ll find Bounty Beach, with a relaxed atmosphere that makes it an ideal spot for enjoying with the whole family.
Other beaches you shouldn’t miss in the vicinity of Puerto Banús include Alicate Beach, a delight for cooling off in its crystal-clear waters, Río Leal Beach, an extension of the former where you can practice various water sports, Nikki Beach, with its spectacular Balinese beds, and Playa Hermosa, among many others.
Puerto Banús es un destino ideal para los amantes del sol y la playa por los magníficos arenales de su entorno.
Culture is not unrelated to the spectacular leisure offerings of Puerto Banús. In its vicinity, you can visit some museums and exhibition halls with collections that will not leave you indifferent.
Among the must-see visits, the Ralli Museum in Marbella stands out, with valuable displays of contemporary European and Ibero-American art. Through its 10 rooms, you can admire works by universally renowned artists such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Giorgio de Chirico, Alicia Carletti, and Julio Silva.
Another museum you should not miss during your stay in Puerto Banús is the Museo del Grabado in Marbella, specializing in contemporary Spanish art.
The routes through Sierra Blanca in Marbella are a huge attraction for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts who visit Puerto Banús every year. Crowned by La Concha Peak and visible from all of Marbella municipality, a journey through its peaks will provide you with some of the best and widest views of the province of Málaga, the Marbella coastline, the ever-blue Mediterranean Sea, and even Gibraltar and the coasts of Africa.
The Sierra Blanca environment is characterized by its lush pine and chestnut forests, and a beautiful fauna that includes hawks, eagles, and mountain goats.
Some of the most popular hiking and trail routes in Sierra Blanca, Marbella, include the Marbella-Cruz de Juanar route, 7 kilometers long with medium difficulty, the Nagüeles-Ermita de los Monjes route, 6 kilometers long with medium to low difficulty, and the Marbella-Ojén route, 17 kilometers long with medium to high difficulty.
Another possibility, highly appreciated by mountain enthusiasts, is to summit the highest peak of Sierra Blanca, the iconic La Concha Peak, located at an altitude of 1,215 meters. It’s not a route for everyone as some sections are somewhat challenging, but it’s well worth it for the beauty of the journey and the spectacular panoramic views that await you at the summit. The route starts in Ojén, at the Juanar Refuge, just a 20-minute drive from Puerto Banús.
Enjoy a day of a picnic
Who doesn’t love spending a day picnicking with family and friends while enjoying the wonderful Mediterranean coastal weather? Near Puerto Banús, you’ll find numerous spots set up to savor some good omelettes, pastries, or sandwiches in unique natural settings.
Some of these places include Vigil de Quiñones Park, just a 20-minute walk from the center of Marbella, Los Tres Jardines Forest Park in the San Pedro de Alcántara area, and Nagüeles Park in the Marbella Sierra Blanca development, which can be reached by a pleasant stroll along the Batatat Path.
Puerto Banús is much more than its restaurants, nightclubs, and shops. This luxurious marina is located in a unique environment with an extensive range of natural and cultural offerings. From Hotel Benabola, you’ll have everything at your fingertips.