Bentley’s, Ferraris, and Lamborghinis cruise by quietly, turning the heads of café-goers enjoying their coffee in the relative cool of the morning. Mega-yachts float gently in turquoise water at their berths. Expats stroll by, clad in designer nautical wear, relaxed smiles and deeply tanned skin on their faces as they gaze through shop windows of Bulgari, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, and Jimmy Choo - enjoying another beautiful morning in their adopted home on the Costa del Sol.
This is life in Puerto Banús. An apartment or penthouse overlooking or near the harbour is highly sought after, offering residents not only a glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous but also a chance to be part of this select group. Banús is a compact port city of pristine whitewashed buildings, pretty squares, wide boulevards and sheltered beaches. It is accentuated by elegant flat blocks, numerous bars, beach clubs and nightclubs, and exquisite gourmet restaurants.