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Find information on Puerto De La Duquesa in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Puerto de la Duquesa lies to the west of Estepona, midway between Marbella and Gibraltar, and has a transfer time from Malaga airport of forty minutes. It can of course be reached from Gibraltar in a slightly shorter time. Puerto de la Duquesa is a very pleasant resort on the Costa del Sol surrounded by natural beauty, with long stretches of uncrowded sandy beaches and a lovely marina. One of Duquesa’s star attractions is its eighteen hole championship golf course and country club which offers a variety of sporting activities. There is a wide range of accommodation catering for most budgets and restaurants providing for all tastes. A Puerto de la Duquesa holiday offers peaceful relaxation in an area of unspoiled beauty that manages to retain its authentic local character.
There are many reasons for taking a Puerto de la Duquesa holiday. Not least of these is the promise of glorious sunshine each and every day. A combination of sandy beaches, warm seas, water sports, a pretty marina, several golf courses, excellent restaurants and a relaxed atmosphere attract many visitors to Puerto de la Duquesa every year.
Puerto de la Duquesa is very popular with British tourists many of whom return year upon year. It is essentially a family resort offering a relaxing break in the sun. The golf courses in the area attract many golfers.
Although Puerto de la Duquesa on the Costa del Sol is a year round holiday venue, the summer holiday period is probably the most popular time to go, with guaranteed sunshine and warm seas. However, it is also a good place to escape from the damp British winter and to enjoy a game of golf without having to endure the harsh elements at home.
Puerto de la Duquesa is a jewel in the crown of the Costa del Sol. Although it is within easy reach of its gregarious neighbour, Puerto de la Duquesa has kept its traditional charm. It lies in a delightful area having the Sierra Bermeja as a backdrop and looks out onto miles of beautiful sandy beaches. The three hundred berth marina has been well designed with wide palm-lined promenades extending along the coastline. The long swathes of sand are never over-crowded and the water is clear and warm. A variety of water sports are available from the marina. The beach to the west, near the old castle, is ideal for families with young children as it shelves very gently into the sea. The eastern beach is more exposed and the waves here can be fairly heavy at times. The promenades have many bars and restaurants offering daylong refreshments. The range of hotels, villas and apartments accommodates all budgets and the restaurants cater for all palates. Shops provide essentials as well as gifts and souvenirs. A craft fair takes place in the port on two evenings each week and is popular with both locals and visitors.
Many people come to Puerto de la Duquesa to play golf. The La Duquesa Golf and Country Club has an eighteen hole champion course as well as other sporting facilities including tennis and squash courts and a fully equipped gym. There are also several other golf courses nearby.
If you should tire of beach life, the mountain villages of Andalucía with wonderful walking trails are almost on your doorstep.
A Puerto de la Duquesa holiday offers an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity and is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday.
Although there are numerous bars and restaurants, the nightlife in Puerto de la Duquesa is fairly low key. The area around the marina is the liveliest with disco pubs and bars. Those looking for more vibrant entertainment can take the short journey to Marbella which parties through the night.
Puerto de la Duquesa has small supermarkets providing holiday essentials as well as gift and souvenir shops. There is a craft market on two evenings each week and this is very popular with tourists. Those seeking a wider variety of goods can make the short journey to Marbella where the Golden Mile is filled with upmarket shops and boutiques.
There are many excellent restaurants in Puerto de la Duquesa serving a wide variety of food from traditional fish dishes to international cuisine. A good way to sample Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home.
Local wines are pleasant and very good value.
Children are always made welcome, even in the most exclusive of restaurants, and their taste and portion size is usually accommodated.