Puerto de la Duquesa
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Level above sea: 0 meters
Nearest airport: Gibraltar
Distance to airport: 24 km
Distance to beach: 0 meters
Max. temperature: 40 C
Min. temperature: 8 C
La Duquesa enjoys an advantageous location to the west of Marbella sometimes called “the Other Costa del Sol”.
The essence in this distinction is that the area retains a vast amount of unspoiled natural scenery and authentic local character – while sharing the fantastic climate and all the excellent services and infrastructure of the rest of the Costa del Sol. This is primarily due to a limited and well-managed development. The result: an ideal balance of relaxed living with easy access to every imaginable amenity.
The beautiful port of La Duquesa offers full Marina services for boating enthusiasts as well as a myriad of attractions for those with no aspirations to take to the water. For those that do, a number of companies offer Jet Boat, Wake Board, Boat trips and Scuba Diving. The attractive promenades surrounding the port offer a variety of restaurants, intimate bars and cafes in which to while away the days.
The vast choice of eating options include French, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Thai and, of course, Spanish with its fresh, local fish.
In the summer weekend evenings the port hosts a unique Crafts Market, popular with the local residents as well as visitors.
La Duquesa Golf and Country Club boasts an 18 hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
A short walk to the west of Puerto de la Duquesa is the little fishing hamlet of Castillo de la Duquesa from which the marina gets its name. The castle built in 1767 can be visited and is often used for local exhibitions. Nearby are largely unexcavated Roman ruins. Also in the hamlet are a number of bars and restaurants.
A short walk to the east is the fishing village of Sabinillas. The seafront promenade makes an easy and pleasant walk.
The famed white villages of Manilva, Casares, and Gaucin are all a short drive inland up into the mountains.